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Some LucasArts Animation Archaeology 07 Nov, 2010 / 10 comments

Hello world!

Before starting my official duties as Mojo Vice President of Humongous Entertainment Games, here's a video showing off some of Anson Jew's animation work at LucasArts. The more interesting parts should be of Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix and an early version of The Dig. I don't recall this being on Mojo before, but none of you can double check as the old news archives aren't online! Muhaha!



You should also check out Anson's blog.

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    clone2727 on 09 Nov, 2010, 01:32…

    Capn_Nacho

    but that scene with Ripburger falling out the front of the jet and clinging to the license plate was like nothing else in a 2d animated game. Curse has nothing on Throttle.

    Can't beat a Corley.
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    Capn_Nacho on 08 Nov, 2010, 22:22…
    I always adored that Full Throttle's animations only got better and better as the game went along. It has some stunning cut-scenes, but that scene with Ripburger falling out the front of the jet and clinging to the license plate was like nothing else in a 2d animated game. Curse has nothing on Throttle.
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    Ascovel on 08 Nov, 2010, 19:12…

    The Tingler

    It was on Mojo before, because I posted it in the Fate of Atlantis Secret History feature. :P

    Still, it's awesome!



    It's kind of cool that I've forgotten (or missed) it then. Was a nice surprise seeing it with the rest of those animations.
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    The Tingler on 08 Nov, 2010, 07:36…
    It was on Mojo before, because I posted it in the Fate of Atlantis Secret History feature. :P

    Still, it's awesome!
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    Glo_kidd on 08 Nov, 2010, 06:42…
    Awesome vid, those were some of my favorite parts of Full Throttle, i am now more aware of my appreciation of Anson's work. Thanks :D
    Also congrats Clone :D
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    Aububuh on 08 Nov, 2010, 05:04…
    I have seen undead Hitler's face melting. My day is perfect.
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    Melancholick on 08 Nov, 2010, 01:40…
    I honestly forgot the Bluth (Don, not Michael or GOB) level of quality in Full Throttle's cinematics. Even if they were a little rough around their pixellated little edges, the degree of fluidity feels almost like a lost art when weighed against today's Flash-powered 'toonage.
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    Jason on 07 Nov, 2010, 22:41…
    The undead Hitler test animation has been floating around the internet for years as the only glimpse we have of Iron Phoenix in motion, but that's certainly the first I've seen of those moments from the Moriarty Dig.

    One day I would like to bug Joe Pinney for some tear-jerking Iron Phoenix production stories. Given that the game was showcased at a trade show in '95 (or so), it's probably comparable to Freelance Police in terms of how far along it was before aborted. ATM did a good job of piecing together the circumstances of the game's demise awhile back but there's probably a fair bit of juice to squeeze out of the parties involved.
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    elTee on 07 Nov, 2010, 21:48…
    Yeah, some great things in that video - nice find!
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    Ascovel on 07 Nov, 2010, 21:10…
    Wow! Actual cutscene footage from Iron Helix... I mean Phoenix! I didn't think it existed.

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