Marvel: What The–?! Age of Ultron

8 Apr

Here is the newest episode of Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! featuring a standoff between the Avengers and the robotic menace, Ultron!

 

Everyone involved brought their A-game to this one and I’m really proud of how it turned out. Todd Casey’s script was fantastic and funny and Jesse Falcon’s voicework had perfect comedic timing and energy (He voiced every character except for the female computer voice, provided by Lisa Shields.) Ben Morse, aside from producing the episode and putting it all out there on Marvel.com had the great idea to use an old-school dial-up noise for Ultron’s upgrading which was a fan-fave gag on YouTube. Additionally, I feel like the character animation was a lot tighter and more lively than usual. I especially like how the Mjolnir-throwing sequence and Ultron’s glowing mouth and eyes portion looked in the end.

I also animated two figures in this episode that I never have before: The Heroic Age Iron Man figure and Ultron from Marvel Select. I liked the Heroic Age Iron Man because the design is very much like the Marvel Studios Iron Man suit from the movies. But the Marvel Select Ultron figure was awesome to work with: The reflective, metallic paint looked great under the right lighting and the ball-joined torso, arms and hips really helped me bring out the humor in his body language, especially for that shot where Ultron has that defeated, slumped-over sighing position. His hands are also sculpted in such a great, maniacal-threat-spouting gesture that really helped give Ultron a more theatrical feel in this, I think.

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