Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Delgo Has One of Worst Openings in the History of Cinema


The CG animated feature Delgo opened last weekend and nobody went to see it. According to Box Office Mojo, Delgo had the worst opening ever for a film that opened in more than 2,000 theaters earning just $511,290 or $237 per theater. Moments like this really make one pause and reflect. What is the world coming to when an animated film with the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Chris Kattan, Anne Bancroft, Eric Idle, Val Kilmer, Lou Gossett Jr, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Burt Reynolds and Kelly Ripa isn’t a box office blockbuster? A story that makes sense and visuals that don’t make you want to heave are quaint touches, but the filmmakers behind Delgo understood where it really counted: celebrity voice actors. They hired every B- and C-list actor this side of Dancing With the Stars and somehow still failed. You know the recession is affecting Americans deeply when they no longer want to see Chris Kattan and Kelly Ripa voicing their CG characters.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Princess and the Frog Trailer

Disney has decided to renew with its original roots: a traditional 2D animated movie based upon the classic fairy tale The Frog Princess is indeed under production. The film is titled the Princess and the Frog.

The animated movie is directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Dreamgirls star Anika Noni Rose is lending her voice to the lead character, Tiana. The Princess and The Frog is slated for a release on Christmas 2009.






Monday, December 08, 2008




I got inspired this weekend after seeing the movie Cadillac Records. Pretty good movie. Everybody did a good job acting wise. So go peep it if you haven't seen it yet.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Line work sketch


Just something I did one day that I never went back and colored. If anyone wants to give this a shot and color it let me know.

Hornets Drawing



Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Batman game that I animated



When you get the time go play my new Batman game that I animated on the cartoon network site. You can click here the see it!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dance sketch


Just at work and needed to loosing up some before i got started on some new concept designs for a project that I'm working on. So I did this in like 5 min or so. I was pumping the old Salt and Pepa song "Shake your thang" while doing this drawing. Classic song by the way.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ben 10 Bounty Hunters starts this Monday

Clone wars movie




Hmmm I saw the movie about a week or so ago at work. At first i thought since the movie was animated and in 3d they'd do some over the top stuff that they couldn't do in the other movies. Boy was I wrong. Then I thought maybe they'd flush out the story a little more. Dang I was wrong again. This movie was worthless. Just something to cash in on star wars name. No cool fights, no cool battle scenes, nothing that made people say whooooooooa during the movie. Everybody seemed to leave just empty. I was looking for more and walked away with nothing. I'd just say wait until its on dvd or when Cartoon Network shows it on tv. Its not worth the money. Luckily I saw it for free and i still wanted my money back.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Ben 10 commercial starts airing today

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Just to keep you guys updated the new Ben 10 bounty hunters game commercial for the game that I've been working on is airing on TV starting today. I'm posting it here also just for the lazy people that don't want to wait and see it on tv. There is a bigger spot on the webpage for the game.
Test Your Skills Against Other Players!
Choose an alien species and join your friends in real-time multiplayer battles. Play as teams or fight it out in a galactic free-for-all. Your actions can help decide the outcome of the war!

Battle on Distant Planets!
Fire up your jetpack and fly around huge alien worlds. Use the terrain to your advantage and capture your opponents!

Unleash Alien Technology!
Pick your favorite weapon and style of combat: power, speed, stealth, range. Discover awesome powerups that can turn the tide of battle!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

a few sketches for ya to chew on






Not going to say much about these just stuff that I was messing around with.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Olympics 2008 Monkey Movie - BBC Sport



The Olympics 08.08.08 http://www.bbc.co.uk/monkeyolympics
BBC Sport's marketing campaign and titles for the forthcoming Olympic Games are based upon the traditional Chinese folklore 'Journey to the West'. The animation and music were specially produced by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Smile for me!




