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Forgetting Mr. Hanks - Two Animators Revive Walt In "I Hate You Red Light"

by Jerry Beck
December 22, 2013 12:20 AM
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2-D animators J.M Walter and M. R. Horhager seem to have beat Tom Hanks to it. Last year they produced (and released on the festival circuit) this delightful tribute, I Hate You Red Light!

Walter, based out of Colombia with his company 1881 Animation, co-created the short with Horhager's Toronto-based Solis Animation. Produced in a faux-1950s Disney style, they went one step further by filming a live action prologue in the style of a Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color intro - featuring co-director J.M. Walter (above) as "Walt". 

They may not have gotten the characterization as well as Tom Hanks, but the tone, the animation, the concept - even the sound - seems to be a perfect match. They've just put their homage online - perfect timing I guess - and here it is: 

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  • Mac | December 29, 2013 2:29 PMReply

    I don't know if it was intentional,but even the fade-in and fade -out from the live action had a '60s cheesiness,with the last moments bleeding into the black.Could this be a result of the spot on lighting of the live set?

  • JeffM | December 28, 2013 5:28 PMReply

    Great spoof of Disney "edutainment" cartoons...they even copied the "businessman's bounce" style title music perfectly!

  • eeteed | December 22, 2013 6:20 AMReply

    fantastic! the designs, animation, layout, music, story work were all exceptional!

    the live action beginning was spot on, and the maquettes were awesome!

    more please!

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