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Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme

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Via @BrandyBuizel, Summer Animations Jams organizer:


Presenting the winners of the Stay Awake Jam from all 91 entries we received. A quick reminder that at this point it is still anyone’s game, even for those who did not place in ROUND 1 or have yet to participate!


ROUND 2 begins TODAY! Theme revealed further down in this post.


Our judges panel of @BrandyBuizel, @NickConter, @heyopc, @AlmightyHans, @Ellsketchlr, @Domdude111, and @ayekerik have a lot of distinct tastes and expertise in different animation mediums, so I’m elated to reveal that their Top 15 picks are incredibly varied and stand out well among the entries, so here they are!


15th Place (Tied) - 1pt



@NovanByworks created a classic story with good comedic timing. They clearly set out style goal for themselves using 2D and 3D for this animation and impressively made it all come together by the deadline.



First off, @GiantOatmeal, love the jam pun at the beginning. Solid choice to focus on 2.5 minutes of character acting on 2s and 4s over having color and complex backgrounds. The story is relatable and the gags got a ton of laughs from us. Working on an animation jam is all about choice and what they chose to focus on paid off.


14th Place - 2pts



@Mucoid’s character interactions feel incredibly genuine; like improv between two friends hovering over a microphone at night. The mixed media drawings layering the entire frame makes it stand out. Do not try their methods to become immortal!


13th Place - 3pts



Just watch @PhasmaGORE’s entry. The imagery and foreshadowing throughout is very effective. Seriously, this cartoon has a cool message you won't see coming. Watch it twice!


12th Place - 4pts



@JCaluger made something short and sweet. The monster animation is buttery smooth and the gag at the end is only made better by their cute design. A memorable 15 seconds can beat out animations that drag on.


11th Place - 5pts



@jamspoon is ascendant. Please make more of this :)


10th Place - 6pts



@JanitorCrust made a super trippy loop that LIES to your face for the first 3 seconds. Sick animation dood. The only weakness to green man is that its relevance to the jam theme is not transparent like the rest.


9th Place - 7pts



@funneyvaughn served up one of the best simple concepts for “stay awake” in the form of pure eye-candy. The vibrant purples blend the 2D and real life footage is a very pleasing way. 


8th Place - 8pts



@GoodL took the words “mixed-media” and ran with it. It’s weird, it’s got funny timing, and the whole thing just gets more and more engaging all the wait until the end. It’s hard to look away.


7th Place - 9pts



@FLARE145 made a short, weird, and clean loop that exemplifies quality over quantity in this round's theme. They have a powerful use of sound design and we love the character design!


6th Place - 10pts



An early entry by @TemorinkiNG contains some of the most charming storytelling this round had to offer. It manages to fit a lot of content, very well paced, in only 3 minutes. The tongue and cheek humor works well and it stays on theme without being totally about staying awake. There’s a good message at the end for participants in future rounds, plus we'd eat the crap out of “Alien HominO's”.


5th Place - 11pts



@tomonaku’s entry gives off comic book illustrator vibes. It gets in your face accompanied by a song perfectly matching the artist’s aesthetic. There’s a saying: “sound is 60% of any animation”, but the other 40% don’t disappoint! Bucket Hat Girl slays.


4th Place - 12pts



This one is a trip. @BoboTheNinja’s cartoon is not for everyone, but if you want to see janky 3D you ALSO get misdirections, clever camera reveals, and awesome world building.


3rd Place - 13pts



@Awful-Ike and co. utilized a mix of 2D and 3D to their fullest and created undeniably one of the best entries in ROUND 1. Great presentation overall, just a perfect self-contained cartoon, spectacular voice acting, and the story is charming as hell.


2nd Place - 14pts



It’s mechanical funk for the soul. I’m surprised @test-object’s inventive use of narration wasn’t more common among the entries. This animation scratches a specific itch for monotone, scientific narration playing in the background of trippy visuals. The artwork in motion is reminiscent of the recently popular “Hylics” game.


1st Place - 15pts



@DongffTK’s cartoon was genuinely funny, a favorite for most of the judges that never failed to get someone to laugh. Who knew Australians were so ****ing funny? The top entries here are cartoons that can easily stand on their own outside the parameters of the jam and excel while being on theme.


Any Honorable Mentions would just make this post even longer and we haven’t gotten to ROUND 2 yet, so I suggest you browse the collection for literal hours of entertainment!


RULES and GUIDELINES (UPDATED)


The entire event will be 4-5 rounds where individual creators are scored and awarded points according to their animation's ranking in each round. There are no eliminations and you are not required to participate in every round (though it will increase your chances of placing first).


