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Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:07 PM Reply

As many of you were aware, Cyanide & Happiness was slated to have its own TV show. The guys ultimately decided they weren't comfortable with all the strings attached, so they decided to re-focus on making animated episodes for the web. They launched a Kickstarter that has already passed the $250k goal in five days. THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD.

The C&H crew are looking for animators and if you think you're a good fit, fill out their application form!

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Cyanide Happiness has deep roots here on NG. Rob DenBleyker was posting animations here since 2001 and was originally best known for the Joe Zombie series. The C&H gang met here on NG, started with comics and then moved into animation, with Chase from Tomorrow's Nobodies coming aboard as well. There's a rich history of NG throughout C&H and that tradition can continue with this new chapter!


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:08 PM Reply

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:11 PM Reply

Makes me wish I were an animator hahah.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:11 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 12:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: As many of you were aware, Cyanide & Happiness was slated to have its own TV show.

That would've been great. Too bad it didn't happen.

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:12 PM Reply

G-data doesn't like explosm.net.

I'm sure it's safe though. What might cause that?


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:17 PM Reply

I'll be honest, as clever as their jokes may be, this seems an insane money for something as simply animated as C&H. This reminds me an aweful lot of the Dick Figures Kickstarter: 300.000 dollars for a 40-minute stick figure animation a single guy could do in flash in about 2 months.

Whatever, good luck to them I suppose.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:23 PM Reply

Still waiting for Waiting For The Bus 3...

Congrats to them for sticking to their personal values and not compromising in order to secure a series. That couldn't have been an easy decision.

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:23 PM Reply

I've thoroughly enjoyed Cyanide & Happiness' comics and whatnot for years.
So I'm REALLY looking forward to this.

Makes me wish I could animate haha.

Also I'm curious as to what the goal could possibly be for them to "Joust To The Death" o.O


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:33 PM Reply

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:33 PM Reply

I really like their stuff, but I can't imagine why they are in need of &250ks.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:36 PM Reply

Not talented enough for that, but it is exciting news!


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:47 PM Reply

250k...8 episodes

500k...10 episodes

interesting


Tom and I have been working on something hmmm????

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 12:50 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 12:17 PM, test-object wrote: I'll be honest, as clever as their jokes may be, this seems an insane money for something as simply animated as C&H. This reminds me an aweful lot of the Dick Figures Kickstarter: 300.000 dollars for a 40-minute stick figure animation a single guy could do in flash in about 2 months.

Whatever, good luck to them I suppose.

I was thinking the same way about animations like this before, but I know about a crowdfunding project for a cartoon episode that needed 150k plus 100k that the 'inventor' of the series had already invested thus far. For only one episode. Even though its animation was slightly less simple, the 250k for 8 episodes that C&H want to produce don't seem to be much in comparison.

It's hard to compare a cartoon production for a TV show with the (although equally good) stuff you can find on NG where people put their creative energy and time into personal projects or collaborations with friends. If you wanna hire animators, you gotta pay them.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 01:31 PM Reply

Thanks for the shout out, Tom.

And I can see why $250,000 might seem high if we were animating this ourselves, but most of that money (whatever isn't going to the backer rewards) is to pay animators from NG and elsewhere to be part of the team that brings these to life. We're treating this like a professional production which means talent should be compensated.

At 2/20/13 12:47 PM, JohnnyUtah wrote: 250k...8 episodes

500k...10 episodes

interesting

In between those two goals are a goal to make 3 months of shorts, and the inclusion of a plushy in some of the rewards. That jump isn't just for the two new episodes, there is lots of cool shit along the way.

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 01:37 PM Reply

The money seems to be absurd, but at least they're successful and making more videos.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 01:41 PM Reply

What a wonderful opportunity for animators!
Good luck to those that apply for a spot.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 01:43 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 12:47 PM, JohnnyUtah wrote: 250k...8 episodes

500k...10 episodes

interesting

You may want to note the in-between goals, before you pull that card.

*Three months of weekly shorts
*A Purple Shirted Eyestabber for every backer $60 and over
*A ton of other free stuff

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 01:49 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 01:31 PM, Explosm wrote:
In between those two goals are a goal to make 3 months of shorts, and the inclusion of a plushy in some of the rewards. That jump isn't just for the two new episodes, there is lots of cool shit along the way.

my bad yo, I just woke up.


Tom and I have been working on something hmmm????

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 02:09 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 12:11 PM, LiquidFire wrote:
At 2/20/13 12:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: As many of you were aware, Cyanide & Happiness was slated to have its own TV show.
That would've been great. Too bad it didn't happen.

Na, its better if they stay independent


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 02:26 PM Reply

Why did they stop uploading to ng.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 02:46 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 12:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: Cyanide Happiness has deep roots here on NG. Rob DenBleyker was posting animations here since 2001 and was originally best known for the Joe Zombie series. The C&H gang met here on NG, started with comics and then moved into animation, with Chase from Tomorrow's Nobodies coming aboard as well. There's a rich history of NG throughout C&H and that tradition can continue with this new chapter!

I had no idea what the Rob was the creator of Joe Zombie - I remember that from way way back!

I guess the uniting of the C&H artists is just more support that the collaborative aspect of Newgrounds is one of its most powerful features.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 03:23 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 12:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: As many of you were aware, Cyanide & Happiness was slated to have its own TV show. The guys ultimately decided they weren't comfortable with all the strings attached, so they decided to re-focus on making animated episodes for the web. They launched a Kickstarter that has already passed the $250k goal in five days. THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD.

Sweeeeeeeet. A full length TV show would of been cooooll.... but this helps the internet.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 03:35 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 02:09 PM, Sequenced wrote:
At 2/20/13 12:11 PM, LiquidFire wrote:
At 2/20/13 12:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: As many of you were aware, Cyanide & Happiness was slated to have its own TV show.
That would've been great. Too bad it didn't happen.
Na, its better if they stay independent

I was talking about the idea of Cyanide and Happiness being a tv show

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 03:51 PM Reply

That's nice to hear that Cyanide & Happiness have their own television show! That's wonderful!


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 05:59 PM Reply

So proud to hear it :)

Wishing I was an animator right now, lol


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 06:15 PM Reply

Whoa, good for them! I'd love to throw some money their way, but summer is coming up. ;)

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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 06:35 PM Reply

I'd give my left nut for them to be looking for voice actors. My right nut if they somehow got drunk enough to accept me as a voice actor.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 06:37 PM Reply

Cyanide is probally in my top 5 favorate substances that can be deadly if misused.


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 07:22 PM Reply

Whoa! FIVE DAYS!! It's incredible! I wait a lot of them


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Response to Cyanide & Happiness Animation Gig! Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 10:17 PM Reply

Good luck for them!

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