Main Title Sequence for the 2nd season of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series! Done by Studio Trigger (Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia) and Sanzigen (Kill La Kill, Cyborg 009) (Ultra Super Pictures). 

Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill La Kill).


10 of the 22 cuts in this sequence were hand drawn illustrations (Still images & some Key animation like the foot gas pedal). The rest is all 3D animated / toon shading (Sanzigen). Frames were removed and shot on 1s, 2s and 3s to give the impact of classic Imaishi, 2D style timing. The crew had an absolute blast producing the Main Title and felt it was one of the more creatively liberating projects they’ve worked on. Imaishi felt the show style itself was so cool to him because the style looked inspired by Takeshi Koike, which he later admitted was his stylistic inspiration for Dead Leaves. 🙂

GREAT INTERVIEW: Genndy Tartakovsky – Hotel Transylvania


“Hotel Transylvania sets record for biggest September opening of all time!” 

Best known for the Cartoon Network’s animated TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, and Dexter’s Laboratory, Animator/Director/Producer Genndy Tartakovsky talks about his feature film Directing debut on Sony Pictures Animation’s  Hotel Transylvania…


LA Times – Genndy Tartakovsky on making Hotel Transylvania:
“I took all the aesthetics I like from 2-D and applied them here. I don’t want to do animation to mimic reality. I want to push reality. You want to have your own identity. You don’t want to have an expression that Pixar has. That was super important to me. In 2-D, the way you draw defines you, but in CG the computer takes away your identity. I wanted to make sure the movie had my point of view.”

Cartoon Brew – on Hotel Transylvania:
“… it’s time for Hollywood’s CG features to evolve – and it looks like it will take a cartoonist to blaze that trail. I like what Genndy is bringing to the table – a sense of style and humor that pushes (however slightly) what a modern day animated feature can be. It’s a small refreshing step in a exciting direction – and I look forward to seeing where this could go.”