Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday, Blit!

I'm not sure of the exact date, but I'm pretty sure that I finished my first animation test of Blit Wizbok (who would late go on to appear in Alien Song) in November of 1998. I don't give Blit a lot of thought any more, but I have him to thank for getting me in the door at Pixar. Blit was modeled and animation in Animation: Master, which I loved using, but I haven't had a chance to touch it (or Blit) in years.

So I've been doing character animation for about 10 years now; looking back at this first clip, I'm happy to say I've learned a few things in that time!


  1. My congratulations to Blit!:)
    I remember when I first saw him back in 2001. Great piece of animation!

  2. man, feels like yesterday when that video was going around the net like wildfire. My mother still occasionally shows it to a board of school teachers when she does presentations, I think just to lighten up the mood in the room.

  3. Wow! That means I was 15 when I first saw it! I remember it vividly -- I was staying w/ a friend, and we watched it probably 100x that weekend! Thanks for the inspiration, Victor, and Happy Birthday Blit!

  4. happy bday Blit. I remember watching back in 2001 as well, pretty funny. You tottally deserve all the success Navone. keep rocking.

  5. 10 YEARS!?!?

    WoW...Happy BDAY to Bilt...
    You Rocks Man...I'm Your N1 Fan!!!

    Hope some day i became good as you!

  6. Happy Birthday Blit!

    I hope you had a party (with no disco)

  7. Happy Birthday Blit!

    in 1999, I see this video in Brazil.


  8. Blit survived! Happy Birthday Blit!!
    I love the subtle stagger animation of the neck ;-) Make some style ;-)

  9. Wow, time flies. It still holds up though, that's hard to pull off. Congratulations!

  10. Congrats! My husband and I used to watch Blit on the alien song non-stop back then, but now I'm showing it my kids and they love it too!
    Don't forget about Blit! I think he deserves a little more exposure as he is SO loveable!

  11. hi Victor and Blit,

    a'm an Animation Master user and for your tenth i would like to introduce you Low-Ra, may be she come from your planet, look here: hope you like her :-D

    cheers... Vince

  12. Happy Birthday Blit!

    this was an awesome and amazing animation when i first saw it 6 years ago and it still is today.

    well done Victor

  13. I'd love to see a movie or short film starring Blit (and why not a videogame).

    Happy Birthday!

  14. I still have this video on my desktop. I have to see it when I'm a little blue. Could Blit make an album of torch songs in the same vein?