A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman - Official Trailer (2012)

Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', stars in the best movie since he died, his own life story called A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. He wrote it and voiced it, and now the film reunites the brilliantly funny members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus for the first time in nearly three decades. 15 companies that specialize in animation contributed animation segments to the project, and Süperfad was the only American company so honored. Eric Idle is still pissed about something so you won't hear him in it, but the others play with Graham Chapman's recording and from it comes a very interesting animation feature.

Süperfad’s primary contribution to the film is a nine-minute sequence that takes place during Chapman’s formative adolescent years, when he and his parents would take tedious car trips along the English seaside. From within the confines of a tiny automobile – deftly symbolizing the cloying confines and class consciousness of 1950’s England -- an animated adolescent Chapman looks out at the grim and rainy surroundings and sarcastically intones: “So this is Nice?” His mustachioed father misses the joke, snapping: “What d’you mean, Nice?! This is Scarborough! You do too much reading.”

“The piece we created comes at an important time in Chapman’s life,” says Süperfad Creative Director Sean Dougherty. “He’s begun to come out to himself, is beginning to face who he is and might be, and is reading books of which his father definitely does not approve. He’s also realizing that he is not like other boys, but not yet how that is invariably a good thing. In the meantime, he has a very typical, very conservative, very British father who doesn’t approve of much. It makes for a scene that is both stifling and extremely funny.”

The film is made in association with Bill and Ben Productions (U.K.) and brainstorm media, and produced by Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson, and Bill Jones (son of Python member Terry Jones).

A Liar's Autobiography - Official Trailer
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Executive Producer: Geraint Owen
Director: Sean Dougherty
Co-Director: Andrew Stubbs Johnston
Producer: Mike Tockman
Art Director: Andrew Stubbs Johnston, Pierce Gibson
Animation Supervisor: Michael Wharton
Concept Artist: Pierce Gibson, Andrew Stubbs Johnston
Storyboard Artist: Tom Connor
Editor: Cameron Kelly
Look Development Lead: Pierce Gibson
Character Design: Pierce Gibson, Chris Murray
Modelers: Edin Agovic, David Alonso, Michael Wharton, Angel Negron,
Tim Weiser, Domel Libid
Character Rigging Supervisor: Eric G. Thivierge
TD: Cesar De la Rosa
Animators: Matt Parent, Michael Wharton, Domel Libid, Angel Negron,
Carmine Laietta V, Tim Weiser, Edin Agovic, Cesar De la Rosa,
Jaehoon Jung

FX Animators: Angel Negron, Edward Tasick
Lighting Lead: Michael Wharton
Pipeline Supervisor: Todd Alan Peleg
Compositors: Seth Hulewat, Chase Massengil, Jae Park,
Texture Painter: Julia Coehlo, Pierce Gibson
Designers: Chris Murray, Julia Coelho
Special Thanks: Emmanuelle Leleu, Sebastien Iglesias, SolidAngle, Cesar Tafoya, Mr. Creosote

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Executive Producer: Geraint Owen
Director: Sean Dougherty
Co-Director: Andrew Stubbs Johnston
Producer: Mike Tockman
Art Directors: Pierce Gibson, Andrew Stubbs Johnston
Character Design: Pierce Gibson, Chris Murray
Director of Animation: Pierce Gibson
Animators: Jae Park, Seth Hulewat

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