EDIT: It's been fixed!
Well, there's snow again this year. Same old same old, you know how it works.
But how to turn it off?
Seems Steet forgot to add that option this year. Until he fixes it, here's how to turn off the snow in case you're not interested in seeing it. As of right now, this is really the only way that has been found to turn off the snow, so you're going to have to make due.
You'll have to go to the AS hub, and scroll ALL the way down. You'll see options like this:
As you can see, there is an option to stop the snow there. [...]
It is now the first of December, and as such we are exactly one month away from the start of the Animation Source Choice Awards. This year, I have asked for help, and help has come! If you sent me a PM asking to help out, check the list below and see if your name has appeared! You can also check out the list on this page.
Ancient Fairy Dragon
Here's how it's going to work. Vote Collectors, you [...]
I was busy curling up in a corner upon the realization that Samurott is a girl, when this came up. So I'm happy to post a news that I'm sure will make a lot of you happy.
A LOT of people have found their accounts have been deleted. If you are one of them, here's what to do:
1) Post a comment in this news, either as a guest or on a backup account, stating the account's name that has been deleted.
2) Create a second account, with the knowledge that it should ONLY be used temporarily until we get your old one restored.
Unfortunately, the ONLY way for [...]
Hi, everyone. You may remember earlier this year, when the 1st Animation Source Choice Awards was held. Well, it's time to start getting ready for the 2nd ASCA's, and this year I'm looking for YOUR help!
The way the Animation Source Choice Awards works is like this. Each year, several animated movies are released in theaters around the world. I count them up, and decide which films are eligible for which categories in the awards; the categories are set up like the Academy Awards, so there are, for exmaple, Best Picture and Best Animation. (22 in total.)
For the [...]
This is a message from the mods.
Recently, there has been a lot of flaiming of members in the shout boxes, through comments, and on the forums. In particular, the members are Brown wolf, MightyBalto1925, Skulblaka_Shur'tugal, Kelsey the Zombie and JerseyCaptain. As of right now, anyone caught doing this again will be given an instant month-long ban. Consider it a rule for now.
To elaborate: don't talk about them even if you talk about the situation without mentioning names. It's obvious who you talk about. And we also don't care if you talk about it either [...]
It seems the frequency of animated films is becoming more common. Box Office Mojo has updated their release schedule with updated and brand-new release dates for upcoming animated films.
First of all, let's look at rescheduled release dates for films we already knew about. The first one is "Phineas and Ferb", the theatrical film based off the TV show of the same name. What little is known about the film is that it's actually NOT animated--not entirely. Its format is described as "similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit". The film will be released in 3D (and 2D as [...]
After a summer of hiatus, Sourcecast 2.0 is back, with our fourth episode "Going Fourth!" Guest co-host Dragon Tamer joins the three regulars, and they talk about Hotel Transylvania, Wreck-it Ralph, and Finding Nemo! (And other stuff, but you'll have to listen to know what.)
Hello Animation Source!
Mods have noticed all the problems going on with characters and what is accepted.
The first and probably one of the most important rules is that sparkle dogs/horses/lion ect... are not allowed. And if you aren't sure what a sparkle character is, it is any character that has an unnatural color that you would not find on the regular animal. So for almost any animal, that includes the colors blue, green, red, purple, pink ect. To go along with that, unrealistic designs are allowed. Please do not give your character excessive jewlery, this does include [...]
I had written up a LONG news about the stuff going on, but the browser just blurped and I lost all of it. So unfortunately, here's a shortened version of what I wrote.
Ok, so if you check out the latest release dates, courtesy of Box Office Mojo, you'll see there are new entries. How to Train Your Dragon 3 comes out on June 17, 2016. Kung Fu Panda 3 comes out March 18, 2016. The Penguins of Madagascar - a brand-new film based off the TV show - comes out March 27, 2015. Three brand-new animated films have just been announced: Trolls (working title, June 5, 2015), Mumbai [...]
