Crazy. Weird. and a bit shy. Australian. Nineteen. I love Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Sherlock along with an assortment of other random things that tickle my pickle. Feel free to ask or say whatever you like...Enjoy my blog and I hope to see you again soon!!
There’s just a few frames in the second gif where hiccup looks so nervous. i mean he’s just about to confront this menacing guy who could easily kill him and all he has is his words and you can see that he’s covering it up and putting on a brave face but he’s secretly scared as hell. He takes a deep breath, puts his fear behind him and gets down to business and its just wow animation.
Thank you kindly! I’m the animator who animated this moment. You hit the nail right on the head! This is Hiccup’s first time meeting Drago. In his attempt to change this “madman’s” mind, it was important to see both courage and caution in his face, as the situation was both terrifying and unpredictable (considering what’s already happened)…
Really? I was told by Simon Otto that the animators at Dreamworks were always animating the same characters to get the feeling /movement for their characters right. Or doesn’t that apply to the main characters? Well anyway, beautiful scene! :)
You are correct! The great Simon Otto would cast us animators specific to characters they were most familiar with. I was cast mainly on Hiccup/Toothless (which is a nice role to be stuck in on this franchise), and knowing that I personally adore these characters made the experience all the more enjoyable. Simon is, and always will be, the guiding light for Toothless and all animation (for the feature films and shorts, only).
Not sure how many people are aware… but both Simon Otto and Chris Sanders created the character back in 2008 when the original “Toothless” was to be replaced with a more threatening and mysterious dragon - due in large to raising the stakes for the “film” compared to the lovable short books the films were inspired by. We still preserved the original “Toothless” in the franchise as he became known as the “Terrible Terror”. :-D
I am really loving Hiccup more and more with these analyzations.
I am screaming an animator of httyd has a tumblr and the analyzed scene it self it is beautiful
I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”