As we come to the end of 2022, we’re reflecting on some of our favourite festive and snowy titles, starting with Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The scope of the work was wide-ranging, from CG environments including palaces, forests, and rivers, to large-scale FX work and extensive digital character builds and animation.
MPC’s team built Polichinelle clowns, an army of tin soldiers, a giant Mother Ginger mechanical puppet, and the Mouse King.
Up next we’re taking a look at the icy landscape of Prehistoric Planet‘s Ice Worlds.
Executive produced by The Lion King’s Jon Favreau and narrated by broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough, Prehistoric Planet applies the classic Blue Planet-esque formula to the world of dinosaurs, combining the latest paleontological research and CGI models to demonstrate how these extinct creatures would have behaved 66 million years ago.
Watch it now on Apple TV+, and learn more about our work on the documentary series here.
Lastly, we’re throwing it back to 2007 with the classic Fred Claus. When Santa Claus’ little known, older brother, Fred (Vince Vaughn), returns to the North Pole, the black sheep of the family manages to create comic chaos that almost destroys Christmas.
MPC carried out a significant number of shots for the project, with the main areas of work including; the creation of a computer generated North Pole city, extending the Snow Globe environment and augmenting crowds of CG Elves staffing Santa’s toyshop and living in the North Pole.
Read more about our work on the feature here.
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