Name: Ruwan Jayatilleke

Bio: i am a SVP at Marvel Worldwide, Inc. i just do things and somehow it works can see my handiwork in Marvel's motion comics, third-party acquisitions that i make, and different content and deal development that i am working on. but the most important thing i do is help foster and shepherd content....being the outrageous nerd that i am. cheers!

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    April 8, 2011 12:22 am @lifesend  thank you for your support. much appreciated.
    @Blackphoenix  i'd disagree that it's an odd choice. it's a great stand alone story for animation. it's evergreen. goes outside the normal trappings of a superhero story. and just to point out, all Marvel Knights Animation is aimed at an older age segment. hence the MA ratings on Spider-Woman, Astonishing X-Men, and Iron Man Extremis. the source material, like you wrote, is great! 
    @PaulMontgomery  the fuzzy typewriter is everywhere! lol
    @dgazzuolo  Amotz is a dear friend and a brilliant composer, musician, and audio storyteller. add that to the oice acting and focused visual storytelling...and you've got a winning project. i was very lucky to field a team as talented as this.

    Thank you so much to ifanboy for both its coverage, support, and open mindeedness regarding these pieces of animated content. While I know it's not perfect, our goal remains the same to tell great stories and keep improving the way we do that. 

    April 1, 2011 12:23 am @AlanRob  still alive and kickin'! wished i could have gone to WonderCon to show episode 2 off. it's a doozy And the guy who played Balder is incredible. Breakout performance. :)
    April 1, 2011 12:21 am Thanks guys for the support. Much appreciated. I think for me this type of animation and these stories are step-by-step...meaning we aren't expecting to win everyone over, but after Extremis we proved that we can get people hyped for content ripped directly from the pages of great comic book arcs. And while there's always room for imporvement I am really happy in where the crative team has gotten this project and the adventures that is ahead. 

    And as always Ron was awesome at guiding the podcast and keeping me off the highway of inanity or insanity.

    My hope is to come back with a bigger and beeter project each year!
    March 14, 2011 1:35 am Hey, Ruwan here from Marvel...I am the producer on Thor & Loki. Glad to see people are excited for the series. I definitely think the entire creative team--animation team, directors, sound team, etc.--who worked on this project have done a phenomenal job. This trailer is just a small taste. We, of course, know that there is always room for improvement, but I definitely think me and the team stepped it up here and really put together a sharp entertaining project. And we're loking forward to stepping it up after Thor & Loki.

    Thor & Loki story (originally entitled LOKI) was one of the first things Axel Alonso handed to me when I started at Marvel a few years ago. Robert's and Esad's brilliant take on Loki is something that put me on a mission to make sure that we made sure that every element enhanced the story and brought a new value to it as animation. Anyway, I'll let you guys judge for yourself when episode 1 hits at the end of the month.

    Thanks again,

    May 14, 2010 7:28 pm Hey AlanRob, thanks for the support. I agree the mouth CGI is something we are still trying to perfect with the static comic book art. I think we will get there as we do more of these, but I agree there can be uncanny moment here and there. Overall I think we are making looks as we close in on more perfected mouth movements. Again, thanks for the support and keeping the flow positive on the motion comics. We definitely want to giuve people the bext experience possible within our means and control. :)
    May 13, 2010 10:25 pm wait it's not Archie-angel??? ha
    May 13, 2010 10:24 pm

    Hi all. Thanks for taking time to listen to me ramble as Ron was very patient and tried to keep me on topic.

    ifanboy was a great experience and hopefully they will have me on when i am less-allergy plagued and more topical. maybe they will have me back when i announce my next big project with superstar....???



    p.s.--it ain't Wacker--that guy is a thespian or something. keep guess though!

    May 11, 2010 4:39 pm

    what makes it a comic is because it's based on a comic book story and lift a fair amount og imagery from it. i disagree it's half-badly animated i think the feedback and the sales say otherwise.

    i liked Watchmen as well but it was like book on CD with pictures...which brings back fond memories of old school cartoons that had basic animation techniques. and it was funny hearing a guy narrate multiple female voices... 

    Extremis's story and art are quite good. the animation is pretty top-notch and so is the voice-acting and score. i get it you don't like us pushing this close to traditional animation.

    however this is where Marvel is headed in the digital space regarding motion comics and until other companies or content holders enter this aspect of animation and try to define it, Marvel is setting the expectations as well as how the content is programmed out to consumers.

    while i can respect your opinion, i am not really sure why you are so hyped up to put down a lot of hard work by a bunch of talented folks. hopefully you'll give Extremis another chance. if not, no worries...we seem to be hitting our stride with motion comics.