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Right Said Fred

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Well, here it is at last - five years in the planning, and about four months in the making, I have finally completed the animation of "Right Said Fred"
Based on the classic comic-song by Ted Dicks and Myles Rudge, sung by Bernard Cribbins.

Featuring a return by Cribbs and Fred, the Cat & Dog Busy Buddies Odd-Jobs duo - and a special introduction for their friend and workmate, Charlie.

As the story goes, these characters are assigned to the task of moving an unidentified but unwieldy piece of furniture (it could be a grand piano, it could be a large sideboard - it's not actually stated what it is... for our purposes, I went with a chiffonier)
Long story short... they don't have much luck...


I hope this proves to be a marked improvement from my old animation. I've been trying to improve my methods, and one of the most notable being the decision to embed head/face-animations in a graphic-symbol independent of the rest of the character-animation.
This is also animated at a more conventional 25fps instead of my former 15fps, to give smoother motion.

YouTube link here: [link]
A sequel to the animated cartoon "Hole in the Ground"


(As before, I stress that the animation and characterisations only are my own work - the song was written by Ted Dicks, lyrics by Myles Rudge, sung by Bernard Cribbins)
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Kelaiah's avatar
Question: what is it that Charlie says after "If we remove the ceiling"? 
DCLeadboot's avatar
You mean, "With a rope or two, we can drop the blighter through"
Kelaiah's avatar
Okay, thanks. :) Though... what did they want to drop through? ^^ 
DCLeadboot's avatar
They were trying to shift that big chiffonier thing... and not having much luck.
And Fred, being too hasty, kept bulling ahead without thinking things through, making matters worse! :XD:
Kelaiah's avatar
Well I know that, but I wonder what Charlie's idea about removing the ceiling would have helped getting the chiffonier moving. :giggle: 

But heh heh, yeah... :aww:
DCLeadboot's avatar
I guess at this stage, they were clutching at straws... :XD:
In fact, in the song, it wasn't even clearly stated what it was they were trying to move...
Kelaiah's avatar
Hey, you're right! :icondragonkekeplz: Heh heh, oh well... Btw, I think Cribbs is incredibly cute. :love: 
DCLeadboot's avatar
Heh, thanks very much! :aww:
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Kelaiah's avatar
Oh my gosh, how have I not seen this before?! This is freakin' AMAZING!!!!! :iconpineappletardplz::squee:
DCLeadboot's avatar
Heh, heh... thanks very much! :aww:
Kelaiah's avatar
Your welcome!!!! :D:D:D
Gneiss-chert's avatar
The songs you use are great! Lovely work!

DCLeadboot's avatar
Indeed, they are classics! :aww: Thanks! :)
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calistamonkey's avatar
Hahaha, my dad always used to whistle this and say random quotes whilst doing DIY XD Brought back memories of childhood just hearing it again. Awesome animation too, dude! Really like the way you sort of "pan" the characters to give them a 3D sort of look? If that makes sense :D It's really cool and smooth and stuff :D Ace! Keep up the great work :D

And now I'll be humming Right Said Fred for the rest of the day XD
DCLeadboot's avatar
Heh, heh... thanks very much! :aww:
Glad it's able to evoke old memories like that! The classics are the best! :D

This and other more recent Flash animations is kind of an accumulation of experience I've been building on since first learning in during my first years of Uni - must have been using it for at least nine years now. I've been learning new methods to improve my technique and quality. :)
calistamonkey's avatar
Definitely XD

Well, it certainly shows off :D Keep up the awesome work :D

I can't get my head round Flash, myself XD I worked out how to do the "basic onion layer" thing and left it at that. Never really ventured much farther into the "helpful tools" XD Then again, I haven't really had time to sit and look at it properly in yeaaaars XD I'd like to get into it again sometime. You've inspired me to do so :3 Although, I can't see myself ever making anything more than a few seconds worth XD

I admire you animating folk's patience. Greatly. XD
DCLeadboot's avatar
Yeah, it certainly takes months and years of experience.
But it pays off in the end. ;)

I really want to get on with animating some cartoons with Danbuster and co, but it takes a while to get things organised. There's scenery to drew, as well as voice-actors to chase up.
shadowbane2009's avatar
wow...that has got to be the funniest thing I've seen in weeks...This is EPIC! DUDE>>>WELL FRIGGING DONE MAN...that was awesome...Love those Alice in Wonderland references in there
DCLeadboot's avatar
Thanks very much! :giggle:
You mean with the mad teapots? :XD: Just a few random ideas between me and Mum! ;)
shadowbane2009's avatar
hey they worked...they really made me think of Alice in Wonderland lolz...That movie still cracks me up to this day lolz.
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It's a pretty crazy book, isn't it! ;)
shadowbane2009's avatar
YUS IT WAS...and OMG I didn't know BENARD CRIBBINS sung that song either...HOLY SHEOIT I never knew that...that blew my mind. Sorry me'z a big doc who fan too ;)
DCLeadboot's avatar
Yup, he sure did! ;)
Though I'm afraid I know nothing about Doctor Who - was he in that too, at some point? :?
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