SMALL RULE CHANGE: You may have noticed above that we ranked the Top 15 entries in ROUND 1 and that is no mistake. For the rest of the Summer Animation Jams we will be awarding points each round to the Top 15 entries selected by the judges, BUT only the Top 10 overall at the end of summer will be awarded prizes. We hope this makes competing a little more interesting!


Winners for each round will be announced within a week of each round conclusion. Points will be awarded as such:


1st: 15pts

2nd: 14pts

3rd: 13pts

4th: 12pts

5th: 11pts

6th: 10pts

7th: 9pts

8th: 8pts

9th: 7pts

10th: 6pts

11th: 5pts

12th: 4pts

13th: 3pts

14th: 2pts

15th: 1pt


By the end of the summer the creator with the most points will be crowned the winner!


You may work with a team or work on multiple entries per round, but each entry MUST specify the LEAD ANIMATOR who will get the points; this will be the project owner/author unless otherwise specified. You may only submit one entry per round as the lead animator.


The use of mixed-media is greatly encouraged this year though not at all a requirement. Bring your own personal brand and style in all of the works you submit or use these jams as an excuse to try something new!


WIN FABULOUS PRIZES


We’re adding a NEW prize tier to get hyped about! The Top 3 Winners Overall will receive a custom, commemorative Newgrounds shirt exclusive to the Summer Animation Jams (and they are sooooo comfy). The winners will get their pick from 4 special designs currently being worked on by a very talented illustrator, each receiving a one-of-a-kind prize to wear and brag about online and at the next Newgrounds meetup. The 4th design that remains will be sold online for a limited time at the end of the summer and all proceeds will go directly to kickstarting the next Newgrounds Animation Jam!


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@BrandyBuizel will reach out to the winners via Newgrounds DM for shipping addresses when the winners have been announced and the jams have concluded.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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If you’d like to chip in to boost the Summer Animation Jams prizes, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up that you donated towards the Summer Animation Jams!


If you’re a donor and you’re interested in discussing future rounds, themes, and judges, shoot @BrandyBuizel a PM as well. We have a lot of ideas to work with but maybe you have something great to add; Round 2 specifically was based on a suggestion made by @AnonymousAlchemist and the theme is…


 Saturday Morning Newgrounds

"What if Newgrounds was your Saturday Morning cartoon-block on TV?"


The challenge this time is for animators to emulate the style of both classic and retro television cartoons from the 1970s to 1999. Make use of classic tropes (imagine if Pico's School was retold like an episode of Scooby-Doo), stylize your work to fit different eras (like GI Joe shown in glorious Standard Definition with VHS static and broadcast quality color), and entertain the internet on Saturday Morning, July 24th!


Make use of classic Newgrounds games, movies, and characters for subjects(share the original content that inspired you in your project description), or take on the challenge with your own original characters. @HappyHarry is one creator heavily influenced by this era of western animation and uses that lens on their own IP, such as DR. BEES!



JAM REQUIREMENTS


Upload your animation to Newgrounds any time between now and the due date. There is no formal signup process, just tag your entry with “Saturday-Morning-Newgrounds” to enter.


  1. Your aesthetic style should be reminiscent of cartoons from the Saturday Morning phenomenon 1969-1999(e.g. Scooby-Doo, The Ren & Stimpy Show, G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, ThunderCats, DuckTales, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Powerpuff Girls(original), Batman: The Animated Series, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, Wacky Races, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, etc.).
  2. Make that bad boy in Standard Definition(4:3 aspect ratio, any resolution), you’ll find that a simple change in framing your composition to be a challenge in itself.
  3. Make use of a title-card somewhere in your entry(usually at the start). If you don’t know what I mean you’re gonna want to brush up on your cartoon knowledge with a good ol’ marathon this weekend!
  4. Keep it SFW; Saturday mornings are meant for watching cartoons with yer dad.
  5. You must include sound in your cartoon!!
  6. Minimum length: 30 seconds


Music must not present licensing / royalty issues. Good resources include the Audio Portal (see Creative Commons info or ask for permission), an original composition by a teammate or one of these many royalty-free resources.


Try your best to make cereal milk come out my nose, and dig deep to find Newgrounds legends gathering dust!


Round Two Judges:


@BrandyBuizel - “**** you, it’s my birthday, I’m judging ROUND 2 too.”


@el-cid - The man lives and breathes cartoons. He’s got some weird tastes and I dig it. Rodrigo here works hard and has a good eye for quality work that 6,160 fans on Newgrounds can recognize (I hope typing the actual number forces Tom to update it daily).


@IvanAlmighty - Hosted some of the largest collaborative projects on the website including the Smash Collab and the DBZ Collab a couple years back. He’s a kickass freelance animator too!


@Cymbourine - I dunno, I like her name and she said she’d do it. I think she stole it from The Adventures of Cookie & Cream video game and that’s a 10/10 guaranteed.


