Expressions. I stopped making these after a few since they weren’t super necessary.
Originally we were going to have fully animated credits, so I made these mock-ups of possible styles for it. But then I decided I didn’t want to destroy my arms for a fan project, haha.
Some of the turnarounds I drew for story artists’ reference on the episode.
Here are some explorative sketches of style possibilities that I drew while trying to come up with a look I liked for MK. I’ll post the turnarounds and other stuff in a second.
Hey quick question. Would anyone that you know of (including yourself) possibly object to having someone taking this and giving it a full animation treatment like with full color and all that? I can't do that nor do I know anyone with the skill that would be willing to, I was just wondering in case someone does want to.
I’m sure no one would object to it happening, but it probably will never happen. Take into consideration 40 minutes = approx 57,600 frames of animation. And it could never be paid work because of the rights involved.
So basically… it’s not gonna happen…. ever…. please don’t underestimate the amount of work that goes into 40 minutes of storyboards (it took months) or animation (that would take years with a team much larger than ours was). If someone were really wanting to undertake a 40 minute long animation… I would want them to pursue an original story! Then their work would pay off and they might get work, film festival awards, etc from it! :)
The small amount of fanimation that we’ve seen from the project has been awesome though!
This may sound like a paranoid question, but have you thought about the original creators claiming their copyright on this? I mean, Neil Gailman, writers of Paranorman, and Tim Schafer probably won't mind this, but I fear that DIsney won't let Gravity Falls being used at.
We didn’t earn any money off of this project, so there isn’t really any copyright issue for Disney to bare their teeth at.
Some frames I did for Mystery Kids. I’m just compiling a bunch of stuff tonight so I thought I’d post it here too.
So that means that fans of the first episode can make a second one if they want? (Sorry I'm asking so may questions)
Yeah, there’s some people already making an episode 2 I think but you can make one too!
be aware of the incredible amount of work you are getting yourself into, no joke. Maybe aim for 10 minutes instead of 45.
This might seem pushy, but when's the next episode estimated to come out?! It's so COOL!!!!!
We’re not in charge of the new episode, that’s created by different fans (although we will reblog it here when it’s done). :)
Everyone from the original project, except maybe a couple VAs, has quit to work on personal work.
You know what, I’ve realized I never posted any of my concept stuff for the mystery kids episode, so hey - here you go! It’s not much, and some shouldn’t be new to you if you saw the announcement post, but I figured it might have been of some interest (they were just laying in my folder anyways hah)
I’ve also uploaded the rough draft of my first scene here, if anyone’s curious about this kind of stuff? ahah
Check out all the stuff one of our fantastic artists did! Good stuff!