Let’s Re-Animate An Entire Episode of Sailor Moon!
In the spirit of Bill Plympton’s Guard Dog Global Jam and James Harvey’s Bartkira, Moon Animate Make-Up is an animation project where every participating artist will animate one shot of an entire twenty-two minute episode of Sailor Moon.
The episode will be released online in spring 2014 and available to view for free. This is just for fun and the project is open to animators of any skill level, from students to hobbyists to professionals.
We’ll be re-creating Season 1, Episode 38: Fractious Friends and use the English language dub. It will include the opening and ending credits, along with the Sailor Says segment. Shots are assigned first come, first-serve, but if you’d like a particular shot because it’s your favorite character/you’re busy with school and short on time/etc, you can request it. You can sign up by e-mailing me at moonanimatemakeup [at] gmail [dot] com. Please include your name, e-mail, and a link to your website, blog or reel.
This episode comes late in Sailor Moon’s first season, but it’s a great stand-alone episode that features all five of the original Sailors, focuses on the group’s dynamic in working together and holds up on its own without needing to know too much about what’s going on. (Tuxedo Mask is being held hostage by the Negaverse, but that’s about it.)
You can animate in any medium you want: paper, digital, stop-motion, shadow puppets, CG, pixel art, etc. You’ll be provided with the video clip of your shot for reference and the audio track to animate and you are responsible for rendering and delivering your shot via the specs listed below. Use the original layouts from the episode as storyboards and as long as the characters are identifiable, animate them however you want.
Artists will be announced by December 1 or whenever we have enough to get started. There are over three hundred shots in the episode, so there are plenty of shots to go around. Even if we only get enough people to make the first act, this will still look pretty sweet.
SPECS: 24fps, 640x480 NTSC, uncompressed, .mov
CONTACT: moonanimatemakeup [at] gmail [dot] com
This project has no affiliation with Toei, Kodansha, Nakayoshi, Dic, Cloverway, Toonami, or any related parties officially involved with Sailor Moon. This is a free project for animators because this is my idea of fun because I am a dork.