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It’s Official!

December 4, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Legends Animated is proud to be the first 501(c)3 nonprofit company dedicated to the production of independent animation: now with each donation you will receive a tax deduction for your generosity! As a tax exempt organization we will also begin to collaborate with other nonprofits to produce unique and compelling narratives using tradigital animation.

In the spirit of this season, please support independent animation by donating to Legends Animated today!

 

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Coming Soon to Theaters

April 26, 2014

Let's Go!

Thanks to Legends Animated’s talented and hardworking cast and crew, Detecter Pig is now in the film festival circuit! Stay tuned for festival screening updates from both Legends Animated and other companies that produce independent animation.

 

 

A Shout-Out to Great Talent

October 30, 2013

Thanks to an awesome cast and crew we got some great voice over recordings for the crime drama we’ve mentioned previously. Although we’re a little secretive about the specifics of this project (more to come soon), we’d like to share a behind the scenes photo of our cast members at Bez Film Studio.

VO Session Photo by Tim Forrest

From left to right: Chris Marz, Noelle Messier, Meghan Falcone, Andrew Jenkins, Frank Brantley, Josh Burns, and Roger Rignack

Amara Gets A Makeover

August 31, 2013

Amara There has been some interest about the warrior in our old logo, and since she recently underwent new character designs by Acacia Torres, we’d like to take this time to introduce you to Amara: Warrior Priestess of the Nri Kingdom.

There are plans to create a graphic novel and a hand drawn animated feature about her story in the future, but for this year first things first: obtain 501(c)3 status, then release Detecter Pig for your viewing pleasure.

Whodunit?

June 29, 2013

Legends Animated is switching gears a bit by having our next production be a crime drama set in the 1940s-1950s. It will be Legends Animated’s first original production (Detecter Pig is a co-production with comic artist Sergio Willis) which will have a film noir feel to it, but with a hint of playfulness.

Feel free to audition for any of the roles below if interested: it’s under a SAG New Media contract, so both union and non-union actors are welcome. Also feel free to share this post with anyone who may be interested:

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Email info@legendsanimated.org with the characters’ names you’d like to audition for in the subject box. You will then receive the script and can record your readings as an MP3 file; you are welcome to use free software like Audacity or free mobile apps like HI-Q MP3 Voice Recorder Lite to record your audition.

Your audition does not have to be professionally recorded but your voice should be heard clearly (please record in a quiet space with no background noise) and we will only accept MP3 files. We will no longer accept requests for audition info after July 16th.

Compensation: IMDB credit & digital copy of completed project

Lucky – FEMALE / 20 TO 30
A young detective who uses her smarts and feminine wiles to solve crimes. Think Honey West, but more tongue-in-cheek

Narrator – MALE / 20 TO 60
His vocal delivery should be like that of a 1940s-1950s radio commentator. Think Walter Winchell, but more tongue-in-cheek

Cap’n Landy – MALE / 60 TO 80
A sea loving retiree; old friend of Lucky’s

Captain Donovan – MALE / 50 TO 60
Head of the Clear Water police department

Police Hogan – MALE / 50 TO 60
Police officer that guards the dock

Mandino – MALE / 30 TO 50
A crime boss

Joe T. – MALE / 20 TO 40
One of Mandino’s thugs

Sam – MALE / 20 TO 40
One of Mandino’s thugs

Matty – MALE / 40 TO 60
A crime boss

Red – MALE / 20 TO 40
Matty’s right-hand man

Molly – FEMALE / 20 TO 35
Red’s main squeeze

Joe S. – MALE / 30 TO 50
Shady owner of a bar at the waterfront

Doctor – MALE / 30 TO 60

Police Officer 1 – MALE / 20 TO 40

Police Officer 2 – MALE / 20 TO 40

Film Festival Prep

April 30, 2013

Still plugging away at both the artistic and business sides of Detecter Pig so we can make the film festival deadlines: we’ll spare you the nonprofit biz details and instead share some concept artwork by one of Legends Animated’s artists, Hung Tai

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Almost At The Finish Line…

February 17, 2013

Lots of creative work happening at Legends Animated as we’re preparing Detecter Pig  for upcoming film festivals; here is a screen shot of one of the scenes:

Pigg vs. Tank

Pigg vs. Tank

Fan Sneak Preview

December 17, 2012

A couple of storyboard panels from Detecter Pig as a hint of what’s to come:

Pigg vs Tank!

Pigg & tank face off

Ask anyone in the entertainment business and they will tell you that the quality of sound can make or break any production: regardless of whether it’s live action or animation. You can have the most stunning visuals your audience has ever seen, but if the sound is not up to snuff then you will definitely lose them within the first few minutes: it would be like watching Salvador Dalí & Walt Disney’s Destino with ear muffs on (click the link to watch the entire short film, the picture above is a frame from it).

That’s why Legends Animated is fortunate to have two talented people who are taking care of business in the sound department: Josh Burns and Aaron Eberhardt. Josh is currently creating an amazing sound track for Detecter Pig: the theme song for instance has an eerie futuristic adrenaline-pumping feel to it (that description may not make sense now, but it definitely will once you hear it). Aaron is the sound designer and was awesome to work with during the cast’s voice over session; he also went above and beyond to capture all the natural sounds we needed for the production. They will continue to play key roles as Detecter Pig moves into post production: more details to come soon.

Identity

November 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

After a lot of thought it’s decided that Legends Animated’s mission would be to simply produce quality animation for all ages that has depth and focuses on interesting themes, however we will specialize in working with indie comic artists to co-produce animated versions of their comic books (to the left is the cover of one of Sergio Willis’s comics). That way our mission is not a “straitjacket”: we can choose to make animation not related to comic books any time we like. There are so many opportunities in the world of indie comic books though; finding material to work with should be pretty easy. What’s really exciting about this specialty is how it will not only provide great material for our production team to work with, it will also give indie comic artists a chance to attract mass attention to their own work, both on https://www.facebook.com/LegendsAnimated as well as their own websites.