Animation

Discuss, share content and offer advice or tips regarding technique, trends, software, advice, tips and all other pertinent issues related to animation

Rajesh Banga
War Film

Animation

Rajesh Banga

We need animations for licensing to our new OTT platform for Middle East and Indian Sub continent..

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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Michael Musal

Hi, there,

with the streamers coming on very strong, and the current situation we have a demand for home entertainment never seen before. Animation and animated characters always were in the top list ....

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Bob Harper

Hey Claude - Toy Story and most Pixar films develop the story inhouse then they will bring writers to help flesh out, beef up , polish and finish the screenplays.

Claude Gagne

I hope we have scouts here, BOB! Is there a list I can place my name on or is it more complicated than that? LOL

Bob Harper

They usually have people in mind or go through a top-tiered agency to find those folks - they've used people like Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler just to name a couple.

Karen E Ross

I'm not sure what qualifies as "weird", but one of the reasons the format is often used to more easily digest diverse and horrifying stories (Persepolis, The Breadwinner, A Scanner Darkly, etc.) is be...

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Claude Gagne
General Animation Question

Does anyone remember watching a cartoon, whereby the first and last act is done with live characters?

Claude Gagne

Thank you very much. I'll check those two cartoons to see how they were put together.

Bob Harper

I think the Pagemaster started and ended with live actrionMacaulay Culkin going to a library and leaving at the end. But most of the acts were animated - the live-action was mainly bookends.

Vincent Turner

Space Jam

Claude Gagne

Hi Everyone. I've been checking around for more animation movies with live characters in them. I'm amazed at how much information we have at our fingertips, but it's nice to get it from another writer...

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Karen E Ross

Great question, Claude Gagne ! Oh, man, I used to LOVE Bedknobs & Broomsticks!

Vasco Saraiva
Stop Motion

Hello my creative friends. I'm wondering if anyone has a good recommendation, for a beginner, compact, learning, resource for stop motion?

Simon Turnbull

These guys seem to know what they are doing

https://www.bloopanimation.com/stop-motion-animation/

Vasco Saraiva

Thanks Simon, I'll have a look.

Salvador Rios
Any animators here use Adobe Animate? Toon boom?

Hello friends!

Adobe animate Vs Toon Boom? What are your thoughts?

I’m looking for help animating a series of 2-3 minute shorts. The first episode has been voiced by professional actors and it’s currently being animated by one of my team members using Adobe Animate for now but we may jump over to too...

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Simon Turnbull

Got a onesheet or a script or something?

Kilian Muster

You might want to look in to Moho as well. Very capable package and no subscription. The development pace could be faster though. I just found that the IK chain is superior to ToonBoom Harmony, and stuff like smart bones is simply amazing in Moho.

Theo Bessios

Hey Salvador, I could help with backgrounds. I use Photoshop. You can see my work in my animated short Peekaboo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cLVRXi3CHc

Let me know what you require exactly, my ema...

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Kevin Jackson

Toonboom online because it's used more widely in the industry and has a lot of features. I am originally a Moho Pro animator myself

Karen E Ross

I love this question, and I just love the supportive responses! Great work, S32-ers!

I wish I was more help, but I'm afraid the extent of my animate knowledge ends at Adobe Premiere Pro and AE, althoug...

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Ethan Frome
Pitching Animation

What are the differences for pitching Animation vs. pitching live action?

Is there any difference in approach to pitch documents or the actual pitch itself?

Christopher Phillips

It's "relatively" the same. The difference is that animation is a bit more visual. You are selling the character looks, the animation style and as well as the story. So, you have to come with a lookbo...

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Ethan Frome

Christopher Phillips Wow. Okay that makes sense. Lastly What ball park budget range would a mock--up with 2D animation and actors be in? $3K - $10K ? $20K - 30K? Higher?

I want to thank you for all of...

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Christopher Phillips

Purely depends on who is doing it. 2D animation is time consuming. 3D animation takes a lot of computer processing plus it's time consuming. Some of the costs depend on if you are doing it in the USA...

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Karen E Ross
Animators, I'm Curious - What Do Y'ALL Want to Know About the State of TV?

Who's joining me and RB for the Roundtable Discussion? What are YOUR burning questions for the industry executives? Comment below!

Also, do your friend a squar...

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Harry Mah
Looking for scripts

Hello, I am looking for some TV animated scripts for some TV shows at Disney, Cartoon network and Nickelodeon. Is there anyone here who could help me out? Thanks

Steven Vandrilla

For what purpose?

Harry Mah

I want to study those scripts, it's only for educational purposes. Thanks

Ally Shina

Hey Harry.

The list gave me a headache. Good luck with that.

Are you looking for any short scripts to animate. I have a few 2min shorts if you're in...

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Claude Gagne

simplyscripts.com

Christopher Morrison
Looking for animation pilot scripts to read for research

Hey, r'body! New here, but an experienced and produced screenwriter. I'm finally getting around to an adult animation 1/2 hour comedy that won't leave me alone. BUT. I'm mostly a feature/VR writer with some TV... I worked on an animation pitch for the UAE back in the day (totally weird gig, got it i...

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Candice Delevante

Hey Christopher, welcome to S32. I enjoyed reading your profile. Sure, I have an animated pilot script if you'd like to check it out for research. Where should I send it?

Christopher Morrison

Thanks so much Candice! If you could drop it at: christophermorrison2@gmail.com that would be awesome.

Candice Delevante

Sure, I hope it's helpful. It's on the way. Stay safe!

Arafa Al-Mughairi

That's so interesting about the UAE - I'm currently working there. I'd love to hear about it, wondering if it was a cultural disconnect or a difference in industry standard or just another interesting story altogether!

Jason Mirch
Pixar Screenwriter Meg LeFauve in the Writers' Room TOMORROW (4/15)!

Hey everyone! Tomorrow - exclusively in the Stage 32 Writers' Room - I am excited to welcome Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Meg LeFauve for the Executive Hour Webcast!

And if you if you reach out to me directly at j.mirch@stage32.com I will give you a link to join the Writers' Room f...

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Brian Smith
Onward: A Middle of the pack PIXAR Film

The first thing I’ll say about Onward is that the whole thing feels rushed. PIXAR’s movies over the last several years have been pretty formulaic. As much as that formula has worked, both critically and commercially, it feels like PIXAR has painted themselves into a little bit of a corner, and Onwar...

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Gary Smiley

Great review!

Todd Schowalter
Projects

Hi Gang! The recent shutdown has given me the opportunity to revive some overdue projects. I'd enjoy hearing from you! Thanks.

Claude Gagne

Hi Todd ... I'm rewriting an old animation feature screenplay. Yesterday, I googled on how long it takes to produce a feature-length cartoon, like Toy Story. It must have been a really old posting, it said 6 to 7 years. What's your take on it?

Todd Schowalter

Hi Claude, It really depends on the complexity of the film and story. The majority of the animation process usually takes around 8 months.

Claude Gagne

Well, that isn't too bad. Do animators create all the characters from scratch or is it a team effort? It must be a good feeling for an animator to bring a cartoon character to life.

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