01 March 2013

Mantenna encourages applause.

Here are three lovely pieces of layout artwork from the season one She-Ra episode "Book Burning". In these illustrations you can see the layout artist visually explain to the animator how this particular scene with relatively static animation should focus on the expressions of the characters more than anything. Mantenna's expressions are amusing to look at in each illustration. Initially he notices that the two villagers are not clapping Hordak's speech, and so in the second illustration he purposely nudges the male villager whilst at the same time giving him a threatening look. The final piece focuses on the villain's eyes as he is facing front once more, but looking out the corner of his eye and making sure that they are applauding as they should be. No points for spotting that the male and female characters are stock characters designed for the He-Man episode "Monster on the Mountain".


(click on the images to see them at full-size)

3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Ha ha! It's hilarious how the woman looks frightened and the man looks more disgusted in the final panel. :)

Kevin 'RawShock' Kennedy said...

It'd be interesting to know just what he said to them. I always got a kick out of Mantenna, to ordinary people he'd seem pretty menacing, but to most of the heroes in the show, he was typically a 2nd rate opponent they'd usually outwit.

Fallen ELdor said...

looks more like he is encouraging them to prayer

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