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Eric Animations (also known as Eric Animations: The Movie) is an upcoming 2018 2D traditional flash/3D computer animated science fiction action adventure comedy drama film based on the Go!Animate series The Eric Show originally created by Jerry Mcimbers (MrLegoFan404 or MrLegoFan10) and MicAnimateFive in 2011, and developed by H F McBain, Prince Boadu (PFilms207 Power, formally known as PFilms207 Forever VGCP), Julien Baidet (ThatGreenSwagGuy), awildmewRBLX (awildmew, formally known as awildmewfromROBLOX), Robert Coates, and TheFunEditor4, and loosely based on properties and characters from The Go!Animate Company created by Alvin Hung. The film is directed by Henry Norton (who also serves as the writer of the film), D.A. Nichols, Abbey Thickson, Anthony and Joe Russo, Alvin Hung (founder and CEO of Go!Animate), and James Sharp (who also serves as the producer, executive producer, writer, and editor of the film). The film stars the voices of Zachary Gordon, Lauren Graham, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Dove Cameron, Tim Curry, Nasim Pedrad, Sean Giambrone, Max Charles, and others who will replace the text-to-speech voices from reprising their roles from the original series respectively.
The film is an international co-production of the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, United Kingdom and Denmark, the first film to be based off a Go!Animate Network and Discovery Family series, a feature-length spin-off to Alvin Hung And The Go!Brats: The Movie and A Go!Animate YouTuber Movie (2017), as well as the first actual theatrical film to be based of an original Go!Animate property, and the first theatrical film to be based off a Cartoon Network series since The Powerpuff Girls Movie, which was released in 2002. This film is also a part of the newly formed Go!Animate Rewritten Universe, the successor to the Go!Animate Cinematic Universe.
Produced by The Go!Animate Company (under the Go!Animate Pictures, Studios and Network labels), Warner Animation Group, Paramount Animation, NicThic Productions, Colin Entertainment, Ltd., Sony Pictures Animation, Laka Animation Studios, Clearwater Animation, and Universal Animation Studios, in association with Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon Movies, Felipebross Studios Network, Atomic Network, Jetix, and Discovery Family, Gundam Mode Anivision (under the Adult Mall, Crystal Mall, and Teen Mall labels), DHX Media, Timberwolf Productions, Moonhead Studios, and Universal Kids, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, along with Sony Pictures Releasing under the Columbia Pictures label, with Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in US and International prints, and Entertainment One in Canadian prints.
The film is scheduled to be released on December 14, 2018 in 3D, 2D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX 3D. The film serves as either the definitive series finale or as a prelude to a potential revival.
Existing in the somewhat-same continuity as the crazy, yet still fairly active Go!Animate series The Eric Show, and Cianan Irvine's Go!Animate films A Go!Animate YouTuber Movie and A GoAnimate YouTube Sequel, 19-year-old Edward Richard "Eric" Andrews, who is known by his alter ego as "Eric Animations", "EricAnimate", or simply "Eric" lives a more average, carefree and individualistic life as a computer wiz, and on some occasions, a YouTube user and GoAnimator who spends most of his time in an abandoned, yet fairly good conditioned high school. Meanwhile, his two arch-enemies and rivals Bongo, an evil, yet powerful troublemaker from Go!Animate, and Alvin Hung UTTP, an evil clone of Alvin Hung (founder and CEO of Go!Animate), who is the founder of NoAnimate (a Go!Animate rip-off company) both plan to team up with the troublemakers, evil clones of good people, evil users, and villains from Go!Animate to seek their revenge on their haters, enemies, rivals, and everyone by using NoAnimate as their ultimate weapon to take over all of the media universes, including the Go!Animate universe, and other fictional universes in the Media Multiverse. It's up to Eric and his friends to stop Bongo, Alvin Hung UTTP, and their team...
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- Zachary Gordon as Trevor Peter Andrews (known by his alter ego as "Eric Animations", "EricAnimate", or simply "Eric"), the title character and primary protagonist of the film, and a kind, curious, affectionate, intelligent 15-year old teenage boy with a great sense of humor. He is based of the character Eric Animate from the Go!Animate series The Eric Show, who was originally voiced by the Ivona text-to-speech voice of the same first name.
- TBA as MrLegoFan404's alternate version of Eric.
- TBA as Robbie Pwns's second alternate version of Eric.
