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2011-02-10 01:15:01 by HappyHarry

I always want to start these off by writing "WOW WHAT A CRAZY FEW WEEKS IT'S BEEN!" but all I've done for the last month is vegetate in front of a screen animating, drinking mountain dew and listening to toy reviews like a huge nerd. It's been a positively un-crazy month in fact.

If you read my last post you'll know that I was working on a short live action film in December. Well the whole thing got shot and was an immensely eye opening experience. I don't even want to go in to how much of a giant pain in the ass it was trying to get a dog to act at 3am on location in a freezing alleyway surrounded by crew who hadn't been payed/fed/properly briefed. I have never needed a break as badly as I did after I shot that film so I made an animation.

It was either Starbarians Episode 1 or something totally different and due to the fact that Starbarians was in legal limbo for a while with people that wanted to make a show out of it I made Skyrim instead.

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A lot of folks have asked why it isn't on Newgrounds and it's a combination of my lack of patience with having exporting problems (couldn't get it to export as one whole film as a swf, video wasn't a problem) as well as a few other things. By the time I got those issues fixed it had taken off on Youtube and I'd feel bad giving Newgrounds something that wasn't fresh. Next time it will be different. Hope you like it. Also, mad props to Sucho who has been doing some woefully underpayed colouring work for me. The girl is awesome.

Current project: Editing this film for Youtube and drinking LESS FUCKING DEW!




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2011-02-10 01:38:07


no for serious, look up the screen shots.

this game shall reap the lives of many... many souls.


2011-02-10 01:41:19

Fuck, I want that episode of Starbarians. Could you explain more about people wanting to turn it into a show?

HappyHarry responds:

I can't go in to much detail but a contract was written up and presented to me but we've yet to reach an agreement and honestly, I don't think it'll happen.


2011-02-10 01:50:17

Sucho is whaaat?


2011-02-10 01:54:26

Keep givin' us the good stuff. B)


2011-02-10 02:34:31

where is the quote in your profile from?

HappyHarry responds:



2011-02-10 02:45:57

yee haw


2011-02-10 02:49:52

you can't call it 'da update' and NOT reference cwc.

HappyHarry responds:

Did you not watch the cartoon??


2011-02-10 02:59:50

Well NOW I did, now that you MADE me. Jerk. Also holy shit that was amazing.

HappyHarry responds:

Thanks Krinks. I only mentioned it due to their being a cwc reference at the very beginning.


2011-02-10 03:34:13

Dogs can be real divas at times.


2011-02-10 04:20:47

thatta boy


2011-02-10 05:55:00

i wonder if bethesda knows about your toon


2011-02-10 06:17:26

i love how grey and desolate you made oneys skin like that of a sandshark's dorsal fin.


2011-02-10 06:44:01

Dont worry. We still love you


2011-02-10 06:58:15

Too...much...awsomness...brain...conn ot...proccess...


2011-02-10 07:22:13

Yargh! Why can't I have your gift of animation/music/voice/writing? Your stuff is great.


2011-02-10 08:14:45

Skyrim was awesome. Sucks that the live action film didn't work out though. :/

HappyHarry responds:

It's not that it didn't work out; it was just a difficult process and lots of compromises had to be made. The resulting film should still be....watchable.


2011-02-10 08:56:06

you stay away from that oney boy, he is nothing but bad news

HappyHarry responds:

He's quite the Youtube sensation.


2011-02-10 09:07:34

I laughed so hard at the last pic. Great animation.
And I know what you mean. We're shooting a movie as well and when you don't pay your cast you're bound to get disappointed once in a while.

HappyHarry responds:

Cast and crew were all wonderful actually, but we were bringing people in from overseas which gave us a very small window of time to get the thing shot and that simply wasn't enough. It was my fault entirely. A clever twist in the story had to be removed and the end conflict simplified to two guys slugging it out just so that the story even made sense. Bummer.


2011-02-10 09:41:44

Seriously wonderful cartoon. When I realised it was going to be a song, I got so happy. You're some sort of crazy talent, dude, what the hell!

HappyHarry responds:

Thanks Dim. I'm tempted to do more musical stuff, the response has been good and it's always a blast to do.


2011-02-10 10:00:23

Hey, someone well known made a front page post.



2011-02-10 10:22:03

You genuinely need to make a longer version of that sound, because my ears basically had an orgasm.


2011-02-10 10:22:41

Shit, i meant song!


2011-02-10 11:03:19

you should definitely do more musical stuff. it got me to rewatch this several times because of your original catchy song. the animation was great, of course, but who doesn't like singing along to songs?


2011-02-10 11:11:10

You really bother putting in things into your animations most other (newground/internet) animators wouldn't bother with - for instance, the dining couple beside, well you, with the women getting irritated by your self-assuring rants about your cartoons! You talented shit bag. As if you're animations weren't good enough already! Also, kudos for animating yourself with (dare I say perhaps an over-compensatingly?) large erection. Not sure why, but there you go.

HappyHarry responds:

Thanks! And quite a few people have mentioned my size in the last shot, but the joke had to be readable and doing something realistic would have been...well....impossible to see :'(


2011-02-10 11:50:29

Been wanting to see how your live action turned out in like forever!
How did you find directing after animation? I forget if you've done it much before.

