I worked with Duck Studios on the end credits of Dreamworks Madagascar 2! Here are some of the paper puppets I made.
Alex the Lion: Profile look ended up in the movie. The front view shown on the right was a trial.
Some rough drawings and explorations of Alex's head design.
Gloria head studies: The ones on top are the final heads, and the bottom row are experiments influenced by African mask art.
Monkeys: Still frame from the credits. The animators did such a cool job lighting this section.
They had to share the body...I only had time to make one.
The lead character designer for the Madagascar films is Craig Kellman! He is one of my all time favorite artist.It was a joy to make paper puppets based off of his designs.