Completed in early 2015, Little Red Robot Hunter is an original 2D animated short produced and animated by Maree Railton of Railtoons Animation.
Following the recent tradition of reinterpreting fairytales, it explores the idea of Little Red Riding Hood being retold as a futuristic chase scene, where a young woman living in the woods is confronted a Terminator-like robot wolf. Action ensues.
Made using a mixture of hand-drawn animation, painted backgrounds and multiplane compositing effects, LRRH was a traditionally-styled passion project and a pure joy to work on.
Most Outstanding 2D Project: Perception Showcase 2015
Official Selection: Melbourne International Animation Festival 2015
Official Selection: Athens AnimFest 2015
Here it is: Part 2 of the sneak preview of my upcoming film ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’. Final touches are being put on the 2D animated film before it is released early next year. For the last 6 months I’ve poured my energies into making this film, and honestly? It’s looking pretty sweet. I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement. But to tide you over in the meantime, here are some more exclusive concept pictures and screenshots from the short film:
The 2D animation ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’ is just about completed. Final touches are being put on before it is released early next year. For the last 6 months I’ve poured my energies into making this film, and honestly? It’s looking pretty sweet. I know, I know, you can barely contain your excitement. But to tide you over in the meantime, here are some exclusive concept pictures and screenshots from the short film:
Stay tuned for PART TWO of the Little Red Robot Hunter sneak preview, coming tomorrow.
Red Riding Hood was never a fairytale. It was a prophecy. Set in the near future, a young loner woman living in the woods must face off against a giant robot wolf with only her agility and courage. Oh yeah, and her mystical Woodsman axe.
This is the Robot Wolf model sheet for ‘Little Red Robot Hunter’, my animated student film set for release (very) early 2015.
I had a lot of trouble nailing down a design for Wolf. Prior to starting this project I had essentially no experience drawing robots, so I spent many an hour looking at pictures of The Iron Giant, Terminator and Pacific Rim. I honestly have at least 7 pages of thumbnails sketches of robot wolf concepts from the pre-production stage, where I was trying to get a balance between cool robot detail, animation-friendly simplicity, and a lack of shitness due to my crappy robot drawing abilities. I like to think the designs got a little less shit each time. Any feedback on how I can improve my robot drawings in the future is appreciated.