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Fancy Dress Filter - Theme: Cartoons

HELP - I'm having a costume crisis. What easily-recognisable cartoon character can I, a mid-height slim lady dress as, that isn't a sleazy she-ra or a dull disney princess? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Apr 4, 2014 - 33 answers

 

How can I disable flashing images on the Internet Archive?

How do I turn off the distracting animated thumbnail images on the Internet Archive? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Feb 11, 2014 - 5 answers

SO close to buying a new laptop, befuddled by technical details. Help?

I posted a question here about this last year, but since then my old laptop went belly-up and now I need to find a good replacement in kind of a hurry. I am looking for a few features and I don't have a lot to spend, but I have a big bunch of Amazon gift certificates I went to use on this. I am not a tech-head and trying to find the right laptop is confusing the heck out of me. Please, won't some kind soul help me? [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Feb 9, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me identify this animated (possibly stop motion) movie

I'm trying to find this incredibly bizarre stop motion (?) movie I saw on Netflix DVD around 2008-ish. [more inside]
posted by moons in june on Feb 6, 2014 - 6 answers

Crash Course in Visually Stunning Animated Films?

I am looking for visually stunning, innovative, creative animated films, from any point in the history of the medium. They can be shorts or features, funny or serious, conventional or experimental, popular or obscure. Assume a general familiarity with Disney and Warner Bros., but I'm otherwise brand new to animation. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Feb 5, 2014 - 68 answers

Griffin animation in "Thirty Years of Mac" video?

At the one minute mark of Apple's "Thirty Years of Mac" video, somebody (Theodore Gray?) is shown using Mathematica to create an animated griffin. Where can I find this animation?
posted by archagon on Jan 30, 2014 - 1 answer

Obscure 80s Cartoon?

I am trying to locate a rather obscure animated kids cartoon from the 80s. I'm not sure if it was a series; it might have been a movie or limited episode run. This is what I remember: [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Jan 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Too late to study art?

I'm interested in studying 2D Animation later on in life but is this idea feasible or just a pipe dream? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Dec 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Software / sites for creating product pitch videos?

I'm looking to create a short video (~30 seconds), to explain and promote a smartphone app/game. Both time and budget are quite limited. [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Dec 3, 2013 - 0 answers

Help me find two animations from early-mid 2000s

There were two animations I saw years ago pre-youtube that have stuck with me, but I no longer have a link to the animation itself, or even name. However, I'm pretty sure I originally found these animations here on metafilter. One was a live-action city being invaded by fun animated characters. The other was a Japanese Red Riding Hood-esque animation (much more animation than this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oEhxd16f0A). So if you can help me figure out what these are from my loose recollection, I will be amazed. [more inside]
posted by wilburthefrog on Nov 21, 2013 - 1 answer

Need help finding animation tutorials/classes for this style?

Hi Everyone! All of my clients are asking for this style of animation/screen casting (SFW): http://youtu.be/RYZ7IkboW7M It's the manic screen twisting animation with text and simple images displayed over basic color backgrounds. I am moderately skilled in After Effects (and own the suite) so I'd love to accommodate them, but I am more accustomed to creating explosions, light sabers and monsters than this kind of stuff. I would like to know if anyone knows of specific online classes or easy to follow tutorials for this specific style/type of animation? I've found many After Effects tutorials, but I'm looking for something specifically geared to creating a video similar to the one posted above. I am happily prepared to pay for these as I really need to be somewhat proficient in this by early 2014. Thanks a million!
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre on Nov 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Resources for animating font shapes in After Effects?

I have been asked to animate some poem titles to be projected during a theatrical performance. I'm not having any luck finding resources. I'm not even sure what I've been asked to do is possible without doing hand-drawn animation. Anyone got any places I could look? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Nov 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Show me more Anime like "Clannad"

I just watched "Clannad" and "Clannad: After Story" (the tv series) and it was amazing. Please tell me about more things like that. They can be tv or movies, anime or not anime, as long as they have the same feel. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Oct 8, 2013 - 9 answers

What software do people use to make animated videos these days?

The Internet! Full of fun, narrated explainer videos that usually involve some kind of simple 2D animation (sometimes hand-drawn, sometimes cobbled together from other images) with a voice-over. But how are people making them? If Flash is in terminal decline, as I keep hearing, what are the most popular software tools for piecing together 2D online animation?
posted by bicyclefish on Oct 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Old animated movie with a baby dragon?