Just something I did as a sketch for a project I'm working on that wont get used.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hulk




I loved how Iron-man came out. I really went to the movies thinking it wasn't going to be that great and came out blown away. Best movie this year so far for me. Next up is the new HULK movie. So here is a quick sketch I did to get pumped up for that movie.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jason Richardson Drawing


Here is a sketch I did this week for the Bobcats. I'm trying to get a freelance gig with those guys. So keep your figures crossed that I get it. I need the money.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What's Hood!?




Another fast color sketch that I did today.

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU


MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

The new short film by Blu
an ambiguous animation painted on public walls.

Friday, May 09, 2008




Just another quick image that I did in less than 5 min.

The Roc is in the building


Bored and more bored. Going threw some personal stuff at home and just been mad depressed some but then I play with Laila and I forget about everything. Well this isn't my personal best pic but its something I did pretty fast while taking a break at work.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ben 10 Bounty Hunters Game

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Here is the Ben 10 game that I talked about in earlier post. This is just a quick trailer for it. I did the character animations and the backgrounds and the foreground stuff mostly. Well Enjoy the trailer and let me know what you think.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ma$e Mixtape art



Awhile back I got contacted by someone on myspace that said they were Mases assistant and that he was working on a new mix-tape. This was back when Mase was suppose to be with G-unit i believe. And that they wanted me to do a cover for his mix-tape. Of course i didn't want to do it since rappers never want to pay. they think they should get it for free or a hook up. Well my wife was going crazy and telling me to do it. So I said i would do it. Well long story short I was working on it and i asked for half up front once they saw the sketches that I did and they said they liked them. Well ol lord asking for money turned into hell and they got all hot because I asked for half. Half was really cheap by the way. Just a few 100. and the other half after i finished and i would send over the files. Well i never heard back from them once i asked for my money. lol! Rappers suck and I'll never work with one again.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Men In Black animated




Oh man I forgot all about Men In Black the cartoon. This was a pretty good cartoon for its time to be something that was based off a Movie. They need to bring this back lol!

Men in Black: The Series (informally MIB: The Series) was an animated television series that aired on the Kids' WB for four seasons from 1997 through 2001. Reruns ran briefly on Nickelodeon's SLAM! block in 2002. It was also on Canada's YTV.
The show featured characters from 1997's science fiction film Men in Black, which was based on the comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham, originally published by Aircel Comics.
MIB: The Series was made by Adelaide Productions Inc. as a half-hour series airing on Saturday mornings originally and then moving to weekdays.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Differences Animation short




From the director of "READ A BOOK", Tyree Dillihay presents "DIFFERENCES"...the first in a series of shorts where children from different races and cultures learn more about one another...in a very innocent way.

This film was conceptualized over a year ago, but, after all the controversy READ A BOOK caused, I figured it'd be best I show people another side of my storytelling while still keeping it provocative.

If you like what you see...show support by simply passing the link on and let's get more animated content out that actually makes people THINK.

Produced by Six Point Harness Studios

Stay Tuned for much more to come...

tyree@hiphopolis.net

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sketchbook art


Here is a image out of my sketchbook that I forgot I did.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another artist in the family


My daughter Laila loves to paint and color just like her daddy. Here is something she did the other week that I scanned to show off.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Blackstones



I got this from my friend Sax. These could have been the Flintstones next door neighbors but never got the green light.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Background concepts



Here are a few rough Background concepts for a new Ben 10 game that Im working on at work. Its a multiplayer game up to like 8 people. So when all is said and done this game is gonna be pretty nice. I'll post the link to the game once its out like always. I posted the character designs for the game a few months back so just go back thru the post and you can see them if you want.

Waynehead Cartoon Flashback



"Waynehead, Waynehead, The party's jut begun. Waynehead, Waynehead, The 411 for fun…"


Inspired by the childhood of film/TV actor Damon Wayans, Waynehead proved that physical and financial challenges were no match for a healthy imagination and a smooth attitude. Damey Wayne was the star's 10-year-old alter ego, complete with a few autobiographical touches: Both Damon and Damey were born with a "club" foot, which slowed down their bodies but had no effect on their highly creative minds. The "Waynehead" nickname was another true-life note, given to Damey and his brothers because of their home-sheared hairdos.

