Director/Animator Jamie Caliri of L.A.-based production studio DUCK recently designed and animated the 02:18 title sequence for animated feature film MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA, which opened nationwide November 7 and features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Alec Baldwin.
"I Like to Move It," one of four songs from the film's soundtrack created by will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas, moves the action along while the film's whimsical characters shamelessly provide their modern dance interpretations. Each film credit beckons a change in tribal-inspired backdrop and hilarious performance. The animation exhibits an almost 3D appeal, consequently engaging the audience.
Other recent standout work by DUCK includes highly acclaimed efforts for United Airlines, POMx, Cox Cable, and opening titles for the short film TREKANT directed by DUCK's most recent addition, Kompost.
Prod Companies: DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data ImagesDirectors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrathProducers: Mireille Soria, Mark Swift
Film titles: DUCKJamie Caliri: Director & storyboardDan Ridgers: Line ProducerAlex Juhasz: Storyboard & background artMegan Brain: Paper puppetsPablo Grande: Prop design/fabrication & background artTodd Hemker: Animation Director
Animators:Yorico MurakamiScott KravitzJinna KimHsinping PanHsin-I TsengBlake RobertsonEvan JamesJan Chen
Soundtrack: Interscope Records