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Anime in America

What is the possibility of an american-made anime getting traction, attention and becoming a success compared to anime made in Japan, and why?

David Trotti

American animation shows in an anime style like Boondocks, Avatar, Teen Titans and Steven Universe have done okay. Animation in the US is a pretty niche market outside of kids programming. Archer, Fam...

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John E. Bias

I been asking the same question. I've written screenplays with anime in mind, but now turning towards converting them into graphic novels. If that gains some traction, I'll work on an animated version...

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Animation show

There was a show produced by Disney and created by Dave polsky the buzz on maggie. I wonder how was it pitched ? Did Disney call him or reach out to him or was he recommended by someone or he simply had an agent. I'm covering an event for pitching in a university so your feedback would be of value. Thanks

Mike Leins

I don't know much about that show, but typically people will pitch to a production company where they have a connection. Then if the prod co picks up the show, they will talk to a studio or network to get it on the air.

Explainer Video

The animated Explainer Video is best and easiest way to explain your Idea .. and I can create for you in 2D or in 3D as required

Ken Koh

Can you provide a link to your videos?

Anybody want to make a fun animated short?

I wrote a humorous Star Wars spoof, short script for a competition. Anyone interested in making it a short animated film for YouTube and shits and giggles?

Travis Sharp

Pavel, I was hoping to find a Star Wars fan who liked to make animated shorts but wasn't much of a writer. Maybe put it on the google net for some fun and exposure. I'll put you down as a rude "no".

Michael Way

Heya bud I recently created star wars babies, do you have a budget for the project? Unfortunately I can't take unpaid work. Animation is very time consuming and my free time goes to my personal projec...

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Epic Acg

after complete, submit it to Epic ACG Fest

GENRE: Historical Fiction - The Journal of Rudd (1897 - 1903)

I have been away... writing the screenplay for my Journal of Rudd.
Where can I find up-to-date (or reasonably so) data on indie animated historical fiction? Looking for sales, prospects, peripherals, etc. before totally committing to Development and pre-Production.
Thanks in advance.

C4D Xpresso/Python Help Needed

Hello, I'm working on a project in Cinema 4D, and need help building an Xpresso rig. I have a scene with a bunch of cloned, dynamic spheres. I want the spheres to independently change color once when they collide with each other. I figured out how to tell which clone is which, and can get all the clo ...

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Karl Pontau

I'm still trying to get this to work. If you know C4D and Xpresso, or know someone who does, I could use your help!

Andrés da Grava

need any original music?

Collaborator wanted

I have a song I wrote and recorded that I want to animate for a woman's empowerment's a humorous song, and I have some images, and am looking for a humorous animator to bring it to life.


Just curious who is using what out there. We use Toon Boom Harmony for most of our 2D work. More recently we have started with MOHO which has some great features. After Effects is fine, but my god so slow and clunky to use, and no way near as nice as Toon Boom for character animation. Apple Motion i...

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Bob Harper

We are using Flash on our second season for a show we are producing in and for China. We find it way more affordable than Harmony and more efficient on the front end as we are on a tight schedule- wit...

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Mauricio de La Orta

Toon Boom is amazing!

Kevin Herbert

8 core processor.

Tad & Chad.

I am interested in doing an animation of my children's book. Need input from professionals on how to start the process.

Jeffrey Patrick Bird

No I'm not familiar with that. Is it on this site or is it another site? Thank you

Gary Smiley

Hi Jeffrey, my comment was about animation and meant for Cindy. Not a problem and I'm glad to talk to you. It's very sophisticated animation software, found at toonboom (com) and you can use it free for a short time. (most programs, ie South Park use it, I believe)

Jeffrey Patrick Bird

Oh ok thank you!

Gary Smiley

Sent a network request? Nice to talk, best to you

Jeffrey Patrick Bird

Thanks I accepted! Nice to talk to you too! If you know any film maker who needs an original score... Let me know!

Thinking Ahead

I'm interested in any new up and coming entertainment platforms with their focus on animation. As a content creator, I find it heart breaking that animation is considered the low hanging fruit in this genre. It would be even better if they actually have a better way of monetizing the artist more than YouKnowWho. LOL!

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Robert Franklin

This site should be able to offer some help!

Maurice Tyson

I appreciate the suggestions. May I add a slight correction? What I'm noticing is that animation in the PAST had BEEN considered low hanging fruit to Hollywood UNTIL the studios hype a major named sta...

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Laurie Ashbourne

I wouldn't say animation has ever been considered low hanging fruit. It is a very specialized space and tight knit community, once you immerse yourself in it, a whole new world (no pun intended) of op...

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Pixar style storytelling - the Beginning

From Michael Arndt, great thoughts on the first act ( based on Incredibles, Toy Story and Finding Nemo)

Robert Franklin

Nice to see this.

Epic Acg

nice one

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