eric darnell

The Director of Antz & Madagascar Thinks the Future of Film is Virtual Reality

What can you learn about human nature from animation? That is what Eric Darnell wants to know.

Eric is one of the pioneers of computer-generated movies, he was the director of blockbuster animations like ANTZ, the Madagascar movies, Penguins.

He's now decided the future of filmmaking is this: he has passed up the big bucks of Hollywood to run his very own Virtual Reality studio start-up Baobab.

He's realised that in order to make the ultimate Virtual Reality film, you need to understand the core elements of human nature.

Shot by David May

Edited by Marc Fennell