Tuesday, January 31, 2012


This is a reminder to everyone that the rough layouts and the builds of all characters are due this Thursday. The characters need to be completely built and ready to animate, with all the rotations provided on the character design sheets and mouth shapes. After Barney's class, we will begin work on audio recording, leica reels, and the final layouts.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Here is a timeline of events that David, Jenelle, and I have put together. It lists the due dates for specific jobs and when we will be starting work on other jobs. Please read it carefully.

January 27
Due: character rotations
Progress: rough layouts, character building, storyboards, script

February 2
Due: rough layouts, character building, script
Progress: storyboards, final layouts, leica, audio recording

February 9
Due: storyboards, audio recording, final layouts
Progress: leica, scene setup

February 16
Due: leica, scene setup
Progress: animation

Line up... continued


dis is a biss

Flash file with line up. Scene size is 1920 x 1080. Construct your characters based on this size relationship plz. Lineweight (stroke) of 6. Don't convert lines to fills YET, construct first.

Character Rotations and Lineup


Size Ratios.

- David

Monday, January 16, 2012

Character Designs... another draft!

Alrighty, we got some lines rollin' and they just need some fillin'! Crits welcome!
Croc Birds











- David

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Executive Producer : Barney & Seneca

Production Manager: Erin

Director: David

Assistant Director: Edward, Jenelle

Artistic Director of Colour: Adam

Writers: Dave, Jenelle

Poster Designers: Erin Dennis

Storyboard Artist: Janny, Jenelle

Character Designers (Draw, rotate): David, Ed

Character Builder (Hands, eyes, mouths, etc): the Character Designers

Sound Editor: The people who will say the lines are responsible

Sound FX: Elly

Leica Editor (Work with Director): Dan

Scene setup (Work with BG artist, leica editor, and Director): Sasha

Background Artist: Dennis, Ed, Prabesh

Music?: Elly

Compositors: Jenelle, everone will help

Animators: EVERYONE

Voice actors: Graves, David, Dan, Dayne, Jenelle

Assigning Animation

Hey guys, Dave and I had a suggestion for when we start the animation process. Each person will be given lines of dialogue that they have to animate. Once that's done, everyone who is animating the same character should meet in a group. So, if you get part of the Lion's dialogue, you'll meet with other people who will also be animating the Lion. You'll decide how you want the Lion to move, walk, and behave in a way that is consistent. Right now it's still very early, so if anyone wants a specific animal please leave a comment below.

Character Process!

Here's some of the early work till now about the characters.

- David

Friday, January 6, 2012


Here's the direction that I think is well enough in our time span from now.

If we can make this without dialogue it would add to it, gibberish filling in the gestures. If we can't then that's fine ... it's a cartoon.

The story will start with the tortoise slowly trying to get to the watering hole. Its being passed by a mob of charging animals (optional: terrible parody of LioKing opening.).
We introduce any animal as the main along with that characters friend.
The ready two get to the watering hole.
The main will try to remember that there was something about the watering hole while its friend tries a drink. That friend off screen is taken out like in Jaws. You don't see the crocodile, it's just implied. The main notices thne he's all alone.
More animals come in. The main character tries to warn them about some thing in the water but is ignored. While that's happening (as a Jaws themed pardody) the crocodile comes suspensfully in and with great effect reveals himself to th animals.
See ing the threat animals start to quetion... Main character rallies all of them againts the croc. The very smart and dentally clean croc.

Here's where we get into the montage of each animal devising plans that surely backfire.

I need everyone to suggest their own or choose on from the list.
Each animal gets hurt somehow... but cartoony- bandages, casts and crutches seen.

1-An agressisive animal, Rhino, tries to attack the croc. It backfires as the croc bites its horn off.

2-Another animal tries to fish the croc out. But they tangle them selves out (clumsy animal).

3-A pair of animals try a Catapult. It jams and as the animals inspect it get launched themselves.

4-An animal dress up as a female croc to bait him out. The croc NEVER leaves.

5-Animal tries to make the croc fall into a pit it covered with leaves. That animal fall into it's own pit unconvinced that it works.

6-Animals try to annoy the croc out with vuvuzuelas. The croc ignores them by going under the water. Animals run out of breath. (optional: croc roars louder than their vuvuzuelas)

7-laser from a satellite an animal activates. Croc uses mirror to reflect it back to that animal, frying them.

The final scheme is all the animals create a giant robo crocodile. There is a massive build up on him, all the animals put all their hopes in this thing. The croc in the water is actually panicking. But as the robocroc is almost at the waters edge it stops... because its cable got unplugged. Animals holding the wire wonder why it's not long enough lokking at the giraffe. Giraffe drobs it, get plugged back in RoboCroc resumes but it's first step into the water... it short circuits and explodes... frying every animal... all hope is lost...

But the tortoise fanally comes to the water... the croc who took care of its teeth tries to chomp on it.... tortoise withdraws and croc breaks teeth on its shell.... ANIMALS REJOICE (opptional: freeze frame jump)


After.. Tranqualizers hit every animal and croc putting them to sleep.. poacher comes in takes them away....

Well the end... is it better to just leave the robocroc anticlimactically being unplugged.. for that effect or have it explode?

Everyone ok with having ther own parts as we add/change/remove montage schemmes?

This is what I believe is good to get every one helping in.

Anything would be good! Do what you believe your self to be good use in this animation.

Draw scenes, Characters, storyboards on how to make it funny. Anything, whatever would help you get going.... without other help.