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Sep 8, 2017 | 10:05 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged September 12, 2017
  • Daily Feature September 10, 2017
  • Weekly 5th Place September 13, 2017

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Frontpaged really???!! Thats amazing, Thank you very much!!
Daily feature! Yess!!
Lionboar is an animated shortfilm produced in May, 2016.

A young lion enters the underworld to find a mighty monster.

This is just part of a bigger story, who knows if it will be ever continued.

Brian Sadler from, Maker vs Marker, Starbarians, and good old "Let Us Battle!" (/audio/listen/223204) made the music. You may listen it and others composed by him here:

I wrote a 452 pg's long illustrated book about all the creative and technical processes involved, its currently only in spanish. Download it here:

This short was selected for some festivals, the list is here:

Thanks for watching. : p



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well Done.
The music in the background subconsciously was tapping into my feels.
Overall the story was good, but it would have been better if you showed how the lion came to that place.
But the title was a poor choice, as to that is what I felt.
Maybe you had something in mind in Spanish. I don't know.
But I definitely liked it.
Good Job on the animation.

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Atzu responds:

Thanks Merwin.

I agree about the story. This is just a piece from a bigger story I wanted to animate as a test, and forgot that there was a lot not being explained. Tried coming up with some intros that made it longer and slower, so I decided only to finish it because it had taken too many years of my time in production.
The name Lionboar and Jabaleon in spanish is because, I know I never explain it here, both animals are actually the same.
Thanks for your time.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, talented! The art style reminds me of the classic Disney films (Lion King?). I'd struggle to draw a single frame of that, to be honest. Did you use some 3D modelling in parts, with the fly-along across the corridor?

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Atzu responds:

Yes, we used some 3d sets. First I thought about using camera mapping, but we ended up working with planar projections for most of the geometry.
You may download pdf about how we did it here, and go to page 294. It's in spanish, but hopefully some of the pictures will make sense and give you an idea about how we solved some of the shots.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I hope to see this continued soon.

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Atzu responds:

I hope to see it continued and all the story finished too : p


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Glued to my screen! Team did an amazing job with this story, the pacing was well thought out and the use of various interesting camera angles only complimented the fluid animation and effects even more. Also great work with the soundtracks to heighten the build up and tension. Insane work guys!

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Atzu responds:

Glad you enjoyed it!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this! You've done a good job on this! I gotta admit the beginning of it reminded me of The Lion King when Simba walked back to the destroyed Pride Lands. It really grabed my attention and what's best is that it's not cliché in the parts you expect to see something behind the lion. Good job and keep it up! ^^

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Atzu responds:

The shadow of the Lion King its inmense, right? Its difficult to do something about lions that doesn't remind at least a little to Simba or Kimba. Its not seen here, but this lion, Akim, has a little of the coward lion from Oz and from Lambert.
In any case, I tried doing somethings as different as possible from The Lion King, like the music. While others intentionally had it as a reference. For example, there's a shot of Akim running away from the camera that's a lot like the one Simba scaping from the stampede.

Thanks for your time and your review.