And now a short clip from Pixar’s “Day & Night” by Teddy Newton.
I’m going to make a bold statement and say that this is by far the best Pixar short yet. I have a sweet spot for traditional animation, and here they have blended both 2D and 3D styles so well. The 2D characters are silhouettes while the 3D worlds inside of them make up their actual characteristics – one being Day and the other Night.
The sound effects are done in a very clever way. Different sounds of nature represent the characters emotions / actions – when Day falls, there is a sound of a tree falling; when Night laughs, it’s the sounds of little (adorable!) ducks quacking.
I have been a fan of Teddy Newton’s style ever since I was shown his concept and design work, particularly for The Incredibles.
It’s just so wonderfully crafty. I believe that the pattern on Edna’s dress is houndstooth. How fab.