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Archive Collections: The Evolution of Johnny Thunder 3's Plant Monster

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; May 14, 2014)      There is still little news coming from our workflow, with Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients finishing filming by the end of next month. With that said, let's start another Archive Collections, now looking at future projects! Let's get started!      The version of Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients that was penned back in 2010 is far different from the film that you will be seeing on July 18. However, there are a few plot elements that stuck around for the finished film, including a plant monster. If you remember the trailer that was unveiled at The Second Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Fan Choice Awards, one of the shots featured the fight against this very creature. But it didn't always look the way it does in the final film. To give a behind the scenes look at the development process for a character design for an animated film, we will now show you the design process for th…

Archive Collections: Animation Cells Through the Years

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; May 7, 2014)      As it usually is around here, May is a slow time for new updates, so here is another Archive Collections to make up for it! Here we go!      While we are best known for our stop-motion animation brick films, such as Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo and Forest of Fear, we also work with other forms of animation. Today marks the anniversary of the release of Freddy and Joey Teaser, which started our venture into traditional animation, which manipulates characters drawn on paper. Here are some cells from some of our more notable productions.      Up first is the short that started it all: Freddy and Joey Teaser. It wasn't much, as it just featured Frederick the Frog and Freddy reading a letter, but it does show early skills and an understanding of basic motion and anatomy. Regardless, we have progressed a lot since then.
     Next, we have an unrefined drawing from An Afternoon at the Zoo, whic…

Archive Collections: Com 50's Gadgets

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By: Andrew Bermudez (Mustache Maniacs Film Co. Headquarters; May 1, 2014)      Today is the nine-year anniversary of our name change from Daniel and Andrew Film Co. to Mustache Maniacs Film Co., and we're here with another Archive Collections to commemorate it!      While he hasn't seen as much popularity online as he had previously, Com 50, our first original character, was certainly a major stepping stone for us, as it proved that we could create a new and distinctive, not to mention popular, character. He was so popular, he's actually going to make a cameo in Project U! Keep an eye out for him!      Today, we're lifting the veil on the secrets of Com 50's arsenal of gadgets, as seen in all three Com 50 movies! From his agent ID to his dart blower, it's all here! Let's get started!      Every secret agent needs a place to store all of his or her gadgets, and for Com 50, that need is fulfilled with this handy storage bag. Filled with identification papers…