Hiya,

So we have passed 14,000 views today! Thanks so much guys again, I don't know how you do this, but thank you so much for helping us get these views that we like so much. Can't wait until we reach 15,000 because that is when there will be a new banner for you guys, showcasing 15,000 views. As you can probably guess, that is our next big target, so can't wait to reach that, thanks for your support everyone!

Also, you can expect episode 3 of the iTunes podcast out on the 2nd August, as that has been set as the day to release the episode of which includes lots of funny movie talk and a special guest joins me again. Lardich joins us for this episode, and I'm sure you will find it really funny, yet serious as well - so have a good old laugh with episode 3, make sure you visit the iTunes podcast page on that day!

Today, I received from SpecialEffectsKat, the first finished special effect. One work. Stunning! It looks really amazing, and so realistic, I am so glad to see such an amazing job done of it, and this afternoon, the scene of which it is in has been completed with sound and characters etc. Really want to release it for you guys now, but I can't! Cor, life is hard ey! So, your going to have to wait for movie release to see these great effects, SpecialEffectsKat aims to get the next special effect to me in the next few days, and after seeing the first one I can't wait to see the next!

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hi everyone!

So today, I have lots of news, because lots has happened in the last day or two, and I really haven't had a chance to make a post because I have been so hectic! Anyway, this post hopes to cover all of the news from the last day or two, plus today's news, so get ready for a roller coaster of a post.

First part of the news, we have crossed 13,500 views! We are well on our way to 15,000 views, which is my next target! Thanks for your support so far, and lets continue towards our overall aim! Thanks again guys. I intend to put a new banner up soon which includes the new viewing figures.

Picture Meerkats big move up north is tomorrow, so tonight he has had to pack away the computer. Therefore, I have now received the last scenes from him that I will until the 12th August, so until then I will be compiling and adding music. I have been working hard today with the last of the scenes that I'm going to receive until mid August so I have now added voice to the first 18 scenes! This means I only have 1 or 2 scenes to add voice to now, and then the last 1 or 2 scenes that I'm waiting for before the movie is finished!

The iTunes podcast has been released! As you know I plan to have two podcasts, and that has now been achieved. We have an online podcast, which is our video podcast, which you can find on the TV channel page, the YouTube channel and the website, and the all new iTunes audio podcast which is 30 minutes long per episode, click the link to download it: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=384078138

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,

Quite an action packed post today, because I was going to leave a post yesterday, but then changed my mind, because I was really busy editing audio for scenes, but more on that later. The first big thing is we have passed 12,500 views, and have actually passed 12,700 views and are lingering just below. Although we have had some issues today because Sony have claimed that they own the visual movie for movie 2 part 1? Don't know what they think is theirs, but it has resulted in the blocking of the movie in Germany, so if we have any German fans, I'm sorry!

Yesterday was recording day, we recorded all of the main parts and spent from 11:30 in the morning to 4:!5 in the afternoon recording all of the voices for scenes and then doing the special feature voices. After all of that was finished, we even, managed a spare 30 minutes to record episode 2 of the iTunes podcast.

The iTunes podcast is still in review, but we are expecting it to go live any day now, and as soon as it does, we will let you know and you will be able to follow a link to it. Therefore, even though I have made episodes 2 and 3 of the podcast as well, I don't want to upload them, because I want episode 1 to come out, and then each episode come gradually a few days later until your up to date and have to wait a week or two for an update!

Lots of scene concepts are being turned around by Picture Meerkat, he had a break today, but has delivered the first 12 scenes to me. We are hopeful that I will have at least the first 15 by his move on Friday, in the hope that then we only have a few scenes to do when I come back from holiday, which I will be going on in a few weeks time.

Obviously, because we recorded the voicing to the movie yesterday, I converted some of the audio we recorded, and have added it to the scenes, and now scenes 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 and 10, and I hope to do at least 11 if not 12 tonight as well. Then that means tomorrow morning I can finish and export the Let's Laugh with Lardich, and then by the time that is done I might have a scene or two more to add voice to and animate!

