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This is an EARLY group walk pencil-test to show the clients what the characters from "My Friend Rabbit" would look like together on the screen. It was just one of the many hoops we had to jump through to appease the clients for this show.

Hand-drawn animated in ToonBOOM Harmony, exported in flash format for uploading to dA using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX
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Afrosoldier303 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god, this is one of few modern shows that I respect and love. Well done. 
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fnook Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks.  It was great directing on it.  I just wish the production lasted longer than 17 episodes.
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brawl9977 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student General Artist
my friend rabbit!!!!!
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tobor68 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Holy crap! I remember this! Haven't seen it in a dog's age!

Your designs were always great on this show.
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fnook Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Heh..  Thanks..  It's been a dog's age since working on it, and believe it or not I miss it.  We only did 17 episodes, sadly..
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laseltzerwater Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Cute as the dickens. Love the music too.
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fnook Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much..  I loved directing animation and designing on this show.  I can't claim credit for the music though.  Gary Hurst was the one that got that together.  It's some local Toronto band too.
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DaxterPassotax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!! I love this. It's so well done :love: You're talented OuO
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SarahEmert Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, your characters are so cute.
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Frankyding90 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nice little cycles and such sweet looking characters! The mouse is really cute as he runs/bounces to keep up. Nice job :D

The music playing sounds really nice. Could you tell me what music you used? :)
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fnook Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah I really had fun animating this, even though it took me away from important jobs like prepping the show for production. But I suppose happy clients are also important. ^_~

The music is just a clip from the instrumental track for the theme song of the show. We've been out of production on this show since 2009, so I'm afraid I've forgotten the name of the group that did the theme song for us. It was a local Toronto swing band if my memory serves me correctly.
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Frankyding90 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Welcome!
I guess it's not so wise missing these important jobs, but one mustn't forget about having fun :b

Hmm... Okay, I see. I will try to look it up! Thank you very much ^_^

I have read about you on your Deviant ID and it has made me really excited as well as very impressed!
17 years on the field is awesome! No doubt you must have experienced a lot!
But I suppose you mainly work with 2D animation then? Have you ever worked with 3D?

And can I ask, are you familliar with The Animation Workshop school in Denmark?

Hope you don't mind all the questions~ :)

The reason I ask is because I'm educating myself on The Animation workshop as a character animator, and I'm very excited about the future. I'm only halfway through the education but time goes fast!
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fnook Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yes, I work in both 2D and 3D. I've worked in 3D on 3 different productions. Disney's "Handy Manny", HiT Entertianment's "Mike the Knight", and NickJR's "Bubble Guppies". It seems the only work for 3D these days is shows for toddlers, but.. *shrug* ^_~

Yes, I'm very familiar with the very cool experimental work coming out of The Animation Workshop in Denmark.
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Frankyding90 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm familiar with Handy Manny, that's cute :D

I think it's pretty cool. And never the less it pays the bills. ^_^

Do you have a showreel somewhere I can check out? I would love to see what you've been working on if you don't mind =]

That's awesome! ^^
If you haven't already, I think you should take a look at the bachelor films 2013, they are amazing! Especially The Reward ;)
Here's a link in case it awakes interest: [link]
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ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the tiny mouse bouncing along :D
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is really good. I had trouble doing walk cycles.
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fnook Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. Walks take a lot of know-how & practice to be able to do well.
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed.
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RachelNoelDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
aww adorable.. I love the mouse
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fnook Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much. ^_^
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RachelNoelDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome
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Pichulover20 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wait... do u animate this show???
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fnook Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yup. I directed animation, and created the look of the series when it was in production at Nelvana. Unfortunately it isn't in production anymore. I miss working on it.
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Pichulover20 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's... amazing! My sisters watch that show all the time! I can't believe I found you ^^
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SadisticSHOTA Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh my god i would watch this show all the time on tv ; ;
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bobafet1000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Like the animation love the different style of walks for eatch character
like to ask question about the wacom cintiq. ive tried the wacom intous two i didnt find it accurate, its the wacom cintiq more accurate as ive been thinking of purchasing but its a thousand pound would like to make the correct puchase
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HannahNew Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is too adorable ^_^
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nursury0 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Cute ducks XD
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fnook Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks
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TheCosbinator Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, so great lovin' all of this, the music is perfect. And I like the personalities in their walks great job!
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fnook Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!. It was a lot of fun working on that show. Looking back at all the development I put into it makes me really miss it. We only did 16 episodes total, and I hope we get picked up for at least another season. It would be nice to make some more.
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Very nice walk cycles. I like the variation of weight amongst the characters. :)

