So i've decided to move forward with the second idea I had, about the boy watching cartoons come to life. My main point of reference for this short will be the old Tom & Jerry cartoons that I used to watch when I was younger. I've created a moodboard to reflect the sort of style I will be going for and am also thinking about different uses of colour. I think i'm going to have it in black & white, then when the cartoons come out of the TV, the colour will be really bright and vibrant.
My aim is to recreate the style of Tom & Jerry, with painted backgrounds, inconsequential violence and expression through body language. From my moodboard I also really like the bottom right picture which is of Ratatouille character designs. They look quite simply but convey a lot of emotion and character which I think is important.