Since this episode was boarded after our board team was assembled, it’s almost as if Kyler and Kat provided the official “answer” to the test! “Matt had the brilliant idea to start “Anne or Beast” from Sprig’s point of view, then switch mid-episode to Anne’s. It meant we had arrived in a way - that we could always at least point to this episode if we were having trouble in the future. You can download and listen to the demo track she sent us here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1329IFNherOCPKaJentUMKMw5XEx629rT/view?usp=sharing. I dig that he’s an axolotl because up until this point we’ve only seen frogs.There was also a fun bit of action here at the end that was boarded by Derek Kirk Kim and Steve Wolfhard. like the nearly-naked humans on the island of suspicion. Orbtus384 Hi! “Stakeout was difficult to write because it deals with all four main characters and, at this point in the writing, we were still trying to figure out who they all were. Quote. Revisions were done by Janine Chang. Colors by Daniaelle Simonson and Carol Wyatt. It was their first board on the show and they did an amazing job together. After establishing that Anne was stuck in this crazy new world with “Anne or Beast,” it was up to “Best Fronds” to establish the core relationship between Anne and Sprig. The real challenge of this episode was the flooded basement. The flour is caked on in a really appealing way and I love all the little details in the background. This was an important episode in terms of finding out how the characters would behave around each other during the status quo. It was ambitious and a bit risky, but essential to establishing the world and characters the way he wanted. Canal original Disney Channel US. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna. Plus the added perk of being able to do a story about Anne having a pet, meant I could pull on my own experiences as well, which made for a great episode that I’m really proud to have worked on. TVA had decided to move development to a new office space, so Matt and I were forced to share a smallish office. The script of this story has always felt a little serious so I’m so grateful that Hannah and Aaron were able to add so much comedy and charm at the storyboard stage. Matt had previously worked Gravity Falls and Steven Universe, as a storyboard artist and revisionist, has well as working on another Disney XD show, Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subbteranean Summer, and had also worked on a 2013 film, Turbo.. Check it out. I'm mostly into Pokemon, western animation, and certain indie games. That’s all for now! Even so, you can feel the world and characters coming to life. This episode was his baby and I watched him develop this thing from the ground up. “I was lucky enough to come into Amphibia and work with Matt and Jack pretty early on in the show. It's where your interests connect you with your people. He had complete faith that the audience wouldn’t be thrown off by it, and he was absolutely right. Loggle’s shop was designed by Sun Jae Lee and is full of character. Color styling by Carol Wyatt and Daniaelle Simonson: But the craziest part of this episode’s design process was having to design Suspicion Island. Song Disney Channel. on YouTube. The creatures and monsters however are intentionally jagged and horrifying. A place for all my art. WE HAVE BEEN WAITING 3 YEARS FOR THIS OKAY. That’s all folks! Here’s a particular highlight, boarded by Hannah Ayoubi, which introduces the character Leopold Loggle. It was one of the first episodes boarded so we were still finding our voice. 10/10, would help out again.”. First let me say if you’ve liked the last 2 episodes, give some props to Matt Braly who directed both of them. Some great work was also done on the Doomtree by painter Elle Michalka to make it feel uncomfortable and dangerous. This is the first time we see Sprig’s room, and it fits him perfectly–the hammock bed, the terrariums, the hanging model dragonflies. The shape language of Amphibia’s characters is deliberately soft and volumetric. Most of Anne and Sprig’s quirks were directly inspired my personal experiences. Fun fact: the garden wall from this episode is the same as the one featured in the ending credits. EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel has ordered a third season of animated series Amphibia starring Brenda Song (Dollface) ahead of its season 2 premiere on July 11. Not only that but the