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TIE Fighter – short film

Hello El Moochadores. There’s just one thing I wanted to post about this morning and it’s pretty incredible. Check out the short animation Tie Fighter by youtuber OtaKing77077. According to the youtube page it took him over four years to complete this project.

What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?TieFighter Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards. Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…

This really is “geek creative” at it’s best and more than a little inspiring.


When No One Gets Your Cosplay


or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Check out this great animation from OnlyLeigh about “What goes on in your heads after no one recognizes the comic-con costume you’ve spent all night working on.” My only problem with this is who the hell doesn’t recognize Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law!?! He’s the greatest superhero/legal council ever to exist! Well, there is that Daredevil guy… Anyways, the video was produced by Leigh Lahav and Oren Mendez with voice work by Alex Shaw and David Magidoff.


Mean Teddies


An Epic 2D Animation!

Hello El Moochadores! Sorry about the lack of post the last few days, but all the horrible stuff (I call it life) that held us up from regular posting has calmed down a bit, so we should be able get a bit more done in the days to come. Anyhow…

Check out this very cool animation from Tyler Novo about the happenings of teddy bears after the children go to sleep. This animation as a wonderful style about it and an almost heroic feel.


Mean Teddies from Tyler Novo on Vimeo.

Expressions and Poses for Dragons!


Tutorial by Sammy Torres!

Via Deviant Art: Hey El Moochadores! It’s been difficult posting anything for Atomic Moo this last couple of weeks, but I’m trying to get back on track with at least one daily post about something creative or inspiring.

Lucky for me I came across this great tutorial on drawing dragons by animatorCapture Sammy Torres (aka SammyTorres) on Deviant Art. Torres goes through and shows every step of the process for constructing a dragon and adding emotion and definition to the drawing. What I like about this tutorial is that all these steps can be applied to other forms of cartooning or animation. She also demonstrates how important reference images can be for creating a pose or emotion. I’ve posted several times before about a comic strip I’m currently working on about mice figures (Chudd and Trog) and studying tuts like this is helping me create the characters and world I want. Anyways, I won’t post the full tutorial here. For that you’ll have to got to Torres’s Deviant Page where a full (FREE!) download of this, and many other, tutorials can be found! Also, check out some sample work from Torres’s Dragon works below!


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Support Hullabaloo, A Steampunk Animated Film


Here’s something pretty neat I just came across. It’s a 2D animation from some veteran Disney artists called Hullaballoo. Looks like they’re trying to raise some funds for it (and doing a helluva good job so far—goal of $80,000 and they’ve already hit over $212,000) on Indiegogo. Here’s a brief synopsis from their Indiegogo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father–the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring–missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

But the question remains: what are the villains up to? What do they plan to do with Jonathan Daring’s mysterious new technology? And will Veronica and Jules be able to stop them in time?

Sounds pretty good, and from what I saw on the video, it looks pretty awesome to. I just might throw in a buck to help these guys out. Hell, the more they get the better it’ll be. Right? Why not. Check out their Indiegogo page and and see what you can do for them. Also check out their site for more info, and their Facebook page.

Hullabaloo Image 1


Star Wars: Rebels 7 Minute Clip

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Okay, we’re trying to be more about the creative side of fandom, but we’re still fans and more so when it comes to all things Star Wars. So check out the seven minute clip, released yesterday, of Disney XD’s newest addition to the Star Wars universe: Star Wars: Rebels. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but kinda seems like Disney’s Aladdin… but with more stormtroopers.


Speedrun: Jaws in 60 seconds and More!

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The internet, well some of it, has been passing around this funny video by 1A4 Studio on the youtube. So check out a high speed, yet somehow wonderfully illustrated, version of Jaws, along with a few other samples of 1A4 Studio’s work. Also, go visit their youtube page to see much, much more!


Jaws in 60 Seconds

Terminator 2 in 60 Seconds

The Matrix in 60 Seconds

Star Wars in 60 Seconds

Video Game Takeover


Via Laughing Squid: Check out this very cool, live action, short film by Pixel Storm Films, where video games blast their way out of the computer to battle out in the real world. Or at least in one guy’s bedroom. Bet this guy had wished he’d played way more Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball… heh. Anyways, the film was produced by Joe Murayama and Dennis Subachev.




Via Laughing Squid: Good morning El Moochadores! I have to run to work, but before I go I wanted to share with all of you this amazing, hand drawn, animation by Jake Fried! Now, having watched this, I’m pretty sure I either have the secrets of the universe locked in my brain somewhere, or I’m marked for death. Either way this animation is kind of a trip! So, check it out while I go earn my minimum wage!


Headspace from Jake Fried on Vimeo.

Dark Noir


Via Geeks are Sexy: Good evening El Moochadores. Earlier this week I came across an amazing crowd sourced animation, Dark Noir and there’s just enough time left to post about it today. According to the Vimeo page:

Dark Noir, a co-created animated short film by Rafael Grampá, Absolut and Facebook fans worldwide.
The ambitious challenge invited people around the world to unleash their imaginations and transform their ideas into an animated film. During a live interactive three-week period, on Facebook/Absolut, Grampá encouraged consumers to take part and influence the action and storyline as he wrote it. To help him transform his 2D characters and script into 3D, Grampá teamed up with Red Knuckles animation studio.

Grampá, Rick Thiele and Mario Ucci and their team of animators then transformed the crowd-sourced suggestions into an animated short film which premiered at MADE Berlin March 2014.
Watch the inspiration and creation of Dark Noir

Check out the links above to see the full list of credits for the animation, but for now…


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