Monday, 30 September 2013

A Truckload of Style Influence

Style Influence: Silly Symphony- El Terrible Toreador


Soundtrack Influence: Lucienne Boyer-Parlez-Moi D'Amour [1930]


A piece of music that contributes to the feel of the animation

Style Influences: Looney Tunes: Congo Jazz


I came across this during my many travels around the internet. It fit perfectly with what style I wished to achieve with this animation.


-Sir P. (The P. has spoken)

Environment Prop Elements

It's time to put in some thought into the environment of the interview location. It was suggested to me that putting in some easter eggs/ gags into the background would be a nice touch. Here are some of the prop elements that I have so far.

Do comment!

- Sir P.(The P s watching you)

Thursday, 19 September 2013


Animatic Sequence: An Interview With The Owl and The Pussycat from Urvashi Lele on Vimeo.

Animatic Sequence: Behind The Scenes

The making of this sequence was a great joy. I decided to use clay to break the monotony of the flat frame stills in the animatic. This taught me a lot about creating armatures for the claymation models and the lip-syncing was very challenging.

I gave myself plenty of time - about a month-to work on this animatic, so I was able to improve it vastly at many points.
It has been a wonderful process and I would love to incorporate the claymation in the final sequence along with the 2D hand-drawn animation.
Please do leave your comments about the animatic sequence which will be live shortly. Until next time, Peas!

-Sir P. Greene (The P is not silent)


The treat that Sir. P. has waiting for you is almost here!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Something Delicious Is On Its Way!!

Sir P. Greene has just put in an animatic into the oven!! Follow to receive updates for The Owl and The Pussycat Animatic!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Somethings Cooking!

Watch this space for what Sir P. is working on.....Something smells delicious!!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Initial Character Ideas: An 'Owl'some Time

Sir P.Greene envisioned Mr. Owl before Mrs. Cat ...he didn't create Mrs. Cat out of one of Mr. Owl's ribs, though....

The character influences were Felix The Cat and Mickey Mouse from Steamboat Willie. Also, Owl Jolson from the Merrie Melodies Episode, 'I Like To Singa'

Initial Owl Personalities
Owl Expressions
Owl Poses
Owl Turnaround

Initial Character Ideas: A 'Cat'tastic Day

The first thing that came into Sir P. Greene's head when he thought about a 1930's adaptation of Edward Lear's The Owl and The Pussycat poem, he began to put together some sort of 'rough character sheets' so that he could focus on the further development of the characters.

The Cat (name to be added) derived inspiration from personalities such as Betty Boop and Jessica Rabbit....These are the first sketches of Mrs. Cat

Cat Personalities
Cat Turnarounds
Cat Expressions



Over the next year,  Sir P. will be working on bringing to life an Owl and a Cat from Edward Lear's poem The Owl and The Pussycat. The Owl and The Cat will sit down with us for an interview and tell us the tale of how they met. Flashbacks will be in a 1930's cartoon style- think Betty Boop and Steamboat Willie!

Follow Sir P. on Twitter to keep up to date with the progress of this animation. Any comments and suggestions are welcome so please feel free to cite your opinion!

So without further ado...Enjoy!!

- Sir P. Greene x