Due to the general lack of news in the actual animation world, I decided (upon the proposal of someone awesome, you know who you are) to write up a fan news for ALL of Animation Source. The French do this all the time: take all the Sources and show off the best parts of them, so here we go with the very first English edition!
First off, Balto Source. Our artist for this Source is Kema. Let's take a peak at what she has to offer us... Oh, how unfortunate. It seems as if one of her characters is crying in this art piece entitled: "Le Sniffle".
But her [...]
To help promote its upcoming animated feature film, Disney has released an online flash version of "Fix-it Felix", the game centered around its 52nd animated feature "Wreck-It Ralph". The film will be released in theaters on November 2 this year, and centers around a video-game "Bad Guy" named Ralph who feels his job is underappreciated. The film also cameos video game characters from other franchises such as Mario and Sonic.
To play the game, click the picture below!
The full-length trailer, which debuted in front of Madagascar 3: Europe's [...]
Well, not much to say about this one. Tangled Source is now open! All the content was handled by Nakou, and translated by me - but trust me, she deserves far more credit than me, so all the thanks go to her!
Well, it is now August 1, which means it's time to announce the winners for this year's Animation Source Awards! Thanks to everyone who voted; this year it was REALLY close for a lot of categories. Remember, the winners this year get to have their selections posted as Selection of the Week!
And here is the complete list of winners:
Wolf Award - blazetail
Lion Award - Brown Wolf
Frog Award - MightyBalto1925
Dog Award - JerseyCaptain
Horse Award - Mohammad891
Bear Award - catwhohas14tails
Princess Award - Draco
Cat Award - Saske [...]
Hello again! It's Imagine!
After being reminded by a nice member here, I got around to making official characters from 102 Dalmatians! The other builders and I pretty much agreed to making these characters after the successful poll.
Ok, I guess that's it. I hope you guys enjoy making fan art with the new characters!! (You're welcome by the way ;) )[...]
EDIT: Also of note is a follow-up interview with Balto sequels director Phil Weinstein. You can read it here.
Episode 3 of Sourcecast 2.0 has been released, and features the regular hosts (Skulblaka_Shur'tugal, Ancient Fairy Dragon, and Juuchan17) along with our guest co-host SpaceTimeGuardian - Skul's very own wife!
This episode, "Brave", focuses on numerous subjects, including Brave, fathers in animated films, and why Ancient STILL needs to become a brony!
To listen to the episode, click here.[...]
The nominees are in, and now it's time for everyone to VOTE in this year's Animation Source Awards!
Wolf Award - blazetail; HaruWuffle
Lion Award - brown wolf; Imagine
Frog Award - Rio LilC; MightyBalto1925
Dog Award - The Batman; JerseyCaptain
Horse Award - Seth2208; Mohammad891
Bear Award - catwhohas14tails; Bambi Fletcher; Roi Doberwolf
Princess Award - Draco; MW Roach
Cat Award - Saske Italian Wolf; Rio LilC
Dragon Award - Mightybalto1925; Blazetail
Balto Award - Hecate; Nattikat8; MightyBalto1925
I'm sorry for the downtimes occuring lately, me and my co-host are still looking for what is causing them.
No change in the site code has been made lately so it's probably due to some upgrades on the server.
Until it's all fixed, please be patient!
You all remember the Animation Source Awards, don't you? I'm not talking about the Choice Awards, which honor the best in film. I'm talking about the ASAs, which honor you, the members of Animation Source. Well, this year's ASAs have officially begun: the 2012 Animation Source Awards!
The rules for this year are much like the last few years. You cannot vote for yourself. You can only nominate one person per award, but as many awards as you like. No nominating banned members. You cannot use multiple accounts to vote for a person.
Otherwise, the rules are pretty [...]