- Troy Gentile as Bongo, a evil, yet powerful troublemaker and villain in Go!Animate, the main leader of a powerful yet evil team of troublemakers, villains, and Go!Brats, and CharlieBrownAndCaillouYesBongoNo's original character. He is the first main antagonist of the movie.
- Peyton List as Julie, Eric's best friend, and love interest. She is the first main deuteragonist of this movie.
- Lindsay Jones as Erika, Eric's first friend and cheerleader for the GoAnipaulis High School football team. She is the second main deuteragonist of this movie.
- Isaac Hempstead Wright as Victor, Eric's second friend, and the third main deuteragonist of this movie.
- Brendan Meyer as CoolBoy7750, a YouTuber, Go!Animator, and a former Go!Fag. He is now Eric's friend, and the fourth main deuteragonist of this movie.
- Cherami Leigh as Kate, Eric's third friend and cheerleader for the GoAnipaulis High School football team like Erika.
- David Tennant as Dr. Goani Matestein, Julie's father and a scientist who believes in Go!Animate Logic.
- Dee Bradley Baker as PC Guy, a friendly and busy natural-born Microsoft fan and a comic relief.
- Benjamin Santagati as Himself, a YouTube and Go!Animate user, and one of Eric's friends.
- Barbara Dunkleman as Cameron the Camera Girl, a professional filmmaker, video camera operator, and PC Guy's girlfriend. She is one of the minor characters of this movie.
- Dee Bradley Baker as Phil the Video Camera, an anthropomorphic video camera who is Cameron's pet, best friend, and sidekick.
- Brad Swaile as Justin Harrison, a troublemaker and a Go!WhiteKnight from Go!Animate City. He is one of the evil minions for Gozeburo, Isabella, James, Mr. Keebler, Belly, and The Go!Fag.
- Lauren Graham as Kimberly Walker, Eric's mom.
- George Clooney as Diesel Walker, Eric's dad.
- TBA as Olivia Walker, Eric's younger sister.
- TBA as Brian Walker, Eric's older brother.
- TBA as Cynthia Walker, Eric's sister.
- TBA as Alexander Walker, Eric's younger adoptive brother.
- TBA as William Walker, Eric's younger brother.
- David Tennant as Alvin Hung, the founder and CEO of The Go!Animate Company.
- Max Charles as Dexter, a boy genius from his TV show of the same name Dexter's Laboratory, and the online video game FusionFall. He is one of the minor characters of the movie.
- s Jimmy Neutron, a boy genius from his movie, and TV show of the same name. He is also one of the minor characters of this movie.
- Cianan Irvine as Himself, a YouTuber and Go!Animator from Australia and Go!Animate City. He is the third main deuteragonist of the movie, and also one of Eric's friends.
- Bradley Steven Perry as Eric Smith, Eric Animations' cousin.
- Vincent Martella as Sonic the Hedgehog, the titular hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
- Misty Lee as Princess Sally Acorn, the heroine of the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics.
- TBA asAlthea Andrea.
- TBA as Princess Morbucks, a spoiled rich girl who is an antagonist towards The Powerpuff Girls. She loves gold and is The Powerpuff Girls' number 4 archenemy. She is also one of the evil minions for Gozeburo, Isabella, Kayla, and CoolBoy7750.
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, a superheroine with powers who is associated with the X-Men and the Avengers.
- Peter Cullen as the Anti-Monitor, a very powerful supervillain who eats the Multiverse.
- Loren Lester as Dave, a troublemaker in Go!Animate City who hates Trains, and is one of the evil minions for Gozeburo, Isabella, Kayla, and CoolBoy7750.
- TBA as Larry, a troublemaker in Go!Animate City, and Dave's brother. Just like Dave, he also hates Trains, and is one of the evil minions for Gozeburo, Isabella, Kayla, and the main Go!Fag.
- TBA as Beddu, a Sicilian troublemaker in Go!Ville, which is another town related to Go!Animate City. He is one of the evil minions for Gozeburo, Isabella, Kayla, and CoolBoy7750.
- TBA as the kidnapping Go!Fags.
- Jacob Tremblay as Alejandro Robertson III, the main Go!Brat.
- Levi Miller as Brian Animations, Eric's adoptive brother.
- TBA as TTTEAndSpongebobYesFurFagsNo (ThomasTheTankEngineAndSpongebobYesFurFagsNo).
