The Tweeks Figure Out the Hullabaloo Over Veteran Disney Animator James Lopez
Back when we first saw the IndieGoGo campaign on ComicMix for Hullabaloo we were freaking out. A Steampunk animated girl superhero in the hand-drawn 2D Disney style…sign us up! So, imagine our happiness when we happened to run into Hullabaloo creator James Lopez at Long Beach Comic Expo.
Well, first we had to buy all sorts of awesome art from his table, but then we got down to business asking all of our questions about the collection of 4 short animated films that will soon (but not soon enough) be on the festival circuit and on DVD.
What we didn’t know is that James Lopez has for a long time been one of our favorite Disney animators. He was the animator for Timon in The Lion King and the farm animals in Maddy’s favorite movie — Home On The Range (store that away for Tweeks trivia later on). He’s also worked on Pocahontas, The Princess and the Frog, Hercules, The Emperor’s New Groove, and The Bee Movie. Oh and he won an Oscar too. No big, right?!
For those of you who weren’t immediately sold on “Steampunk” and “hand-drawn animation” this is a story about Veronica Daring — a girl scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find that she needs to rescue her inventor dad who has gone missing. Veronica meets up with another girl inventor named Jules who is going to help. Two girls with mad STEM skills & cool clothes & gadgets. OMG! Seriously. OMG!
So, watch our interview with Mr. Lopez and then count the days until we can actually watch this awesomeness. You can find our more info at hullabaloo-movie.com.
(And if you are even a smidge excited, Maddy would like to recommend The Finishing School series by Gail Carriger which is like Steampunk girls meets a Hogwarts for Spies).