I had the good fortune of supervising a tenacious story crew of about 25 artists on this movie.

Their determination help this movie garner an Oscar nomination (Best Animated Feature Film), two Golden Globe nominations (Best Motion Picture – Animated, Best Original Song – Motion Picture), and two Annie Awards (Outstanding Achievement in Editorial in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement in Production Design in an Animated Feature Production).

This bit was brainstormed between myself and the director. Little Ferdinand realizes that his father is not returning from the ring. Ever. Ferd knows he won’t last much longer himself. He must do something, starting with escaping the ranch he was raised in.

Recorded pitch is below, and under that, panels and exploration for this sequence.

Select a panel below to click through the sequence.