Friday, August 31, 2007

Tomb Raider "Re/Visioned"

Turner Studios was recently tasked with production of four Lara Croft Tomb Raider shorts for, part of their ten-part "Re/Visioned" animated anthology series.

This "Re/Visioned" series is best compared to the "Animatrix". It's a group of cartoon shorts with various writers, story ideas, and design styles, with the only common thread between them being Lara Croft as lead character. They are unique in that they don't particularly relate to the original Tomb Raider video game, or to each other for that matter.

I was given the chance to Animation Direct one of the episodes, "Revenge of the Aztec Mummy". This episode is a cartoon romp, more like an episode of Scooby Doo than anything we've seen Lara in before. It was written by Brian Pulido with character designs by David Alvarez. All of the animation was done here in Atlanta at Turner Studios.

There was also a nice write-up about this episode over at Aaron Simpson's Cold Hard Flash, a great Flash animation blog.

The other episodes we did at Turner Studios are "Legacy", which has a great campy, late 60's action cartoon feel, and "Angel Spit - Parts 1 and 2" with a more traditional comic book look. I also did animation for both of these episodes, with the majority of my work on "Legacy".

Go to to watch these episodes, and the others in the Tomb Raider "Re/Visioned" series.

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