If you haven’t heard of Killer Bean, then you missed out on one of the coolest CG animations I’ve see when I was back in college. I still even have a copy of the animation on my computer. However, you can check it out on YouTube: The Killer Bean 2.1 (Digitally Remastered)
This amusing 7-minute animated short film, Killer Bean 2, was made by Jeffrey Lew back in 2000. He spent more than three years making it alone, on his own computer.
Since then, Jeff has moved on, and is now animating for bigger movies. He was the lead animator for the movie Matrix Reloaded, and also did a great job on other movies, such as X-Men and Kung Pow.
This enhanced version of Killer Bean 2, namely KB 2.1, has better video quality (tho I guess it’s hard to notice when watching through YouTube), and DoF (depth-of-Field) effects have been added. The rest of the movie is essentially the same as before.
Before KB2 begins, there is an advertisement, so be patient for it to finish (or just skip it), and enjoy Killer Bean 2, the way it was meant to be enjoyed – Digitally Remastered!
Say whatever you want, but I think this movie is just incredibly well made, and very funny.
Turns out Jeff Lew, the animator of Killer Bean is planning to create a whole feature film based on the Killer Bean character: Killer Bean Forever
For the past 4 years, I’ve been working at home creating an 85 minute animated CG movie. I was formerly the lead animator for Matrix Reloaded, and this is the trailer to my feature film directorial debut.
The story continues where the the original left off. Killer Bean is being hunted by the police for killing all the beans at the party. I’m already looking forward to seeing this.