GinjaNinja’s journey through every fandom, MAP, and animation meme you can imagine – and beyond!
How one of my favorite animators animates faces.
I’ve never seen Eddsworld until now. Bacon included after credits.
Compare an animatic with the final animation alongside a bouncy, floppy banana cat.
This fantastic all-ages movie features watercolor animation made in Flash with handmade watercolor backgrounds.
Snakes breakdance in this terrible movie featuring a serpent who snorts sand and has a surfer dude voice. Details on how the trippy 2D/3D sequence in the middle of the film is animated.
A film about marriage and goals lets us talk about 3D animation and color scripts in today’s episode.
It looks like a hose and it moves like rubber! Rubber Hose Animation
Bones and bone tools in this animation with history-inspired art and story made by Nina Paley in Moho.
A cartoon by Rachel Kim that uses a loose animation style and classic backgrounds.
Live commentary on animation in the game Masquerada, an RPG where you run around in a mask and investigate the case of a missing person.
A Toon Boom animation with its own saga, made by a very enterprising VFX animator!
An excellent fight animation that shows how spacing in animation makes great action sequences.
Investigating a sneaky scene from Nichijou that switches between 3D and 2D animation.
Animating to sell toys and combining 2D effects with 3D animation for action-packed fight sequences.
The C2C Delta music video deals with shadows in 2D animation.
One of Don Hertzfeldt’s earlier cartoons that inspired a generation of nonsensical animations and memes. Rejected is made with a rostrum camera.
Dreamworks crushes and spits on their animated horse movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
Witness the insanity of making your own series for TV with Lloyd the Rock’n Unicorn.
How do you make a great pilot episode for an animation series? See Final Space, a rare example of an independent animation pilot that made it.
A glimpse into the future of animation in VR with this Gorillaz music video.
It’s a trap! A look behind this genius animation by Guy Collins.
Black and white music video “The Wolf” uses sakuga, positive space, and negative space to draw your attention.
A fun, fluid animation about a king. Lessons on “twinning” in animation and Flash’s pencil tool.
This insane animation has plenty of crazy perspectives and character distortions.
Designing simple characters for animations like the ones in this textured animation about a fox and a mouse.
An introduction to animatronics (animations in real life) through Stranger Things and Kubo and the Two Strings.
A high quality 2D animated music video that rotoscopes on top of 3D models.
Characters, ideas, and music blend together into a rich, creamy meme soup for you to enjoy at home or on the go!
Tarboy is still amazing by today’s Flash animation standards. It even makes use of the little-known 3D tools.
Digging for hidden animation gems. This one is about frogs and rainbow effects.
A creepy black and white animated feature for the end of October. How to tell if a 2D animation is actually 3D.
Anamorphic camera lenses and old fashioned cartoons abound in Harvey Rothman’s animations.
So you want to animate on paper?
Today’s special at the Scribble Kibble inn and tavern: a musical tale, and whether or not it’s enough to be a “storyboard.”
All about Betsy Lee’s original animated series No Evil: where those strange names come from, a storybook summary, and animation texture tricks.
A spirit fox faces his greatest enemy with perfect harmony between music and animation, the art of eyes, and 2D special effects animation.
Hate’s Great, Best Villain! This Disney cartoon is drawn with more love for the art of animation and attention to comedy than any other.
Comparison of the original There She Is!! to the remaster and tricks for animating purely in Flash.
Recreating the fuzzy, lineless art style in an animation by Temmie Chang.
How the game Transistor builds animated cut scenes out of detailed illustrations.
The two most important parts of writing an animated short: characters and world, both done well in an unexpected animation about sheep.
Inspecting bad writing in a semi-abstract animation about a tiger.
Learn how to save time making your own animations from a laughably idealistic McDonald’s anime.
Motion capture applied to animation.
A digital cartoon series made to look like an 80’s cartoon that features Star Fox characters.
A music video reminiscent of Scooby Doo with characteristically bouncy animation.
Comparison of an original inspired animation to Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movies.
Posterized style animation. Explanation of rotoscoping and using references.
Hand drawn watercolor backgrounds in an animation that mixes frame-by-frame and puppets.
Disney’s movie Zootopia. Writing is as important as the animation itself.
3D and 2D mixed together in one sexy music video. Magic fingers. Symbolism. Knee blemishes.
A wolf goes to get her pup back from a hunter.
Beware this addicting 2D pixel art game and its animated sprites.
A lively interpretation of a 3D game as a 2D cartoon. It’d make a great series!
How VivziePop creates colorful characters and cartoons in TVPaint.
An animation made entirely in the free program GIMP.
Dragons animated in Flash, Photoshop, and After Effects.
Drawing by hand on paper gives your animation personality.
A look into Flash animations by one of my old inspirations, Vinnie Veritas.
Frame-by-frame animation and color define this extreme short film.
The pilot episode of Scribble Kibble talks about Flash animation puppets.