DreamWorks Animation has just announced plans for their newest animated feature. It will do something we rarely see: blend computer and hand drawn animation. The film is called Me and My Shadow and the CGI and traditional method of drawing will be pulled together to make a seamless 3D spectacle.

Me and My Shadow tells the story of Shadow Stan, an extremely frustrated shadow who yearns for a dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world’s most boring human. Finally pushed to the brink, Shadow Stan breaks the singular rule of the Shadow World (“They lead, we follow”), and takes control of Stanley!

According to Bill Damaschke, co-president of production for DreamWorks Animation. “Together, we are embarking on an exciting goal to break new creative ground at DreamWorks Animation by combining the time-honored tradition of hand drawn animation with the magical sophistication of CG characters and worlds in ways that have never been experienced by audiences before.”

We’ve seen live action and animation put together, but somehow the contrast doesn’t jar your viewing experience. The idea of seeing a CGI character and a hand drawn character seems weird. This could turn out to be really amazing or really horrible.

What do you think of the combination of the two animating styles?

Source: Coming Soon