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Below is a series of pencil-test animations made by Mike Milo and Harry McLaughlin during our days in art school. These are tests shot with a 3/4" single-frame editing VCR, and a camera mounted over an animation stand. These weren't classroom assignments; they were pieces we wrote and produced on our own time, just for the sheer joy of animating. Creating animation has always been a passion for both of us.
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Mike animated this little gem in a single day. Dr. Futenstein is a mad scientist who has discovered the secrets of creating life! Or has he?
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This cartoon is the genesis of a show idea we later sold to Universal called 'Cool Patrol'. The premise revolves around a pair of crime-fighters that battle against 'major-league un-coolness' rather than normal crime.
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This was a film Harry made in honor of the more rabid comic-book 'fan boys'. Fanboy leaves sheer havoc in his wake en route to the comic book store to get the latest issue of 'Ultra-Girl'.
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Harry's very first pencil test. Space alien comes to earth hoping to find intelligent life, but instead finds that the young life forms aren't very bright.
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Bongo the gorilla was one of the very first Zaptoons characters. In this test by Mike Milo, he finds a unique way of chalking his pool cue.
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An early color piece by Harry. I used a vintage 286 PC to trace and color each frame of animation, and dump the frames to video. I did this as a test for an MTV promo spot.
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