Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hiccup, meet Hiccup!

Here's a little drawing I made for Cressida Cowell, the writer of "How To Train Your Dragon", the book.
Although our film differs quite a lot from her book, she assures us all that she's perfectly fine with that.
They are two very different animals, but with the same heart, so to speak.
I was very fortunate to Supervise the animation on Hiccup, and while I'm still
far too close to it I feel that Cressida's Hiccup and our Hiccup somehow inhabit the same soul.
I hope fans of the book feel the same. The film opens this weekend. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!

24 Comments:

Blogger justin said...

Dragon looks amazing from what I've seen so far. I know it went through a few incarnations, but it seems like all the ingredients worked out in the end to create magic. The Astro Boy stuff below is great too. Thanks for posting.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Owen Williams said...

Really looking forward to the film. I'm visiting the Dreamworks Studios in May (friend's husband works there and offered to show me around). I can't wait! Great drawing btw

3:00 AM  
Blogger Lucas Ferreyra said...

I’m really exited about this film! Can’t wait to see it! Nice drawing!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Quicksand said...

Hey Jakob! I really like this drawing because the execution looks so darn effortless!

Godt gået, kammerat ;-)

3:34 AM  
Anonymous vincent said...

I saw it yesterday, and it's really amazing ! love the characters and the dragons.
And I love your drawings too ;)
congrats for your job on this movie.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

LOL V funny!

12:25 AM  
Blogger Munchanka said...

haha, it's funny how well-designed both characters are. Suited to their respective mediums, I guess. Great sketch!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Adam Gard said...

Ha! Funny. As a budding animator, Dragon was just awe inspiring. Stellar job to you and your team.

ANy chance you'll be at SDCC this year or maybe CTN-X in November?

7:31 PM  
Blogger Jakob Jensen said...

Thanks everyone!
I'm very glad you all enjoyed the film, as well.

Adam- Not sure about either SDCC or CTN-X. I tend to avoid such gatherings normally, but who knows....:)

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Please can you tell me who did the drawings in the end credits of the dragons? The sketched ones. Thanks in anticipation!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Jakob Jensen said...

Maggie-With the exception of a few of the Toothless drawings by Simon Otto, they are all done by our fantastic character designer Nico Marlet. Here's a link to a little compilation of his work on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20alb2pVBPM
If you get the making off book it's wall to wall Nico!...

5:21 PM  
Blogger michaelamos said...

Seen the movie twice now - and loved it! Great work! The animation was fantastic, but most importantly, it was a great story. Was really blown away.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Erik D. Martin said...

really awesome drawings! I still enjoy the original concept of hiccup but it was still a really fun film!

wonderful blog here man! totally digging all your drawings!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Hey Jakob,

Havde ikke regnet med at Panda ville blive vippet af pinden foreloebigt, som min #1 DreamWorks film, men WOOT! Dragon er SAA fed, tillykke med det :).

-Hans

8:17 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

A necessary and Beautiful,Superb Gorgeous drawing.
Jakob You Rock!.I knew you were on Hiccup I kept seeing you during the all movie.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Julio Cappa said...

So Great! all your work is fantastic.
Congratulations.

12:39 PM  
Blogger MondayMorgue said...

Look at you hangin' with Cressida, cool drawin' Jakob!

1:44 AM  
Blogger oriol said...

Hahaha!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Hey Jakob,

Mon ikke snart det lige er tid til en lille bajersk oel eller noget? Du maa lige sige til, hvis der bliver et par timer fri i din kalender;)

-Hans

2:56 PM  
Blogger 陳羽玲 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

3:51 AM  
Anonymous buy kamagra said...

Hehe!!Dragon looks amazing..Good post.Keep posting like this!!

4:23 AM  
Anonymous sam shapiro said...

Dear mr jensen I am a huge fan of your work along with all the other dreamworks bigshots Hiccup and Roddy still remain the best characters you ever have done you are one of the best animators on the block

Your biggest fan
Samuel richard shapiro

p.s I already know the character your animating on the croods which is going to be a great movie perhaps on guy(aka ryan reynolds character) so i hope to see an interview

1:29 PM  
Anonymous sam shapiro said...

Dear mr jensen I am a huge fan of your work along with all the other dreamworks bigshots Hiccup and Roddy still remain the best characters you ever have done you are one of the best animators on the block

Your biggest fan
Samuel richard shapiro

p.s I already know the character your animating on the croods which is going to be a great movie perhaps on guy(aka ryan reynolds character) so i hope to see an interview

1:29 PM  
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