Here's my reinterpretation of Hamilton " Ham" Porter of the Sandlot.......in the 80's. Our assignment was to take a well known movie or story and reinvent the characters with a twist. The Sandlot was one of the first movies that came to mind, because the feel-good, nostalgic storyline is really marketable to an audience that enjoys animated movies. I chose the 80's as a stylistic time period because I haven't seen that many current day animated films or character concepts depicted in that time.
Instead of the Sandlot team playing baseball, I wanted to portray their brotherhood as a soapbox car racing team. This could be a great opportunity to be creative with the styles of soap box cars, whether they be more primitive in design or advanced. As for Ham himself, I wanted to depict him as the team's bark and muscle. This would make him a great candidate as the team's campaign manager or spokesperson of the team, because he's confident, tough, and slightly arrogant.