Green Eggs and Ham

Warner Bros. Animation

My daughter loves Dr. Seuss books and her first one she learned to read by herself was Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss was also a childhood favorite author of many people in my youth so I was surprised to see it still around.

Watch the trailer below and let me know if you love it or if it ruined the story for you?

The animation style

I loved how characters were drawn in the books when I read them as a child. Which is why I am pleased to see that with the new series coming out, the animators have taken a more modern drawn animation design. The shadows and dimension on the characters give it a more appealing look all while not losing the characters image that we are familiar with.

“The series was created by showrunner Jared Stern (Wreck-It RalphThe LEGO Batman Movie), who serves as executive producer alongside Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Register, Mike Karz, David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman.”

The animation team debated on CG or 2D animation style but decided on 2D because it looked more like the books artwork, in which we all are accustomed to. The animators wanted to keep the art we all love but make it more defined without loosing the original Dr. Seuss art. They took a harder route when deciding to draw it instead of using CG effects but I am pleased with the decision to keep history alive while adding more to the story.

The series is making its debut on the streaming service Netflix starting November 8.  Green Eggs and Ham, is a Netflix’s original animated series that the whole family will enjoy!

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How to Animate

Want to learn how?

Well I am not an expert on Adobe Animate and I am not qualified to teach you that is for sure… But I can give you a video that will give you a quick three minute tutorial on Animate for Beginners created by DanIsTheGr8est on YouTube.

Recap on Dan’s Video

Last week I shared a video that I created in Animate (you can see here in my Blog Post) I was using the method from Dan’s Tutorial in the above video to have a flour sack dance around and fall in love ❤

I hope that this video will inspire you to try Adobe Animate and create something fun!

Animate Beginner

Learning my way around Animate

At this point in my life I had been used to Adobe products like In-Design, Photoshop, Lightroom, Publisher, and some other of the Adobe clouds products. But I have never worked with Adobe Animate until now. I must say I…

this program! That’s right, I cant get enough of the wonderful world of animation! I want to share a video of what I created in my first week of class on Adobe Animation.

I created this “flour sack” falling in love ❤ video using Adobe Animate and it was fun playing with all the different tools! My favorite was the onion skin because it shows you the last frame so your next frame can be more accurate!

I was taught that the best was to make the flour sack look real is to use the squash and stretch principle of animation!

Squash and Stretch (S&S for short) is the principle of applying a contrasting change of shape—from a squash pose to a stretch pose or vice versa—to give a feeling of fleshiness, flexibility, and life in animation. The absence of squash and stretch gives a rigidity or stiffness to the motion


Into the World of Animation

My first week in 2-D Animation

This is my first Animation Blog and my first time learning about animation! I am a student a Bowie State University on my senior year as a Broadcast Journalism Major.

Why am I doing this?

  • I am taking this class for fun and to learn more about animation because I love computers and art.
  • I am creating this blog because I want to share the wonderful world of animation with you!

This is how you get started!

I found a clip on YouTube by Justin Buice that explains how to make a simple animated intro for your videos! I feel like this will be very useful for the following weeks due to all the content we are going to create!

If you are low on funds due to being a parent or student (like me) you can receive a After Effects Free Trial here

When you are ready to buy after effects just use this link