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CACAni is Released – Goodbye In betweeners

CACAni

CACAni Has Been Released!!

 

Finally, the 2D animation software CACAni that in betweens your keys for you has been released!  Compared to other 2D animation software, price wise, it is a steal!  Currently, a promo price of around $167.00 US makes this software a must have.  Made to create cel style digital animation and to increase productivity for the artist, CACAni does some amazing things.  Understanding CACAni’s workflow is important to getting the inbetweens to work right.  Creating strokes in the right order and right direction makes auto inbetweening easy and fast.  The smart paint feature lets you paint one frame and then the software will paint the other frames in the sequence with a push of a button!  There are other tools that make the automation of the animation fast and efficient.  CACAni Amazingly gives the ability for a small number or even one person to create a full feature film!  This software could possible revolutionize the 2D animation industry.  I can see the internet erupt with 2D animation made amazingly fast and with full feature quality, not the “flash” minimalistic quality we have come to expect from animation created for the net.  Get it!  And show the world what you can do, fast and with television or feature film quality!  Then let me know what you think of CACAni!! Go to:

https://cacani.sg/#!/home

 

 


Saturday morning cartoons will never be the same

It’s one of those times when you just slap your face and shake your head. Then praise the creativity of people on YouTube.


Dr. Who Animated

I saw this today and was giddy with joy that some one actually did it in a fun Cartoon Network sort of style. Well played sir! Well played.


Robotech Academy Kickstarter!

 

 

 

Please help support Harmony gold and Robotech to bring Robotech back!


Godzilla Smashes The American Box Office!

 

 

Godzilla 2014

Godzilla 2014

Out performing what analyst had suspected, Godzilla 2014, is running away with this weekends box office, and well deserved because the movie is nothing short of awesome!  Being a fan of Kaiju movies from Godzilla to Gamera to Pacific Rim I can honestly say that the latest Godzilla movie is, if not the best, one of the best Kaiju movies ever made. With a reported budget of 160 million it looks like opening weekend will take in a whopping 93 million! This is what BoxOffice.com is reporting:

Opening Weekend: $93,205,000 [est.] |

Total Domestic Gross: $93,205,000 [est.] |

Worldwide Gross: $113,205,000 [est.]

I guess we can expect more Godzilla on the way!  I predict that we will have an announcement by the end of the month (if not the end of the week) that another Godzilla movie is on the way.  Excitement abounds!  I scream like a little girl at a Justin Bieber concert! Godzilla…..Ahhhhhhhh! (end of the Hanna Barbera Godzilla song).

At least I can hope for an appearance of Megalon and Jet Jaguar in the next movie. Yeah, not gonna happen, I’m sure.


More Episodes of the Secret Space Base Podcast!

Wow! It’s taken me forever to get these episodes uploaded.  Battling with sinus infections suck!  Slowly my voice is coming back, so hopefully we will have some more episodes soon.  Episode Six is all Will talking to the crew of the Project Sword Moonbase Central Blog. Toys and Sci Fi Television and movies, all the way from England!  Enjoy!

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Episode Seven is our rambling round up of 2013.  And boy do we ramble on.  I sound like I’m coming down from a meth amphetamine high and crashing bad! Seriously, this episode could be a drinking game you play with your friends, with how many times Will says “absolutely” and “excellent”, and how many times I say “awesome” and “um”.  You’ll be drunk in no time!  With that and the technical problems we were having should make this a rather interesting if not humorous episode.  Good books mentioned, and good fan boy conversation.

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As always please feel free to comment on anything we comment on, wither it is negative or positive, it is welcomed.

The 100th post!  Yay!

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A Rankin Bass Celebration

Arthur Rankin Jr.

