“DreamWorks Animation Presents “HOME”: Just AnotherPost-Apocalyptic-Alien-Invasion-Buddy-Road Movie?” by Johnson, Reisig, Mitev and Ramasubramanian

  • ©Tim Johnson, Jason Reisig, Emil Mitev, and Mahesh Ramasubramanian




    DreamWorks Animation Presents “HOME”: Just AnotherPost-Apocalyptic-Alien-Invasion-Buddy-Road Movie?


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    DreamWorks Animation and SKG, Inc.


    If you’ve seen one post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-road-movie, you’ve seen them all, right? Well, forget everything you know about those movie archetypes. In this session, the creative leadership of “HOME” presents how they researched all those genres and then chose a different path by asking: How do you make alien invaders cute and likeable? How can a post-apocalyptic world be fun and friendly? What would make advanced alien technology devastating yet silly?
    The creative team also explains the complexity behind “simple” alien characters who have six legs and whose look and color were controlled by animation, and challenges with a young girl who uses her constantly changing hairstyles to express her character arc. (Normally, we’d say NO to this, but thanks to new technology … well, OK.)

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