The Visitor: Massacre
A Knight's Quest
Gingerbread Circus 2
* Sorry about the terrible thumbnail for this, I keep reuploading a better one, but it won't update >:^( *
Thanks for watching - please pass it along if you like it! XD
This animation is simpler in style than the last upload I made. The goal was to pare down the style to minimalistic, but to keep it somewhat interesting. This helped me get it done on time despite the ample scenes and characters. From there, I could embellish the piece with more random insanity. I didn't go by a planned out storyboard, and areas that I did sketch out sometimes changed quite a bit. I had to make a lot of decisions to cut out a lot of unnecessary detail and plot complexities.
I picked animals as characters for the humor aspect, and the sound track is the driving force behind the story and animation. It was a clear foundation to build on.
I've added more famous/popular metaphors and themes that viewers can relate to. Toward the close of the animation, some unanswered questions are resolved and the former bad guy brings an act of kindness to someone he'd previously wronged. (The pitbull character is based on a stray that we took care of for a year before having him adopted, and he DID eat an entire large pizza when left unattended!)
Please be patient, as the piece doesn't really pick up until about a minute into it. I'm prepared for criticism over the simplistic style, for minor details I missed and for the fact that it's more silly than brutal.