Making General Hospital

Have you ever watched a movie on DVD with the directors commentary? If that's the kind of thing you enjoy then Making General Hospital is for you. There's no sound except for my narration describing how the animation was created.

The narration idea came about because, as I explain in the animation, I was having a lot of problems with GoAnimate's Audio time line in their studio editor. Two days later I was still having problems so I just threw my hands up in the air, recorded the voice track and left it at that.

As a result you get some nice insights into how I develop my animations, proving once and for all that I don't use story boards. I really do make things up as I go along.

The actual storyline of Making General Hospital features some nice ideas that I wished I could have developed further. In particular combining GoAnimate's Monster theme backgrounds and characters with its Doctors and Hospital backgrounds and characters. There's a lot of untapped comedy there I think.

Also, my parody of Scooby Doo characters, towards the end (Screwby Doo) using GoAnimate's own resident dog and other characters. I thought I could make a series but shortly after this another GoAnimate user, Reddplague, came up with the idea and created The Mystery Gang. Which I thought was far better than anything I might create.

Mystery Gang: The Spooky House - Episode 1.
by Reddplague

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  1. Hey David,

    Was great watching general hospital again!
    Happy New Year!

    Looking forward to see what you come up with next.

  2. Hi Nicolas, thanks for stopping by. I'm gradually posting my animation catalog, so you'll probably get a few more opportunities to revisit my older work. I am working on new stuff though. Hope to have something public soon. Thanks for watching.


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