Grease Monkeys in space

In the animatic below, a young assistant mechanic helps protect his space ship from alien invaders. His boss, Mac, is a hyper-evolved gorilla and chief engineer that’s in love with the ship’s admiral, another gorilla.
“Grease Monkey” is based on a graphic novel by artist Tim Eldred.


“Amazing Animatics”
is an occasional feature here at Junior Dispatch, and shows simple “test animations” created by animation students, companies and hobbyists.

Be sure to check back for more … or learn to create your own!

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The thrill of roller coasters

What's life like when you're a Roller Coaster Junkie?

Here’s an animatic for a song about riding roller coasters.

Once you’re done with this rough version directly below, check out the full version below that.

The final version has more extensive art, but both of them are quite funny.

When you’re done viewing both videos,

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Bruce Lee the superhero

Bruce Lee is on the prowl in this animatic by WuKongZZZ.

If you’re any sort of martial arts fan, you’re sure to have seen a Bruce Lee movie or two. In this animatic, artist “WuKongZZZ” casts the legend in a whole different genre … as a superhero!

Tell us what you think!

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See an amazing flying joust

The brave griffin-rider prepares for battle. Image by Koizu.

Here’s another Amazing Animatic, a set of test drawings used to make a cartoon. This one features a brave griffin rider as he fights a joust!

Amazing Animatics is an occasional feature here at Junior Dispatch, and shows simple “test animations” created by animation students, companies and hobbyists. Be sure to check back for more … or learn to create your own!

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Amazing Animatics: Wulfie

Welcome to Amazing Animatics, a new feature here at Junior Dispatch.

What’s an Animatic? An animatic is a test cartoon or animated storyboard  done in preparation to create a completed cartoon.  Often they are a series of drawings placed in order with added sound effects, voices and music.

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