In the cartoon, Damey and family lived in lower Manhattan, where the boy went through the usual ups and downs of childhood. The lack of money in the Wayne household made for a few extra challenges, but Damey compensated, as always, with creativity. If he wanted a toy, he built one from the neighborhood junk. The boy also honed his mechanical skills by taking apart anything he could get his hands on, though putting it back together was another matter. Through it all, Damey's family and friends—Monique, Shavonne, Toof, Blue, three-legged dog Tripod and others—always stuck together.

The cartoon was a family affair all around, with Wayans siblings Kim, Shawn and Marlon all providing voices. With its warm humor and message of accepting those who are different, Waynehead earned high praise, but it wasn't enough to save the show from cancellation after a single season

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Proud Family Cartoon Flashback




The Proud Family was created by Bruce W. Smith and was produced by his studio, Jambalaya Studios. Originally piloted for Nickelodeon [1], it was eventually picked up by the Disney Channel in 2001. Many of the later episodes of The Proud Family were produced using Macromedia Flash. LaCienega and Sunset Boulavardez are puns for La Cienega Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard, actual streets in Los Angeles and the school that Penny Proud and her friends go to is named for auto racing driver Willy T. Ribbs, who was the first African American to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. (Coincidentally, the patriarch of the Boulevardez family is named Felix, who is Oscar Proud's neighbor and best friend. This is a pun to Felix and Oscar of The Odd Couple.) There was also a recurring character named Wizard Kelly, a former professional athlete (whose face was never seen). Because he owned every sports/entertainment venue in the city, his name appeared on everything (pun to Magic Johnson). It was first broadcast in the United States on The Disney Channel on September 15, 2001, and now also airs on Toon Disney. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cartoon Flashback is back!!!




I use to post old cartoons that I grew up on. So I thought I'd get back into it. Here is a clip form one of my favorites The Jackson 5 cartoon. The Jackson 5ive was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Rankin/Bass from 1971 to 1973, based upon the careers of the popular Motown recording group The Jackson 5. The series was animated mainly in London at the studios of Halas and Batchelor, and some animation done at Estudios Moro, Barcelona Spain. The director was Spanish-American Robert Balser.

Friday, January 25, 2008

So fresh, and so clean!



I decided to clean up a Naruto sketch I posted awhile back and here is the final version.

Friday, January 18, 2008

"Lucky" Story Reel



Lucky was to be the first production from the short lived Legacy Animation Studios established when Walt Disney Feature Animation shut down the Orlando studio laying off most of the animators and artists.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Artist thursdays: Ben Balistreri






I use to post about artist that I think are great and that I'm really jealous about and wish I was half as good as they are. So I'm going to get back into it and start posting a artist a week. Maybe Thursdays or Fridays. Ben Balistreri is the first one I'm starting off with this go around. Ben is the current character design supervisor on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. He recently finished work on Danny Phantom as a character designer and storyboard artist. This is one bad boy I'm telling you. Everything this dude does is amazing to me. Ok stop reading what I have to say and check out his page...Ben Balistreri Blog.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy New Year


2008! Already? Wow! Since its a new year that means a new year of predictions for the year that I won't be able keep. Well, my first New Year's resolution is to redo my main website that is falling apart and hasn't been touched in over 2 or more years since I started the Blog. So What I may end up doing it removing all the art off this here blog and putting it on my website and starting this over with just day to day doodles. Nothing finished. I say that now and a year from now I'll be looking back at this post. My second New Year's resolution is to go ahead and get my artbook printed and out to the 5 people that will pay for one. My third New Year's resolution is to get back on my diet ASAP. I've been slack really slack. The cold weather hasn't helped any either. Well I think thats about it for now. If I think of anything else I'll edit this and post more.. lol! Have a great 2008!