How Cartoons Are Made (director's cut)

Outstanding Achievement Award, Best Comedy Short, Druk International Film Festival, 2020

Diamond Winner, Best Documentary Short, Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque, 2021Best Animated Film: World Film Carnival - Singapore, 2020Winner, Best Animated Short, Cult Critic Movie Awards 2020Gold Winner: International Independent Film AwardsBest Comedy Short: Virgin Spring Cinefest, 2020Winner, Best Comedy, International World Film Awards 2022Winner, Best Animation North America, Couch Film Festival 2021Winner, Best Animated Short: Top Indie Film Awards, 2020Winner, Best Sound: Top Indie Film Awards, 2020American Golden Picture International Film Festival 2020: Winner, Best AnimationWinner, Best Comedy Short, Rameshwaram International Film Festival, 2022Top Indie Film Awards, 2020: nominated for Best DirectorTop Indie Film Awards, 2020: nominated for Best HumorGenre Celebration Festival: Best Director nomineeGenre Celebration Festival: Nominated Best Comedy ShortFinalist, Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival, 2021Semi-finalist, Indie Short Fest 2020Los Angeles Cinefest: Semifinalist laurel

IMDbHow Cartoons Are Made gives you a tongue-in-cheek look at how animations are created, and it's not a pretty picture! Showing the process of creating a film from script to screen, we're introduced to an artistic, marker-sniffing baby who grows up to be a paint-huffing young artist, then an overworked animator. Producer Artie Romero appears as himself, bringing in a typewriter-pounding screenwriter, pitching successive storyboards to a pair of unimpressed businessmen. This animated short's voice actors include Chris Hardy and Ron Hayden.

2020 trailer

This outrageous animated short was conceived as a demonstration of our studio's whiteboard animation (AKA explainer) skills. Organizations who need to communicate complex concepts in an engaging way commission ARG! to produce these types of videos. ARG! founder Artie Romero created his director's cut (seen at top) and premiered it on YouTube on August 24, 2020.

click to enlarge: How Cartoons Are Made poster

Producer & Director
Artie Romero

Assistant Director
Matthew A. Rebel

Nominee, Golden Galaxy Award, 2020 Written by
Scott Jessop

Ron Hayden

Character Voices
Chris Hardy
Artie Romero
Ron Hayden

Matthew A. Rebel

Matthew Rebel
Artie Romero

Colin Commerford
Matthew Rebel

Kevin MacLeod
"Monkeys Spinning Monkeys"
Creative Commons 3.0 (attribution) license

Sound Effects
Creative Commons 0 (Public Domain) License
"Comedy Trumpet Playing Sad Song Wah Wah Wah"
Creative Commons 0 (Public Domain) License

Running time: 4:09

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