St. Patrick's Day Claymation Cartoon
Much like a lot of our other claymation / stop-animation cartoons this one also uses a character we created and has been in one of our previous cartoons, Sammy Squid. Sammy Squid will be a series of cartoons even though this is just our second completed cartoon we have working scripts for several more. All of them will be released over time along with our Charlie Butters series, a few other series and many different one-offs. For now though sit back, relax and check out Sammy Squid and his memorable St. Patrick's Day Special. Click the video at the right to watch it.
This cartoon centers around St. Patrick's Day of course as Sammy and his friends again on the beach get their very own shamrocks from the adult on the beach. After each of them have received their very own Sammy and his pals proceed down the beach waving them about as playing. After a short time Sammy and one of his friends are relaxing and taking in the sun when a powerfu gust of wind blows his shamrock out of his hand and into the air. The gust blows it down the beach and out of his sight.
Sammy quickly follows in pursuit hoping that it comes back down to the ground. After a quick search he realizes his efforts are in vain. Emotions overcoming Sammy he begins to cry and turns and runs off. His pal who saw what had happened feels bad for Sammy and follows him to a nearby sand dune. His pal not wanting Sammy's day to be ruined gives his shamrock to Sammy and they both happily get back to playing on the beach.
After a short while Sammy sees something small and green on the sand nearby and slides up to see his shamrock. Picking it up he returns the other shamrock to his pal and they wave them about in glee. The adult comes up to them and points out the incredible sight of a huge four leaved clover on the beach. Both marvel in awe at the sight!
The making of this claymation cartoon was again a combined effort headed by yours truly but assisted by my wife and my daughter. Both contributed to the project making characters/props and lending their voices. I combined our collective efforts in Adobe Premiere CS5 editing and adding sound/voices/animation and of course production/taking the shots. We again used our Panasonic GS-500 with controlled lighting. We hope you enjoyed this cartoon as much as we did making it and we wish everyone an awesome Valentine's day.
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