-Your characters have to be complete.
-> A headshot for the small icon. It has to represent the head of your character.
-> A"detailed" image, it means that you have to represent the entire body of your character, including legs, tail, paws,etc.
-> A long enough description (At least 15 lines) with these informations : Name, Age, Gender, Specie (if animal), personality, Like/dislike, history (at least 5 lines long), relation with the movie (with one or more characters of the site's movie).
-> A link with at least one character from the movie.
Living on the same place than an official character isn't enough for your character to be activated. However, be friends, enemies, child or parent to an official character will be accepted. This is the most important point of a character on the site. It has to be a fan character, not an original character. The relation with the movie has to be strong.
- Alternate Universe characters are not allowed
Your character can be introduced without taking part of importants events of the movie, but DO NOT change the events that happened in the movies (or any other canon additions). You can't create alternative plot of the movie or create alternative profiles of official characters.
-Only characters that are respectful to the rules will be accepted.
Do not create offensive characters.
(Not blood, violence, sex, or an attack against someone or a way of thinking).
-Theft is forbidden!
Only use images you are allowed to use. If you are using free linearts or blank renders from other members or other sites, you have to credit the person who created it. Never use a design made by someone else, it would be character theft. Redrawing someone's personal images or drawings will guarantee you a warning or a ban. It's also not allowed to take ideas, characters or copy character bios from another member (from Animation Source or elsewhere).
-Your character has to be unique.
That means that, adding to the fact that you can't copy another member's character, you can't copy a character from another world and modify it to make your own character on the source (Example: Posting Spyro on Dragon source or tuning him into a wolf and putting it as your own character on Balto source). If the name you wanted to give to your character is already taken by another member of Animation Source, you can simply write your username or initials after your character's name. There's no such thing as "stealing the name". Putting a warning like "don't steal his/her name" on your character's profile is not allowed!
- Your character has to be alone on its sheet.
It is obligatory to represent your character alone on its sheet. It musn't be confused with another character (on the headshot and on the image with the entire body).
-Stay credible !
Your character can represent an animal that doesn't appear in the movie as long at it's possible for it to live in the same universe (same country, time period etc.). You can't, however, use renders from another movie (if you want to make a wolf on Spirit source, you can't uses bases from Balto). For example, tigers live only in Asia and they are not allowed in Lion King Source because the movie takes place in Africa. Or you can't make a human character with modern-day clothes on Brother Bear source because the movie takes place in prehistoric times. Moderators have the right to deactivate a character they believe is out of context.
-Your characters have to be in the spirit of the movie. (colors, context,etc...)
If the colors of the characters from the movie are natural, you shouldn't abuse with the colors of yours. However, if characters from the movie have no natural colors, you can do the same. More information here : https://www.animationsource.org/board/additional-rules-sparkle-characters-t35763.html
-Using photos (from digital camera) for your characters is forbidden.
Whether it is for the background or for the character, photos from digital cameras are completly forbidden on Animation Source.
-Do not post unfinished character.
You don't have to rush with characters. "Bio coming soon" pages are no longer allowed. Your character has to be completed before you send it on the site. If one of the rules above isn't respected, your character will be deactivated and you will have to complete it before submit it again. Also keep in mind that general rules and rules for images and fanarts also apply for the character section.
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