I remember back in the day when I first realized you could make your own animations on the computer and then upload them for everyone to see.
I thought this was one of the most amazing things since it was something I wanted to do as a child. I first discovered Newgrounds. I remember back then in the late 90s and early 2000s that you had a lot of limitations. We didn’t really have streaming back then as we do today. Artists had to be clever and creative to keep the file size down. Today those limitations are gone but I still have to remember some of the classics that were more than just a quick cartoon with a poop joke at the end.
Here are some of those early animations that inspired me to start doing online animation.
This was one of the early OGs of 2000.
Genryu’s Blade: This one started many creating their own episodes. I don’t know where this guy went. He became a legend and disappeared.
Sadly I wish both these creators and groups would have kept their momentum and continued creating as they did before because with the invention of youtube these guys would have been the early innovators and would probably be a big company like Rooster Teeth is today creating content. Timing is everything.
But thanks guys for the inspiration.