@AnonymousAlchemist - One of the donors to the Summer Animation Jams and suggested the original concept behind Round 2’s theme.


@jaxxy - Do you know obscure western cartoons that you won’t believe got made? She does.


@ChutneyGlaze - Created a fun, original series with Hanna-Barbera sounds alone. Currently working on Sheriff Bean.


Judges can choose to participate in a round, but they will not be considered in the rankings for that round.


Due Date:

Friday, July 23rd 11:59PM PST


Don’t be late, cause I hear @BrandyBuizel is going to be streaming your entries Saturday Morning on the Newgrounds Festivals YouTube Channel, July 24th (exact time TBD), with pajamas and creal at the ready. Happy Animating!


Ongoing Jam Prize Pool


@ScarecrowArts, @SrPelo, and Newgrounds each tossed in $500, @Derpixon $300, @AnonymousAlchemist and @LumpyTouch $200 each, @summerskoo, @53xy83457 and @SevenOnAStick each gave $100, @tiarawhy $75, @Iggykoop, @StaggerNight, @PssychoPie, @ZaazNG, @1DarkVoid, @Butzbo and @CaperCube each gave $50, @NickSenny $30, @MKMaffo $25, @ConnorGrail $20 and an anonymous fan donated $1,500!


The winners with the most points by the end of the event will be awarded these prizes:


1st - $1,300 + 1st place winner shirt

2nd - $900 + 2nd place winner shirt

3rd - $670 + 3rd place winner shirt

4th - $500

5th - $400

6th - $250

7th - $150

8th - $130

9th - $100

10th - $100


Reminder: These prizes are not per round, they are awarded at the end of the Summer Jams event after multiple rounds.


Each winner will also receive a copy of The Story Goes On by @ScarecrowArts on the platform of your choice(Steam/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch), and two copies of Frame Game, an upcoming game from @CaperCube and @stejkRobot on Steam (demo on newgrounds)!


@Domdude111 created this awesome promo image for ROUND 2!


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Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Whoops, I forgot to enter round 1, congrats to the winners!


Should make me a judge, I would be a great judge! The best judge!

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 12:25:56


At 7/2/21 11:56 AM, TomFulp wrote: Via @BrandyBuizel, Summer Animations Jams organizer:

Presenting the winners of the Stay Awake Jam from all 91 entries we received. A quick reminder that at this point it is still anyone’s game, even for those who did not place in ROUND 1 or have yet to participate!

ROUND 2 begins TODAY! Theme revealed further down in this post.

Our judges panel of @BrandyBuizel, @NickConter, @heyopc, @AlmightyHans, @Ellsketchlr, @Domdude111, and @ayekerik have a lot of distinct tastes and expertise in different animation mediums, so I’m elated to reveal that their Top 15 picks are incredibly varied and stand out well among the entries, so here they are!

15th Place (Tied) - 1pt

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/801932

@NovanByworks created a classic story with good comedic timing. They clearly set out style goal for themselves using 2D and 3D for this animation and impressively made it all come together by the deadline.

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802067

First off, @GiantOatmeal, love the jam pun at the beginning. Solid choice to focus on 2.5 minutes of character acting on 2s and 4s over having color and complex backgrounds. The story is relatable and the gags got a ton of laughs from us. Working on an animation jam is all about choice and what they chose to focus on paid off.

14th Place - 2pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802340

@Mucoid’s character interactions feel incredibly genuine; like improv between two friends hovering over a microphone at night. The mixed media drawings layering the entire frame makes it stand out. Do not try their methods to become immortal!

13th Place - 3pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/801759

Just watch @PhasmaGORE’s entry. The imagery and foreshadowing throughout is very effective. Seriously, this cartoon has a cool message you won't see coming. Watch it twice!

12th Place - 4pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/801965

@JCaluger made something short and sweet. The monster animation is buttery smooth and the gag at the end is only made better by their cute design. A memorable 15 seconds can beat out animations that drag on.

11th Place - 5pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802127

@jamspoon is ascendant. Please make more of this :)

10th Place - 6pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/800664

@JanitorCrust made a super trippy loop that LIES to your face for the first 3 seconds. Sick animation dood. The only weakness to green man is that its relevance to the jam theme is not transparent like the rest.

9th Place - 7pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802339

@funneyvaughn served up one of the best simple concepts for “stay awake” in the form of pure eye-candy. The vibrant purples blend the 2D and real life footage is a very pleasing way. 

8th Place - 8pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/801953

@GoodL took the words “mixed-media” and ran with it. It’s weird, it’s got funny timing, and the whole thing just gets more and more engaging all the wait until the end. It’s hard to look away.

7th Place - 9pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802092

@FLARE145 made a short, weird, and clean loop that exemplifies quality over quantity in this round's theme. They have a powerful use of sound design and we love the character design!

