At first we envisioned flying a rocket to the moon, but then being the nerds that we are, we thought what if he rode a board to the moon like a cool silver surfer. This is part of the fun of the concept development stage which we thoroughly enjoyed.
We went through our usual process, of storyboarding first, before the animatic and then finally animating the full thing. As this was an internal project we did get a little ahead of ourselves at some point and rendered some of the scenes fully during the animatic stage before we were ready. On the bright side, the process was also very quick and this was completed within a short period of time.