Saturday, August 6, 2016
Tamatoa Tribute Sketch
My very last scene published on Moana turned out unexpectedly to be one of my favorite character animation assignments of my career. Tamatoa, the kong-sized coconut crab, is a dastardly decapod performed brilliantly and fiendishly by Jemaine Clement from "Flight of the Conchords". This character is a perfect exploitation of the physical possibilities of the animation medium, Disney appeal, and the elaborate grotesque detail of CGI. Here's my tribute sketch to Tamatoa!