monstrous moth version of Domino 2 strikes a wonderful balance of creepy and cool: This episode also has some of my favorite special poses: Props by Andy Gonsalves and color styling by Daniaelle Simonson, Ian Worrel, and Carol Wyatt! At one point in the process, we were literally passing the keyboard back and forth. Amphilbia is a tv show developed by Matt Braly who is also involved in Gravity Falls. Images of Anne Boonchuy from Amphibia. It’s also funny watching that first episode and getting a glimpse of the Plantars pre-Anne, knowing that they’re missing a vital part of their family and don’t even know it yet.”, - Story Editor/Co-producer Jack Ferraiolo. ;-;”. He brought a naturalistic feel to the monster that actually makes it feel scarier. Here’s an excerpt of a pivotal scene from Best Fronds: This episode was boarded by Hannah Ayoubi and Aaron Austin. Beguiling, hostiling, we’re all suspicious isling! Most popular Most recent. For him, the process of bg design and paint are often combined. in this case, Taking Charge was conceived because it made me INSANE that Anne’s phone has lasted as long as it has without running out of power. Me? Matt Braly (@Radrappy) on Twitter. Director Derek Kirk Kim has always been passionate about this story and added some real magic at the end with Sprig falling into Anne’s arms as he nods off. Here’s an excerpt of a pivotal scene from Best Fronds: Storyboards. THIS IS NOT A DRILL (via bipper-billdipper-deactivated20) It's where your interests connect you with your people. “Here’s an interesting bit of trivia: “Best Fronds” is actually an adjusted version of Amphibia’s original pilot. Sinopsis: Serie de animación infantil de Disney Channel en la que Anne Boonchuy, una niña de trece años mitad tailandesa – mitad americana, es transportada mágicamente al mundo de Amphibia, un lugar habitado por ranas. Matt Braly grew up listening to his grandmother tell stories about her life as a little girl in the Philippines. SINOPSIS & INFO Serie de animación infantil de Disney Channel en la que Anne Boonchuy, una niña de trece años mitad tailandesa – mitad americana, es transportada mágicamente al mundo de Amphibia, un lugar habitado por ranas. twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit email . Revisions were done by Nate Maurer. The following is an excerpt of two of the episode’s most memorable moments: the pizza joke and the introduction of Maddie Flour. The only thing more impressive than their individual abilities is how well they compliment each other. Next up is “Taking Charge!”  Thanks and take care of yourself! a-sidekick:. This episode was boarded by Hannah Ayoubi and Aaron Austin. - Amphibia's premise was based on Matt's trips to Thailand as a young child and how he had to acclimate to an unfamiliar environment and culture. The sequence where Anne and Sprig meet for the first time will always be one of my favorites: This episode was key in terms of introducing our core cast as well as some of the creatures that inhabit Amphibia. The story originally had the title Passing the Ladle, and was told from Sprig’s POV. He had complete faith that the audience wouldn’t be thrown off by it, and he was absolutely right. See you next week for one of my favorite season 1 episodes: “Stakeout!”, “Having lived with many roommates over the years, I was super excited to work on this episode. We also get some nice looks at Anne’s nook here. Dirigida por Matt Braly. From there we reverse engineered the story into a “whodunit” where the family became addicted to binge-watching TV - a concept that should NOT exist at all in Amphibia. We were having fun, trying to surprise each other and make each other laugh. The following montage was boarded by Cheyenne and has a delightful escalation of tension between Anne and Sprig as they get on each other’s nerves. A little fun fact about this episode is that the first couple of pages were used as our storyboard test. Here’s the intro to the episode, boarded by Steve: This week’s show-stopper in terms of character design has to be the color styling of Anne’s “galaxy hair” by Daniaelle Simonson: I got some questions after the episode aired as to whether or not her hair was created with CG - amazingly it is not. I remember thinking how cool it was that Sprig could move in that way, and also— oh yeah, he’s totally lost it. Check out this side by side comparison of board panel to final picture: The scary Lampreys were designed by Joe Sparrow, who always