We're trying to place an oldish (probably 90s or pre-90s) animated movie with a baby dragon in it. It's definitely fully animated, and takes place in a castle, where the main character has to raise a baby dragon. At some point, the dragon runs away, and the main character packs a bag with toys and blocks and goes after it. That's as much as we can muster! Any idea? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Oct 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Pro-science Anti-anti-vaccine Animated Web Video from Australia or NZ?

I recently saw a great animated piece expressing exasperation (that I share) with the anti-vaccine, pro-feelgood-pseudoscience crowd. It was from Australia or New Zealand (maybe somewhere in the UK?), it rhymed, it was clever and stylized in a way I want to reference to an artist friend. Ringing any bells for anyone, or have the vaccines rotted your brains, too?
posted by windowbr8r on Sep 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Please help me find cartoon versions of great literature.

My 5-year-old really like cartoon versions of literary classics. Help me find more. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Sep 15, 2013 - 16 answers

What should I use for whiteboard animation?

What video camera and other equipment would be good for capturing a RSA Animate style whiteboard animation? I'm on a budget, so cheaper is better. [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Sep 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Need quick, simple offline animation software with character templates

I need to find a piece of software with similar functionality to Powtoon but which I can download free / reasonable price. Having trouble with Powtoon saves has meant I have lost some work, and I need to make a humorous 4 minute (silent) animated cartoon with text for Monday staff training. Cute/funny characters, easy interface that I can learn quickly. Have Macbook Pro 13" and iPad - will want to export a video I can play on a PC. Can you help?
posted by Hugobaron on Aug 29, 2013 - 1 answer

Cheap, great laptop recommendations?

I really need a cheap, new-ish laptop to make my Youtube cartoons. I have very little to spend, so I'm hoping you smart folks on the TG Comics board have some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Aug 12, 2013 - 8 answers

World's funniest Youtube clips?

I recently discovered Têtes à claques. It's addictive and frickin' hilarious, and has done more for me to pick up Quebec French than any book or class. What similar stuff exists in other languages? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Aug 4, 2013 - 3 answers

70s Anime ID

Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Looking for a french animated short

Help me find a specific short, red-hued animated video about a demon, a beaked guitar player, and a topless girl. It has no dialogue, and is set to a French song. Plot details inside. [more inside]
posted by homodachi on Jun 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Salami Night Fever

I am trying to find an old (80s-90s) animated short called "Salami Night Fever". [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Jun 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Simple animated graphics via OSX + text file

Sometimes I play around with pixel art, usually in Pixen. It's great! It also has some built-in animation tools, but as soon as I want to do something with more than, say, a dozen frames, it becomes very unwieldy. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 31, 2013 - 1 answer

What is the meaning of this video "What is psychoanalysis"?

The blurb for the video "What is Psychoanalysis?" on this website claims that it "tries to show visually some essential components of the psychoanalytic process including the analytic function, transference, dreams, repetitions and the Oedipal conflict". Can someone point out at which points in the video these things are shown and by which images they are represented?
posted by fries on May 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Your favorite art, animation and illustration blogs

One of my absolute favorite blogs, Drawn, shut down this week. How do I replace it? What are other good blogs or websites that focus on illustration, cartooning, and animated shorts?
posted by Rinku on May 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Pixar's Pitch Docter (sic)

I recently read about a piece of software that Pixar uses in house to iterate story ideas called "Pitch Docter" (named after Peter Docter). I'm curious to see if anything non-proprietary exists out there. [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Apr 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Specific Text Animation in After Effects

Looking for a text animation in After Effects [more inside]
posted by Thisispiggy on Mar 2, 2013 - 3 answers

2d Animation for Marketing Videos - What tools should I learn (Windows)?

If I was to go from zero to learning one tool/software for professional 2d video animation and editing (creating simple animation/transitions and splicing live/animated content) what should it be? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Jan 28, 2013 - 4 answers

PhotoS[hel]p! Question on inserting an animation into an animation

Hey all! I can use any program/format, but it is in .PSD, CS5 now. Question: I have 2 animations, both 30 frames, how can we insert the second animation, into the first and have both play, and be able to move each individual movie (across all frames) into place? Thanks everyone, and a bit more detail below :) [more inside]
posted by 1inabillionmistake on Jan 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Film Noir Cartoons

Does anyone have any examples of some cartoons that reference Film Noir or are drawn in a noir-esque fashion/explore noir themes? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Dec 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Help with GoAnimate?

