The Animation is now up online . Think i had the idea as long as 4 years ago when i just did a quick sketch of Joey Ramone and put him into a background from The Flintstones world
I didnt really have any other song in mind than "Listen To My Heart" . Seemed to fit in very easily
The original Flintsones series was one of the first things i can remember watching as a kid.
Mainly for the opening and closing segments. Very simple and repetitive. But in a catchy good way.
originally Fred was going to make an appearance at the beginning. But i just wanted something really
simple so dumped Fred and put in his daughter Pebbles and her Boyfriend Bam Bam . They had a spin off show The Pebbles & Bam Bam Show which came out mid 70's around the time The Ramones were starting to make an impact so seemed to make sense.To me anyway. The background characters mainly come from that show
This is the 7th and proabably final Ramones cartoon. Its based on the song of course and the Sheena comic, though i think the song itself was more likely inspired by the 50's TV series Sheena Queen Of The Jungle.
Its also a tribute to 70's animation that I liked.A Facebook comment that my animation was terrible and worse than 80's Animation made me laugh. As long as it's entertaining somebody while they're watching it . That's all that matters to me.
The video has been uploaded on to youtube . But as per restrictions its blocked from public view.If id got it finished 3 - 4 years prior it may have made it on there without the block.
Update: since it was originally uploaded to YouTube the block has been lifted (for now) and free to view. And it’s got over 40’000 views .
These books were my main source material as well as studying lots of photography of 70's NYC
Backgrounds: Pen and watercolor ink wash for that 70's…