View Full Version : AWN: The making of DELGO

12 December 2008, 05:27 AM
Martin Goodman delves into the making of Delgo as the latest indie triumph with Marc Adler, CEO of Atlanta-based Fathom Studios, and Warren Grubb, Fathom's head animation director.

12 December 2008, 07:46 AM
Very nice article, Thanks alot Roberto.:applause:

12 December 2008, 04:54 AM
Finally! I was wondering when this was going to be out and now it is! Good deal!

Although Independant? I think someone really helped them. 40 Million dollars? Wow! I don't consider that really independent.

TMNT was 35 Million
Astroboy 40 Million
and G-Force 40 Million

Looking really really good!

I think they look alot better for the money. Delgo looks nice and I'm going to watch it cause I've been waiting for this for awhile but I don't consider it to Indie! I don't know maybe I'm an indie elitist!

I do love that these guys kept truckin. They did not stop till the movie was done. They did go through some good and some reallly bad times. I really hope that they go on from here and make a big success.

I do think something like this does in fact open doors.

Good deal guys although don't swing the indie card too much ! Some of us are jealous!

12 December 2008, 08:17 PM
Delgo is indie in the sense that it wasn't funded by a Hollywood studio, but by private investors.

And Fathom certainly provided a valuable springboard for the careers of many of the artists who worked there. I feel privileged to have worked on the film when I did, and the crew that was there at the wrap was really a great group of people. While the film isn't a technological tour-de-force, there's a lot of love in some of those shots, simple though they may be.

I don't expect it will score very high critically, but I think it'll do well with younger kids and families.

12 December 2008, 01:00 AM
I don't expect it will score very high critically, but I think it'll do well with younger kids and families.

You dont know how right you are.

"Anything good that can be said about this movie tends to be hindered by the ugly animation, which pales in comparison to anything else being done in the field right now."
Edward Douglas ( (

12 December 2008, 01:25 AM
Worker Bee, have you given thought to what you're going to do when there are no more Delgo threads?

12 December 2008, 02:08 AM
The animation in Delgo seems good enough, but if the story is poor the audience gets bored, and that's when other details will get scrutinized.

Hoodwinked's animation was terrible, but it used a clever story to make it watchable.

12 December 2008, 05:04 AM
Ouch 13% on rotten tomato.

I'm sure it has its good points. I'm waiting for the DVD release. Congrats to all who worked on it. I think it was a few years behind on looks but I think alot had to do with keeping in consistent. I mean they've been working on it for several years, technology has exceeded expectations.

I don't think the film looks bad though but really....40 Million dollars. My question is where did they find these investors and can you hook me up with some. I'm working on getting funding and I can do it for 3 Million dollars. Of course I won't have name talent but hungry great actors. Show me the money and I'll direct you a good looking movie.

CGTalk Moderation
12 December 2008, 05:04 AM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.