I just released a new holiday themed movie, "The Big Toy Book", so check that out when you get a chance. I know it's a few days past the whole holiday season, and it was supposed to be out before Christmas, but right now I'm just glad I got it out in 2008.
Well, I always like to have the 'announcement post' act as an area for information on the movie and keep the movie comments/description short and sweet. Basically I just like to talk about behind the scenes stuff, and if that's a crime then slap the cuffs on. For the most part, I got the soundtrack to Home Alone and Home Alone 1 and 2 are some of my favorite movies of all time so I just had to make something with this truly magical score (Williams is a musical genius). Just a little idea I had, mostly from just looking at Toys 'R' Us's Big Toy Book and making a big back story for it. If you guys can't piece it together, basically this guy Frank is bored at his desk job at a design agency until he gets a call from his buddy Carl who tells him that their group just landed The Big Toy Book design job for next season. Instantly, Frank is thrust into a memory of him as a child paging through The Big Toy Book and he's brought to tears.
Here's a little more backstory for this: I haven't made a fucking thing while I've been at school, believe it or not I really haven't had the free time (well I've had plenty of free time, but it's spent doing other stupid shit). Together, the whole thing took about 5 days - I started on the 18th and worked on it for 4 more random days. I couldn't bring my tablet back from school because I took a flight home and nothing would stop me from making this movie so the entire opening scene and all of the environments are actually made entirely on my MacBook trackpad haha. I intend to pull a fast one on CDW because I bought a little 4 x 6" intuous for all the animation in this movie and I'm gonna return it before I go back to school. I also had to download a trial of CS4 to make this, which is just a steaming pile of shit, but lo and behold even though I own a copy of CS3 I don't have it for fucking mac! Long story short, I had to pull a lot of stuff out of my ass for this movie so I hope you enjoy it and at least get a chuckle out of it. Thanks!
UPDATE - 1/2/2009: It worked. I have one less 4x6 wacom in my possession and $275 back in my pocket, thanks CDW!
Let me propose a new, simple solution for how the internet should work. It's become increasingly apparent how gay click-throughs for sites like Yahoo have become. Obviously it's not just Yahoo, but I'll use it as the posterboy because it's a repeat offender. Let's say a new story on the front page catches my eye - Did the Philies end up winning the world series? I click on it, assuming the answer will stare me in the face on the next page, but no, I have to watch a fucking video with an advertisement in front of it and the question isn't even answered in the fucking headline! So some Yahoo analyst faggot talks for a few minutes and I finally get the answer I'm looking for, "Yes".
Sites make you jump through so many hoops just to get to a simple answer, so I've to the conclusion that this is how things should look from now on:
I leave for college on Friday and it'll probably take me a little bit to get into the flash groove again over there once I set all my shit up. The good news is that I'll have a ton of downtime, so hopefully that means increased flash output. Again, I'm in the middle of a movie...not much is known about it right now (except that it'll TOTALLY ROCK!!!)...so my advice would be to not shit your dipe, it'll be out soon enough. And just like that, I'm out.
I was supposed to use this space to promote my new movie that was gonna come out this weekend...but unfortunately I got mono about a week ago and I'm gonna be out for a while. I'll get back into it in about 3 weeks hopefully...but still...c'mon...I WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE ANIMATIONS THIS SUMMER!
Hey did you guys hear about that new show? Sounds kinda boring to me...
Time to kick off the morning bright and early with a brand new cartoon featuring the man himself!
It should be a great turnout this year and I can't wait to see what everyone's been secretly working on. Go check it out, it's probably a fucking madhouse in the portal right now!