Nico Can Dance!
Lead Comp Artist | Illustrator | Designer
The Brief: Nico Can Dance! is a two minute, 65 episode show combining traditional 2D animation with a live-action host with the goal of encouraging very young children to be active. The live-action host (Miss Frost, played by Rachel Frost Franco), teaches cartoon cat Nico (voiced by Rafael Franco) how to dance, while their own movement creates the world around them.
The Design: Phase one was to design, Illustrate and vectorize sets and props for the various locations, including plants and landscapes. The illustrations needed to be simple, colourful and childlike.
I created a stage template as a 3D environment to be used to build and animate each of the set locations. Working with 2 other talented animators, we animated the sets, and composited the live action and animated characters together for broadcast.
Because this project has not yet gone to air, I am limited to showing only static images online. Please contact me directly if you would like to meet to watch the animation.