Canary 751

Coming soon!

the many projects of 2015-2016

Hey friends! Carolyn here! It’s been a while! So here’s a little bit about what’s been going on here on my end of things:

Canary 751 is still in pre-production, mainly because of various events in my life that kept putting it on the backburner. But I continue to chip away at it almost every day. The final bits of the story are nailed down thanks to some story help from my friend Mallory Fencil, which just leaves about the final 30% to be storyboarded and placed in the animatic.

Some of the character designs have been reworked, and some background character designs have been added to the website’s character page.

For those of you who have been fans of Canary 751 from day one, wow, you guys sure are patient, and I want to let you know that I’m really inspired by your commitment and excitement! When I first started working on it and posting stuff about it, I was really thrilled about the response. If you’re frustrated, let me tell ya, I am too! I wanted it done yesterday!But I don’t give up on projects I believe in, especially one that’s come this far since 2012. Can you believe I once planned this film as a 5 minute short? Well, that might still be in the plan as a preview of sorts…

But that's definitely not all I've been up to! I talk a bit more about the other projects I've worked on over the last year or so in a post on my personal website. Follow the link below!




Update 2015 - A New Year!

Hi guys! Carolyn (the director for Canary 751) here! It’s been a crazy long time, hasn’t it? I wanted to bring you guys up to speed about what’s been going on with Canary 751, and Fiddlegriff Animation in general.

Last year was a tough year for me. My family suffered from multiple crises (deaths, hospitalizations, a whole can of worms), followed by a bit of depression on my part. It interrupted the preproduction on Canary 751, as well as the other projects on the slate. I’m kind of a private person in regards to that stuff, so I kept quiet about it. But that’s what’s up, and why things have been so dead over here.

But have no fear! 2015 is a new year! Here’s what’s on the agenda!


Canary 751

(no need to worry about these dorks, they're still around!)

(no need to worry about these dorks, they're still around!)

Canary 751 is still in production! Well, preproduction. My initial completion estimates were way off, and probably will be for a while. The film is currently planned to be 1 hour and 20 minutes, with 1 hour of the storyboards currently complete. We’re working quickly on it, but a feature film is a crazy amount of work, as you can guess!


Ruslan & Ludmilla

(the lovely adventuring ladies, Ruslan and Ludmilla)

(the lovely adventuring ladies, Ruslan and Ludmilla)

(some storyboards for Ruslan and Ludmilla)

Fiddlegriff Animation is currently working on a short film called Ruslan and Ludmilla (accompanied, of course, by Glinka's overture). It's about two enemy princesses overcoming their differences and teaming up to fight monsters. It’ll be a fun romp!


The Dragon Prince

(Dragon Prince storyboard)

(Dragon Prince storyboard)

Fiddlegriff Animation has also been commissioned to complete a trailer for a project called The Dragon Prince. The trailer is currently about 30% complete. Go check out and support the project!

(some storyboards and production stills for the project)

So that's what's going on on my end of things! I anticipate a lot of work getting done this year, and getting much closer to officially launching production for Canary 751. Stay tuned!

FiddleGriff Animation is on tumblr!

Hey guys! We're on tumblr now, and on the blog there you can check out more frequent updates, (via instagram reblogs from my (Carolyn's) personal tumblr blog). The instagram situation is a bit of a mess (so many cat pictures, gosh!), but on the tumblr you can check out the Canary 751-specific pics and updates!