6th Place - 10pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/799457

An early entry by @TemorinkiNG contains some of the most charming storytelling this round had to offer. It manages to fit a lot of content, very well paced, in only 3 minutes. The tongue and cheek humor works well and it stays on theme without being totally about staying awake. There’s a good message at the end for participants in future rounds, plus we'd eat the crap out of “Alien HominO's”.

5th Place - 11pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802299

@tomonaku’s entry gives off comic book illustrator vibes. It gets in your face accompanied by a song perfectly matching the artist’s aesthetic. There’s a saying: “sound is 60% of any animation”, but the other 40% don’t disappoint! Bucket Hat Girl slays.

4th Place - 12pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/801874

This one is a trip. @BoboTheNinja’s cartoon is not for everyone, but if you want to see janky 3D you ALSO get misdirections, clever camera reveals, and awesome world building.

3rd Place - 13pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802318

@Awful-Ike and co. utilized a mix of 2D and 3D to their fullest and created undeniably one of the best entries in ROUND 1. Great presentation overall, just a perfect self-contained cartoon, spectacular voice acting, and the story is charming as hell.

2nd Place - 14pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802056

It’s mechanical funk for the soul. I’m surprised @test-object’s inventive use of narration wasn’t more common among the entries. This animation scratches a specific itch for monotone, scientific narration playing in the background of trippy visuals. The artwork in motion is reminiscent of the recently popular “Hylics” game.

1st Place - 15pts

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/802275

@DongffTK’s cartoon was genuinely funny, a favorite for most of the judges that never failed to get someone to laugh. Who knew Australians were so ****ing funny? The top entries here are cartoons that can easily stand on their own outside the parameters of the jam and excel while being on theme.

Any Honorable Mentions would just make this post even longer and we haven’t gotten to ROUND 2 yet, so I suggest you browse the collection for literal hours of entertainment!

RULES and GUIDELINES (UPDATED)

The entire event will be 4-5 rounds where individual creators are scored and awarded points according to their animation's ranking in each round. There are no eliminations and you are not required to participate in every round (though it will increase your chances of placing first).

SMALL RULE CHANGE: You may have noticed above that we ranked the Top 15 entries in ROUND 1 and that is no mistake. For the rest of the Summer Animation Jams we will be awarding points each round to the Top 15 entries selected by the judges, BUT only the Top 10 overall at the end of summer will be awarded prizes. We hope this makes competing a little more interesting!

Winners for each round will be announced within a week of each round conclusion. Points will be awarded as such:

1st: 15pts
2nd: 14pts
3rd: 13pts
4th: 12pts
5th: 11pts
6th: 10pts
7th: 9pts
8th: 8pts
9th: 7pts
10th: 6pts
11th: 5pts
12th: 4pts
13th: 3pts
14th: 2pts
15th: 1pt

By the end of the summer the creator with the most points will be crowned the winner!

You may work with a team or work on multiple entries per round, but each entry MUST specify the LEAD ANIMATOR who will get the points; this will be the project owner/author unless otherwise specified. You may only submit one entry per round as the lead animator.

The use of mixed-media is greatly encouraged this year though not at all a requirement. Bring your own personal brand and style in all of the works you submit or use these jams as an excuse to try something new!

WIN FABULOUS PRIZES

We’re adding a NEW prize tier to get hyped about! The Top 3 Winners Overall will receive a custom, commemorative Newgrounds shirt exclusive to the Summer Animation Jams (and they are sooooo comfy). The winners will get their pick from 4 special designs currently being worked on by a very talented illustrator, each receiving a one-of-a-kind prize to wear and brag about online and at the next Newgrounds meetup. The 4th design that remains will be sold online for a limited time at the end of the summer and all proceeds will go directly to kickstarting the next Newgrounds Animation Jam!

@BrandyBuizel will reach out to the winners via Newgrounds DM for shipping addresses when the winners have been announced and the jams have concluded.


Awesome!


Pink Sparkles PonyGirl201642

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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 12:27:14


Yooo congrats to the winners! I seriously need to check these out when I get the chance


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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 12:28:33


So @Derpixon is donating, hmmm...


when Hentai Jam?? huehue


Making human hentai

Scene below from my hentai Morning Sex - watch the teaser! (+18)

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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 12:31:35


Sounds killer. I have a question though. What characters qualify as "classic Newgrounds characters"? I'd love to do a cartoon opening with Eddsworld characters but I'm not sure if they're enough Newgrounds related.


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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 12:38:50


At 7/2/21 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: If you’d like to chip in to boost the Summer Animation Jams prizes, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up that you donated towards the Summer Animation Jams!