gave us fun color options with his rough sketches. The forest has the perfect blend of wonderment and intimidation while the town feels simultaneously exotic and incredibly cozy. Amphibia is the latest cartoon from Disney and creator Matt Braly and the first two episodes are available for anyone to watch now (for free!) Dirigida por Matt Braly. To that end I think Kat and Kyler did a great job keeping things light and fun regardless of the heavy topic. For a long while, their story arc wasn’t working, but once I landed on the idea of them complaining in similar ways (Anne with: “where I’m from” and Hop Pop with: “back in my day”), both stuck living in the past, rather than focusing on what they have in the present, things finally clicked and fell in place.”. Link. Not only that but it teases some pretty cool things to come at the end. You can see Loggle starting to reach his final form in this earlier draft.”. Bgs by Ian Worrel, Elle Michalka, Sun Jae Lee, Jules Itzkoff, Joey McCormick, Amanda Winterstein, Daniaelle Simonson, and Phillip Vose. I’m especially sensitive to heat and noises when I’m trying to sleep, and on the flipside, I can be a klutz and I (allegedly) snore. There's a million things I haven't done — So was anybody gonna tell me Matt Braly's mother... 1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. Matthew "Matt" Braly is series director for Big City Greens .. About The Staff. - Matt Braly. Amphibia is script driven, meaning that much of a story’s DNA and structure are figured out before the storyboard launch. Color by Daniaelle Simonson and Carol Wyatt. The idea for the Zap-apede to have + and - shaped pupils came directly from Steve. (For example, Matt’s pretty ambivalent about pineapple pizza, but he wrote the bit in part because he knew my opinion on it was… less ambivalent. Creator/EP of Disney's Amphibia and cat worshiper This episode was boarded by Hannah Ayoubi and Aaron Austin. The water snake in this episode was designed by Brandon Wu. When we decided to use this premise much later, it was retooled in production by Gloria Shen, who added some amazing touches like Hop Pop’s monologue about “Charlie Big Bottom.”. Soooooo… That Daycare/Combat training course dude… That’s how Sasha got Anne roped into their friendship, only in a shorter time span, isn’t it? This was an important episode because it was one of our first stories (apart from Best Fronds) dealing with the issue of Anne missing home. … ... “Avec toi- je peux aller toujours plus loin et encore plus haut.” Screenshot redraw of Kuromaya because I love these two and their “rivalry”. BGs by Ian Worrel, Phillip Vose, Joey McCormick, Jules Itzkof, Elle Michalka, and Daniaelle Simponson. Props by Andy Gonsalves. The yellow coloring almost shouts “yield!”. Leopold Loggle the woodsmith was created to steer Anne to the Doomtree, but we wanted him - and all our side characters - to feel like real people with their own lives, personalities, and quirks. I love when we can push Anne’s face in cartoony ways even though she’s the least stretchy of the main characters. It was ambitious and a bit risky, but essential to establishing the world and characters the way he wanted. Kudos to Jack Ferraiolo, who wrote this one with me, for making this episode an absolute blast.”. Here’s an excerpt of a pivotal scene from Best Fronds: Storyboards. Revisions were done by Kim Roberson, Steve Wolfhard, Silver Paul, and Nate Maurer. And the craziest part of this craziness is that 10 fake episodes of the show were designed as thumbnails. Verified account Protected Tweets @ Protected Tweets @ I’m from New Haven. Disney Channel has ordered a third season of animated series Amphibia starring Brenda Song (Dollface) ahead of its season 2 premiere on July 11. BG design wise, it was fun for the team to “infest” Anne’s room with Domino 2′s cobwebs. A bread baked in the shape of a spider is muah *chef’s kiss*! He went on to become head writer of the wonderful show, Craig of the Creek at Cartoon Network! This song was actually written by Leslie Wolfhard, Steve’s wife! Artwork by Joe Sparrow, Erik Elizarrez, Brandon Wu, Andy Gonsalves, Daniaelle Simonson, and Carol Wyatt: It was important to us that the human world feel relatively drab compared to Amphibia. So was anybody gonna tell me Matt Braly’s mother voiced Anne’s mom, or was I just supposed to find that out on his twitter account myself? Amphibia is script driven, meaning that much of a story’s DNA and structure are figured out before the storyboard launch. It was not in the script. writeroffanfiction said: I just realized something Anne is the paladin Sasha the fighter and Marcy is the Ranger. 