Hiya,


The Easter Banner should be up by Friday now. Sorry for the delay, as usual it is Picture Meerkat that you can blame. He was meant to have sent the Easter stuff I need for the banner AGES ago. As if that wasn't bad enough, he sent them this morning, but it was the wrong things. We sat there together and went through everything in the folder he sent me, none of them were the easter stuff, yet he is still sure he sent it. It was also promised that he would send it to me as soon as he got home tonight (What, 5 'o' Clock latest?) 3 hours later, still no sign, so I'm giving up. I am busy tomorrow, so it probably won't be done until Friday earliest. Sorry, it isn't anything to do with me, it is Picture Meerkat and his lousy time keeping and organization skills. 


On the slightly brighter side, most of the scenes between 1 and 10 which were previously not done, are nearly finished by Picture Meerkat. Hopefully will be able to announce soon the devilish scenes left to finish!


I am looking forward to the next month for many reasons. Blog wise, mainly because I love looking in the archives section to the left of this post and seeing a new month. Sigh, I feel as sad as Picture Meerkat is. Also, because during the month of April, we should nearly finish the whole movie. Then on to May, and film 2 release, and film 1 start!


Finally, Lardich has now got a blog. Find it below Picture Meerkat's blog, entitled 'Lardich's Lowdown' where he will tell you the latest as he sees it, and that latest regarding special guests on his show etc. Basically, the actor who plays Lardich writes a post, sends it to me, I edit and moderate it and then put it online. We just wanted to add a new weekly to two weekly feature to keep you interested and to give you more things to look for on the blog.


I can't wait for the day until you go to a page like the 'The TV Channel Page' or 'Start' or 'About Us' when you see pages all the way down to the foot of the page on the left hand side. *Sigh*, the day is getting nearer.


Well, I have spent enough time writing this news post now, I mean, you can tell that much just by the length of it. I thought you guys deserved an update following the recent surge in views on the website. I don't know why or whats going on, but good job guys! - Now can we have a surge in views on Meerkat Movie 1 - Part 1 on YouTube? A new advertising campaign with a lead gaming organization, hoping to announce later this week. But who knows, something could go wrong. I hope not.


Right, thats enough, dessert time now, but I don't think I will have some bugs or beetles, as appetizing as that may sound to some meerkats :P


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


Over the last few hours we have switched providers of our TV channel. Now, it is explanation time!


TVUNetworks (our old provider) didn't provide a 24/7 TV channel service, so over the last few hours I switched it over to UStream. UStream allow us to have our TV channel up and running even when the PC isn't on and we are asleep! I love it!


Basically, go to the TV channel page, and it will automatically start from the beginning of the current playlist. The playlist will be update every week or two with new videos, or podcasts. The podcasts are what I am most excited about because you will be able to listen to the latest news as it happens.


The other great thing, is once every few weeks, we can arrange to have a question and answer session LIVE over the internet! At an agreed date and time, you can go to the TV channel page and listen to us broadcast LIVE. You can here exactly what we are doing, as we do it, and we will hold question and answer sessions. The first one, will be held in a week or two when Picture Meerkat and I record the voices.


We will meet up to record voices, and at the agreed interval, we will stop, and broadcast LIVE to you! Yes, Live! And you can hear us answer your questions as you send them in!


Podcasts, Live shows etc. coming soon. Take a look at the TV channel page now to see our 1 hour and 3 minute playlist including the two new trailers, the first movie (in full) and an advert for the movies. 


Remember, this is new, and it will evolve over time, but support us now please! On the 'the TV channel' page you can even talk to other listeners while you watch the movie with the new chat feature! Go on, give it a go! 


Movies at your finger tips!


For free advertising on the channel, email: edvardmovie@hotmail.com


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


The second teaser trailer is now online, two weeks in the suspense, and now you get it. I hope you like it as much as I do. I will embed it in this post, but you can also find it on the movie two homepage! So, go watch it!


The TV channel is doing well. As I sit here typing away, I have noticed currently 6 people are watching the channel which is a big achievement. The only advertising this channel has been given is on here, so if we are maintaining that then I am really happy. We only went live last night!


I am planning to make a podcast for the TV channel fans, so they can get the up-to-the-minute news every week or two. Good idea? or not?