If you’re a donor and you’re interested in discussing future rounds, themes, and judges, shoot @BrandyBuizel a PM as well. We have a lot of ideas to work with but maybe you have something great to add; Round 2 specifically was based on a suggestion made by @AnonymousAlchemist and the theme is…


can you do spongebob?


thebulbmin

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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 12:43:37


Congratulations to the winners! "The secret of Immortality." has some nice adult swim/ 12 oz. mouse/ vibes. Really pumped for and to see the works of Round 2!

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 12:43:38


Congratulations to all of the Round 1 winners! I'm excited to see what Round 2 produces! Feel free to reach out to me if you'd like me to provide voices for your submissions!


You need a voice? I got plenty for ya! :D

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yo yo yo homies


imma gona win duh c0ntest st4rd4yy


check 0ut m4 nu muvi nejmd skeri monstr, i mean


check out my new movie named scary monster


i'm gonna win the contest saturday


I'm playing geometry dash 🥰


( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (づOwO)づ legitimately doing reviews, games n' posts, I love you so much <3333

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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:17:10


Question: would Codename: Kids Next Door count as an inspiration? I know it's technically more of a 2000s cartoon, but the first episode aired in 1999

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:21:40


At 7/2/21 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: If you’d like to chip in to boost the Summer Animation Jams prizes, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up that you donated towards the Summer Animation Jams!

If you’re a donor and you’re interested in discussing future rounds, themes, and judges, shoot @BrandyBuizel a PM as well. We have a lot of ideas to work with but maybe you have something great to add; Round 2 specifically was based on a suggestion made by @AnonymousAlchemist and the theme is…


I am finally gonna feel like a dumb 12 year old agian


SHUT THE HELL UP AND EAT MY DEEZ NUTS

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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:25:07


At 7/2/21 12:31 PM, CzySzy wrote: Sounds killer. I have a question though. What characters qualify as "classic Newgrounds characters"? I'd love to do a cartoon opening with Eddsworld characters but I'm not sure if they're enough Newgrounds related.


Absolutely they are!

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:29:06


At 7/2/21 01:17 PM, AnonymousBanonymous wrote: Question: would Codename: Kids Next Door count as an inspiration? I know it's technically more of a 2000s cartoon, but the first episode aired in 1999


As long as the inspiration is from qualities dissimilar or not as prevelant in more modern cartoons. I encourage you to dig deep and bring out something charming and retro :)

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:29:19


Alright lets get this jam on the road!!!!

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:33:16


At 7/2/21 12:38 PM, thebulbmin wrote:
At 7/2/21 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: If you’d like to chip in to boost the Summer Animation Jams prizes, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up that you donated towards the Summer Animation Jams!

If you’re a donor and you’re interested in discussing future rounds, themes, and judges, shoot @BrandyBuizel a PM as well. We have a lot of ideas to work with but maybe you have something great to add; Round 2 specifically was based on a suggestion made by @AnonymousAlchemist and the theme is…

 Saturday Morning Newgrounds
"What if Newgrounds was your Saturday Morning cartoon-block on TV?"

The challenge this time is for animators to emulate the style of both classic and retro television cartoons from the 1970s to 1999. Make use of classic tropes (imagine if Pico's School was retold like an episode of Scooby-Doo), stylize your work to fit different eras (like GI Joe shown in glorious Standard Definition with VHS static and broadcast quality color), and entertain the internet on Saturday Morning, July 24th!

Make use of classic Newgrounds games, movies, and characters for subjects(share the original content that inspired you in your project description), or take on the challenge with your own original characters. @HappyHarry is one creator heavily influenced by this era of western animation and uses that lens on their own IP, such as DR. BEES!

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/793162

JAM REQUIREMENTS

Upload your animation to Newgrounds any time between now and the due date. There is no formal signup process, just tag your entry with “Saturday-Morning-Newgrounds” to enter.

Music must not present licensing / royalty issues. Good resources include the Audio Portal (see Creative Commons info or ask for permission), an original composition by a teammate or one of these many royalty-free resources.

Try your best to make cereal milk come out my nose, and dig deep to find Newgrounds legends gathering dust!

Round Two Judges:

@BrandyBuizel - “**** you, it’s my birthday, I’m judging ROUND 2 too.”

@el-cid - The man lives and breathes cartoons. He’s got some weird tastes and I dig it. Rodrigo here works hard and has a good eye for quality work that 6,160 fans on Newgrounds can recognize (I hope typing the actual number forces Tom to update it daily).

@IvanAlmighty - Hosted some of the largest collaborative projects on the website including the Smash Collab and the DBZ Collab a couple years back. He’s a kickass freelance animator too!

@Cymbourine - I dunno, I like her name and she said she’d do it. I think she stole it from The Adventures of Cookie & Cream video game and that’s a 10/10 guaranteed.

