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Frankenstein And Comic Book Guy Room Mates?

Updated on January 24, 2012
Frankenstein in Armchair
Frankenstein in Armchair | Source

As many of you know I spend some of my free time creating claymation cartoons. Recently I just finished a claymation tribute to my 95 year-old grandmother, "Nanny Claymation tribute," and that went quite well. For quite awhile I have been toying with the idea of combining a few characters we've used in other cartoons in a single cartoon. In this case I chose Frankenstein which was originally made for our claymation cartoon, "Frankenstein Needs A New Brain Part 1." Accompanying him is our own Comic Book Guy, not too be confused with the one from Simpson's (although they are similar in appearance). He first appeared in our short claymation film, "Captain America Gets Mad," which also featured a clay version of Captain America! Which you can find on our youtube channel, the link is at the bottom of the page.

The combination of their to personalities I felt would clash in quite a humorous fashion and possibly leave the viewer wanting more. This may become a series of short films if the response to it is what I am anticipating. Either way check out the video by clicking it to the right or read on for more info on the making, premise and generally why we do what we do.

Frankie & CB Watching TV
Frankie & CB Watching TV | Source

PREMISE

In this cartoon which if you've watched some of our other cartoons takes place a little while after, "Frankenstein Needs A New Brain." At this point Frankenstein has settled into normal life and has taken up residence as the room mate of the Comic Book Guy. As we progress through this short film we find that Frankenstein seems to get on the Comic Book Guy's nerves sometimes. As with the Comic Book Guy's first appearance however we should keep in mind that he can be at times somewhat rude and cranky. Frankenstein for the most part plays it cool and seems to like annoying the Comic Book Guy.

CB getting ready to eat
CB getting ready to eat | Source

THE MAKING OF...

For this cartoon I quickly wrote the script one night and planned each camera shot. I used a Panasonic GS-500 video camera set with 1/2 second exposures and thus was able to take each shot without a flash. Keep in mind as this is stop-motion animation each frame was taken as an individual photo and strung together to create the cartoon. We reused the living room set from the Nanny claymation we made previously but added some new furniture and props to make is more of a bachelor pad. These include a leopard print like rug, a small end table, coffee table, a lamp, TV and stereo.

As always we put our film together in Adobe Premiere CS5 and added sound and voices recorded by ourselves. Sound was edited in Audacity to get rid of background noise and refine the voices. The video was processed into high definition but can also be viewed online at smaller resolutions, basically whatever your computer can handle is fine.

Frankie Stealing Sandwich
Frankie Stealing Sandwich | Source

So that concludes our article on Frankenstein And Comic Book Guy Room Mates? Claymation. I hope you enjoy the funny video and let us know what you think we love your feedback!

More cartoons are being worked on as we speak. So if you like this sort of thing check out our website: http://www.superdaddytv.com or our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/superdaddytv and feel free to share this article or the video via facebook, twitter, Digg, Stumble Upon, Reddit and others at the bottom of this page. Just click the share button, thanks.

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CB searching for remote | Source

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      LucidDreams - thanks, no worries we are working on a new claymation cartoon as we speak should be out next week. So I'm bound to write a new hub upon release :)

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      LucidDreams 5 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

      keep it up, this is very entertaining to watch and brings a nice flavor versus the regular hum drum stuff I usually look at!

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      :)

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Your welcome.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      gail641 - really happy you liked that one too :) I am actually taking shots for another animation this very evening expect a new video/hub on it by next week if not sooner.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      terrektwo, I thought it was pretty funny when Frankenstein took the comic book guy's sandwich and ate it. It was enjoyable to see the animation. I really thought the voices were really good. Great job. I like watching animation-its so much fun! I voted up.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      terrisanzi - Thanks a bunch for watching. I really enjoy making these claymation cartoons and glad it made you laugh. Guess next time comic book guy will have to keep an eye on his sandwich :) More to come for sure.

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      terrisanzi 5 years ago from illinois

      I found this pretty funny! I loved the footsteps sounds and Frankie's laugh and sense of humor! I thought it looked pretty good and I know it took a lot of work. So thanks for the laughs.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      CarltheCritic1291 - thanks you for checking out our claymation cartoon, you are right it can be quite time consuming working with clay and doing stop-motion animation. This one was more meant to inspire a chuckle as opposed to a gut wrenching belly laugh as it is short, but sorry if it wasn't your cup of tea. We will continue to make more shorts with different characters so maybe one that we already completed or something we will do in the future will be more to your liking. But I value your honesty and always take into account feedback so thank you.

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      Carl 5 years ago

      I know how hard stop-motion animation can be (especially with clay). I'm going to be honest, I didn't really find the animation funny, but I can see that there was some real work put into it. When I made stop-motion animated movies, I used Legos, mainly because clay is very frustrating to work with (my fingerprints would always be visible). Keep animating I would love to see some more of your work (and I will subscribe to your account on Youtube) and great Hub :) Voted Up, Awesome, and Interesting :)