"But, whatever could it be?" you ask.
"Well," I say. "Have you heard of caramelldansen? Have you heard of Sherlock? Have you ever considered putting the two together?"
"Golly gosh!" you say. "But that would be... would be..."
"Exactly," I say. "Exactly."
Oh God. You know when something seems like a fun idea at first, but then it takes forever and a day to complete? Animation is harrrrd, man.
Also, that music is stuck in my head permanently now D:
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I have so much respect for people who do animation for a living. It must be so hard! That is dedication, right there.
(I just spent the past half-hour watching Code Geass caramelldansen videos. And then I found this, which might be my new favourite thing. Lelouch, what are you doing?)
I’m rather giddy over the fact that you’d want to put it on your iPod <3 <3 <3
Luckily, I don’t have to do the same, because I can still see the thing, even when I close my eyes, oh god.
Well, I have seen caramelldansen before, apparently, only I didn’t know it was caramelldansen (I thought it was just “Irritating 4chan Meme #8.923716 x 10^63″). I did check out a few of the other versions after I got done watching your Sherlock interpretation
three or four times, and many of them just cold sucked — the Avatar one looked like fetuses in clothes twitching randomly to Europop — which is why I thought you’d animated it all from scratch.
(But the Code Geass version was pretty cute!)
Still, Sherlock’s coat flying around and his meh-face kind of made it for me. I think you deserve, at minimum, an Oscar nomination for Creator of the Best Thing Ever.
I can understand that it took a million years to put together, though. When I was a little kid I was semi-obsessed with those Disney princess movies, and I remember that all the traditional old-school animators had a kind of lean and hungry look about them. I also think I remember Tim Burton complaining that doing hand-drawn animation was so tedious it made him want to kill himself, like, literally. So, yes.
Anyway, it is still!!!!!! So awesome. I put it on my iPod :]
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Ahaha. I’m glad you liked it! (You’ve got me making the Beaker noise too!)
For the record, though, I really can’t take credit for the animation. The reason it looks like it’s from an anime series is because it is.
The show is called Popotan, I think. I watched the OP for it and very quickly realised that I am really really not target audience for that show. Oh god.
Anyway. So, yes. All I did was trace the original and put Sherlock and John over the top. The only thing I really animated was their clothes.
If you’ve not seen them, there are a million caramelldansen animations around. (I fell in love with the Gundam 00 one back in the day.)
My original plan was to make a version that included Sherlock + John, Mycroft + Anthea, Mrs Hudson + Lestrade, Molly + Jim, Donovan + Anderson, plus extra bonus dressing-gown!Sherlock + stripey-shirt!John.
Sadly, when making the first animation, I came to realise just how time consuming and tedious animation really is, so I don’t think I’ll be making the rest any time soon :(
Still, a chibi-Sherlock show would be awesome. Would it be awesome? I think it would be awesome. Maybe I should write a letter to the BBC.
You know that Muppet, Beaker*? You know that noise he makes? Like, “MIMIMIMIMIMIIIIIIIIIIMIMIMIMIIII!!!"? I was making that noise for the entire duration of the video. (I was probably also making that face.)
SO EFFING ADORABLE, I DON’T EVEN KNOW.
Um, otherwise, I was really impressed with the natural movement of the animation, and of how well you made use of the conventions of standard Japanese chibi-izing. It really looks like an extra from a big-budget anime series, and is genuinely amazing. Congratulations, and great job!!
(Like the YouTube commenters, I also would love to see a Mycroft/Anthea or Mycroft/Lestrade version — assuming you have the time/interest, of course.)