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HDPS or traditional key-frame animation?

The Creature Shop is credited with providing digitally animation character for several television and film projects. Many of these characters were animated via the HDPS (some are straight "live" performances with simple re-rendering for lighting/textures while some have just used HDPS as a starting point and been heavily "cleaned-up" and tweaked afterwards).

Now I've found many lists (in old press releases, old versions of the Henson Company and Creature Shop websites via, various trade magazines, etc.) that list projects where the Shop provided digital characters. However there are a few productions listed where I can't find a source as to how the characters were animated - traditional animation or HPDS performed animation. Here are the questionable productions:

  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
  • Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
  • Arabian Nights
  • Toyota Goldfish commercials
  • Cheez Dippers commercials
  • Le Pacte des Loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf)

Does anyone have any sources to suggest that any of these used HDPS (even if the animation was heavily cleaned-up afterwards), or were these created using only good old fashioned computer animation practices. -- Brad D. (talk) 22:45, 22 January 2009 (UTC)