The scene related to Nick's childhood was amazing, because you portrayed how the bullying victims could be affected in real life. From the moment they muzzled Nick, I was speechless as the scene progressed. So far, in many cartoons the bullying is displayed in a comedic way, but this was a whole different experience.
What made you take the realistic approach to this scene?
Here is Byron's reply (when he's referring to "Rich", below, he means co-director Richard Moore):
"Both Rich and I had experiences with bullying when we were kids, and Phil Johnston had suggested that we needed to add something into the beginning of the film to show clearly where Judy's bias and fear of predators came from. It was important that those scenes were both believable and pretty visceral.
Also the idea of empathy and forgiveness was important with Gideon, as we knew that would be a great sense of closure for Judy that would help her decide not to give up."
|October 29, 2016|
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