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Moosebox 11 min episode animatic – ‘The Big Glitch’.

After Moosebox development ended earlier this year, we had created an entire 11-minute episode script and animatic. Unfortunately, it didn’t go ahead. In the episode, Moose and Catbox have to stop The Big Glitch from waking up. Here it is! Watching it again, it’s actually flippen’ great. I love it:

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Moosebox Character and Environment Style Guides

Hey guys!

So, on Saturday I talked at the A.MAZE Festival in Johannesburg about ‘8bit inspiration: how an early love of videogames helped kickstart my animation career.’ It was a great time, my talk went down really well (I think), I got to meet LANK cool game devs and I’m super keen to move more into that space. Here’s a pic by Ben Myers:

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One section of the talk covered my ‘Moosebox‘ pilot and I showed some behind-the-scenes stuff of it. (I may post my talk online fairly soon). Anyways, Moosebox got lank interest as you can imagine – it’s half a videogame, half a cartoon. So, I decided to share with you the Moosebox Character and Environment style guide I put together during pilot production back in 2013:

Moosebox Character Style Guide:

Moosebox Character Style Guide by Mike Harambe on Scribd

Moosebox Environment Style Guide:

Moosebox Environment Style Guide by Mike Harambe on Scribd

Here’s the Moosebox pilot if you haven’t seen it:

MooseBox from Nickelodeon International on Vimeo.

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The Call Sheet – Mike Scott Tells All

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Slightly sensationalist headline, but I did a pretty frank interview with The Call Sheet.

It’s viewable HERE.

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Jarryd Jacobs

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Ladies and gents, I’d like to introduce to you Jarryd Jacobs.

My first contact with Jarryd is when I saw some fan art for one of my Goldfish videos pop up on Twitter. I thought ‘hey, that’s cool!’ and retweeted it. I got an email from Jarryd saying thanks. Then, I got a couple more emails asking about animation and complimenting me on my work. Flattered, I responded.

Anyways, I got a couple more emails and we got chatting. Jarryd seemed extremely keen to learn animation, and really *really* liked my animation, particularly the Goldfish music videos. And then I started getting more pics. Some of these I think are amazing – I particularly laugh out loud when I read the comic about the mother chicken telling her youngster they’re having chicken for dinner. Nuts.

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I got Jarryd to sign an NDA and put him on some of my projects. I offered to pay him but he wanted the experience. What I have below is a MEGA-post of some of Jarryd’s work he’s sent me, that includes Goldfish, Beatboxing Dave, Mike’s Universe, The Kiffness and some of his own comics.

Amazing. Thanks Jarryd. I get a kick out of seeing someone drawing in a similar style to mine. They say ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’.

It may be worth noting that Jarryd’s autism hasn’t curbed his creativity in the least. I haven’t met him, but look forward to hopefully meeting him in December.

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ICON 2016 Disney Triggerfish Story Lab Interview

Hi guys.

So, Les Allen interviewed me and Nas Hoosen at the ICON GEEK EXPO 2016 in Johannesburg recently. We talked for almost an hour about stuff. The video is above.

Also, my brother Dave aka The Kiffness recently dropped this amazing song and video. Love it:

What else is up? I’ve been developing ‘Dogshow’. Would so like to show you some images, but I don’t think I’m allowed to. Yeeeargh! All this kiff stuff I’d dig to show. I’m nearly finished animating the next Bru & Boegie short, then my bro will do music and sfx. I’m also busy making another special animated music video.

Thanks for popping in.

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A Dogshow with Cat

Guys! It’s here! The finished short is up online! Yippee!

Interview about it on Kenya Buzz: http://www.kenyabuzz.com/lifestyle/mike-scott-a-dogshow-with-cat-interview

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3D Moosebox

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Was backing up work and came across this awesome 3D Moosebox sculpt I commissioned my buddy Sam King from Cape Town to make. He was working at Triggerfish at the time I was developing the Moosebox show, and I dig this piccie lank.

Moose has found a power-gem and stuck it in his belly-button, making him ‘SOOPA’. It’s from a story outline we wrote during development.

Here’s the sketch I gave him, and I asked him to include pixel elements:

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Here’s an image I pulled from his CGSociety page:

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Rad. While I’m not sure what’ll happen with Moosebox, I do think it’s a great show and I get the feeling we’ll make it one way or another 🙂