@AnonymousAlchemist - One of the donors to the Summer Animation Jams and suggested the original concept behind Round 2’s theme.

@jaxxy - Do you know obscure western cartoons that you won’t believe got made? She does.

@ChutneyGlaze - Created a fun, original series with Hanna-Barbera sounds alone. Currently working on Sheriff Bean.

Judges can choose to participate in a round, but they will not be considered in the rankings for that round.

Due Date:
Friday, July 23rd 11:59PM PST

Don’t be late, cause I hear @BrandyBuizel is going to be streaming your entries Saturday Morning on the Newgrounds Festivals YouTube Channel, July 24th (exact time TBD), with pajamas and creal at the ready. Happy Animating!

Ongoing Jam Prize Pool

@ScarecrowArts, @SrPelo, and Newgrounds each tossed in $500, @Derpixon $300, @AnonymousAlchemist and @LumpyTouch $200 each, @summerskoo, @53xy83457 and @SevenOnAStick each gave $100, @tiarawhy $75, @Iggykoop, @StaggerNight, @PssychoPie, @ZaazNG, @1DarkVoid, @Butzbo and @CaperCube each gave $50, @NickSenny $30, @MKMaffo $25, @ConnorGrail $20 and an anonymous fan donated $1,500!

The winners with the most points by the end of the event will be awarded these prizes:

1st - $1,300 + 1st place winner shirt
2nd - $900 + 2nd place winner shirt
3rd - $670 + 3rd place winner shirt
4th - $500
5th - $400
6th - $250
7th - $150
8th - $130
9th - $100
10th - $100

Reminder: These prizes are not per round, they are awarded at the end of the Summer Jams event after multiple rounds.

Each winner will also receive a copy of The Story Goes On by @ScarecrowArts on the platform of your choice(Steam/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch), and two copies of Frame Game, an upcoming game from @CaperCube and @stejkRobot on Steam (demo on newgrounds)!

@Domdude111 created this awesome promo image for ROUND 2!
can you do spongebob?


You can't do spongebob, you should look for some newgrounds characters to use or use your own original creations.


If you're refering to style, season 1 and 2 of spongebob use some pretty old techniques and physically painted backgrounds and that works just fine! Mixed media is heavily encouraged, so break out the paints and the action figures!


(Would be super cool if someone did painted cell animation)

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:50:10


For some reason this picture makes me smile

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 13:53:32


At 7/2/21 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: If you’d like to chip in to boost the Summer Animation Jams prizes, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up that you donated towards the Summer Animation Jams!

If you’re a donor and you’re interested in discussing future rounds, themes, and judges, shoot @BrandyBuizel a PM as well. We have a lot of ideas to work with but maybe you have something great to add; Round 2 specifically was based on a suggestion made by @AnonymousAlchemist and the theme is…


About the sfw thing, is character death allowed?

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 14:03:42


At 7/2/21 01:33 PM, BrandyBuizel wrote:
At 7/2/21 12:38 PM, thebulbmin wrote:
At 7/2/21 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: If you’d like to chip in to boost the Summer Animation Jams prizes, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up that you donated towards the Summer Animation Jams!

If you’re a donor and you’re interested in discussing future rounds, themes, and judges, shoot @BrandyBuizel a PM as well. We have a lot of ideas to work with but maybe you have something great to add; Round 2 specifically was based on a suggestion made by @AnonymousAlchemist and the theme is…

 Saturday Morning Newgrounds
"What if Newgrounds was your Saturday Morning cartoon-block on TV?"

The challenge this time is for animators to emulate the style of both classic and retro television cartoons from the 1970s to 1999. Make use of classic tropes (imagine if Pico's School was retold like an episode of Scooby-Doo), stylize your work to fit different eras (like GI Joe shown in glorious Standard Definition with VHS static and broadcast quality color), and entertain the internet on Saturday Morning, July 24th!

Make use of classic Newgrounds games, movies, and characters for subjects(share the original content that inspired you in your project description), or take on the challenge with your own original characters. @HappyHarry is one creator heavily influenced by this era of western animation and uses that lens on their own IP, such as DR. BEES!

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/793162

JAM REQUIREMENTS

Upload your animation to Newgrounds any time between now and the due date. There is no formal signup process, just tag your entry with “Saturday-Morning-Newgrounds” to enter.

Music must not present licensing / royalty issues. Good resources include the Audio Portal (see Creative Commons info or ask for permission), an original composition by a teammate or one of these many royalty-free resources.

Try your best to make cereal milk come out my nose, and dig deep to find Newgrounds legends gathering dust!

Round Two Judges:

@BrandyBuizel - “**** you, it’s my birthday, I’m judging ROUND 2 too.”