A couple of weeks ago Animator, producer, director Arthur Rankin Jr. passed away.  Rankin/Bass had a huge influence on my life as a child and hearing of his passing really got me down.  I hope he realized how excited I would get every Christmas to see the stop motion animated specials.  This Christmas my beautiful wife got me Rudolph, Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Frosty on Blue Ray.  And how could I ever forget the Tolkien animated specials  “Where there’s a whip, there’s a way!” still rings in my head from time to time.  But one of my Favorites to this day is the Toho Studios / Rankin Bass collaboration King Kong Escapes! In celebration of Rankin/Bass I present some video clips from his career.  Mr. Rankin, you brought joy and wonderment to so many children, your legacy will never be forgotten. Thank you for making Bumbles Bounce, and for making my childhood so much richer.


John Carter of Mars The Animation!

John Carter of Mars

John Carter of Mars

I am a huge John Carter of Mars fan and have read all the books several time. I have always thought that Carters adventures on Barsoom would make a great animated series. Well, back in the 1936 it looks like Bob Clampett had the same idea. And worked with Edgar Rice Burroughs son, John Coleman Burroughs, actually produced some footage of animation. This is amazing! I wish it would have taken off like the Fleischer Superman cartoons did. We might have had a greater appreciation of this timeless character.

From Wikipedia


“Bob Clampett involvement

In 1931, Looney Tunes director Bob Clampett approached Edgar Rice Burroughs with the idea of adapting A Princess of Mars into a feature-length animated film. Burroughs responded enthusiastically, recognizing that a regular live-action feature would face various limitations to adapt accurately, so he advised Clampett to write an original animated adventure for John Carter. Working with Burroughs’ son John Coleman Burroughs in 1935, Clampett used rotoscope and other hand-drawn techniques to capture the action, tracing the motions of an athlete who performed John Carter’s powerful movements in the reduced Martian gravity, and designed the green-skinned, 4-armed Tharks to give them a believable appearance. He then produced footage of them riding their eight-legged Thoats at a gallop, which had all of their eight legs moving in coordinated motion; he also produced footage of a fleet of rocketships emerging from a Martian volcano. MGM was to release the cartoons, and the studio heads were enthusiastic about the series.

The test footage, produced by 1936, received negative reactions from film exhibitors across the U.S., especially in small towns; many gave their opinion that the concept of an Earthman on Mars was just too outlandish an idea for midwestern American audiences to accept. The series was not given the go-ahead, and Clampett was instead encouraged to produce an animated Tarzan series, an offer which he later declined. Clampett recognized the irony in MGM’s decision, as the Flash Gordon movie serial, released in the same year by Universal Studios, was highly successful. He speculated that MGM believed that serials were only played to children during Saturday matinees, whereas the John Carter tales were intended to be seen by adults during the evening. The footage that Clampett produced was believed lost for many years, until Burroughs’ grandson, Danton Burroughs, in the early 1970s found some of the film tests in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. archives. Had A Princess of Mars been released, it might have preceded Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to become the first American feature-length animated film.”

Presented here the amazing Bob Clampett and John Carter the Warlord of Mars!!


Secret Space Base Podcast Episode 5, Farewell Lou Schiemer!

Lou Scheimer Has Passed

Filmations Flash Gordon signed by Lou Schiemer

Filmations Flash Gordon signed by Lou Schiemer

In our 5th Episode of the Secret space Base Podcast, Will Schwartz and Tim Bergeron say goodbye to one of the giants of Saturday Morning cartoons, Lou Schiemer, and talk about Filmation and the impact it had on us as kids. We also address the loss of how special Saturday mornings were and the creepiness of the GI Joe public service announcements at the end of each GI Joe episode. Time to get nostalgic, and celebrate the reuse of run cycles! By the Power of Gray Skull, listen to Secret Space Base Podcast Episode 5!

Secret Space Base Podcast Episode 5


Classic Hanna And Barbera Saturday Morning Cartoons

In the early 70’s I used to run around the house slamming my terry cloth wrist bands together and transform into the mighty Samson.  Then turn to my cat and once again slap my wrists together to turn him into Goliath.  Well, here is a bevy of classic Hanna Barbera Cartoons to help you feel nostalgic.

Samson and Goliath:

Space Ghost:

Bird Man:

Herculoids:

Jonny Quest:

And one of my Favorites – GODZILLA!!:

Check Out Godzilla: The Original Animated Series: The Breeder Beast on Hulu.