“As soon as I was contacted about creating a poster for
Free Birds, I knew the project was a perfect fit for me,” says Erwin. “Projects for animated
movies are always a joy to illustrate in my style, and this was no exception. I
found the sci-fi and time traveling elements of the film extremely exciting,
and decided that juxtaposing those themes against the warm autumn scenery would
make for a unique poster that celebrated the imaginative world the film
creates. In addition to the usual amount of detail I like to put into my work,
I also tried out some new halftone patterns for the gradients and textures
which I hope will make the final product that much more enjoyable to see in person
opposed to just viewing a jpeg on screen.”
The Graham Erwin FREE BIRDS print
will be a limited release of 190, printed with 7 inks on French Lemon- Drop
100cc paper. These Odd City limited edition prints will be sold online at the Odd City Entertainment store. They will go on sale between 11am and 12pm CST on Friday October 25th.
Reel FX Animation Studios, based in Dallas, TX and Santa Monica, CA, is releasing its first feature length animated film, Free Birds in theaters November 1st. Free Birds is a buddy comedy about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who must put aside their differences and travel back in time to take Turkey off the Thanksgiving day menu! Directed by veteran Pixar animator and director, Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), and starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler as well as George Takei, the film’s screenplay was written by Hayward and producer Scott Mosier (Good Will Hunting, Chasing Amy). Aron Warner (Shrek), Reel FX’s President of Animation is an Executive Producer along with John J. Strauss and David I. Stern. Free Birds is being distributed by Relativity Media.
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