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Old 12 December 2003   #1
Pilot animation based on 2D development

It was a while ago as I started to develop a TV-Series Idea called " Pig Nick " . A lot of development was following together with my friend and partner Chris Doyle and his Team of freelance artists of Fanciful Arts Animation. Very often it was hard for us to take the next steps getting funding and interest of broadcasters and still it is. But so many teams were involved and many great artists helped us to get forward with Pig Nick and that made us to belive in what we working on and to keep our upper lips stiff for that guys. Now we have still many things for that project in developement but we have finally a pilot you can watch now online.

Everything and so finally the pilot as well based on this drawings of a funny little pig I did called Pig Nick:

Chris Doyle was hard working to get a high quality animation and nice charming scenes for that pilot. He did a great job on it and here you see some stills of the pilot:

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Last edited by stenarts : 12 December 2003 at 10:41 PM.
Old 12 December 2003   #2

If you want to watch the animation then go to the following link or to the official Pig Nick website:


For the quicktime file you need the 3ivx
codecs from http://www.3ivx.com
its a free download.
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Last edited by stenarts : 12 December 2003 at 10:42 PM.
Old 12 December 2003   #3
I can tell you guys that my eyes are still watering because of the fun it was to watch the final pilot and the great feeling I had to see finally some of my characters in such great traditional animation.

Wonderful as well the 3d Backgrounds we used for a few scenes developed by a friend of Chris Doyle.

We still need to cross our fingers for that project, but we are proud to get it to this state of progress and we will not give up now.

So you too have to keep up the good work and to trust in your skills especially if it seems to be hard sometimes.

At the end whether its a final design, painting or animation it will be worth not to give up and to trust in yourself, your great team and the project you working on.


Here as well a direct link to a 19 MB version of the pilot:

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Last edited by stenarts : 12 December 2003 at 01:11 AM.
Old 12 December 2003   #4
Wooo ... good to finally see some traditional animation here. I'm downloading the preview now, so I can't comment on it yet. I do like the character designs though. The pig just rocks! Very solid character concept and excellent expressions.

One item to note though, your link to the animation on the official site seems to be broken. Might want to fix that asap.
Old 12 December 2003   #5
Thanks a lot,

its working now and you can watch it direct at the offcial Website:


Size: 19 MB

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Last edited by stenarts : 12 December 2003 at 09:56 AM.
Old 12 December 2003   #6
OK ... I've seen it now. Although the character is great and the animation is superb, I'm not sure what this is about. Maybe some voices for the characters would help?

From the clip I understand that the pig is discarded from the sausage farm to begin a life under the sea? Seems kind of odd for a cartoon series, but I'll give you some credit for an original story.

Maybe a hard sell with this clip .... I felt it just didn't give enough information about the series.

Just my opinion.
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