My daughter loves to make cartoons on GoAnimate.com. But it is an incredibly cranky site on Chrome on her Mac, often freezing, and always incredibly slow. Is it just a slow site? Would it be better on a different browser? Is there anything I can do to speed it up? Are the student or professional versions faster? Is there a better site to make animations on? (She's 8.)
posted by musofire on Dec 2, 2012 - 2 answers

1970s animated cartoon about U.S. History (NOT schoolhouse rock)

animated 1970s tv series about U.S. History? this is NOT the schoolhouse rock episodes. the one i am remembering was more serious, working through historical situations with animated scenes. the episode i remember most vividly was about the British burning the white house. does anyone else remember this series and what the name of it was?? might have been made around the bicentennial, but not sure.
posted by cmp4Meta on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Trying to find short Japanese animation

I'm trying to find a short Japanese animation that I saw on youtube several years ago. It was definitely in a science fiction setting. The most memorable aspect was the shifting POV, moving between characters as they fight in a war, with a character becoming the hero or villain immediately after we start to follow someone else. [more inside]
posted by GDWJRG on Nov 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Lonely animator on cartoon island with single palm tree...

How do I network as an artist/animator without having gone to art school or worked in a studio setting? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Nov 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for drawn cats!

What's your favorite drawn cat? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Oct 26, 2012 - 34 answers

Suggestions for 2D man/woman animation toolkits/software

I am looking for a 2D animation toolkit that helps me animate various actors, like man, woman, cat and helps in realising various actions like sleeping, running, etc. with programmatical ease. I have looked into processing.org and started to toy with simple geometric shapes, but yet to stumble across an animation with man/woman actors. Could you help me find some good resources where I could learn to animate such things? TIA.
posted by godugu on Oct 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Whiteboard animation with no camera/from my tablet?

I want to make a whiteboard animation without a camera -- i.e. an iPad, Android tablet or, if need be, a Wacom/PC combo. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Sep 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Movable camera dolly for iPhone?

Making stop motion animation with an iPhone: Is there an inexpensive camera dolly that will allow one to change the position of the camera (i.e. iPhone) while moving the dolly? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I Convert Video Footage to Animation?

Can I Convert Video Footage to Animation? We are making a video documentary about college students and their attitudes towards dating and sex. Much of the documentary involves one interviewer interviewing different people on the same set. As you might guess, many of the potential subjects are reluctant to speak candidly onscreen, BUT, most of them will consent to their voices being used…I am wondering if there is some not-crazily-expensive way to take a video interview and, using some kind of software, animate it, turning the interviewer and subject into animated avatars. The animation does not have to be super super high quality—a fairly simple avatar for each of the people onscreen will do…We have a lot of technical and post-production people on the crew, so someone involved probably has access to almost any software program available…Any help—especially specific programs or plug-ins—would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by laswingkid on Aug 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for Classical Greece themed art

Help me look for Classical Greece themed art for Monty Python-esque animation backgrounds! [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Aug 27, 2012 - 2 answers

*boom*

[YouTube Filter] Help me find a fourth-wall breaking short animation. [more inside]
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Aug 8, 2012 - 1 answer

Animators of Metafilter, help me with some terms?

Is there a separate term for the animation that results from moving a static image around on a screen, vs. the kind of animation that results from using an animated gif or sprite sheet? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Jul 23, 2012 - 6 answers

What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design?

What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design? [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex on Jul 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Whatever happened to Skeletor at TCBY?

Does anyone know a way to find the old web cartoons from monkeysrobots.com? [more inside]
posted by azoth on Jun 23, 2012 - 2 answers

It wasn't Small Wonder.

Yet another "help me identify this half-remembered thing from my childhood" post. Please help me identify this vaguely-remembered anime about a robot child? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jun 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Storyboards for Animators

Please help my animator friend find inspiring storyboards. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Jun 1, 2012 - 2 answers

How much should I charge per episode of an online animated show?

An entertainment company is interested in an online animated comedy series I'm creating. How much should I ask per episode? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2012 - 6 answers

Shark animation machine: go!

I want to make a lightweight, non-Flash animation for my webpage that looks like this one example... [more inside]
posted by pavane on May 18, 2012 - 3 answers

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