Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Stuff, I swear!

First and foremost, PLEASE check out NiN10Doh! at Newgrounds. Just finished this collaborative flash movie project over the weekend and Richie Zirbes and I stayed up LATE into the night, several nights actually, to get this thing finished and perfected. All parties involved worked real hard, so I hope you guys enjoy it.

SO, back to Parody Rangers. I've got a quick little 30-second animation project for school, actually. Once that's finished, the animation process may finally begin...I say "may" because there are two main characters I have yet to record with. However, working with the large amount of audio I've gotten so far, editing and cutting things together's been very fun. I finished the first scene featuring the villain characters and it sounds totally hilarious. I can already tell this is gonna come out great.

While continuing to work through pre-production, I've come to a...well, not so much "difficult" decision as it is important. Go! Go! Parody Rangers: THE MOVIE will most likely be my final "Newgrounds-audience" cartoon. I've stopped and taken a long, hard look at my current work that's been put online. Between the Parody Rangers trilogy and my Nintendo themed movies such as Rawest Forest, I think I've come to rely just a bit too much on familiarity to carry me. Granted, all of these projects I've worked on the past couple years I've enjoyed very much, and they've been decently successful. However, if I truly wish to get into the REAL animation industry, that's not gonna be enough. At the suggestion by a few people, I've decided to go in a new direction.

A few people who've followed my work in other sites like DeviantArt and such, may know that there's a certain series I've been developing for about +10 years, all throughout my life. Aside from that, I've recently been working on a new series concept that I've thought as more of a "Cartoon Network-audience" and I'm actually getting kind of excited about it. However, fret not. While this decision is for real, this does NOT mean that I'm not going to put 100% effort into Rangers the Movie when I finally get into it. I've still got plenty of drive and can't wait to dive into it. Hopefully you guys'll understand this -choice- I've made, though I'm expecting to recieve just a LITTLE bit of crap in the process.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


It was announced on Wha-Chow! last night, but obviously a post regarding the news here is important...the new cast members have been revealed!

Evan Splooge will be played by Josh "Tomamoto" Tomar!
Dulcy will be played by Kira "Rina-chan" Buckland!

Both of these entrants did an exceedingly fine job, and you may be familiar with them already! This pair has appeared in many a flash cartoon across the wide array of movies on and even a few where they've been IN the same cast. In fact, you can even hear them on NG's latest hit by the one and only Egoraptor: Metal Gear Awesome 2! Kira has done a few character voices for me before, including Parody Rangers 3. Meanwhile this will be Josh's first time working with me, but I can't wait, since he's got ridiculous amounts of range and should fit in with the voice cast just fine.

I'll soon be recording these two...but to the rest of you who entered, it MAY not be necessarily over. I recieved several other good auditions alongside my two winners, and will be giving out bit parts to a few other lucky runner-ups. I won't say who...considering I'm not even 100% sure WHO I'll be choosing for that yet. However, I'll be e-mailing those selected individuals at a later date.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The door has been SHUT.

The Open-audition for Parody Rangers is now officially closed. I recieved WELL over 50 auditions for Evan Splooge, and only about 10 for Dulcy. Either case, well done everybody. I think I've already just about settled on who I want for both of the character roles, but this weekend I will be going over and reviewing all of the auditions I've collected. Let's just say there may be more than two "winners".

Meanwhile, on the progress side of things, I'm continuing to get recordings from the cast and nearly have all the main characters recorded. Only a couple of the rangers're left, as well as a few minor, but still important, supporting characters. Then there's the arduous task of getting the bit-parts and one liners. JOY.

Also worth noting, NiN10Doh! my collaborative flash project, is getting closer to completion. There's only a few pieces of the puzzle left to assemble for that as well, and I'm hoping to finish it as soon as possible so I can finally get rolling with the movie's animation process. We'll see how that goes.

Stay tuned for more updates.