Railtoons wins Animation Jam 2015 on Newgrounds

Held in November 2015, the Sarcastic Animation Jam 2016 challenged animators around Newgrounds to write, develop and produce a complete animated short in 2 days using a number of preset prompts.

Out of the prompts ‘fishbowl’ and ‘broken window’ came Railtoons Animation’s entry Nothing Gold Can Stay, a heartbreaking short following the nihilistic life of a goldfish.

While a panel of judges deliberated, Newgrounds users were invited to rank their favourite entries for the Audience Choice Award, keeping in mind all entries were entirely developed in 2 days or less.

I’m thrilled to announce Nothing Gold Can Stay has picked up both the Audience Choice Award and Judges 1st Place, a solid achievement for such a rapidly produced animation.

Watch now: Nothing Gold Can Stay at Railtoons Animation’s Newgrounds page

Nothing Gold Can Stay Accolades:
Judges 1st Place: Sarcastic Animation Jam 2015
Audience Choice Award: Sarcastic Animation Jam 2015
Newgrounds 1st Place Daily Feature
Newgrounds 3rd Place Weekly Feature


Animation Process Reel: Little Red Robot Hunter

Animation Process Reel: Little Red Robot Hunter

I completed work on Little Red Robot Hunter in early 2015. It was an extensive (though incredibly enjoyable) experience in which I carried the solo project all the way from conception to completion.

The above process reel shows a small part of the development and production process, and the work that went into character design, timing, animation, cleanups, backgrounds and effects.

Check out the full Little Red Robot Hunter short film on Youtube!

Award Winning Animation: Little Red Robot Hunter (2015)

Little Red Robot Hunter: Award Winning 2D Animation

Completed in early 2015, Little Red Robot Hunter is an original 2D animated short produced and animated by Maree Railton of Railtoons Animation.

Following the recent tradition of reinterpreting fairytales, it explores the idea of Little Red Riding Hood being retold as a futuristic chase scene, where a young woman living in the woods is confronted a Terminator-like robot wolf. Action ensues.

Made using a mixture of hand-drawn animation, painted backgrounds and multiplane compositing effects, LRRH was a traditionally-styled passion project and a pure joy to work on.

Awards/Official Screenings:
Most Outstanding 2D Project: Perception Showcase 2015
Official Selection: Melbourne International Animation Festival 2015
Official Selection: Athens AnimFest 2015