The Making Of
Slapper the Cat: A Musical Cartoon
Pre-production began in the Summer of 2018. Storyboards were drawn traditionally and adjusted many times until Slapper's antics were enjoyable and fun to watch!
The main characters, Slapper the Cat and the Conductor draw visual inspiration from American animation of the early twentieth century. They are voiced by Danny McCabe.
One of the first steps after developing storyboards for an animated short is to time them out with sound in what's known as a "story reel". This can also be called an animatic. Here you can see one of the in-progress story reels of our favorite fellow in action!