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Published: November 20, 2006
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WB Product Art, Nestor, HAPPY FEET. Pencil. After looking closely, I noticed the designers took such pains as to give Nestor an underbite! lol Great care was taken to make each penguin distinctive in any way possible, which is essential for identification onscreen.
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SuperMarioFan65's avatar
SuperMarioFan65|Student Digital Artist
Watch and learn tallboy.
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Penguinator24's avatar
Penguinator24|Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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EatToast's avatar
EatToast|Professional Traditional Artist
i didn't know penguins could have an underbite...
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Jerome-K-Moore|Professional Filmographer
Who knows whether they can or not? Not me. lol

But in animation, the fun is in imbuing the characters with certain human traits and imperfections, especially anthropomorphised animals. Nestor's underbite turned out to perform the dual function of adding another touch of humor, and also to help make this character stand out in a very subtle way from a crowd of penguins. Usually in animation, distinction between similar characters is accomplished through clever use of relative proportion, or color variance. However, with the highly restrictive realism used for HAPPY FEET, the animators had to work within a convincingly natural scale, and a less distinctive color palette of mostly black and white aquatic birds in formal wear.

An underbite was a brilliant solution.
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EatToast's avatar
EatToast|Professional Traditional Artist
i love it. that mive was a feast for the eyes..especially to my biology lovin self
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amy11's avatar
I love this picture =D he is my favourite penguin of amigos because he has a nice lock > <
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Jerome-K-Moore|Professional Filmographer
Grazie mille, preziosa!

And don't apologize. Your English is molto buono. It's much better than my Italian. lol
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Frodo-Lion|Professional General Artist
Wow--this IS interesting! Glad you pointed that out--makes me appreciate those thing more.. I think Nestor and Ramon are my favorite adelies...
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LD6's avatar
heh, I imagine with so many penguins to deal with one has to have a means of identifying them, so that makes sense.
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KC-Whitestar's avatar
Seeing these make me what to see the movie even more. ^_^
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away-with-the-fae's avatar
poor guys needs penguin braces. :) great work
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