HappyHarry responds:

I'd never done it ever. Actually getting people to do what I wanted was easy enough, actually knowing what I wanted and being under pressure from time, weather etc was not so easy.


2011-02-10 11:58:05

amazing work on the animation, and definitely looking forward to seeing what you filmed that night. you're an inspiration man.

HappyHarry responds:

D'aww thanks man. I have no idea how this mess is going to turn out though.


2011-02-10 12:11:15

preare to e ownd by drunk post in 2......3.............``


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2011-02-10 12:16:51

i'm scared :'( can you hold me?


2011-02-10 12:20:21


the drink for nerds.

joyce should have given you some kinds of dew you dont have in the UK while the original is still the best. also i am curious to see that movie. why did you get a guy from greece anyways for it?

HappyHarry responds:

Because he was a good cameraman, a friend of one of the actors and brought his own HD camera.

We got Joyce over because we needed someone to knock around.


2011-02-10 12:40:30

Mary-Kate and Ashley's Magical Mystery Mall.

Isn't that where the Pedobear originally starred?


2011-02-10 12:44:20

Harry's definition of "...watchable" is our definition of "I think I'm going to kill myself because I'll never be this good"

HappyHarry responds:

And my definition of envy is watching your beautiful fucking colours and insane facial expressions bounce around my screen actually making the most of the medium whilst listening to your perfect audio.

Fuck it, let's just kiss.


2011-02-10 13:43:01

Harry no matter how cold this world seems sometimes, you're always the ball of sweet sticky warmness I can count on to renew my faith


2011-02-10 15:31:08

what I did once was I just put a video file into a swf n put it on Newgrounds.
but I'm lazy so y'know.

I watched the youtube again n I found it really funny that you'd gone for a tiny joke at the start n wrote POP CULTURE REFERRENCE on his shirt-- but then that was there for the WHOLE THING.
I bet that joke really loses it's punch at like the 200th time you have to write it

anyway good stuff, post one o these toy reviews

HappyHarry responds:

I've been enjoying having this series on in the background icpages/index.php?page=2010090412 133225


2011-02-10 16:14:47

That was hilarious. Now hurry up and animate Starbarians!


2011-02-10 17:28:36

Psh man I am so much better than you, you should probably just kill yourself


2011-02-10 20:35:32

What version of Flash are you using these days? It's always kind of had issues exporting big files, but it gets better with each iterations. If it's not that, I regret to inform you that your computer might be BUNKO.
Or a Mac.

HappyHarry responds:

My PC is bunko for sure. That and I'm using CS3 which is still my fave.


2011-02-10 20:56:38

Harry don't listen to Max Gaylardi aka Hotdiggedyfagman, at least you're not overweight :D


2011-02-13 01:58:48

You left me all alone in a dead thread. This saddens me.


2011-02-16 06:34:34

lol nice one man did not think he would break into song like that im looking fowrod to the new elder scrolls to not as much as him though its nice having a date they cant back out of heres hoping they dont do want new vages did keep it up man


2011-02-17 08:50:51

I hope that you one day get to make a live action film. When you do, I will be waiting at the ticket booth a month in advance.


2011-02-21 18:53:38

Delightful video. I love your ability to conjure up these musical shorts. I loved the Watchmen cartoon and I also love this one. Did you have any inspiration when writing the lyrics or while singing? Your singing reminds me of Blind Guardian and their medieval themes.

Now, I say you should still put this on Newgrounds. It wasn't easy to find out about this. I don't care if this isn't "Fresh" man this deserves to go here, you shall be praised accordingly and you shall love to be praised!


2011-03-17 06:59:52

That flash was hilarious but I'm a bit confused, are you genuinely excited for Skyrim or are you just jabbing at some of it's fanbase? Either way it's still really funny.


2011-03-20 04:36:49

Love it. . . i cried. . . it was pure. . . i don't think i can describe it in the tongue of man! And about Starbarians, its cool that some one wants to make a cartoon out of it! I think you need to come to Atlanta Georgia, Adult~Swim and sell it to them, it would be perfect! But this is your baby, and i am only a lowly newgroundian. . . Well Keep up the UNGODLY BIBLICAL WORK ! ! !


2011-03-27 15:37:21

Cool Shiz. I was also wondering if you do any other sort of "art" besides animating & photoshop... I see you took a crack at music, so I was wondering if you can help me with music. Also the Live-Action film sounds cool, hard to believe a guy who animates JB & Starbarians will be in it.


2011-04-05 22:02:34

Sucks that the cartoon was a bitch with upload problems. I laughed my ass off on the wrong site :[


2011-04-10 20:11:38


Seriously, I bought the xbox magazine just for the fact this game was on the front page. I even broke out into song in the middle of work as I read about it!


2011-04-11 14:48:35

I think this may be the best thing I've seen all day :D


2011-04-16 14:50:41

i'm sure your film is still gonna be awesome :)


2011-04-22 07:42:07

Harry I see you've become quite the Chris Chan fan.