My contribution to DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3"
Frank Abney - KFP3 - Li Animation test
This is an early animation test I did for the character Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston in Kung Fu Panda 3. At the time, there wasn't much done with Li, on the serious/emotional side. I knew based on a screening we had that there would be some serious moments with Li, so I thought I'd try my hand at getting a more serious performance out of him. I took the line from Breaking bad (property of AMC).
Kung Fu Panda 3 - Panda Roll Animation test
This is an animation test I did of Po, before starting on "Kung Fu Panda 3".. It was a good way for me to get a feel for how to animate Po's physicality, AND get some entertainment out of it by having Po struggle with his weight. It was a fun challenge because I've noticed that his physicality affects him differently at times. Sometimes he's more slow and heavy, and other times not so much. He moves quickly when he needs to, or gets excited etc. Tough balance at times.