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Long ago, the Earth people feared extraterrestrial invasion, meaning to keep their bloody battles of swords and sorcery to themselves. After the awakening of technological development, they opted to mine asteroids and build a great ceiling over the atmosphere. However, before this could be completed, the on board lights and radiators that were supposed to emulate the sun irreparably gave out. Plunged into darkness, half the western hemisphere lost all plant life and became the Deadlands. One day, the ceiling broke apart, and a rich mine of forgotten civilizations and mysteries opened up to those who gave enough of a crap to find them. Since these times, other planets have been colonized and called Earth, leaving this desperate place to be known as Old Earth.
Do NOT make a cartoon in one scene! I've had complaints about pacing, and thought having only one scene would give me more control over it. This was a time consuming mistake. Establish your pacing when you cut the audio, because if you ruin one layer, it's ruined for the whole film.
Make your backgrounds BEFORE you draw/animate anything else. It was hard for me to tell where these characters resided in space since I did backgrounds LAST.