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Ironman, Mt. Rushmore, GoAnimate Quick Apps

What used to be called 'Type a Video' animations is now known as 'Quick Apps' on GoAnimate. The apps have been upgraded to include a limited range of facial expressions and, if you're a GoPlus user, some apps will even let you use your own custom Lil' Peepz or Comedy World Custom Characters.

That's how I came to make Ironman Vs Metal Detector...

Ironman Vs Metal Detector by etourist

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If you've seen my previous post, Cleaning Out my GoAnimate Account - Unused and Unfinished, you'll recognise this sketch as a kind of sequel to the Super Charge/Superman metal detector sketch in my Unused and Unfinished animation. In fact that particular scene is directly referenced in the Ironman sketch.

You may also recognise my Ironman character (well as close as you can get to Ironman with GoAnimate's Comedy World Character Creator) from my Charlie Sheen animation, Charlie Sheen agrees to Rehab. I've been looking for a reason to use him again since Comedy World characters cost real money to buy and he only had a cameo role in the Charlie animation.

Ironman Vs Metal Detector has been received remarkably well (55 recommendations in 5 days) for a Quick App animation. Typically Quick Apps struggle to get views due to their visual similarity. Except for the script people have generally seen all the animation many times over.

I like to think it's the script writing that has been the major player but I'm sure it didn't hurt that both characters are custom Comedy World Characters and therefore haven't been seen many times over. Also Ironman's popularity with two kick ass movies may be something of a draw card too.

Long Time Waiting...

Another of GoAnimate's Quick Apps takes popular culture and familiar icons/items and gives them a voice with Talking Picz. I first used this theme in Smart Phones - Lost. This time I take an alternative look at Mount Rushmore with its Presidential sculptures. They're not really a tourist attraction, they've just been waiting for so long they've become one...

Long Time Waiting... by etourist

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Mt. Rushmore from the Canadian Side.
This animation was inspired by an image that's been doing the rounds of social media for a while now called 'Mt Rushmore from the Canadian side' which forces you to think differently about the monument in a very humorous idea.

I happened to be looking at the Mt Rushmore image on GoAnimate and suddenly thought the arrangement of the heads look remarkably like people queuing.

I did a bit of research on Mt. Rushmore and discovered that each head was dedicated in a different year (those are the years mentioned in the animation) with Lincoln's head being dedicated before Roosevelt's. Giving a bit of factual credence to Theo's queue jumping.

From there I did a bit more research on each President to see if I could incorporate more historic references relating to each one such as Theodore's catch phrase 'speak softly but carry a big stick' and linking Jefferson to his authorship of the Declaration of Independence.

It's always risky linking humor to historical references because it can kill the joke flat if people don't know what you're referring to. Hopefully my references aren't too obscure or there's still enough there to find funny if you aren't familiar with the history.

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