Animation

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Tommy Chandler
First time pitching. NEED ADVICE PLEEEEASE!

I'm sweating from anxiety and anxiousness! This is my baby that I'm pitching for the first time on the phone December 6th. Please help this sweaty boy with some advice!

Claude Gagne

No sweat!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Aww, you're welcome, sir! Let us know how it goes!

Tommy Chandler

Update: It went better than expected...they want to read my pilot!!!!!

Kumar Sambhav

Tommy Chandler many congratulations !!!

Karen "Kay" Ross

WaHOO! Congrats Tommy Chandler!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Thanks so much for the share, Brent Forrest!

Kumar Sambhav

woaaaaw !! its a treasure !!!

Brent Forrest

Kumar Sambhav You're a treasure.

Kumar Sambhav

ha ha ..i love STAGE32 its awesome

Karen "Kay" Ross

Aww, you guys! I love it when y’all share the love! #FeelingtheLove Yes, I realize that hashtags don’t work, it’s there for dramatic effect.

Steven Gibson
New Years Goals

So what are your New Years Goals?

My New Years Goal is to finally get my scripts published. I don't want to be in my 80's when I get my scripts published. I want to get them published at a young age.

I wrote a lot of scripts and they've never been published. So that's my goal. I will never back down on it.

Shyhiem Walker
Advice Maybe? (Redirected)

Hey everyone, so I posted this same question/statement on the screenwriting lounge, but someone suggested I repost it here and see where that leads me. So here is what it was:

I'm finally fully finished my animated show concept. I have been trying to get my concept into the right hands. I even got a...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Shyhiem Walker! Thanks for reaching out! There are tiers of responses - has it won over anything else? Winning contests will attract the attention of literary agents, but you can also be put on o...

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John C. Nippolt
Tube Alloy

Hello Everyone. This is my first post in the animation lounge. HOOTS AND WHISTLES! I have been searching for these for years (fresh out of storage) Most of the storyboard  drawings I had an young student artist friend of mine help me with many, many years ago. The tale of "Tube Alloy and the Hiroshi...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

What a neat treasure trove to unpack, John C. Nippolt! You should definitely scan each page, put it together into a Look Book of sorts, and see if you can snag a writing partner! Are you seeing this a...

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Becky Balsano

What a fabulous find. Very cool!

John C. Nippolt

You are so right Becky. It kept me awake for the night and stopped me in my tracks on other ongoing work

Becky Balsano

But so much fun, right? Finding past creations is always an eye opener for me. I think we tend to forget who we always have been, in a weird sort of way. It's nice to revisit ourselves. You'll get back on your work. Just a personal history detour. :) I think it's great.

John C. Nippolt

Forgetting who we were and how interesting to see that our first inclinations have staying power. I love your "personal history detour" comment...a righteous paradigm for me.

Tommy Chandler
Honing in on skills!

I LOVE THIS STYLE SO MUCH! Procreate makes it so extremely easy AND it looks clean! I would love to make to see an animation in this style! This is for a potential toon that I'm figuring out! Do any of you use Procreate?

Tommy Chandler

Here's another panel to tail off my last pic. Story is the alien that is breathing the event into existence is part of a race that can manifest scenarios by breathing. The aliens are in pursuit of thi...

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William 'JPop' Schumpert

Like the edgy mid-late 90s vibe. I use Procreate to edit my book covers and ads, and create concept art.

Tommy Chandler

William 'JPop' Schumpert Thank you! I was born in 92' so it makes sense my style sort of stems from that era, right? I LOVE Procreate! I feel like I can make everything look so crisp! I would love to...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

The style looks like it would work well for SciFi/Comedy, too. Is that what this is?

Kumar Sambhav
which is more important for slap stick comedy screenplay or STORYBOARD artists

We have developed this slapstick short, we have pitched it numerous channels, with no luck yet, can anyone help me pitch this to the right person, also I have seen the rise of LARVA, it is now transforming into TV movies 60min, IS there anyone here who can write Crazy funny slapstick, is it the writ...

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Kumar Sambhav

Thanks, Dear bob !! there is this show spookies , its the best, https://youtu.be/7zVqM0eqrEk

Kumar Sambhav

dear Willem Lodewijk Elzenga very insightful !! I didn't know that spookiez is not airing anywhere other than youtube. that's a very bold game,

Laurie Ashbourne

Generally, storyboards are better, because they are closer to proof of concept. Typically in the animation pipeline the storyboard artist takes the script to the next level. This sample has more animation than most boards but if it's "slapstick"you are going for, it could be pushed more.

Barry John Terblanche

That was really cool. Nice!

Susan Joyce DuBosque

Fun to watch! I live in South America and a popular tennis racket style zapper is used to electrocute gnats, mosquitos and other annoying insects. My husband loves it. Good luck with your projects.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Ducktales Reboot - What Went Wrong?

I'm just sayin' - animated series should be a no-brainer during COVID, and it already started. Thoughts on why it shut down after three seasons? I've heard that series are being contracted for 3 out of the gate and then no more after that, especially with streaming.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/d...

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Ying Jie Wang

Dear Kay, I wish you happiness!

William 'JPop' Schumpert

Unfortunate. The series was very clever with humor for kids and adults. I’m guessing Disney is still trying to get things right.

Christopher Thomas

Thank you for sharing this Kay, this show is a classic! maybe this will be more watched on their streaming platform. Its a shame things get more attention when they get the axe.

Steven Gibson
Successful Ripoff Cartoons

Aren't there a lot of successful ripoff cartoons out there?

Because I want to know about that?

Bob Harper

Do you mean mockbusters based on DIsney/Pixar movies? If so The Asylum is the goto company - they produced Sharknado.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Wow... I've totally learned something today! Thank you, Bob Harper! For those of you who'd like to delve into The Asylum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Asylum...

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Kumar Sambhav

woaaaw Many thanks for sharing this Brent Forrest he is like a peter Jackson, creating his own eco system. I am super inspired.

Barry John Terblanche
Animated scripts available for option - FREE.

Hi, all you animators. I have two short animation scripts available for option - FREE. You can view/read them on my profile page: Alley Cats and Spider Love ~ let me know?

Cee Whirx
Sika Senshi (Update #3)

Hey there, it's Cee. I have a new update on my Sika Senshi movie. I'm hoping to collaborate with two other screenwriters, one to provide good dialogue and another for the actions of each character. I also have a new premise for my film project that I'll share with you later this week. Stay tuned.

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