- Dove Cameron as Kayla, Eric Smith's girlfriend.
- Fred Tatasciore
Secondary voice cast
- Robin Atkin Downes as the School Bus driver.
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Eric's teacher in Go!Anipaulis High School.
- Fred Tatasciore as the narrator for a documentary video of the American History.
- TBA as the ticket agent for Go!Cinema.
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as the usher for Go!Cinema.
- TBA as the announcer for Go!Cinema.
- Leopold Slikk as himself in the archived footage as the Angry German Kid.
- Ellen McLain as the intercom voice as the front enterance to Gozeburo's lair.
- Roger Craig Smith as the masked chef.
- Nolan Massey as Master Holographic Crystal Ball.
- Nolan North as an injured Go!Fag guard.
- Colin Lloyd Pendergast as the news reporter for the Go!Animate News Network (GNN).
- Ginnifer Goodwyn as the weather reporter for the Go!Animate Weather Channel.
- Todd Haberkorn as the receptionist for the Go!Animate Community Center.
In November 2016, director and producer Henry Norton, who is best known for his involvement in the Taylor's Series Saga (now Taylor's Crystal Universe: All Stars) franchise had announced that he had plans on making feature film adaptations of some of Go!Animate Network's original shows. His company Henry Norton Films (formally known as Cheryl Norton Films for some odd reason) would be involved in the feature-film adaptations of some of Go!Animate Network's shows. One of them would be a feature-length film based on Go!Animate Network, Cartoon Network, and Discovery Family (formally Discovery Kids)'s original Go!Animate series The Eric Show. Norton stated that he wanted to do this in order to revive or reboot the series after it went on hiatus in 2015. Norton also mention that he would serve as the director and writer of the film. During that time, the film was originally titled promotionally as The Eric Show: The Movie. This was not the first Go!Animate feature film. Many feature films from Go!Animate have already been made by many Go!Animate users since 2013. This trend of feature films from Go!Animate began with the release of the 2013 film Go!Animate: The Movie. Norton asked the developers of The Eric Show, which are Prince Boadu (PFilms207 Power, formally known as PFilms207 Forever VGCP), H F McBain, Julien Badit (ThatGreenSwagGuy), and The FunEditor4 (who were given rights to take over the series from the original creators Jerry Mcimbers (MrLegoFan404 or MrLegoFan10) and MicAnimateFive) if they can give him permission to make a feature-length film based on The Eric Show. Due to the show's hiatus, they gave Norton permission to adapt the series into a feature-length film. Prince Boadu and Julien Badit, two of the developers of the series will be involved in the film as producers, with the exceptions of the series' developers awildmewRBLX, who had retired from Go!Animate in July 2016 and was no longer the series' developer, Robert Coates, who is now inactive, and the original creators MicAnimateFive and Jerry Mcimers, who are also now inactive. However, The FunEditor4 and H F McBain may be involved in the film if they want to.
On December 25, 2016, Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures announced that they have picked up rights for the film, and would team up with The Go!Animate Company to co-produce the film. In January 2017, it was also confirmed that the film would be the first Go!Animated film to be a mix of hand drawn animation, 2D digital flash animation, and 3D computer generated imagery (CGI). The film was originally under development by Warner Animation Group (after the success of The Lego Movie) and Paramount Animation (after the success of wikipedia:The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water).
The same month before Wild Animation Network (WAN) ceased operations and was reincorporated as Wild ROBLOX Network (WRN) in January 11, 2017 after its acquisition by Roblox Corporation in mid 2016, The Go!Animate Company (via Go!Animate Network), along with Gundam Mode Anivision, The REBIRTH Studios, Powerhouse Of Entertainment (POE, formally Total Wonder Organization), and Paradox Creations announced that they have picked up rights to the entire WAN film and television libraries, allowing Go!Animate Network, as well as 8 other companies to have control of the WAN library and to have full rights to produce a feature-length film based on WAN's original series The Eric Show, along with many other films and TV shows based on the films and shows from the WAN library. Colin Entertainment, Ltd., NicThic Productions, Clearwater Animation, ICHC Telecommunications, [wikipedia:MIT Media Lab|MIT Media Lab]] (through Scratch Corporation), Drillimation Studios (through Dream Logos Wiki) and Yuvi Holdings would later share stakes of the WAN library with The Go!Animate Company, Gundam Mode Anivision, REBIRTH Studios, POE, and Paradox Creations between April 6, 2017 to March 2, 2018.
