This is Mercury, the T-rex kitten. He was found at just four days old with horrific injuries. It is believed a weed whacker was responsible for his missing front legs and a number of back toes. His dedicated parents nursed him back to health and now he is a playful 6 month old with some serious leg strength.
Unfortunately, Mercury is not a candidate for prosthetic arms as he needs to have at least 40% of the limb intact. But that doesn’t stop Mercury from having a good old time.
Mercury’s parents hope that one day he will become a therapy cat. You can follow Mercury on his Facebook page and YouTube channel.
SOME OF THESE AREN’T EVEN ANIMATICS THEY’RE FREAKING PENCIL TESTS
These kinds of ‘boards’ to stage movies are getting more and more popular and can I just
say how frightening that is I mean look at all the work these take??? How fucking GREAT these are??? SERIOUSLY this is what I’m gonna have to compete with????????
I kind of wonder if these are just done for the sake of putting on a show in the special features or showing to people at cons, because some of these are such a completely unnecessary amount of work to do in an animatic. Like, especially for live action, the actor is there to do the acting, that’s what they were hired for and if it’s animated that’s the animator’s job. I an understand wanting to clearly indicate a motion, but a lot of this is beyond that. Like, actors know how to walk, animating a run in an animatic is a time sink that I can’t see benefiting anyone actually making the movie, and is going to make cut or reworked scenes cost exponentially more than they would have as board panels.
'Course, I can't say for sure, I don't work for Marvel, they have money to burn that I'm not used to seeing. This just feels very much like projects I've worked on where we had to add a lot of extra zazz to the boards so they would impress people who aren't familiar with what boards are actually used for.