Hello everyone, I'm Imagine, and this is my first fan news. *cue confetti* Yay!! :)
Anyway, I have been searching on youtube and I happened to stumble upon a documentary about the making of 101 Dalmatians, and it was really interesing how they put this movie together using very unique styles and techniques. It was so interesting that I wanted to share it with you so you can be amazed by what the animators have accomplished for this wonderful film. So without further ado, here are the links to all four parts of the Documentary! Watch and be astounded.
It wasn't possible before, but now the 101 Dalmatians official characters have their character names and descriptions in English! Credit goes to Dr. Faye Gx, who translated from the French, on every single bio!
Dr. Faye Gx is wanting to make some new official characters for 101 Dalmatians Source, but there's a catch: the characters are from the book 102 Dalmatians, an adaptation of the movie. The book IS in the same style of animation as the animated films, but the characters are from the live-action movies.
Thus, I have created a poll to see what the majority of the members think about adding these characters. You can see it here.
Get to voting! The majority determines the case!
Hello, Animation Source! I am here to welcome the newest Source: 101 Dalmatians Source!
There have been so many people who have worked on this over the years! Pilot and Skip were among the first to work on it, with contributions from Grey wolf. In the end, MightyBalto1925 worked on the graphics, and Imagine and myself (Skulblaka_Shur'tugal) worked on the infos.
Come over and enjoy yourselves![...]
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Some of you may be aware of the fact that a lot of us older members are upset over the fact that people are here for all the wrong reasons. This news is what this news will be focusing on.
Yes, this fan site is out of control, and needs to be fixed. At this rate Animation Source has gone above and beyond the words "fan site". So I would like you to ask yourself, am I truly a fan? Think hard, and think seriously. Because if you are a truly a fan of whatever site you may spend your time on, then you wouldn't be using [...]
Animation Source--first opened as Balto Source, as many of you remember--first became a website in France on May 8, 2004. As today is May 8, 2012, it means that today marks the 8 Year Anniversary of Animation Source! (The English side opened in September, but what the hay.)
^Birthday picture by Hecate^
It's hard to believe it's been 8 years. Yes, it's had its ups and downs, but look at how much progress it has made: from a yellow hard-on-the-eyes single website with less than a hundred members, to a total of 15 Sources (with more on the way!) devoted to quality [...]
With the original Sourcecast now put on the shelf, we are now proud to announce the release of a brand-new podcast from Animation Source: Sourcecast 2.0! And to kick off the new series, we now present you with Episode 1: "Round Two - Begin!"
What makes 2.0 different from Series 1? For starters, there are new additions to the team: Juuchan17 and Ancient Fairy Dragon. On top of this, the official website, hosted by Conay, has been re-designed and will be hosting the episodes internally now. (Don't worry, they're still available to download from iTunes.) In the [...]
Animation Source now brings you a new game that EVERYBODY can play: Find.It!
How Find.It! works is like this: For the next 4 weeks, the Site Infos Builders on the Sources will be hiding text (or pictures) in the official sections of the Sources. (For example, it could be the DVD section of Lady and the Tramp 2's Information tab, on Lady and the Tramp Source.) You'll know it when you see it, because it will be big, bold words at the bottom of the page.
The goal of Find.It! is to rack up as many points as possible before the four weeks are up. You earn points by finding [...]
Disney is currently making a sequel to the Wii game "Epic Mickey", which was a very good and creative game! It will be released on Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, scheduled for fall 2012, and this news alone is already a very good one!
But the best news, is that there will be an entirely different version on the Nintendo 3DS, which will be a coming back to the 2D, hand-drawn style!!!
This game will be part of the old "Illusion" series of games ("Castle of Illusion", "World of Illusion"...), the last one being my favorite Disney [...]
April fools! This was just a joke, there is no site being made, and your characters will be left alone.
I've recived word that there are too many characters on all the sites of AS, that starting next week all your characters will be moved to the new Animation Source character hub, which is still in the making. This means you will have to remove all your character related content off the site and put it up on this new one. Why this? Because people are not focusing on what they should be. So in order to get things back on track, this new source will solve everything.
