Check These Out: Pixar Animation Style Characters for 'Ghostbusters'

June 23, 2011

Peter Venkman / Slimer

There are some truly great graphic artists out there online who turn in work that rivals those of the professionals who get paid the big bucks. Evidence such another great talent has just manifested itself over at SlashFilm in the form of some great computer animated character designs for one of my favorite films of all-time: Ghostsbusters. The man behind the work in question is Fabrizio Fioretti who merely worked on these designs in his free time on evenings and weekends. These are truly breathtaking and make our proton-packing heroes look like they just came straight out of Pixar Animation Studios. See them below!

Here are Fabrizio Fioretti's computer animated Ghostbusters characters (click for larger versions):

Ghostbusters Computer Animated - Venkman

Ghostbusters Computer Animated - Egon

Ghostbusters Computer Animated - Ray

Ghostbusters Computer Animated - Winston

I love the fact that he included some of the trademark ghosts from the movie with each of the characters. Honestly, if Columbia Pictures isn't ever going to get around to a live-action Ghostbusters 3, maybe they can just do an animated film like this. These designs just make my mouth water thinking of the possibilities. If the original cast can provide their voices for the video game, surely an animated movie wouldn't be that far of a stretch. Hell, I'd even take as much as a new Ghostbusters animated series if they looked like this. Either way, someone needs to hire Fioretti for their animation department immediately.

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  • mochonko
    Love it! GB3 coming soon i hope
    • Anonymous
      No news on GB3 so far ... just a lot of GB games :(
  • The Douche
    I love it!
  • Box
    I'm more thrilled for an animated Ghostbuster now !!!! These are great !!!!!
    • Jericho
      this would be the ultimate way for Pixar to do a series with....
  • The sixth Ghostbuster
    I was so close to paying around £500 for a replica Ghostbusters trap on ebay a few years ago but decided I should probably spend the money on food and rent instead. I f-ing love Ghostbusters.
  • Spider
    This guy has 'REAL' talent in bucket loads! These animation stills are fantastic!
  • Dominic_alderson
    you should all visit cgtalk galleries more often - these are nice, but pixar level? hmmm
    • Dominic_alderson
      he does work at a renowned vfx studio though 😉 good for him
  • CSocko
    I feel the need to clarify that this is NOT animation, and he is not an animator. these are stills, he is a modeler/designer. they look great, but you can tell that he's not an animator. the eye poses alone give it away (when one pupil is touching a side of the eye and the other is floating, it gives an uncanny valley feel to the characters. This is one of the simplest methods of separating young animators from more experienced ones). But still, love the designs. He's a great character artist. Not an animator though, and hopefully they won't hire him in the animaton department.
    • Wesley
      The cornea positioning looks correct to me.  That is probably just due to modeling - the face is not viewed head-on, and the nose bridge is prominent. It is not anatomically correct to have large eyes anyway...
    • Animator Trav
      Beautiful imagery.  @2f1f421bc914c42f6f816ce0571a75ca:disqus : While I don't disagree that the eyes feel a bit broken, the simplest method of separating young animators from more experienced ones is that experienced animators know how difficult animation is and that offensive comments like yours are not tolerated in animation circles.
  • beezul
    CSocko I am not sure where you're getting that from, having been an animator for 10+ years, that much attention isn't paid to where eyes are placed for one frame of animation. You can't tell whether or not this guy would be a good or a bad animator from these still images - but you can tell he's obviously very skilled, and the designs are fantastic.
  • Outlaw
    Amazing!  If only these could be teaser photos from an upcoming animated film.  Animation allows them to set it in ANY time period without having to worry about the "aging" issue.  Hell, just do this while they work on the next live action film.
  • Dabaki
    i think they are great! excellent
  • Xerxexx
    epically awesome.
  • Woah, that looks amazing
  • Higgs
    These are good don't get me wrong, but if they came out of Pixar they'd be a lot better.
  • Voice of Reason
    Good stuff, but not Pixar quality. Also, these just seem like (really) loose adaptations of the characters. The Real Ghostbusters designs looked more like the original actors than these. Look at Stantz and tell me Im wrong. Im sure the guy who did this has a fine career right now and in front of him anyways.
  • These are beautiful. I want to comment about how long Ghostbusters 3 is taking, but y'know, what's been said by others more or less sums it up. If I'da known it'd take this long, I would've wrote some piss-poor fan-fiction about the Ghostbusters fighting every single horror movie icon in a running-the-gauntlet fashion. Fortunately, I hate fan-fiction.
  • FC3
    these are well done, and I know I'm going to sound like a pretentious prick, but the style looks a lot more Dreamworks-esk than Pixar, at least to me. I don't think it's bad, and I'm not trying to be a back-handed dick, but they just seem like something that would come out of Pixar's rival company, rather than pixar itself.
  • J3Carlisle
    why is it that any time  something is cgi, it is described as being like pixar
    • Fuck You
      So that you can bitch about it.
  • Amazing..good to see.




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