"The Heist" is my junior year film at CalArts (2000). It's about a bumbling theif who robs a museum only to have his plans spoiled by an old security guard.
This was the year that I felt everything "coming together" for me as a filmmaker. Animation was still a struggle but for the most part, just really fun. It was also the first film of mine to be done on "widescreen" thanks to my then story teacher, Mark Andrews, who pushed me to use scope for a more stylistic-looking film. All in all, this film was an homage to Chuck Jones and the Looney Tunes sensibilities of filmmaking.