During the beginning of Disney's feature ' The Emperors New Groove ' several of us were given different designed characters that we animated walk cycles for. They were to be used for several crowd scenes.
This is the one I was cast to animate and it is Joe Moshier himself. Joe was the designer for the film and I think being the character designer gives him the right to see him walk through a scene or two.
The cycle was officially in Sequence 4, scene 49.8 and 'Joe' was 'city folk #C '.
Back when I finished the test, I added a sound track just to add a little somethin' somethin' :-)
Emperors New Groove - City Folk walk cycle from Mark Pudleiner on Vimeo.
And below is the walk cycle added into a few scenes. See how many times 'Joe' walks by the camera as these scenes play out in sequence. Joe is a great artist and even better person to work with.
I really don't know anyone who doesn't like Joe. Knowing the history, I'm thinking that the name Joe is a pretty damn good name to have in this industry.
Here are some of his links : IMDB LinkedIN Conduct Happiness
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