Friday, July 08, 2011

Some thoughts about my remarks at the CTNX panel...

Hi All,
I made some snide remarks about the Character Riggers at Pixar in this panel, and I want to say that I didn't mean it seriously!  Those guys are great and they enable the animators to do what they do.  We've developed a great relationship between Animation and Rigging over the years, and I don't want to upset that.  To be honest, we had been drinking a bit before the panel, so I was a little more flippant than usual; I know that's not an excuse, but I sincerely respect those guys and hope that no one in the rigging community takes offense at my remarks.  Here's to you, Chars TD's!


  1. Hello Mr. Navone,

    My name is Marit and I'm from the Netherlands. For art (at high school) we had to make a final art piece for our exams. The theme was 'strange guest' and for this I used your 'Blit' character. I thought that you might like to see the result. I dont have a picture of the final 'painting' yet, because we had to leave this at school. I do have two pictures of the process while making this 'final' painting. I would like you to see this, but I dont know how to send those pictures. I hope that you could contact me, by mailing to Or tell me how to show those pictures in another way.

    Kind regards,


  2. Hey Victor, that is completely understandable. I think in every studio we do these leg-pulling between departments. Without that, it would be a little boring. :D

    Must admit that your remarks were pretty funny though! I think everyone took them in the lighter vein!

    Do continue to inspire us through your jaw-dropping animations! :)


  3. Hi, Victor, I know you are always a humble and humorus person. Keep supporting your amazing works!

    Victor Luo@Singapore

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