Animation Concept

I love this sketch of Swee’ Pea that our animator, the epically talented Kelsey Kuno, did! It perfectly captures Swee’ Pea’s struggle with the dark side. Bugs Bunny it is not!

In the artist’s words:

“Lloyd Daniels has an almost ethereal quality in the way that he moves on the court. There is no doubt that he has incredible talent but his story runs much deeper than that. I wanted the concept for the animation sequence to highlight both the beauty in his athletic skill but also to expose the darker mythic quality underlying his story. It wouldn’t be an honest representation if the animation didn’t at least attempt to visually acknowledge Lloyd’s inner demons. Those demons are the same dark tensions that exist within us all.”