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


Yes, the secret project revealed! Click on the 'the TV channel page' of the website (below this page on the nav bar!) to watch the movie. 


As the page says (below the embedded channel viewing box, you will notice there is a paragraph with some problems we are currently aware of and how to fix them. So if you are having problems, take a look!


Please follow the instructions, and as that page also suggests, can you please bare with us, this new channel software isn't currently flawless so if you are having issues, follow the instructions on the page below the embedded screen. If they don't work, email me at edvardmovie@hotmail.com!


Remember, we are not currently live 24/7 - that is a feature coming soon!


Animator Meerkat 
 
 
Hiya,


So, yes, the first movie is back online again now. Also, all the special features are back online as well. This includes all the trailers for the second movie! So, if you search over the site, I am sure you will notice that all of the links have been updated, and you can still watch all your favourite special features, and favourite movie moments.


As I mentioned a few days ago, I am trying to get a secret project up and running. I am hoping I could have it running by the end of this evening. That isn't for sure though, there may be some problems. I also need you to realise, that the secret project is not confirmed for me yet, let alone you. 


So, hopefully, I can confirm it has gone live tonight, but as far as I'm concerned, it still might not be happening. We will see...


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Didn't I tell you he would moan? Didn't I? Simples!

Picture Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


I had no plans on posting today, but then I noticed that rude post below. What does he think this is! His page. It is getting really tiring now, that he keeps posting on my page, go away, and post on your own page! It hasn't had any posts in ages


You know what? As he asked for it, I will moan now. I can't believe him. He acts like it is me doing a load of moaning. I just want to keep you fans happy, by getting the movie done as soon as possible. Doesn't he? (Don't post back, unless its on your own page!).

The movie is online again, now just fixing all the links on the website :)


Animator Meerkat

 
 
This is picture meerkat, saying that I was unwell today, but Animator Meerkat cannot moan,because I managed to do some animating for him as well as being sick. I now predict he will place a post above, complaining... Simples!

Picture Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,


More YouTube problems. I am sorry to say our YouTube channel has been removed again! We are as annoyed as you are about this, and we are desperately trying to work to have this fixed as soon as possible. We know why the YouTube channel has been taken down, it wasn't through fault of our own - don't worry! As we speak, I have been eagerly uploading videos to our new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/meerkatofficials and due to the amount of videos I have uploaded tonight (about 20 so far!) YouTube is running super mega slow, so I am probably going to not get everything uploaded, the movie parts are taking forever so may not be back online until tomorrow night - sorry guys.


Also, an exciting new project - it is completely related to the movie, kind of like the iPhone app (again to do with iPhone but Computer too!) BUT this time, all I am saying is television. More news soon ;) Ooh, Im excited about this side project! 


Animator Meerkat 
 
 
Hiya,


So much to talk to you about today, and there seems to be the running them of the number 2? Let's get started then...


First of all (the non related '2' thing) Lady GaKat was delivered to me this morning and I got down on working on Teaser Trailer 2 today. I think she looks quite good, really meerk-katty :)

For those interested fans, you will have realised for me to have started work on the second teaser trailer, scene 2 which is needed for this trailer must have been delivered right? Well, it has It is a really good looking scene, and the wall and floor for this scene are amazingly realistic!


Which brings me on to the Teaser Trailer. I should have it nearly finished by the end of the night, if not completely finished. Picture Meerkat wants to drum up the suspense, so, instead of doing what I wanted to do (release the second trailer tonight!) we have picked this coming Friday (Friday 26th March 2010) as the night for the second trailer to be released. I will put a post up here as soon as it is available.


In order for the app to have the second teaser as soon as possible, I need to have the trailer finished tonight because our developer needs to add it into the update over the next few days.


Finally, Picture Meerkat has promised us two scenes tomorrow! The finished scene 1 and the finished scene 2. Your wondering why I said scene 2? Well, it is because, he has sent me the finished scene 2 missing the video that will appear on the screen (you will see what I mean on Friday!) and so this area was green screened out. He said he may even have finished scene 3 or at least got his paws firmly into that by tomorrow morning!


Also, just a quickie, recording will take place in the next 2-3 weeks! Exciting!


Animator Meerkat