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Feature length film in the works.

7/16/07 by AlantheBOX

When I was 11, my parents purchased a computer. It was a Packard Bell with 20mb of disk space, a word processor, solitaire, ms paint, an encyclopedia, and a program called Action, which was sort of like a prehistoric version of PowerPoint. Somehow, though, I figured out a way to make extremely crude animations and choose-your-own-adventure games.

When I was 12, I got a paper route. I saved up enough money and bought myself a video camera. Using my little brother's Micro-Machines and small explosives made from the gunpowder found in cap gun rounds, I spent my summer vacation making a series of clumsy stop-motion monster movies.

When I was 19, I downloaded a Flash 5 trial and within a couple of days, I began submitting cartoons to Newgrounds.

Now I am 26 and, through the generous support of Newgrounds (which, in a lot of ways, feels more like an alma mater then a website), I am working on my first full-length movie. Its production has taken me around the world (to exotic locations such as: Barcelona, Paris, and Kansas) and allowed me to meet a handful of my digital collaborators, all of whom I met through Newgrounds. Hopefully this movie will knock your socks off! It's got everything! Galactic symphonies, hot air balloon prison breaks, charlie horse ray guns, astronauts that want to be lumberjacks, pirates that don't want to be pirates, a yawn vortex, the tragic tale of two skin mites, and a friggin' ton more! If your're interested in receiving updates about the movie's completion, go to alanthebox.com and join the mailing list.

It's pretty crazy what you can do with a personal computer these days.

-alan


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DokiDoki

8/13/12

Even when you do all the maths, making a full length film still seems to take longer than making 10 short films.


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VicariousEVicariousE

11/13/11

Post something so we know you're still in the fight. If not alive, let us know where to send the flowers.


your music is amazing and this movie sounds great. but your website only shows me "i made a book". what ever happened to the movie...and will there be more music..cause i really enjoyed it. it wasnt trashy dub step or anything of that.


golfinhogolfinho

1/4/11

do you back!!make more indie now!


MindChamberMindChamber

11/22/10

its 2010

so where is it.


golfinhogolfinho

12/3/09

i used your music outside in my animations! thanks


Your music makes me happy. Best of luck with your movie dude.


can't freakin' wait.


I don't think he actually quit the internet. I emailed him about it a few months ago and he said his computer had died and he needed a new one.


I'm so sad you quit the internet.


BooblesBoobles

3/10/09

Mr. TheBox, your flashes are awesome


I hope everything is going well!


SnapplerSnappler

12/4/08

That was quite the inspirational story. It's heartwarming to know that newgrounds can have that profound an effect. honestly i only truly discovered your flashes today, but i have a new found deep appreciation for your work and you as a person. hope your work takes you far. although it is pretty hard to beat a visit to kansas, as far as you go, that may just be the peak of your career.


WHAT exactly where you videotaping on your roof at 3 in the morning?
0.o


RoosterRooster

7/29/08

I honestly can't wait. I love your work. Especially B&W drama theater.
You should put your monster movies up on youtube. lol.


hey im actually making a fulll lenght movie to!!
teehee.
love your writing and animation.


Hahaha! Thats cool.
It sounds pretty epic.
A film can take you places. Can't wait for its release! *fo sryzly*
You should submit it to tons of film festivals EVERYWHERE.


pottypoopoopottypoopoo

11/29/07

i want more B&W theater cartoons!!! they are the best!


I hope I can still watch this movie since I live in Argentina.
Will we be able to order a DVD from your site, once it's online again, so that people from other countries can watch it?
Saludos :)


WishStarWishStar

10/23/07

This will be good.


I've subscribed, I hope you can manage to make the DVD region free :) Cannot wait.


Gi-goGi-go

7/19/07

Thats in interesting story.

By the way, how did you almost get arrested?

7/20/07 AlantheBOX responds:

i was videotaping something on my roof at 3 in the morning and apparently someone saw me crouching behind a ventilation shaft with a large video camera and a fake listening device made out of posterboard. so they called the cops.


wooooo i cant wait. i loved your 911 preview.


pssshhh, I signed up and I haven't received a single update. I wanna know more about this movie, damn it!