Carmichael Lynch Minneapolis and Smoke & Mirrors New York (SMNY) recreates the Bambi-on-ice scene for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Cute.

from Smoke & Mirrors New York (SMNY):

Via our recently ramped up 3D department we were able to create, rig, animate and render the entire project in under a month. Smoke & Mirrors filmed the live-action backgrounds in Central Park, then the Manhattan skyline was replaced with the Denver Museum area in post.

Every detail from the ice cracking under the reptile's tremendous weight, to ice chips flying from its slipping feet were rendered to create a believable, cohesive scene.

Client: Denver Museum of Nature & Science Spot Title: Dinosaur Air Date: June 2009 Agency: Carmichael Lynch, MN Senior Writer: Ellie Anderson Senior Art Director: Brad Harrison Chief Creative Officer: Jim Nelson Executive Integrated Producer: Brynn Hausmann Director of Business Affairs: Vicki Oachs Director of Integrated Production: Joe Grundhoefer Prod Company: Smoke & Mirrors/NY Director: Sean Broughton Post/Effects: Smoke & Mirrors/NY CD: Sean Brougton Live Action Director: Steven Parish Lead Sr. CG Artist(s): Steven Parish, Michael Donovan Lighting: Steven Parish Lead Animator: Serkan Ertekin CG Generalist/Tracker: Wei Louie Lead Modeler: Greg Calas Sr. Flame Artist: Nic Seresin EP: Celest Gilbert Editorial: Smoke & Mirrors/NY Editor: Sean Broughton Telecine/Grade: Smoke & Mirrors/NY Sound Design: Brahmstedt White Noise Sound Designer: Carl White Music: The Nutcracker Composer: Tchaikovsky Shoot Location: Central Park

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