In January 24, 2017, Henry Norton released a prototype version of the movie on his YouTube channel. The prototype version of the film consisted of the original opening to the movie, as well as parts 1 to 3 of the original version of the film. The original opening to the film is similar to the opening of the poorly received 2003 film The Cat in the Hat, which was based off the 1957 Dr. Seuss book of the same name. Later in February of 2017, Stephan Swaby expressed interest in development of the film, and was confirmed 3 days later and became one of the producers and writers of the film. He also created an Idea Wiki article to promote the film the same month. This would allow Swaby to work on a film after his failed attempts to work on previous films, such as an unofficial live-action remake of the 2009 film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, an unofficial sequel to the 2006 film Over the Hedge, a planned sequel to the 2013 film Go!Animate: The Movie, and a planned HoverAnimation film titled The End of GoAnimate World, which was set to be released in 2016 or 2017 (see trivia for more information).
In March 27, 2017, James Sharp, also known by his nickname Sharpness Knight had agreed to help with the production of the film. He also agreed to have his company Sharpness Knight Animation Studios co-produce the film. In March 25, 2017 NDCUniversal (formally NDCUnivercity), a parody company of NBCUniversal had also expressed interest in development of the film, involving Laka Animation Studios (formally NDCUnivercity Animation Studios) to co-produce the film. Univercity Pictures, a parody company of Universal Pictures which is also own by NDCUniversal, was also added on the same day to distribute the film internationally with Paramount Pictures under the Universal Pictures label. However 5 days later, Univercity Pictures was removed from distributing the film, and Universal Pictures was later scheduled to distribute the film internationally with Paramount.
In April 6, 2017, John Harry Lau has expressed interest in working on the production of the film after he watched the original series. He later became one of the executive producers of the film. In May 11, 2017, Eric Medina, Colin Lloyd Pendergast, D.A. Nichols, and Abbey Thickson had also agreed to help develop the film, and Adult Mall Movies (now Crystal Mall), Colin Entertainment, Ltd., NicThic Productions and its division NicThic Cinemation Studios were added to produce the film. Colin serves as the producer, executive producer and writer of the film, while D.A. and Abbey serve as directors of the film. Founder of Slimeworks Studios and actor Nolan Massey, (KnottyOrchid12) was interested in working on the film, and wanted his company Slimeworks to be one of the production companies for the film. However, Stephan stated that he already has a lot of film companies helping with the film, and Slimeworks won't be involved in the film. However, Nolan can still help with the film and co-write the script of the film.
During production of the film, Columbia Pictures released Alvin Hung And The Go!Fags: The Movie on June 16, 2017. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics and audiences. On July 2017, Cianan Irvine, the director and producer of the film had agreed to help with the production of the Eric Animations movie. In Alvin Hung's movie, EricAnimate, (Eric Animations) had appeared in the film to help Doodle Bob and his friends save Alvin Hung and his family and stop CoolBoy7750 and his team from ruining Go!Animate and turning it into FutureAnimate. Eric is the same character from The Eric Show, as well as his upcoming film based on the series. In July 2017, it was announced and revealed that the Eric Animations movie would not only be based on The Eric Show, but also become a feature-length spin-off to Alvin Hung And The Go!Fags: The Movie, and A GoAnimate YouTuber Movie involving Sony Pictures Entertainment to share rights to co-produce the film and to team up with Warner Bros., Paramount, and Universal to develop the film. Sony Pictures Releasing will distribute the film internationally under the Columbia Pictures label with Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures. This will also involve Sony Pictures Animation to co-produce the film. In August 2017, it was announced that Steven Spielberg would be involved in the film as a director. His company Amblin Entertainment would also co-produce the film.
On November 21, 2017, it was announced that Zane Christopher Morgan, and his company ChrisAndZane Pictures would be co-producing the film. On December 1, 2017, Anthony and Jose Russo were hired to co-direct the film. and they will be directing the film. On December 11, 2017, after Jad Barahmeh became the new admin of Idea Wiki, Jad announced that he restored the original transcript of the film, thus allowing the writers to continue development of the transcript. Jad, along with Heliter Liskon, who gave ideas for the trailer to the film were both hired as producers and writers of the film the next day.
