Pete's Dragon

Type – Previs, Postvis
Director – David Lowery
Studio – Walt Disney Pictures
Location – Los Angeles

Proof has a long history of working on family friendly movies. The company's very first job was Mike Meyer's "The Cat in the Hat". From there we branched out to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore". So we were ready to spread our wings when Disney offered us the opportunity to work with David Lowery on this beautiful story about two lost a young boy and the other a lonely dragon.

We decided to use our proprietary Previs Toon shader for this project because it allowed us to quickly convey the mood and emotion. We had to make a few modifications to create Elliot's cloaking effect, but once we figured that out we were off and running.