1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. This episode was one of the very first episodes boarded and was significant because it was one of the first stories that just always “worked.” I remember distinctly that the very first rough board pitch was like a breath of fresh air - these characters had such successful chemistry and their conflict for the episode felt so natural. Later, when we moved the script from development to production, we realized it would be better to tell it from Anne’s POV, so we could show her becoming a more integral part of the Plantar family. Making an old joke twice? It’s more likely than you think. Creepy marionettes and other oddities litter the room. In the writers room, everyone was excited about this episode because it goes to an insanely fun place, with teapots for heads and fighting off corn monsters with power ups. Matt Braly. Both are such natural comedians and knew how to push and pull the characters in fun ways that never broke them. We ultimately wanted them to feel part of the murk so we leaned towards earth tones. This inspired him to get into animation so that he can tell his own stories. - According to Matt Braly, Anne Boonchuy's ethnicity is Thai-American just like him. This world is inhabit by frogs and Anne meets Planter Family. I also want to draw special attention to the painting of the tomato plant’s throat. I also wanted to include some version of toenail clipping; but since frogs don’t have nails, we came up with “web crusties.” Seeing how the artists rendered everything with was so fun and impressive! 25.08.2019 - The latest Tweets from Matt Braly (@Radrappy). Tags. You’ll be shocked to learn that the looping texture in Anne’s hair was created completely with practical effects. “Cane Crazy was one of the first episodes to start expanding the town of Wartwood beyond the Plantars. See you next week with “Best Fronds!”, “I miss Charlie big bottom with all my heart! It helps to convey that Anne has never felt more alive in her new environment. Here’s Domino 2′s intro boarded lovingly by Kyler Spears: This is a special episode to me because Domino 2 is based on my own cat, also named Domino: Joe Sparrow and the team did an AMAZING job translating this long, furry baby into the world of Amphibia. From how lovingly stupid Jenn made “Suspicion Island (the fake show the family binges),” or how ridiculous the family looks when they begin to suspect one another of foul play - this is a storyboard firing on all cylinders. The crew worked together to come up with Amphibia-specific versions of these points of conflict. Her clothespin hair tie is especially cute to me. Created and executive produced by Annie Award winner Matt Braly (Gravity Falls), the series is inspired by his heritage, family … Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. I can’t help it. Created and executive produced by Matt Braly (Gravity Falls), the fantastical series is inspired by his heritage, family and childhood trips to Bangkok, Thailand. Sprig being a cold-blooded frog vs. Anne being a warm-blooded human meant the room temp would definitely be a big issue. It was a delicate thing to balance as we never wanted the situation to seem too sad. The things you learn in production. ”. Phillip Vose has such a dynamic process where he’ll often rough out his composition in color - and then go back and tie down the b/w bg before sitting down and painting it for real. Neither of us minded, and in fact, I think it was instrumental in forging the strong creative relationship we share today. That does it for “Stakeout,” see you next week! Log in Sign up. Since photography hasn’t been invented in Amphibia yet, we developed a short hand for the kinds of photorealistic paintings they’d have hanging around. This made the cuts back and forth between the real world and the trip very easy to track. The corn beast in this episode and “Tea-Pop” were both designed by the talented Brandon Wu. Anne’s swimsuit was specifically designed to feel athletic and cool. At the pitch, seeing the moment when Sprig leaps out of his bedroom window, backwards, was a real, aha moment for me in terms of Sprig’s character. “Sometimes you write an episode to serve a greater narrative need, sometimes you write to satisfy a pet peeve!