Watch Andrew Chesworth’s ‘The Courageous Locomotive,’ “A Love Letter To The Andrews Sisters And Forties Animation”
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Andrew Chesworth’s musical nostalgia journey The Courageous Locomotive is now free to stream on-line.
Cartoon Brew spoke with Chesworth in regards to the movie after it earned Oscar qualification by successful the very best animation award at LA Shorts Worldwide Movie Competition. The filmmaker described his ardour mission as “a love letter to the Andrews Sisters and Forties animation.”
The Courageous Locomotive is an Outdated West story a few fearless prepare that comes face-to-face, actually, with a future that won’t have room for it. Chesworth started creating the thought in 2008 and recorded the movie’s unique music with Tom Hambleton in 2009 earlier than shelving the mission for a number of years whereas he progressed his studio animation profession. When the pandemic pressured Chesworth to spend extra time at residence, he received again to work on The Courageous Locomotive.
To make the quick, Chesworth deftly utilized trendy instruments reminiscent of Photoshop, TVPaint, After Results, and Maya to create a movie that appears as sharp as any unbiased work produced in the present day, however one that’s infused with the spirit and power of mid-Twentieth-century animated movies.
Chesworth at all times supposed the movie to be pushed by its rating, so the music and reels had been developed concurrently. “That’s been my favourite technique to work as a filmmaker in animation,” he advised us. “It yields a outcome not like another.”
A former Disney and Netflix animator, Chesworth (Frozen, Moana, Klaus) was nominated – alongside Bobby Pontillas – for the very best animated quick Oscar in 2019 with their movie One Small Step.