Or steampunk – hullabaloo for short! (and yes, I had to look that up in the dictionary XP)
So what’s hullabaloo you ask? Well it’s one of those rare sparks of awesome that come to life from time to time and that I happily found a couple weeks ago. James Lopez, veteran Disney animator leading a great and experienced team, is making this steampunk 2d classic-animation-style film not only to explore an interesting story but to remind us all that 2d animations are something beautiful and worth to keep making. (and I totally agree with you sirs!)
Here’s a short to give you a taste of this awesome piece of art:
(Damn, that’s one fine piece of art!)
The story centers around Veronica Daring, a young and bright scientist, whose father, Jonathan Daring, an eccentric inventor, has gone missing with little clue left behind except one that leads her to Daring Adventures, an abandoned park where Jonathan used to test his inventions. There she meets a girl named Jules, also an inventress, whith whom Veronica teams up to locate her father.
They find out that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a group of influential and wealthy people who seek to use his inventions for no good but too powerful to against them directly. Thus Veronica assumes the identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader with the mission of opposing them and get her father back to safety. (A longer and better version of the story plot can be found on hullabaloo’s website, this was just a quick appetizer)
(I’ve always wanted a pair of those!)
For all I’ve seen I think it has a rich story, with strong and interesting characters and a world full of wonders that even those who aren’t steampunk aficionados can enjoy! When it’s out, and we do hope it’s soon enough, give it a chance and I’m sure you won’t regret it!
And for those you want to see more of the movie’s art and read something more about the story and characters I’ll leave their page’s link here: http://www.hullabaloo-movie.com/ , do enjoy!