Fantastic New Animation from Fun Station 4 Kids 'The Three Little Raptors & The Beanstalk', a new demo for A P O T H E O S I S + some more little updates!
It's been yet another super busy week working mainly on the fantastic new animation from Fun Station for Kids (more on that below)! I did however have my first proper day off in a LONG time on Thursday which was spent with my significant other Eva at the cinema watching Logan (followed by lots of sobbing). What an amazing film! Brutal, heart-wrenching, surprisingly gory. I won't spoil anything, but I can definitely say it was the best of the Wolverine films, maybe even the best of all the X-men films. Those who know me well, know I'm a keen superhero film fanatic (film fanatic in general), but this was an amazing film even outside the genre. It wasn't explosions and heroics, it was more a drama and heartwarming tale of two old men trying to do the right thing, and by lord I don't think they could have done it better! Bravo to Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Dafne Keen, as well as everyone else involved with the film, and what brilliant sign off for Jackman's 17 year run as our beloved Wolverine! Well done all!
Anyway, back to the real news for this week (before I start crying again!), there're 2 main things to share, which I'll get onto in a moment, but other than that, there's been a little more work on Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 14 which should be all finished by this time next week + I've done some clearing up on the website, removing broken videos, bad embeds, etc... I still need to really do a proper overhaul at some point, as it feels a little cluttered / dated, but that can wait until I have some decent down time. Right! Enough chitchat, lets get on to the main attraction(s) for this week!
Firstly, after over 2 years since the first episode, and lots and lots of hard work, development and growth, Fun Station 4 Kids finally releases "The Three Little Raptors & The Beanstalk"! I cannot tell you how happy and excited I am to share with you this animation as I've been following the behind the scenes development of it for a long time, and have seen all the hard work which has gone into it. Not only that, but it holds a special place in my heart as the sequel to the very first animation I did audio post-production for "The Three Little Raptors & The Big Bad Tyrannosaurus Rex", which to this day has racked up over 6 MILLION views on YouTube! Not only that, but as well as Anthony Houde's amazing 2.75d animation style, writing, and usual Narrator and T-Rex voices, we also see the return of Sheila M. Lin and Evan Bremer reprising their roles as Tiny and the Parrot, and Whiny and Spiny respectively! This episode for me was made extra special by the addition of a new crew member, my good friend and collaborator Vladimir Kuznetsov of World Beyond who composed the fantastic original score for this animation. As usual I was helping out with the sound design, foley and twiddling all the knobs and faders to create the final audio mix, as well as providing the credits music (always great fun!). The animation has already racked up almost 5000 views with not even 48 hours since its release (the fastest start to any of the Fun Station 4 Kids animations!) so here to hoping this animation becomes as popular or even more than its predecessor, and brings a smile to even more children around the world! Without further wait and behalf of the whole team, I present to you "The Three Little Raptors & The Bean Stalk":
And be sure to follow Fun Station 4 Kids on YouTube for more amazing animations in the future! I know there is still at least one left half finished in the production queue so I look forward to working on that soon!
Next and finally this week, we move on to some updates from one the gaming projects I'm doing the soundtrack for:
A P O T H E O S I S! It's been a steady production for this bullet hell adventure over the last few years, and developer Lars Warink has released yet another amazing demo for Demo Day 13! In his own words, the new demo adds some new items, boss fights, rooms, and some updated graphics and bug fixes, and having played it myself, I can safely say it's a step up from the previous demo and great fun to play! Be sure to follow the game's development on twitter, and grab a free download of the demo from the A P O T H E O S I S development site too! There's not much I can embed here for the game itself so here's a playlist of all the music I've composed for it so far! Looking forward to the next demo and composing the next piece, and hope you enjoy it!
And that's about it for this week! What's next? Well, first things first for me is finishing off Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode 14 then we'll have to see what happens next. If possible, I'd like to take some down-time to finish off the Jabun album, as I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to work in it for almost 6 weeks! Looking forward to that and we'll see if any other cool opportunities pop up on the radar in the mean time (they always do!) Until next time then, I hope you enjoy the new animation and game demo and thank you all so much for supporting JabunAudio and the other projects I work on. Hope you all have a great week and be back again next Friday with another dose of news! Take care!
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