Justin Weber

Juiced and Jazzed

Film Credits

Supervising Animator:
Justin Weber

Cleanup and Additional Animation:
Andrew Chesworth
Aaron Quist
Joe Kim

Layout:
Justin Weber

Background Art:
Andrew Chesworth
Aaron Quist

Produced at:
MCAD
Make LLC

Music Credits

"THE CHARLESTON"

Written by:
James P. Johnson

Performed by:
Spike Jones and his City Slickers

Courtesy of:
Robert Parker Jazz


"DOIN' THE UPTOWN LOWDOWN"

Words:
Mack Gordon

Music:
Harry Revel

Performed by:
Joe Venuti and his Blue Six

Restored by:
John RT Davies

Courtesy of:
JSP Records


Synopsis

In prohibition era 1920s, hot jazz music overcomes a young woman named Lulu after she stumbles upon a flask. Her night on the town is cut short when the long arm of the law intervenes.

The swinging jazz of Joe Venuti and the wild music of Spike Jones accompany the visuals, inspired by early 20th century animation.

Director Notes

I graduated [at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design] in December 2008, having completed a black and white version of the cartoon.
I was employed at MAKE, a design studio in Minneapolis that specializes in motion graphics and animation.
There, with the help of fellow MCAD graduates Andrew Chesworth, Aaron Quist, and Joe Kim, we colored and finished the cartoon.
It premiered at the Palm Springs International ShortFest in June and won 2nd Place in the Animation category.
(Source: Cartoon Brew)