In 6th grade, I was introduced to South Park. By 7th grade, I wanted to make my own construction paper animated show, which I called “I’m So Happy.” The characters were based loosely (and named after) me and my friends.
This was an animation test with mouth articulation for a scene from the pilot. I never dubbed it over.
But it’s significant in my development as a filmmaker and animator, because it would lead to cartoons like “Lord of the Rings by George Lucas.”