Wild Brain

A great animation studio (originally founded in the Bay Area) by John Hays, Jeff Fino, and Phil Robinson.

Phil Robinson

 Posted by on January 28, 2015  Colleagues, Friends
Jan 282015
 
Phil Robinson

A beloved longtime member of the Bay Area animation community, has finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer after battling it bravely for over 3 years. Phil Robinson will be greatly missed by his loving wife Jennifer, and his many friends from around the world, me amongst them. Phil came to the Bay Area in the early 1980s but I [..READ MORE..]







Warthog

 Posted by on August 25, 2011  Drawings, VisDev
Aug 252011
 
Warthog

This old geezer was the crime-boss leader of the 3 thug little pigs from my last post. This was for a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood, directed by Phil Robinson, but it never got made.







3 Little Pigs

 Posted by on August 21, 2011  Character design, Drawings, VisDev
Aug 212011
 
3 Little Pigs

Many of the most-fun projects I work on never actually get made, like this one for example, a very fun project directed by Phil Robinson at Wild Brain in San Francisco. These sketches were done for a re-telling of all the classic FAIRY TALES where the BIG BAD WOLF is the baddie, BUT this time told from his [..READ MORE..]







The Cranky Doggy

 Posted by on July 4, 2011  Character design, Drawings, VisDev
Jul 042011
 
The Cranky Doggy

A fun project I worked on a few years ago was HUBERT's BRAIN; a quirky short CG film produced by Wild Brain (the original, San Francisco branch) and directed by Phil Robinson & Gordon Clark. Starring Peter Falk (Columbo) Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) the film won an Outstanding Achievement in an Animated [..READ MORE..]







Flight Safety

 Posted by on January 30, 2008  Film/TV, Friends, Travel, Updates
Jan 302008
 
Flight Safety

Gordon Clark and the guys at Wild Brain recently made an entertaining in-flight safety-video for Virgin America Airlines. I really like the pencil-testy look of it. Gordon styled the spot and designed most of the characters that made me laugh (I checked) and he also did the voice-over narration. I recently took a flight to LA and decided [..READ MORE..]