How much My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan content is there out there? LET'S FIND OUT.
A few highlights:
What I Learned Today
, morals to episodes
Twilight adjusts to a Season 3 plot development
, random, catchy
Celestia and Luna play Resident Evil 4
(repurposed from Two Best Friends
The best of Sweetie Bot, from Friendship is Witchcraft
Slice of Life
, a very well done fan Tumblr
How much more could there be? Well.... [more inside]
TEEN GIRL SQUAD! Cheerleader! So-and-So! What's Her Face! The Ugly One!
presents! Fondly recalling kindergarten
! Battling it out with the bands
! Coping with grievous tragedy
! In twenty-four great-smelling colors
! Off to camp
! Sitting on the babies
! Exempting those exams
! Attending Teen Girl Prom
! Meanwhile, Sci-Fi Greg, DnD Greg, Open Source Greg, and Japanese Culture Greg step into the
Apple Store robotic dragon's lair
A duck has an adventure
, a story game. (requires Flash) [more inside]
lets you create animations with a stylus on Nintendo's DSi handheld console. Nintendo had a contest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Zelda
, and the quality of submissions was high (higher than this
, anyway). Personal favorite: Michi from Japan's Duck Amuck
homage. [more inside]
Young Edd Gould
always enjoyed drawing comics of himself and his friends. Growing up in the internet age, his doodles
evolved into Flash animations of increasing complexity, and in time Edd and pals Tom Ridgewell
and Matt Hargreaves teamed up to produce an "Eddsworld"
series of online webtoons and comics
At first crude and halting, the group's "eddisodes"
progressed from surreal shorts
into full-fledged productions that pushed the boundaries of amateur web animation, with expressive characters
, full soundtracks
, complex effects, and a fast-paced, off-kilter sense of humor: MovieMakers
- Rock Bottom
- Hammer & Fail
At its height, the college co-op was producing shorts for Mitchell & Webb
and the UN Climate Change Conference
, fielding offers
from Paramount and Cartoon Network, and racking up millions of hits on YouTube
Work slowed, however, when Gould was diagnosed with leukemia
-- a relatively survivable form, though, and Gould carried on working gamely
through his hospital stays. So it came as a shock last week when Matt and Tom announced that Edd had passed away
, prompting an outpouring
in his short 23 years.
On a Friday in the waning months of the 20th century, a Macromedia employee was getting ready to meet with the creator of Beavis & Butthead
the next Monday to demonstrate Flash v.4's new feature, synchronized audio tracks – a feature he needed to learn over the weekend. So he put together the simplest model he could: a floating skull sans
lips, tongue or physique. The meeting was postponed, so the employee continued to spitshine the animation and put it on his website. His friends e-mailed their friends, and soon, everyone met a heavy-metal animated floating skull demon and his adorable little devil pal. Sparks had created Radiskull, who will kill you one by one
. (Atom) [more inside]
OMG JERRY JACKSONS WEBSIGHTS
THE WEBSIGHT OF POPELAR ANIMATER JERRY JACKSON
Tales of the Beanworld ("A most peculiar comic book experience")
recently resumed publication after a long hiatus. It's a strange and abstract mix of Native American mythology and culture, with a strong ecological focus, into an wonderfully charming cosmology. While it certainly invites, uh, overthinking
, it's also entertaining on a purely casual level.
A sample short Beanworld story
is on the Dark Horse Comics Myspace page.
If you have questions about it, the BeanWeb
just may have answers, along with illustrations from the comics. There is now a Beanworld Wiki
to supplement it, and creator Larry Marder keeps a blog
where he talks about things bean.
Okay, now that it's properly introduced... the real
point of this post is to link to this awesome Beanworld Flash cartoon
, animated by Fashionbuddha and with music by They Might Be Giants!
Build your wild self
using a flash game from the New York zoos and aquarium and the wildlife conservation society. [more inside]
I Am Babycakes
, created by Creased Comics' Brad Neely
(who did that "Washington
" video seen some time ago
), is the good-natured, incredibly dark musings of a man-child who lives with his dad/wizard, roleplays ("I had described to my friends the most beautiful demon"), writes songs, and fills both his diary, and his days, with emptiness. Alternating funny, then sad, then cool as one turns it over in the mind. Or I think so anyway. Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
(All links NSFW due to language.)
is the online name of a musician/artist who made two of my favorite flash music animations (warning: first link goes to artist's myspace page w/audio). The first one, "Dad's Home" is a mayhem filled coffee buzz set to Cab Calloway's Reefer Man
, and the second, "Walk, Smash, Walk" is about a robot whose job is to Walk and then Smash and then Walk some more. Wildly different styles, but both are captivating; large versions of both cartoons can be viewed here
-- Flash Friday (you don't *really* need the language pack)
Where are the toons now?
Saturday Flash Fun. Probably NSFW
There's a new Bitey of Brackenwood cartoon.
(flash, music) Ex Disney cartoonist Adam Phillips
has taken flash animation to a new level in works like The Hitchhiker
and the two previous Bitey of Brackenwood shorts, available here,
both of which have won numerous awards, including TGSNT
is a new Flash cartoon by Bruno Bozzetto
, an Italian animator most well-known for creating the character Mr. Rossi
. In 1965, Bozzetto was the only Italian to create and produce an animated feature film in over 20 years. Check out the rest of his excellent site, which includes a bio
, clips from his older work
, and some more recent Flash cartoons
. I recommend the short Europe and Italy
Yet another political flash cartoon!
Anyone else getting tired of hearing the same bland crap about the upcoming election?
This flash cartoon somehow manages to be funny anyway, even though its subject has been done to death. It's brilliant, and definitely worth a look.
is a beautifully
-presented site featuring some cool game
s and cartoon
s. Note: Flash. Via akihi.
Take just about every anime/Japanese culture cliche you can think of, and make it into a Flash cartoon with occasional French subtitles. You might get something like this
Attack of the Disco Furball!
The cute animated character has become something of a staple for alterno-pop videos - from the runaway milk carton in Blur's Coffee and TV
to the big-nosed moper in Moby's Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
. But new heights of weirdness are reached on this Flash video called Jive County
which shows a be-stetsoned one-legged bundle of hair bouncing to an electro beat.
Wannabe Vegetarians Or Hypocritical Carnivores?
Do you enjoy eating meat but hate the way it reaches your table? (More inside.
Yet to get through all episodes.It's a class act so far.
(via coolios & flash)
Warning: morbid Flash cartoon. Morto the Magician. Via Everlasting Blort
The new oddtodd cartoon
I don't think that anyone has posted this yet. Oddtodd has released his newest cartoon. Man, I love that guy. He is da tits. (For those of you unfamiliar with that saying that means he is good/great/cool... you know, da tits.)
Find the terrorist.
If only things like this got forwarded as much as that Gordon Sinclair piece