So, we have some announcements to make. Although we have recorded all of the main characters voicing, we are still waiting for the voicing of two characters, and this is out of our control. The Mongoose Commander, played by the YouTube user OneAndOnlyNexy001, is due to be sent to me in the next few days, which means scene 5 will be fully voiced, and then the big announcement is coming now. We have managed to hook up with the Jimmy Coates Series author, Joe Craig, who will be playing God in the movie for us, and he will be recording in the first week or two of August. He will also do a special video clip at the end of the movie - so look out for that!

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hi guys!


So today has been pretty hectic, this has been the first time I have had a chance to sit down and write a post for you guys, so I'm just going to tell you everything I remember that needs to be said. 


So, first of all, we have now passed 12,000 views, although I'm waiting until we pass 13,000 to update the picture on the what's new page and the banner above us right now. As I only updated it last night, I want to give it a few more days before updating it again. Well, we are just over 12,300 views so hopefully 13,000 is on the horizon for a few days time. Well, I definitely hope so! As usual, thanks for your help in getting us to where we are today, and for your continued support of us and our movie series!


The other piece of news for you is I uploaded the first teaser trailer for our third movie, how cool is that. Have you seen it yet? If yes, what do you think? And if no, go to the homepage, also known as the what's new page. So, check it out there or on the new movie 3 home page of the site.


Thanks for your support guys!


Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,

I have got quite a bit of news for you lucky meerkat fans today, so stay tuned, because we have got lots of news for you! First up, we have passed 11,000 views, if you visit the homepage of this site you can now see that we are just over 11,300 so 11,500 views is in reach in the coming day or two we hope! Thanks again for your support in getting us many views!

We have completed and animated the first 8 scenes of the movie, and being this movie has about 21 scenes in we are doing really well, especially as during the next six weeks we are both (Picture Meerkat and I) planning to take holidays somewhere at separate times in the next few weeks. Picture Meerkat is off next Friday so during the time after that, before I go away, compilation is the main thing I need to do so by the time I get back all the scenes are complete, and I can upload the movie!

Last night, I started work on the first teaser trailer for this movie, it mainly features on the scene which has the best animating and drawing Picture Meerkat has ever done in it, and I think your going to like it - complete with voice over from Edvard. If I can finish it today or tomorrow will put it up on Saturday or Sunday.

Specialeffectskat is going to be sending us the first special animated design he has done for us this weekend, it fits into scene 9, so the only reason we haven't completed scene 9 is because we need the first special effects animation to go in here, so as soon as we get that, we can finish the first 9 scenes. Can't wait to see what he has done with it, I'm really excited because I have seen some of his previous work, its amazing!

We have a new podcast. Not a new episode of the podcast, but a new podcast. I have finally worked out how to make a podcast and submit it to iTunes, so thats what I have done today, and over the next few days I'm hoping Apple will accept it (its in review now) and then I will give you a link, and you can download the first podcast of our new series! This iTunes podcast is an audio only podcast, and the first episode is 30 minutes long, and I'm going for around that length for all of them. So for the video exclusives, you can watch our video podcast on YouTube or on the website or on the TV channel or UStream, and for our audio podcast, you will be able to see it on iTunes and the website and possible YouTube. How exciting!

Next week, there will be another new episode of this audio podcast, as I am meeting up in the office with Picture Meerkat on Thursday for some voicing! Yes, we are doing the voicing for the whole movie next Thursday, before one or other of us is away on holiday, or moving in the case of Picture. So after we have recorded all the special features and all the audio for all the scenes, I will then follow this up by recording a new podcast for our audio iTunes series! So look out for that, if we get accepted after review from Apple, I will make a new page for this new podcast!

Thanks guys for reading, see you next post!

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,

Thanks guys so much for your help. As you know, I have been working hard for us to get to 10,000 views in time for Picture Meerkat's last day in office, which was yesterday. The movie series will continue, and he will still be involved heavily, but he will do it from a distance away.

