The upcoming new CG animated feature from Disney titled Bolt is looking absolutely stunning. With legend John Lasseter at the helm we are set for a treat in terms of endearing characters with animation that glues us to the screen.
Disney and Pixar Bolt Ahead is a great little article on CGSociety by Renee Dunlop. We get a suite of finished renders and more showing the initial sketches and modelling. Getting a glimpse of the process and the intention of the creators is great and the finished product just looks amazing.
[Images from Bolt via the CGSociety article]
The characters are clever and full of the pixar/disney emotion and animated in a robust cartoon style that works with the overall feel of the graphics etc. Just look at the beautiful fur and the close-up shots show there is some great depth of detail in the eyes and textures. Beneath that a pretty cool set of rigs which allowed the animators to get some nice looking poses and facial expressions as well.