@el-cid - The man lives and breathes cartoons. He’s got some weird tastes and I dig it. Rodrigo here works hard and has a good eye for quality work that 6,160 fans on Newgrounds can recognize (I hope typing the actual number forces Tom to update it daily).

@IvanAlmighty - Hosted some of the largest collaborative projects on the website including the Smash Collab and the DBZ Collab a couple years back. He’s a kickass freelance animator too!

@Cymbourine - I dunno, I like her name and she said she’d do it. I think she stole it from The Adventures of Cookie & Cream video game and that’s a 10/10 guaranteed.

@AnonymousAlchemist - One of the donors to the Summer Animation Jams and suggested the original concept behind Round 2’s theme.

@jaxxy - Do you know obscure western cartoons that you won’t believe got made? She does.

@ChutneyGlaze - Created a fun, original series with Hanna-Barbera sounds alone. Currently working on Sheriff Bean.

Judges can choose to participate in a round, but they will not be considered in the rankings for that round.

Due Date:
Friday, July 23rd 11:59PM PST

Don’t be late, cause I hear @BrandyBuizel is going to be streaming your entries Saturday Morning on the Newgrounds Festivals YouTube Channel, July 24th (exact time TBD), with pajamas and creal at the ready. Happy Animating!

Ongoing Jam Prize Pool

@ScarecrowArts, @SrPelo, and Newgrounds each tossed in $500, @Derpixon $300, @AnonymousAlchemist and @LumpyTouch $200 each, @summerskoo, @53xy83457 and @SevenOnAStick each gave $100, @tiarawhy $75, @Iggykoop, @StaggerNight, @PssychoPie, @ZaazNG, @1DarkVoid, @Butzbo and @CaperCube each gave $50, @NickSenny $30, @MKMaffo $25, @ConnorGrail $20 and an anonymous fan donated $1,500!

The winners with the most points by the end of the event will be awarded these prizes:

1st - $1,300 + 1st place winner shirt
2nd - $900 + 2nd place winner shirt
3rd - $670 + 3rd place winner shirt
4th - $500
5th - $400
6th - $250
7th - $150
8th - $130
9th - $100
10th - $100

Reminder: These prizes are not per round, they are awarded at the end of the Summer Jams event after multiple rounds.

Each winner will also receive a copy of The Story Goes On by @ScarecrowArts on the platform of your choice(Steam/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch), and two copies of Frame Game, an upcoming game from @CaperCube and @stejkRobot on Steam (demo on newgrounds)!

@Domdude111 created this awesome promo image for ROUND 2!
can you do spongebob?
You can't do spongebob, you should look for some newgrounds characters to use or use your own original creations.

If you're refering to style, season 1 and 2 of spongebob use some pretty old techniques and physically painted backgrounds and that works just fine! Mixed media is heavily encouraged, so break out the paints and the action figures!

(Would be super cool if someone did painted cell animation)


i was talking about style


thebulbmin

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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 14:04:42


Congrats to the winners.


And holy crap, retro themed challenge!? Yeah, I'm deffos going all in

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 14:10:51


Woah cool, congrats to the winners


I am the guy who asked, Alloy fan or something

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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 14:40:43


At 7/2/21 01:53 PM, Robeanie wrote:
At 7/2/21 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: If you’d like to chip in to boost the Summer Animation Jams prizes, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up that you donated towards the Summer Animation Jams!

If you’re a donor and you’re interested in discussing future rounds, themes, and judges, shoot @BrandyBuizel a PM as well. We have a lot of ideas to work with but maybe you have something great to add; Round 2 specifically was based on a suggestion made by @AnonymousAlchemist and the theme is…

 Saturday Morning Newgrounds
"What if Newgrounds was your Saturday Morning cartoon-block on TV?"

The challenge this time is for animators to emulate the style of both classic and retro television cartoons from the 1970s to 1999. Make use of classic tropes (imagine if Pico's School was retold like an episode of Scooby-Doo), stylize your work to fit different eras (like GI Joe shown in glorious Standard Definition with VHS static and broadcast quality color), and entertain the internet on Saturday Morning, July 24th!

Make use of classic Newgrounds games, movies, and characters for subjects(share the original content that inspired you in your project description), or take on the challenge with your own original characters. @HappyHarry is one creator heavily influenced by this era of western animation and uses that lens on their own IP, such as DR. BEES!

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/793162

JAM REQUIREMENTS

Upload your animation to Newgrounds any time between now and the due date. There is no formal signup process, just tag your entry with “Saturday-Morning-Newgrounds” to enter.

Music must not present licensing / royalty issues. Good resources include the Audio Portal (see Creative Commons info or ask for permission), an original composition by a teammate or one of these many royalty-free resources.

Try your best to make cereal milk come out my nose, and dig deep to find Newgrounds legends gathering dust!

