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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.

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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…


Awesome Portal Videos from Harry Callagan!


Good evening El Moochadores! I’m home from work and there’s just enough time to get in a post before the day is officially over! Many of you already know about British film maker Harry Callagan (aka Harrry101UK on the youtube) and his incredibly well done Portal based videos; However, if you don’t know, check out a small sample of his work below! You’ll like it. Well, I’m mostly sure you’ll like it, even if you’ve never played Portal or Portal II. Give the videos a watch and make sure to go visit and support his youtube so that we can get more great videos like these! Below I’ve posted the animations Going Home and Meet the Cores.


Stan (The Film)


Hey El Moochadores! Animator Meirav Haber (listen to Moocast #44) has finished her animation, Stan! Check out a synopsis, and trailer, for the video below, or you can support Meirav and her animation projects by purchasing a download of Stan from the link above. We also want to extend our best wishes to Meirav as she’ll be taking Stan to select film festivals! Kick some ass and take no prisoners Meirav!

Stan is a short stop motion animated film. It is the story of a man bearing an unfortunate resemblance to the devil, who is forced to navigate a life of abandonment and loneliness, creatively seeking connection and persisting with hope despite all odds. Stan’s life is destined to change when a strange delivery arrives at his door….


Calvin and Hobbes Dance


Via Geekology: Why the hell didn’t we ever get a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon! Dammit Watterson! Anyways, check out this very sweet animation by yubtubber Adam Brown and music by Proleter!


Animation Studio: A New How-To-Kit by Helen Piercy


Via Skwigly.co.uk: Hey El Moochadores! This morning, while I was twittling (not a real word) time away on the internet, I came across this fantastic looking animation “How to kit” for kids! By all appearances, The Animation Studio, looks to be an all in one stop motion box set that any kid can use with something as simple as an iPhone or a digital camera! Here’s what is included in the box set (according to the Skwigly article):

  • A sturdy & durable cardboard film set, complete with windows and opening doors. The set can be reversed and also comes with replaceable backgrounds – you can choose from a beach, alien planet or an inventor’s workshop.
  • Ready-made cardboard pop-out props, such as trees, clouds and rocks etc.
  • Press on facial features and speech bubbles.
  • Animation-Studio-Components

  • Storyboard sheets. These aren’t just templates – they come with a pre-filled in section that introduce children to some simple cinematic concepts and camera angles, encouraging the budding filmmaker to fill in the remaining panels.
  • Animation toys. No animation kit for children would be complete without an introduction to some of the early animated toys – the zoetrope and thaumatrope – both are supplied as pop-out, ready to assemble kits complete with an explanation.

The box set and accompanying book were created by Helen Piercy.
I know it was said in the original source article, but I really do wish I had something like this when I was a kid! Hell, I’m mostly an adult (physically anyways) and I may go looking for this kit. Check out the video below or visit Piercy’s site for more information on the kit!

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