She took her first steps as a character designer on the animated feature Max&Co, followed by Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, for which she was the lead character designer and tasked with turning Hollywood A-Listers into lovable furry animals. She then enjoyed designing the charming Japanese characters of Wes Anderson’s second animation film, Isle of Dogs. In this interview she talks about these collaborations, including how it was like working and exchanging emails directly with Wes Anderson.
Félicie also discusses a couple of more independent project like the music videos she worked on and also an unreleased Laika project.
We also get to learn about her stronger assets and some of her weaker points (like doing turnarounds) but also how she manages to overcome them. Sometimes a procrastinator, often a perfectionist, always an adorable presence, Félicie Haymoz sure knows how to bring both knowledge and charm in an in-depth (and we think must-see) interview!