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Chapter 2 – Robots!

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Robots have invaded Figuria! Should we flee in terror? Or just laugh at them? As always, Phil, Sherry, and the rest of the Nightly News at Nine team have the inside scoop.

Will ROBOphelia defeat the Pinchbot leader Grabbor? What new nefarious plan does Malifios have to destroy New Block City? Will Zundar join the Green Militia to fight against Orange? And finally, what are we going to do with all these robots?!

“NNN Chapter 2 -Robots!” is an independent stop-motion animation made by David M Pickett over the course of 3 years. It took more than 400 hours to animate and countless more hours of writing, voice-acting, building, and editing. You can buy it for just $1, but the suggested price is $3. All profits support production of future episodes of the Nightly News at Nine:

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2.7 – The Orange-Green War Continues

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As the war between the colors Green and Orange intensifies, many Figurians are joining the fight against their will because of the color of their clothing. Will Zundar succumb to his Green demons?

Part 7 of 7 of Chapter 2: Robots!

Police Show Animation Contest

"Police Show" text about police badge with a star

As seen in the latest NNN episode, “Police Show Commercial,” Police Show is a fictional Figurian TV show that’s all about police. In the commercial, we only see a small glimpse of what happens on Police Show. I want you to help fix that. That’s why my next animation contest is for you to create an episode of Police Show. In order to help you create an animation that looks and sounds like “Police Show Commercial,”  I am providing you with some of the assets I used in that animation. For instance, you can download the full size image of the Police Show logo seen above. Below, you can download the animated version of the intro title and various sound files from “Police Show Commercial.” When I wrote the script, I purposefully made the voiceover describing the plot as vague as possible so it could be used for any potential episode of Police Show in which Chuck Malarkey has to team up with a new partner (which I assume he does on a weekly basis).

Police Officers

If you’re interested in learning more about my vision for Police Show, you may want to check out some of my recent How To Build videos, specifically this one where I talk about the different police officers. But you are free to interpret Police Show however you wish, you don’t need to use any of my characters or any of the files I’ve provided here, they are just there to help inspire you. You may also want to look at some of the videos that have won my previous animation contests to get a sense of what I like: A Spark of Life and Block Ball are two great examples of good animation, creative storytelling, and humor.

UPDATE 6/22/2013:

The contest is over, but you can still feel free to use the above assets to create your own animations. Here are the winning videos:

2.6 – Police Show Commercial

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“Police Show” is a show about police. Officer Chuck Malarkey is a bad role model.

Part 6 of 7 of Chapter 2: “Robots!”