Moon Animate, Make-Up!

Moon Animate Make-Up!

Moon Animate Make-Up! is a crowd sourced, group animation project that will re-animate a whole episode of Sailor Moon shot-by-shot in each artist's style! Check out our main post for details and to sign up: Information

Submissions: CLOSED

Moon Animate Make-Up!

Episode Preview: Vimeo

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It’s today!! In Seattle!! Are you in town for PAX Dev and looking to party? Moon Animate Make-Up will be screened at Gamma Ray Games tonight, alongside the Nostalgic Animation Artshow curated by Rhodora Jacob! Show opens at 5pm and the screening is at 6pm followed by a Q&A! We’ll see you there!

Hey everyone! I have an interview in Toronto magazine Art Katalyst about Moon Animate Make-Up! There are print and digital copies available for purchase and it’s free to sign up for MagCloud to buy your copy. Support your local Torontonian indie artists! I got my digital copy and it looks so nice! Thank you, Leah!


LoopDeLoop Untied (Our off month screening of shorts and cool animated things) screened last night in chilly old Melbourne town, Australia. We took some photos.

1. Moon Animate, Make Up! screend - A scene from regular LoopDeLooper KClogg is pictured. 

2. Goofs in the booth - Neil Sanders, Creator of LoopDeLoop and Nathanael Scott, Mighty Processor of Loops.

3. Some cool people enjoying the show

4. Loop Bar in Meyers Place, Melbourne - LoopDeLoop’s home from the very beginning!

Thank you Loop de Loop crew for screening Moon Animate Make-Up down in Melbourne! I wish I could have been there, but I’m glad it was so well received and you enjoyed it as much as you did!

Melbourne! Moon Animate Make-Up is coming to your town next Tuesday as hosted by Loop de Loop! Wish I could be there, but please go have fun in my place!

In all my chattering about what inspired Moon Animate, I’ve completely blanked on mentioning the animation collaboration that really was the big motivator to prove this kind of project is possible.

Back in 2010, Bill Plympton, one of the coolest working indie animators, put the call out for animators to help re-animate his short film Guard Dog. Everyone who signed up got a shot to re-animate in their own style. This was the same year I completely blew out my drawing arm (take care of your wrist tendons, kids), but I was still taking on art projects out of a love of drawing and mild insanity.

The video linked to above is the animatic where you can see a screenshot of everyone’s shot. For those curious, this is my shot, slammed together at zero hour after a gentle reminder e-mail from one of Plympton’s assistants if I was still going to send them something. It’s only now I can look at it and not cringe. 

Bill, thank you for planting the seed of inspiration for Moon Animate and continuing to be one of the most inspiring animators out there!

Thank you Katie and Shaggy Shanahan for taking the time to interview me about Moon Animate Make-Up! They are such fun, nice, awesome people and it was so great getting to talk to them! We talked about how I used Tumblr to recruit, how I kept track of my shot list, the early days as an anime fan, Legend of Korra, Ranma 1/2, future crowdsourced projects, Bartkira, how Sailor Moon as an action series changed my point of view, how I assigned shots, possible dubs, why we love animation reels and dislike university e-mails, and a whole bunch of other great subjects I love talking about. It’s a really fun chat and I hope sheds a light on how I put the project together. :)


Join us for Shanahanigans Live tonight at 8pm ET, as we talk with producer / editor of “Moon Animate Make-Up!”, Kate Sullivan.

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Hey everyone! I’ll be doing an interview with the Shanahans tonight at 8pm EST on Google Plus!

You know you’ve made it in the big leagues if you made it on the Brew! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat, Caleb!

For those of you who are interested in learning a little more about how I put the project together, Caleb Wood did an interview with me that’s now up on Cartoon Brew. I plan on writing more about it later, but for now I’m just stoked to see this go up.

15,000 followers on Tumblr? You guys are too cool. :D Thank you!

There are a few more articles coming up and then I’ll be on the east coast next week to see the family. In the meantime, I’ll be up in Vancouver next week for Siggraph! Anyone else going to be there?