The excitement is palpable! This is the day all the kernels have been waiting for!
The chance to be popped by the Butterkist canon, and forever live as a delicious popcorn kernel.
Working with mighty nice I looked after look dev and compositing, as well as designing motion elements and some simple houdini pyro sims to sell the hero kernel popping off.
Our buttery world is kept simple and clean. A fun fantasy with enough little graphic additions to make it charming.
Both the popcorn pyro and the background and 2D elements in the above shot were done in Houdini and rendered in Redshift.
Above: Stylized speed lines generated procedurally in houdini.


Studio: Mighty Nice

Director: Darren Price
Executive Producer: Mike Bell (Nexus Studios)
Head of Production: Tina Braham
Producers: Diana Angelius, Samantha Daley,
Mariano Melman (Nexus Studios), Rebecca Archer (Nexus Studios)
Head of Studio: Jeremy Howdin
Art Director: Softly Dunstan
Storyboard Artist: Bonnie Forsyth
Character Design: Andrew Onorato
Environment Design: Jason Pamment
Model/Surfacing: Trent Rogan, Albert Hogeol Lee
Rigging: Jason Dobra
Animation Lead: Michael Shiao Chen
Animation: Duncan MacLaren
Motion Design & HoudiniFX: Chris Angelius
Lighting: Trent Rogan, Jason Dobra, Mat McCosker
Compositing: Chris Angelius
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