Monday, June 16, 2008

The Good The Bad and El Tigre

Inspired by the greates motion picture of all time, Jean Claude VanDamme's Bloodsport, The Good the Bad And El Tigre is one ofd my favorites.

We had originally wanted all El Tigre episodes to be half an hour long. After the pilot we knew that the kind of stories Jorge wanted to tell would be difficult to tell in 11 minutes. With 30, we could tell an epic story, had lots of action and relax the pacing to let the jokes breathe. The Good The Bad And El Tigre gives you a pretty good look at what we had in mind.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mother's Glove

I had a feeling that the episode with the super sexy super hero lady would get some extra love from the fellas on the crew - both at home and in Ireland... And I was right! Everyone did an amazing job on this episode, from Sean Szeles' board, through Boulder's animation, up to Shawn Patterson's music. All top notch!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Cactus Kid

Cactus Kid is by far the strangest El Tigre episode... Which is why I love it! We thought the strangemess would put a lot of people off, but we've gotten some of our best fan feedback from this episode.

There was a valid concern expressed at the script phase that Tigre sliceing up the Cactus Monsters might be too graphic. So we went with a sort of David Fincher/Friz Freeling solution to the problem.

Instead of actually seeing Tigre slice up the monsters, we implied it by cutting to reaction shots of Frida and Granpapi, and splattering cactus juices across their faces.