Griddleville: amazing cartoon made entirely by one dude.


21 Responses to “Griddleville: amazing cartoon made entirely by one dude.”

  1. Phikus says:

    Appropriate that it ends with a boing. ;D

  2. Elliot_Cowan says:

    I think it’s very worth mentioning that almost every single animator I know is self taught, and makes all their short films on their own.

    I don’t want to thumb my nose at Ba, here.
    As an animator I’m delighted that anyone would sit down and make an animated short but I feel compelled to champion my people.

  3. nosehat says:

    @2 TheKingInYellow:

    This really doesn’t look like it’s hand-drawn frame by frame, like you’re imagining.

    I’d say many of the elements may certainly have been hand drawn on a light board, but the video was then created with animation software.

    That said, this is really, really delightful. Whimsical and fun with really good pacing and variety. Thanks for sharing.

  4. arkizzle / Moderator says:


    Spot on!

  5. ESQ says:

    Anyone know the tune used?

  6. Anonymous says:

    i love it! looking forward to watching the whole series. thanks!

  7. Anonymous says:

    hey! wow! I went to school with Jacob Blackstock too. It only took one frame to see that it was his work; not much has changed since grade 6. I wonder if he still speaks Klingon…

  8. MarkM says:

    I have touched the face of an animator god.

  9. Anonymous says:

    For all the good of the animation, horrible voice acting can wreck any work, and it does so here.

  10. superforestnyc says:

    Utterly jaw-droppingly fantastic. Tex Avery + Ren and Stimpy plus Mescalacid, times coffee.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Dag, this guy is quite good. It actually made me laugh.
    Tex Avery would have liked this.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ba stills speaks Klingon, among other dialects. Original tunes are by other high school alumni E. Pendergrast & M. Goodwin. Checkout his latest project @

    @#13 – “Horrible voice acting” is a little harsh

    Love, one of the horrible voice actors, A. Hogg

  13. Anonymous says:

    are you sure about that ‘nearly’ part?

  14. jheiss says:

    Now that’s wonderful

  15. thekinginyellow says:

    wow…i wish i was that dedicated to hand drawn animation. i got through about 300 frames during my first school project before giving up.

    i can’t wait to see the rest of this.

  16. blueelm says:

    Wow. That really is creative. Dang. I’m going to have to watch the whole thing when I get home.

  17. Jesse Brown says:

    To each their own, #13 but for my money Keith White’s voice work as Spag is top-notch! He nails the zany attitude without veering into the annoying…

    You too, Hogg.

  18. 2k says:

    colour me impressed

  19. DocNonstop says:

    @Nosehat – If I remember correctly, each and every frame was hand drawn on a light board, then individually scanned & traced in Illustrator, finally brought into Flash to color, tweak and render the scenes (with a number of other programs used for other elements).

    Another interesting point, without stealing the story from Ba, was that this was optioned by a major Canadian network, but the option expired as the network execs could not comprehend a Canadian cartoon for kids that lacked a Villain, amongst other cartoon series archetypes.

    A. Hogg

  20. Jay Gatsby says:

    Insanity is more than a state of mind.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I have to say that based on personal experience with animators, most of them *have* lost their minds. To be an animator is a hard, hard life with little reward. But when it’s good, it’s real good!

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