Saturday Mary Poppins Returns took home the award for Best Animated Special Production and Best Character Animation in a Live Action Film. ACW developed the animated sequence up in the Bay Area and Jim continued on to supervise the sequence. It was a tremendously rewarding project and we are so proud and grateful to the entire animation team - from Story to final compositing - for their hard work and dedication.
We know we are halfway through January already - can you believe it? - but we figure we have until the end of the month to still wish everyone a good and meaningful year ahead ! After that you are on your own. :^)
For those that don’t know Jim and Aerial Contrivance Workshop developed and storyboarded the animated sequence for Mary Poppins Returns from May of 2016 to April of 2017. Jim then went on to oversee the animation production of the sequence to its conclusion in July of 2018. The animation, a tour de force of classic 2D drawn animation combined with the latest tools and technology of today was produced at Duncan Studios in Pasadena and Framestore in Montreal. It has garnered some wonderful reviews and notice and all involved are very proud of what was accomplished.
You can read a bit about it here in this wonderful NYT article on the animation :