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Below is a step-by-step story of Hund i Himlen's life as an animated movie. To experience the full story - enter the slideshows.

BEHIND FANART

​​MAR 2010 IDEA

Hund i Himlen by Jeanette Nørgaard is an adaptation of Hanne Kvist's children's book of the same name. 

It's a Danish co-production bewteen Basmati Film in Århus and Nørlum in Viborg.

CONTACT

​APR 2010 PITCH

First step was to apply for development funding. We created a pitch package describing the very basics of the story, the characters and its universe.

 

We created two animation tests (see below) to define the range of detail in drawing and movement we would want to work within. The left one is full animation with less detail, whereas the right one is a held frame that is modified digitally to create subtle and soft movement.

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AUG 2010 DEVELOPMENT

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

We receive the development funding!! We create a full script. We explore the characters and the universe further, all coming together in a two-minute pilot.

 

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to share them here, and the crew behind the film will do their best to answer.

 

While the creative team painted with banana peels and potatoes and the puppies played on the floor, Frederik took his first steps into the role of a producer under great mentorship and supervision of Ellen Riis. Together they created an application for production funding. In December the finance for Hund i Himlen was in place.

 

 

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FEB 2011 STORY AND ART DIRECTION

The  script was now finalized and the visual story team began the story boarding and animatic process.

In this sequence Mads Juul worked on amping up the tension and horror.

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Simultaneously the final decisions were made on characters and Marie Jørgensen defined style, color and final designs for the backgrounds.

MAY 2011 ANIMATION

In May the animation team arrived and the characters were brought to life. 

First stage was to animate in black line. This was done on the computer even though the technique is exactly the same as the one used in the old hand drawn cartoons.

After this the coloring team painted the characters and finally everything was put together in compositing.

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JAN 2012 PREMIERE, BOOK AND FESTIVALS

In the beginning of the new year the final touch was layed on the film. The 14th of january we had the world premiere in Fotorama in Viborg with most of the team and a lot of kids.

In April it got accepted to the first festivals, and in May the book was republished with illustrations from the film, and the film on DVD.