ZSPACE is proud to help the Giggle & Hoot team introduce Hootabelle – a playmate for Hoot: a cheeky, mischievous owl-pal. She has a tomboy attitude but can turn on the girly-ness when necessary. There is a friendly rivalry between the pair especially when it comes to gaining the attention of Giggle.
ZSPACE designers were given a character description and look, which was then storyboarded, and Hootabelle was created in 3D.
Items such as the Button Tree were hand-made.
One of the biggest challenges faced by the team was ensuring the naughty owl remained in character throughout the sequence.