A Jazzy CG Cheer for the Whole Family

Gurman, Sarah
December 2005
Animation;Dec2005, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Newark, New Jersey-based animation powerhouse IDT Entertainment's CG package "The Happy Elf," which will enter the annual Christmas special showdown this holiday season. The project's animation director, John Rice, mentions several factors that he felt made CG advantageous. In addition to targeting the entire family through the project's CG animation, IDT assembled a stellar voice cast that includes Carol Kane and Lewis Black with Mickey Rooney. The team was able to produce The Happy Elf's vibrant visuals within the original $2.5-to-$3 million-ballpark budget.


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