Friday, July 15, 2016

Nick Goes Savage (Zootopia Outtakes)

In this version of the movie, Nick was the owner-proprietor of an underground night club exclusively for predators called "Wild Times". In this snippet from a larger sequence, Nick is in his office looking out at the club-goers below, unaware that a sinister White Wolf is sitting behind him in a dark corner. The wolf shoots Nick with a hypodermic dart that cause him to "go savage"and escapes. In the balance of the sequence a savage Nick threatens everyone in the night club and gets arrested. A classic frame-up.

For inspiration I watched Fredrick March's portrayal of Dr. Jekyll transforming into Hyde. The idea that the serums gradually takes effect was something new to the scene I wanted to explore.

I didn't bother cleaning it all up as I only pitched it once, before someone else took over the sequence and I moved on to the next thing.






































































18 comments:

  1. Hi, Toby enjoyed it!!! Loved it! I'm also a Storyboard Artist. It's a general question I guess, do you feel sad when any of your sequence gets a rejection for the movie ? How do you get over these things?

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  2. Amazing panels! Great you showed us your sequence!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing, I absolutely love seeing production material like this.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. It's always fun seeing behind the scenes stuff. Plus I like knowing the work you did that didn't make it to the screen gets appreciated. I appreciate your work! Zootopia made me so happy and I love how much joy it's brought to my friends. That and the message at the heart of the movie is one we all really need. Thank you so much!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! You are awesome!

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  6. someone online combines these into full animated storyboards and posts them on youtube, tbh every time i see scene from "proto"zootopia is disturbs me to no end, i know it was supposed to be a very emotional movie, but seeing character i really liked being treated like this just freezes me, maybe i'm immature?

    it was ambitious project, i guess, but it had very, very, very, very, very limited audience.

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    1. I don't disagree with you. The movie explored some dark subject matter in the process, but ultimately found a brighter outlook, I'm happy to say.

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  7. Holy hell, thanks for posting this!
    Nice to know that this is NOT the cleaned up version.

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    1. I didn't clean up "all" of it. Yeah, it's mostly cleaned up. Haha.

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  8. Awesome stuff! Thanks for posting some of your roughs as well. They are still crazy awesome and clear!

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  9. Do you know what happened to this scene? http://i.imgur.com/x1rNwl9.jpg

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  10. Love your work, any time i'm boarding and need inspiration i come to your blog. Thank you for continuously putting these up and inspiring. I hope to one day get enough guts to put a sample board together and apply for a feature.

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  11. Your work is really enjoyable. I like the film noir stuff and the red eyes make it really stand out.

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  12. fantastic to see as always. Great clear expression.

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  13. I won't say for sure whether the original version of "Zootopia" (with the Wilder Times scenes) would've been an improvement or not over the version that finally played in theaters. Suffice it to say, Toby, you certainly know how to keep a scene suspenseful and your audiences (most of them older than youngsters) captivated by your imagery...

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  14. Dear, Mr. Shelton, I wanted to thank you for your generosity in creating this post for "storyboarder want-to-be's" like myself from which to learn. I have been taking classes with Rad Sechrist (fantastic instructor) and referencing your material has really helped my drawing and understanding cuts. I especially love the posts on "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "I've Got to Hand it You". These educational tools are very helpful in learning the skill of storyboarding. Please keep posting .

    A very grateful student,

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