So is this! A SMWCentral Cartoon! A cartoon about SMWCentral, a site dedicated to Super Mario World Hacking-Modding. The cartoon focuses (Spriter) Sonikku who wants to break mountain with his face, and to do it, he must roll the entire valley, but he causes problems to different person who either suffer accidents from them or earns something back. What will happen if Sonikku makes it to the mountains? (and for me, will people like it?)
I decided to make this because i thought how would i act if i would log back to SMWCentral (because i was away). And so i thought to an animation of Sonikku (i dunno why just Sonikku) rolling to a mountain and breaking it. And then i thought to do this.
I used Photoshop CS"num" to do the animations (rough and clean ups) and the backgrounds (clearly), but i used ToonBoom (Animate Pro 2) for building the animations. Toon Boom, the same software used for masterpieces like Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan or the Princess and the Frog (to quote some Disney movies) or series like Phineas & Ferb or The Simpsons. I don't know if it's used for anime too, since Japanese people have their own software. I'm sorry, My Littly Pony: Friendship is Magic is Flash, not Toon Boom (i think).
I was saying. i grabbed some sound effects from the web, then, once exported, i used Adobe Premiere to assemble the scenes all together and then, i exported the video. The only problem with the video is that doesn't have a giant quality: i couldn't avoid the annoying interlacing of the frames in the video.
The short is two minutes long and it's since a month and one half i'm working on this. This is not a super quality short, but i think it should be OK. But the music sucks, but i'm not a musicist.
The protagonists of the short are:
-Sonikku (SpriterSonikku here in Youtube);
-Roy/Fuzzyfreak (meisdddfreak in YT);
-Supertails (supertails61 in YT);
-Kaizo Mario and Kaizo Thwomp (a parody of Kaizo Mario);
-A large crowd (i recognize only the Jacob's character and ZMann in the crowd, i'm sorry);
-Ersanio (namesake in YT);
-S.N.N. (SNN135 in YT);
-Smallhacker (namesake in YT);
-Kieran (SMWCentral creator), sunglasses boo form;
-Other crowds (where i recognize Parabuzzy aka Raibys, Iceguy, and Iceman)
-A baseball boy (From Yoshi's island)
-Smkdan (No youtube, but a SMWC staff member)
-Me (the creator of this cartoon)
Of course there are some cameo appearences. The short doesn't have credits and list of used tools, so i shall write them below.
Animation and Background painting: Adobe Photoshop CS5;
Animation editing and X-Sheet: Toon Boom Animate Pro 2;
Video Editing: Adobe Premiere CS5;
Music; Fruity loops (but the song sucks).
S.N.N.: for the castle theme from Keytastrophe;
Ersanio (or S.N.N., not sure); Chocolate Anus, a song used for the boss battle in the SMW hack "The muncher Run);
ilovewavs.com for the most of the sound effects;
Whynne, the creator of Trollface, for... the Trollface indeed :] ;
DragonBallZ for some sound effects.
But none deserves so many thanks but:
Scuola internazionale di Comics, Florence, because without it i wouldn't be a future animator (because it's what i really look for).
Anyway, have fun