-- Mitch
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fnook Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. Our clients for this show were quite skittish, and I had to whip this up in a couple of hours to give them a feeling of what the characters would feel like together on-screen. Thankfully they really liked it, and they didn't bug me about it anymore. ^_^
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
You're most welcome.

You did all of those cycles in two hours? Not bad. I know that they're quick loops, but that's still pretty good.

I'm glad that they liked it! There would be something wrong with them if they didn't. Ha-ha.

-- Mitch
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fnook Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
hehhe.. Yeah, it was stressful, but I sometimes do my best work when under the gun. It also helped that I animated this in TOONBoom Harmony, and I know that software like the back of my hand, so it helped me get it done lickety-split.
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Ha-ha. I can imagine. And, yes, sometimes a pressuring deadline is an asset to an artist.

Ah. So you have ToonBoom. Cool. Good thing you knew the program well! :)

-- Mitch
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fnook Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yeah.. I'm originally a 2d Classical animator. Brought my skills over to Flash for a while, and then the studio upgraded to TOONBoom harmony, and I became proficient in that. I wanted to learn 3D aswell, so they put me in the Maya dept. for about a year and a half where I animated on Handy Manny, and then Scardey Squirrel started up in the 2D dept. so I switched back over to Harmony.
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Are you really, Sir? Well, you certainly wield your skills exceptionally well. That's great that you have experience with both mediums -- it's probably easier to secure more job positions that way.

Out of pure curiosity, do you prefer working traditionally or on the computer? Personally, I prefer the 2-D method, as it has a particular "taste" to it that you just don't get in computer animation, although 3-D films are beautiful in their own way.

I don't know how long you've been in the business, but... do you happen to know a Lenord Robinson? He's my dad and has been in the industry for about... thirty years or so, so perhaps you know each other?

-- Mitch

P.S. My sincere apologies for the late reply.
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fnook Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Well, you know I've changed a lot over the years and so has the technology. I used to be hard-core 2D paper & pencil and in a lot of ways I still am. However when it comes to animating, I actually prefer to do it digitally, for a couple of reasons. Mainly for the ease of doing traditional animation digitally. I mean, you can animate rough, in layers, and playback within seconds of doing the drawings. Plus you have cut, copy, paste, and undo at your fingertips. Traditionally, I would have to draw it on paper, take it to the pencil test station, shoot the drawings under a camera, and then play back - but I would have limited control over timing, and spacing of the drawings. Animating on computer not only removes all those steps, but also the limitations of paper. And with the coming of tools like the latest wacom tablets and cintiq it's like having a traditional animation table and a computer all in the same screen.

So really, my answer to that question is I still love traditionally animating, but doing so on computer instead of paper. It's really the same thing, just without the paper. (Which I always hated having to re-stock anyway).. It's amazing how much paper a tradional animator goes through. ^_~
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rooster-crow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Awesome! Kinda reminds me of the beginning of Robin Hood by disney!
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fnook Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much. Yeah I kinda had the same thought after I threw this all together. Which is good considering it did reassure our clients that the show would look great. Plus it was a heck of a lot of fun to do.
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FellowshipOfTheNerds Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched this with my sister. I thought it was cool. :D Awesome!
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fnook Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hehehe.. thanks! ^_^
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YourFavoritePlayDate Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
LOL Love the walking music it's perfect! :XD:
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fnook Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much. That music clip is the sample we used for the credit sequence at the end of the show. The clients for this show were particularily flighty, and even though I was busy putting everything together for us to get started ANIMATING this show, I always had to throw together stuff like this for the clients to convince them the show was gonna look good. *sigh* Aaaand then we only did 16 episodes.. *Shakes his head*
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YourFavoritePlayDate Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I like the show so far. I saw the episode about being quiet and still, although I've gotten through halfway of it. (my mom is with-holding my downloading privileges :( )
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