I've been long past due for a progress update. This past week I've been designing and modeling the city of where the story takes place. It's not totally complete, but for most of the shots it will suffice.
Welcome to Sector51.
Still playing with render settings, so nothing is set in stone yet, but it will be toon shaded to fit with the movie.
This is the first shot in which we meet our protagonist, SIMB. We learn of his role in the factory workplace, see how he is treated amongst other robots, and much more in this single shot.