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Ben 10 Alien Force and Toon Creator

Ben 10, Alien Force fans have been able to create their own Ben 10 cartoons via Cartoon Network Asia'sGoAnimate powered Toon Creator for some time now. (Note that if you're a fan of the cartoon Chowder you can also make Chowder cartoons too).

I'm not a particular fan of Ben 10 Alien Force. In fact the show used to annoy me as I always seemed to catch the end of it when I was regularly watching Batman, The Brave and the Bold on Saturday mornings. However I do like the way the characters are drawn in that more mature, some-what Anime influenced, style.

I had heard that Toon Creator was only accessable to people in Asia so, being in Australia, I wasn't sure if I could even open a free account in order to use the site. Thankfully I could. I'm not sure if it's still limited to certain geographic regions? The best way to find out is to simply try and sign up.

If you've used GoAnimate's Studio (or even DomoAnimate's Studio) then you'll be right at home in…

Domkun: Sneep Watching with Mr Usaji

The fact that you can't upload any custom props, characters, backgrounds... uh... let's face it, custom anything onto Domo Animate has given rise to a fairly unique work around.

Domo Animate members have been using the existing props, which they combine to create new characters. Despite the fact that these new 'custom' characters are very tricky to animate it hasn't stopped their popularity.

Not wanting to be left out I thought I'd try to create my own unique character and see if I could animate it enough to seperate it from the static, background props.

What I came up with was the 'Sneep'. Something of a cross between a sheep and an anteater - basically a sheep with a snozzle (nose).

Sneep Watching (New Ending) by etourist

Like it? Create your own at DomoNation.com. It's free and fun!

The Sneep in my animation is made from a cloud (body), two sets of antenae (legs and feet), hair (head), Horn (tail) and two cyclops eyes. A sneep is easy enough to animat…

Domokun GoAnimate Complaints Department

My original GoAnimate Complaints Department animation is one of my most popular with in excess of ten thousand views since its release and spawning five follow up animations in the series. Many of the follow up animations are also some of my most viewed.

In the original episode and at least one of the follow ups Domo makes an appearance as a motionless custom prop (and audio) which occasionally fools some viewers into thinking I was able to animate the Domo character from my GoAnimate account. As most people know the only place you can make your own Domo animations is DomoAnimate.

However I'm starting to digress. I don't know why it took me so long to make the connection that DomoAnimate has its own resident rabbit in Mr Usaji. He's a much more patient and peace loving kind of guy than Happy Bunny (whom of course mans - or is that rabbits - the complaints desk) so I thought this could be an opportunity for some new humor.

As with the original, The Domo Animate Complaints Depa…

An Animated Introduction to TET

Do I really need to introduce an animation that is an introduction to me? Hmmm... maybe I do so perhaps a little bit of background is useful.

GoAnimate member, Cartoon King, started a trend many months ago of animators creating animations that told a few facts about the animator that perhaps people wouldn't know.

Since then quite a few GoAnimate members have created these introductory animations so I thought one for myself would be worth while.

I began making this particular animation back in July 2009 and it was where I was originally going to first feature my animated TET Head (pictured above) that I created based on my WeeMee Profile Avatar.

However creating an animation about yourself isn't nearly as fun as most of my other animations so this project fell by the wayside consistently in favor of other projects.

Finally towards the end of December 2009 it was time to bite the bullet and just finish my introductory video.

There were lots of things I could have included but in the e…

Michelle Obama in Barack Begins - Part 3

The third and probably the final installment of my political satire, Barack Begins, is finally finished.

Whilst it doesn't hurt to watch Part 1: The President and Part 2: War all you really need to know going into part 3 is that George Bush still refuses to accept that he is no longer the President.

Just as an interesting footnote, I originally released the first episode of Barack Begins on January 1, 2009 (not in February as stated in a previous blog post). Seems quite fitting to have released this episode (on GoAnimate - not in this blog) on the last day of 2009.

Part three focuses on Michelle Obama because she played a huge part (and continues to play a huge part) in Barack's election victory and his time, so far, in office. Hence I wanted to reflect that in the series by giving her a bigger role. Unfortunately, as is often the case with a beautiful women, the media tends to focus on Michelle's fashion and style.

Pt 3: Barack Begins by etourist

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