"Rise of the guardians" Very well done

Yesterday I went to watch "Rise of the guardians". It was a Saturday night screening at the 21:30(9:30 P.M.)show and the theater was full of kids. Well, it was a very nice screening with an incredible responsive audience. Everybody was laughing a jumping together with the film and everybody enjoyed the show. This means that it worked for its target audience.

As for me I found the film visually well done. The animation was PHENOMENAL (The first sequence is just perfect), the modeling of Jack Frost has A LOT OF CHARACTER, the effects were amazing and overall the technical quality of the film was very, very high. I am very impressed by the quality that Dreamworks is producing these days. The story lacked of something... Like a song without a base line, but the characters were strong and consistent.

 The only bad notes that I can find are about: The character of the "greyhound" was just off the mark and SPOILER ALERT the "Tooth  delivery" sequence was animated a bit too cartoony (Still, amazing animation work with great acting and spot on timing of movements...just it was not consistent with the animation style of the entire film)...

I really really want to congratulate everyone that worked on it. Well done ppl! These r the films that make kids (and adults) want to be part of this magic industry.

P.S. Finally Dreamworks makes very good human characters!!!


Daniele Mieli's Experience:


Character Animator on the features: Ant-Man 2, Justice League, Tomb Raider.

Animation on Ant-Man, Wasp, Superman, Batman, WonderWoman, Cyborg and Lara Croft.

(August 2016 to Present)

Bardel Entertainment

Character Animator on the feature "The prophet", Vancouver.

Animation of the hero characters.

(Octobet 2013 to August 2016)

Sony Imageworks

Character Animator at Sony Imageworks animation, Vancouver.

Animation of the Smurfs, duck and cat on the "Smurfs 2" film

(January 2013 to April).

LucasFilm Feature

Character Animator at Lucasfilm Feature animation, Singapore.

Lucasfilm Animated Feature

(March 2011 to October 2012).


Character animator at Double Negative, London.

Animation on the main character Paul

(March 2009 to July 2010)

IronMan 2

Character animator at Double Negative, London.

Animation Iron Man and Whiplash .

(December 2009 to March 2010)

Planet 51

Character Animator at Ilion Animation Studios.

Animation on the main characters Lem, Chuck and all of the cast

(July 2008 to April 2009)

Chronicle of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Animator at MPC.

Animation of Centaurs, Fauns, Satyrs and Minotaurs.

(Sept 2007 to April 2008)

PIXAR Course

Admitted through Demo-Reel submission to PIXAR Animation Course taught by PIXAR Lead Animator Robert Podesta and PIXAR Animator Matt Majers.