DreamWorks Animation Presents "HOME": Just Another Post-Apocalyptic-Alien-Invasion-Buddy-Road Movie?

Production Sessions

DreamWorks Animation Presents "HOME": Just Another Post-Apocalyptic-Alien-Invasion-Buddy-Road Movie?

Wednesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B

If you’ve seen one post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-road-movie, you’ve seen them all, right? Well, forget everything you know about those movie archetypes. In this session, the creative leadership of "HOME" presents how they researched all those genres and then chose a different path by asking: How do you make alien invaders cute and likeable? How can a post-apocalyptic world be fun and friendly? What would make advanced alien technology devastating yet silly?

The creative team also explains the complexity behind “simple” alien characters who have six legs and whose look and color were controlled by animation, and challenges with a young girl who uses her constantly changing hairstyles to express her character arc. (Normally, we’d say NO to this, but thanks to new technology … well, OK.)

Tim Johnson, Director
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Mahesh Ramasubramanian, VFX Supervisor
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Jason Reisig, Head of Character Animation
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Emil Mitev, Art Director
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.