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By Milton Knight
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"The visual possibilities of drawn animation finished through computer technologies have barely been touched."
CAPRICE, TEEN OF TOMORROW is my dream cartoon; I've been planning and animating it since 2003. A space fantasy, full of wild action and music, reminiscent of the earthy animation of the 1930s, but thoroughly original and modern.
CAPRICE has a solid idea behind it; it is the story of adolescents of all galaxies living in a bleak, blighted parody of the Ideal Future. Urban waste and condemned planets surrounding them, they gather after dark...and unbeknownst to their guardians...at the Yum Spot, a spacious hamburger joint miraculously untouched by the vagaries of time and implied war. It is here that Caprice is free to break from the constraints of her (well-loved) home and make merry with her favorite people; classmates of all shapes, sizes, colors and species. But, from one of those condemned planets, danger erupts, putting them all in peril, and it is then that CAPRICE emerges, capable, energetic, and, eventually, victorious.
CAPRICE, TEEN OF TOMORROW takes command of its medium to do what animation does best; it tells an involving story by purely visual means, adapting an expressionistic approach to drawing, movement, inking, painting and color to captivate and delight.
The film will be eleven minutes long. The animation and pencil reel are mostly completed, and I've finished more than half the inking, which is by hand (the backgrounds are painted in acrylics). The film will be shot using computer software, allowing bold experimentation with color. I shot two minutes back in 2003, and it premiered at ASIFA-Hollywood's 2D Expo to wild approval.
Funds are needed for supplies to complete the hand-drawn animation, the camera work, post-production and sound, and to transfer it to film.
I will be grateful for whatever you can afford to give. It will help me to continue giving this project the best that I've got.
My personal website is at http://miltonknight.net/
A recent interview at Animation World Network that reveals more about my philosophy and my passion for hand drawn animation: http://www.awn.com/blogs/nuts-and-bolts/do-they-still-use-hands-create-hand-drawn-animation
A page of links to samples of completed animation I've drawn and directed for studios on YouTube:
http://miltonknight.net/animation.html

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