Backgrounds drawn in Photoshop and animated in Flash. Characters drawn in Flash and animated in Flash.
Some scenes from an animation I am currently working on for a school project. I'm telling you, I can't wait to go University and study animation, working in a group must be so much quicker than doing this all on my own, haha XD
The full film will be about 5 minutes long (it's only a short one) and will be in our school end of year show.
Animation is a little choppy here and there since I need to finish the whole thing in 11 weeks, blech (but mainly because I had to record the screen since I needed to upload to Youtube, and I'm not sure how to export Movie Clips in something other than SWF). Trying to keep a nice and appealing look to the animation whilst taking small shortcuts to get it done in time (and making the lack of frames less noticeable... there are 62 frames in the cheetah walking to the river animation).
The background style is inspired by Disney (but less detailed since I'm stil learning painting techniques, but I'm getting there), whilst the character animation is inspired, in part, by Digimon the Movie (where there is no shadow, the colors are pastel-like and the animation is pretty detailed. It makes it easier to work with).
The final animation was intended to be targeted at an audience within the age range of 8-13, but... after making some of the film... I kinda want to up the age rating, just a bit The style is not as colourful as I originally intended, but I like it that way... I fail at sticking to my own brief, haha.
I stuck the storyboard on at the end. The storyboard style was inspired by one someone made on deviantART.