Tippett Studio’s annual Munny-Decorating Contest showed incredible creativity, with Munny interpretations ranging from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Edward Scissorhands to Tippett Studio’s own work on Immortals.
"This conversation could get very science-fictional," Tippett says. Take the CG rat, Templeton, which Tippett Studios animated based on Steve Buscemi's vocalization for "Charlotte's Web." "A huge part of that performance was a bunch of animators astutely observing rat behavior. Twenty years from now -- or 20 minutes -- we'll have the technology to motion capture a real rat. Then we'll be able to dial in Steve Buscemi's motion capture and blend a real rat and a real human. Whose performance is that? Just knowing how political Hollywood is, even if everybody thought Templeton was the greatest character of all time, who's going to give a rat an Academy Award?"