Round Two Judges:

@BrandyBuizel - “**** you, it’s my birthday, I’m judging ROUND 2 too.”

@el-cid - The man lives and breathes cartoons. He’s got some weird tastes and I dig it. Rodrigo here works hard and has a good eye for quality work that 6,160 fans on Newgrounds can recognize (I hope typing the actual number forces Tom to update it daily).

@IvanAlmighty - Hosted some of the largest collaborative projects on the website including the Smash Collab and the DBZ Collab a couple years back. He’s a kickass freelance animator too!

@Cymbourine - I dunno, I like her name and she said she’d do it. I think she stole it from The Adventures of Cookie & Cream video game and that’s a 10/10 guaranteed.

@AnonymousAlchemist - One of the donors to the Summer Animation Jams and suggested the original concept behind Round 2’s theme.

@jaxxy - Do you know obscure western cartoons that you won’t believe got made? She does.

@ChutneyGlaze - Created a fun, original series with Hanna-Barbera sounds alone. Currently working on Sheriff Bean.

Judges can choose to participate in a round, but they will not be considered in the rankings for that round.

Due Date:
Friday, July 23rd 11:59PM PST

Don’t be late, cause I hear @BrandyBuizel is going to be streaming your entries Saturday Morning on the Newgrounds Festivals YouTube Channel, July 24th (exact time TBD), with pajamas and creal at the ready. Happy Animating!

Ongoing Jam Prize Pool

@ScarecrowArts, @SrPelo, and Newgrounds each tossed in $500, @Derpixon $300, @AnonymousAlchemist and @LumpyTouch $200 each, @summerskoo, @53xy83457 and @SevenOnAStick each gave $100, @tiarawhy $75, @Iggykoop, @StaggerNight, @PssychoPie, @ZaazNG, @1DarkVoid, @Butzbo and @CaperCube each gave $50, @NickSenny $30, @MKMaffo $25, @ConnorGrail $20 and an anonymous fan donated $1,500!

The winners with the most points by the end of the event will be awarded these prizes:

1st - $1,300 + 1st place winner shirt
2nd - $900 + 2nd place winner shirt
3rd - $670 + 3rd place winner shirt
4th - $500
5th - $400
6th - $250
7th - $150
8th - $130
9th - $100
10th - $100

Reminder: These prizes are not per round, they are awarded at the end of the Summer Jams event after multiple rounds.

Each winner will also receive a copy of The Story Goes On by @ScarecrowArts on the platform of your choice(Steam/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch), and two copies of Frame Game, an upcoming game from @CaperCube and @stejkRobot on Steam (demo on newgrounds)!

@Domdude111 created this awesome promo image for ROUND 2!
About the sfw thing, is character death allowed?


Yes, but I'd look to how different old cartoons treated death in those shows for inspiration!

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 14:45:54


Nice! I'm actually surprised and honored that I made 15th. Thank you to the judges and congratulations to all of the other winners! Good luck on Round 2, everyone!

Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 14:59:11


congrats 2 da winners 4 round 1, that's swagger as all hell!

time 2 get my hands grubby and dirty 4 da saturday morning newgrounds round, sounds like fun!! >:D


Do Myself, @BrandyBuizel and @KarlSia get any shirts from 2018? ;p


Nevermind. Really good start to jam. The next Retro Jam will be an amazing one that I will be looking forward to seeing. Lordy, there so many animations styles, shows and concepts you can take this. LETS GO WOOOO!


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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 15:08:38


I actually had the idea back in 2018, but never went through with it. Now it's happening for real in 2021!!


At 7/2/21 03:04 PM, BadTwinZ wrote: Do Myself, @BrandyBuizel and @KarlSia get any shirts from 2018? ;p

Nevermind. Really good start to jam. The next Retro Jam will be an amazing one that I will be looking forward to seeing. Lordy, there so many animations styles, shows and concepts you can take this. LETS GO WOOOO!


Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 15:11:26


At 7/2/21 03:08 PM, BrandyBuizel wrote: I actually had the idea back in 2018, but never went through with it. Now it's happening for real in 2021!!

At 7/2/21 03:04 PM, BadTwinZ wrote: Do Myself, @BrandyBuizel and @KarlSia get any shirts from 2018? ;p

Nevermind. Really good start to jam. The next Retro Jam will be an amazing one that I will be looking forward to seeing. Lordy, there so many animations styles, shows and concepts you can take this. LETS GO WOOOO!


Ah well, I think these 2021 animators deserve it more. ;P


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Response to Summer Jams Round 1 Winners & Round 2 Theme 2021-07-02 15:42:00


It's about time I actually participated in one of these jams.


d-yeah...


oh damn, second place? Thanks so much! <3

I hope I'll find the time this coming hectic month to make something special for this round too.


PS; link to my username is broken ;)


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