When the mouse guys redesigned the drops in the Tower
of Terror theme park attraction, they wanted to get across the extra
terror involved. Mark Simon was brought in to storyboard the commercial
and was asked to also design the character's boots and outfits. Under
their direction, the tall man was modeled after John Malkovich and
the short one was modeled after Joe Pesci. In order to give the commercial
the proper dark and moody look, they hired the DP (director of photography)
from Batman to shoot the spot.
The mouse guy's website also needed to promote the attraction. We
created the Flash animation images for their site. One of our artists,
Alex Saviuk of Spiderman fame, did the pencil work using these images
as reference. Mark Simon did the inking. Click
here to see the Flash animation. We won two Addy
Awards for our work on it. Storyboards and all characters copyright
1999, the mouse guys. All rights reserved.