Kid Who Would Be King


Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson).

With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Chocolate Tribe was approached by our colleagues from Glassworks to work with them on the character rigging and animation for various shots of the animated opening sequence to the film. The mixed use of 2D and 3D in the sequence is looking stunning.

Client: Glassworks

Production Company: Working Title Films, 20th Century Studios, Big Talk Productions, TSG Entertainment

Producer: Nira Park, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan
Executive Producer: James Biddle, Rachael Prior
Associate Producer: Laura Richardson
Writer: Joe Cornish
Director: Joe Cornish
Editor: Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Music: Electric Wave Bureau
Director of photography: Bill Pope

Prologue Sequence

Chocolate Tribe

3D Animation Lead: Rob van den Bragt
3D Technical Lead: Tiaan Franken
3D Artists: Hugo Perdiz, Heidi Stohr

Glassworks Barcelona

Director: Javier Verdugo
Executive Producer: Duncan Buxton
Producer: Belén Palos
Production Coordinator: Sara Camacho Gutiérrez
3D Animation Lead: Hugo García
3D Artists: Abner Marin, Julio Lorenzo, Gergely Wootsch, Carlos Cortés, Marc Gual, Joan Guasch, Victor Vinyals, Kiko Navarro, Marco Rossi, Pol Soler, Kornel Makarowicz
2D Animation Lead: Pablo Navarro
2D Artists: Javi Vaquero, Richard Anderson, Ezequiel Cruz, Guy Pérez, Jérémy Baudry, Amanda Garcia, Juliette Oberndorfer, Libardo Bohórquez, Luis Gaspardo, Macarena Ortega, Margarita Rojas, Marion Louw, Oscar Carambano, Pere Hernández, Toni Sala, Eva Puyuelo, Bey Rodríguez
Digital Compositors: Carlos de la Sotilla, Roberto Garcia, Dani López, Albert García, Karen Weiss
Flame: Dani Granado
Colorist: Pepin Pedraza