Kulipari: An Army of Frogs follows the adventures of a group of tranquil amphibians who live in peace and safety thanks to an elite group of super powered frogs called the Kulipari and a Dreamcasting spell called “THE VEIL” spun by the Turtle King Sergu. This mystical veil cloaks their home in a mystery to the outside world. Suddenly this tranquil environment is under threat and turned upside down when the villainous Spider Queen Jarrah, (a one time student of King Sergu who now weaves an evil side of the Dreamcasting spell called “Nightcasting”), and Lord Marmoo, the feared leader of the vicious and numerous Scorpion Army, ban together. These two natural enemies now have one common goal…Conquering the Frogs. Enter our hero Darel, who is the only amphibian that believes this threat is eminent. Darel is a young frog who feverishly trains everyday to achieve his dream of one day joining the elite Kuipari Warriors. Despite his lack of experience and limited fighting skills he will suddenly have the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.
As a visual effects artist and compositor, Daniel contributed to the production of “Kulipari: An Army of Frogs” Episodes 1-13.
Character animation was executed using Adobe Animate, while backgrounds were meticulously hand-painted using Adobe Photoshop. As a compositor, Daniel’s responsibilities included separating the painted backgrounds into layers for the purpose of rigging 3D cameras, and enabling dynamic movement. Visual effects were often hand-animated and incorporated into the final product using procedurally generated effects within After Effects. Additionally, lighting passes were essential to ensure that the characters were seamlessly integrated into the environment.
“Kulipari: An Army of Frogs” represents the most extensive and challenging production Daniel has worked on to date.
Available to watch on Netflix
Created during my time at Cartoon Conrad