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Christopher Cooksey
Heidi Schussman
Animation versus CGI

Could you give me some guidance regarding the CGI film business. Do I approach Animation producers or regular producers? Is there a specific group of producers for CGI? If so where do I find them?

Trevor Gustafson
Future of Animated Features?

Hello - How do folks here see the feature animation industry evolving?  I have been amazed for decades how feature animation in the west has been so completely stuck in one sort of mould, its all family films, same looking characters and style of storytelling etc. There is so much new tech now for a...

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Trevor Gustafson

Thanks Bob. Will keep hunting for such independent producers. If you know of any capable of making decent films please share. Thanks!

Bob Harper

I'm working on an adult animated comedy feature in the vein of Monty Python meets Rick and Morty. I don't know how "decent" it will be but I'm going to make it the best I can with the resources I have...

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Alicia Norman

I feel the same way--I have experimented myself with CGI feature films that delve into gown up storytelling, but ppl hear adult and animation and assume porn! No. I simply mean more evolved fare outside of FROZEN. Japan, Korea, and China take a more broad-minded approach to the genre.

Bob Harper

I agree Alicia, about the term "adult" being associated with porn. Better to use "mature" instead. It would be best to include the target audience with the pitch, to be clear that it isn't for kids necessarily.

Mike Romoth

I think that improving tech for scanning the world around us will open up a ton of possibilities for even relatively amateur animators like myself. Just over the past few days, somebody released a sof...

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Roy Dickson
Any suggestions on Independent Animation Studios, Management Companies, or Agencies accepting queries or unsolicited submissions

Hey there good folks,

My writing partner and I have created a project in the animated space that we would love to take to the next steps. We're LA based and are currently running into a wall where studios, management companies, and agencies aren't accepting unsolicited material. We have a pitch bible...

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Roy Dickson

Bob Harper Its for adults! Thanks for the feedback Bob.

Trevor Gustafson

Good stuff, Roy. Similar situation here, let's support each other! When you say your project is for adults, how extreme are we talking? My project is a step up from the over-done family kiddie animate...

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Roy Dickson

Trevor Gustafson Lets definitely support each other anyway we can! I would say our project would be TvMA as of now. I would envision it playing on Comedy Central or Adult Swim.

We are widening our sco...

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Oliver L Le Roux

Hi Roy.

I own a production company in Denmark and have photo realistic animation capabilities. Have a look at my channel there is a couple of things I did there. Maybe I can help you.

https://www.youtub...

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Mike Romoth

I'm all about using YouTube and then blowing up some events to promote. It's such a great free platform, and even if you don't like them, there are others. Throw something enticing out there on YouTub...

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JJ Smith
Anime?

Is anyone in here familiar with or work in Anime? I have a screenplay that's heavily informed by Anime, and I'm wondering if it would work as one. Any advice or readers in here?

Stephen Floyd

Well, anime is less about the style and more about the audience. How would you describe the target audience of your piece?

Faruku Sayyadi

yes. I did several jobs with Anime

Allen Stevenson

Stephen, did you ever get your answer?

Mike Romoth

It would really depend on who you wanted to pitch your project to and who the market would be. If you are interested in developing your ideas into something you can look at to see for yourself and mak...

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Melissa Butler
Team Building

Hello All,

I am looking to build a team for a project I have been working on for a while called "Space Babies". I am trying to figure out how long and much it would take to produce a 10 episode ranging from 15-20 mins. I'm also interested in learning all the different disciplines it would take to bri...

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Todd Schowalter

Hi Melissa,

It would depend on several factors. What stage is your project in?

Oliver L Le Roux

I animate a lot of stuff to do with space. Photo realistic. and pretty much everything photo realistic if you want to look check out my channel. there is a couple of videos with animation there. One w...

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Melissa Butler

Hello guys, and thanks. Todd currently I have the first episode written and I’m working on the rest of the episodes in the first season and the series bible I hope to have this all done my the first week of 2020

Todd Schowalter

Hi Melissa, Who is the target audience for your series? Your direction, writing and character development will depend on who the show is being created for.

Chris Joye
Animation forums

Any favorite animation forums where people are looking for collaborators (or do you use this platform?)?

Bob Harper

You can try this site - not sure how often it gets updated. https://www.artella.com/home

Chris Joye

Thanks Bob Harper ! I'll take a look at it.

Simon Turnbull

What are you looking to do Chris?

Andy Zick
Any 3D animators in Pittsburgh?

Any 3D animators in Pittsburgh, PA? I’m also looking for a 3D animator that is a honorably discharged veteran.

Andy Zick

Cynthia, I sent you an email

Cumberlain Rattlesnake

Santa Claus Down! (Amazon) would make a nice animation if collab. Advise.

Andy Zick

I’ve found an animator who is a veteran who I’m considering working with. But I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking. Are you trying to collab? Did you work on SCD! for Amazon?

Zeeshan Hussain Bhatt

Hi Andy Zick are you still looking for an Animator ? Let me know i will provide best service in reasonable rates have a good day.

Andy Zick

Thank you for your reply. I have found an animator who is a military veteran (my primary goal of this post). Good luck!

Laurie Ashbourne
The new face of 2D is a game changer

If you haven't seen the proof of concept for KLAUS, check it out here along with a great write up on why this new approach to 2D is so spectacular... http://www.animatorisland.com/3-reasons-why-klaus-is-a-game-changer-for-......

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3 Reasons Why "Klaus" Is a Game Changer for Animation - Animator Island
3 Reasons Why "Klaus" Is a Game Changer for Animation - Animator Island
Chances are that you have already seen Sergio Pablo's trailer "Klaus" and maybe you were among the many people whose jaw dropped. Gorgeous 2D animation shaded like a 3D CGI movie! Unbelievable! In thi…
Douglas Eugene Mayfield

Quite interesting. Having no experience with animation, I had to look up a tutorial on the differences between 2D and 3D animation. Thanks for posting.

John F Tupper

"Klaus" is fantastic. I've been toying with the faked 2d done in 3d recently. Not so great, at least so far. Not surprising Sergio Pablos did this. He was a Disney animator and did the character designs for "Rio." I hope he does the feature. - JT

Laurie Ashbourne

Yes, Sergio is fantastic, he's got a great thing going in Spain. I think Klaus as a feature is a given, I hope to work with him again someday.

Ramsey Anderson

I just watched KLAUS and was touched. Great visual story! Huge fan of 2D/3D and stop motion.. #Inspiring

Victor Sunstar
Trevor Gustafson

long way to go imo before its useful. but we'll see!

Amanda Toney
Woah...Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One
Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal
Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal
Toymaker Hasbro is acquiring studio Entertainment One in an all-cash transaction valued at $4 billion, bringing My Little Pony and Nerf under the same umbrella as " Peppa Pig" and "PJ Masks" and furth…
Amanda Toney
Writing Animation - Webinar with Netflix Director

Hey everyone - I'm excited to be bringing in a director for the Netflix series Paradise PD, Mike Disa to teach a webinar exclusively for Stage 32: https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Writing-for-Animation-Features-and-TV

He's going to be teaching about writing for animated features & TV...make sure to sign up! It's going to be awesome.

Faruku Sayyadi

great

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