Have a nice [...]
It's been almost a year since the last Sourcecast episode came out. Now it's time for us to present you with the final episode of Sourcecast, as we know it. Don't worry, it'll come back, re-vamped in the form of Sourcecast 2.0. But as for the original Sourcecast, this is it. (Total length is 33 minutes, so it won't take too long to listen to it)
For more information on how to become part of Sourcecast 2.0's team, send me [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 1st annual Animation Source Choice Awards. It was a huge success! And now, here we go with the results!
Best Picture: Rio
Best Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Kung Fu Panda 2
Fan Favorite: Pokemon the Movie White: Victini and Zekrom
Best Screenplay: Don Rhymer, Josh Sternin, Jeffrey Ventimilia and Sam Harper, Rio
Best Voice Actor: Jack Black, "Po" in Kung Fu Panda 2
Best Voice Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Jewel" in Rio
Best Animation: Rio
Best Sequel: Kung Fu Panda 2
Film Most Likely to [...]
EDIT: The show has completed. The winners will be announced tomorrow morning on the site.
It will be just under 24 hours from now that the winners of the 1st Animation Source Choice Awards will be announced--live! Want to see the results? Then go to this website (courtesy of AS user Conay) tomorrow at 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific to watch the start of the show.
The winners will be announced one at a time in a show that will last for just under an hour, hosted by yours truly. They will be posted on the site later Friday morning for those who can't make the show. See you then![...]
EDIT: The voting period has now ended. Thank you everyone who voted! Be sure to check back on March 15 for the live results!
Well, today is February 29. That means two things. One, it's Leap Year, which only comes once every 4 years, so enjoy it while it lasts. Two, it's your last chance to vote in the Animation Source Choice Awards for this year.
You have until midnight tonight, February 29, your local time, to send in your votes. If you haven't voted in the month of February, then you are eligible. Here's how to do it:
2. Send me [...]
Ever wanted a poster for a film that you've seen? Some people prefer to print out black-and-white posters from their computers. Others are lucky to find cheap un-official posters at the local supermarket. But now there's a site where you can buy an original movie poster from the films you love the most!
Thanks to everyone who participated in voting in the past month. 157 votes were received, far surpassing my expectations! Now, it's time to announce the nominees for the 1st Annual Animation Source Choice Awards!
You can click the banner above to see the list of nominees. If the link does not work, you may instead click here, which will take you to an alternate page that works for most people.
It's amazing how active the Sources have become! So active, for the first time last night, every single shout box was alive with activity!
What does this mean? It means that a new record has been reached on Animation Source: most shout boxes active at the same time! But it doesn't have to end here! From now on, let's make it a point to make conversation in all kinds of Source boxes, not just Balto Source or Lion King or Spirit--the regular ones. Try and go with a friend to a more inactive Source, just to boost activity! Who knows? Maybe it will become your [...]
This is a note from the moderators of all the Sources. It is important, and if you make characters, regard this as an official rule.
Recently, characters site-wide have been created that are based on, resemble, are named after, or otherwise bear a resemblance to other characters that have already been established in other media. That may seem like a mouthful to you, so let's break it down.
Say, on Bambi Source, a deer character is made that is named Pascal. It's green, doesn't speak, and is best friends with a girl named Rapunzel. This is not at all okay, as it is [...]
HAPPY NEW YEAR, ANIMATION SOURCE! 2012 will be one of the greatest years yet for the website, and the first event to kick it all off is the 1ST ANNUAL ANIMATION SOURCE CHOICE AWARDS!!!
For those of you who don't know what this is, the Animation Source Choice Awards (ASCA) are AS's equivalent of the Academy Awards, only for animation. There will be 20 categories this year (including 2 surprise ones), with 18 films of 2011 being eligible for a range of the categories, as well as TV shows, video games, and special categories!
Let's take a look at the 1st [...]