So, as a leaving present, I have been trying to get 10,000 views as a leaving present for him. We managed it! Yesterday, on the day he left, we finally crossed 10,000 views which is a big mile stone. Why did I want to do it so bad? Because it was his movie, the one which he wrote. And if we end up cutting the movie series short, and only doing 4 or 5 movies, then the second one will have been the only one he wrote. Therefore, even if it won't be my favorite movie of the series, I wanted him to get some kind of viewing on his movie. So, with your help, I asked that we could reach 10,000 by yesterday. We have been trying really hard for the last three weeks or so to get some serious viewing of the movie, and we have had so many views, with your kind help, and I would like to thank you for that. Then, the twitter fans helped me with the final push, and here we are nearly 10,500 views later! Thanks so much!

He is moving in about 2 weeks, or slightly less, and so we are trying to get as many of the scenes done before then, so that while he moves and has no internet connection, I will have some work to get on with, and then we will only have 1 or 2 scenes left to do once he is all settled down into his new burrow. So far, we have been going really fast, and we now have completed the first 7 scenes - obviously without voice, but we intend to add that as soon as possible.

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,

So we have lots of honors today, as you can see from the bottom of the screen. I actually copied them from our channels and videos earlier today, because as you go through the day you lose honors. So these are the honors we have this morning, didn't get a chance to categorize them this morning, so will guess which ones are for which channels/videos etc. but if I get it wrong don't kill me!

We have now also passed 9,500 views, and I'd love for us to get to 10,000 by tomorrow, that is my aim and if we reach it I will be really happy. We are only just over 9,500 so please guys, this is the big push for tomorrow!

I am actually in the middle of animating our fourth scene for the third movie, Picture Meerkat has also told me the fifth scene is almost done, so if I get that within the next hour or so, there may be a chance that I get time to animate that.

Honors below!

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,

I have probably missed out loads of news that I should be telling you, but this is just a real quick post, which is only being uploaded because I have just seen the shear number of honors we have today. Although, some of them (1 or 2) are your average channel honors, I am including all today's honors because we have quite a few, and it is so thrilling. Thanks guys for your support, and for getting two of my three channels, and a video, into the honors listing of the day, week and month!

Also, more news to celebrate, we have passed 9,000 views on part 1 of the second movie, this is great news and I really hope we can get to 10,000 before the end of the week, if not a lot sooner! Again, thank you for your support, and all the movies success is your success as well!

Final thing to say, we have completed the first 3 scenes, fully animated, and I am expecting the fourth scene tomorrow to get to work on. This means, we are working at double full speed, and I have to say, for once, I am surprised at how quickly Picture Meerkat is turning around content for me!

Honors below!

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya,

So the main reason I am leaving this post is to tell you we are past 7,000 views on the first part of our second movie. How cool is that. If you go to the site homepage, the whats new page, you will see all of the latest information, as well as visual proof that we have passed 7,000 views. I think it is an achievement to be proud of, and I'm glad that the movie has so many views, even if it is the weakest of the two we have made so far.

The new movie, the third one, is sure to be the best one yet, and after tonight animating will have official started. I intend to spend some time, at some point, animating the first scene, which is, as you know, a direct lead on from movie two, so it starts where we find out about what Olivia has discovered. So, I will be animating that tonight.

Sorry if this post is a bit short, that's about all I have to say for now!

Animator Meerkat
 
 
Hiya Guys!

I have finished the performance for the Let's Laugh with Lardich 3, it looks really nice and I am pleased to have it finished. Obviously, I should make you guys wait until the movie release date to see the special features, but the preview I released the other day has got quite a few views, and I am tempted to release the special feature early. How would you guys feel about that? One special feature released before the actual movie is released?

We have now past 6,000 views on the first part of the second movie, and we are less than 200 views away from 6,500. I am really happy with this total, because the advertising I have done has paid off! I haven't done lots of advertising, but I have done a fair bit, so at least it has paid off without too much effort!

Picture Meerkat has finished the first scenes drawings, and will be working on the second scene tonight. He says he will send me the first scene tonight, so I'm expecting it in the next few hours, and then maybe I can have the first scene already animated by the end of tonight, which would be a great bonus! Picture Meerkat has some commitments until Friday morning after tomorrow, so I wont get anything to animate for you guys after tomorrow until Friday, but Picture Meerkat ensures me he will catch up quickly!

Animator Meerkat