On December 14, 2017, Mason Moore announced that he will be no longer involved with the development of the film due to loss of interest on the film. Because of this, Mason was removed from being the director of the film, as well as voicing as Jimmy Neutron in the film. He will be replaced by a currently unknown director, as well as a new voice actor for Jimmy Neutron. Later, on December 25, 2017, which is Christmas Day, it was announced that Taylor JoliCoeur and Eric Jolicoeur would also be no longer involved in the film as co-producers due to controversies with the staff of Gundam Mode Anivision and Super Angel Team Friends. This also resulted in Taylor Pictures Corporation, Eric + Taylor Studios, and Super Angel Team Friends dropping out from producing the film the same day due to controversies with the staff of Gundam Mode Anivision and Super Angel Team Friends, and also due to the closure of Super Angel Team Friends in December 23, 2017. Taylor and Eric were later removed from being co-producers of the film.
In February 2017, Nolan Massey was promoted as co-producer of the film, and his company SlimeWorks Studios would be officially involved in the film. xIn March 2018, Taylor and Eric Jolicoeur were hired back as co-producers and writers of the film. Eric + Taylor Studios and Taylor Pictures Corporation were also hired back in development of the film. Super Stars Team Warriors, the successor of Super Angel Team Friends was added to co-produce the film. Clearwater Animation, the newly formed Felipebross Studios Network and Jetix, Atomic Network, YSR Network, Teen Mall, and SammyWorks Films were also added to co-produce the film.
Writing for the film started on April 3, 2017. Since then, the script for the movie is currently in progress since the original transcript got deleted. Nolan Massey is helping rewrite the script. On December 11, 2017, after Jad Barahmeh became the new admin of Idea Wiki, Jad announced that he restored the original transcript of the film, thus allowing the writers to continue development of the transcript. Jad, along with Heliter Liskon, who gave ideas for the trailer to the film were both hired as producers and writers of the film the next day. The film is being written by Stephan Swaby, James Sharp, Colin Lloyd Pendergast, Emman Cortez, Henry Norton, Nolan Massey, Terry Ward, Jad Barameh, and Heliter Liskon. The script of the film is inspired by some films in the Taylor's Series Saga and Taylor's Crystal Universe: All Stars film franchises, as well as some fanmade films and fanfictions of some TV shows and movies made by fans of them. Most of the fanfictions that the film's transcript is inspired of are from FanFiction.Net, a fanfiction archive website that allows people and fans to use their imaginations and write down fanfictions of their favorite shows or movies. FanFiction.Net is very useful and helpful for the transcript of the film. In the transcript, there will be a scene with Eric Animations that will be inspired by a scene with Hutch Lawton from the 1962 film Safe at Home!. Although the film has some inspirations, the film will have a more original plot and transcript to avoid make the film a rip-off.
The film was originally titled as The Eric Show: The Movie. However, the title was very unusual and wasn't a very good title for the film. In March 15, 2017, the film's title was changed to Eric Animate: The Movie. The words "Eric Animate" in the title is very similar to Go!Animate. To avoid getting the movie sued by Go!Animate for being a Go!Animate rip-off, and then cancelled, the title was changed for the 2nd time to Eric Animations: The Movie 5 days later. On May 2017, the title was changed for the 3rd time to Eric Animations: The Ultimate Epic Movie, although the film is sometimes known in some promotional material as simply Eric Animations: The Movie. In July 21, 2017, the title was changed for the 4th time by adding the word "First" in the title. It was later known as Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie. However, the title of the film sounded similar to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), which is one of the reasons why the film was criticized by some people in Idea Wiki. On February 26, 2018, the title was changed for the fifth and final time, shorting the title to simply Eric Animations. However, the film is still known in some promotional material as Eric Animations: The Movie.
Attempts at contacting the companies
The creators of the film tried to contact the companies several times, most notably Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal, Sony and especially, Go!Animate.
The films was originally going to have text-to-speech voices (most likely the Ivona, Voiceforge, Cepstral, Neospeech, and Oddcast text-to-speech voices) to play as the characters, with some to reprise their roles for some of the characters from the original series. However in February 2017, it was announced that there will be no using text-to-speech voices for the characters in the film. Instead, the creators of the film will use real life voice actors and actresses to play the characters for the film, while respectively replacing the text-to-speech voices from reprising their roles. Jack Griffo, an actor who is best known for the role of Max Thunderman in the Nickelodeon TV series The Thundermans was considered of voicing as Eric Animations, the title character and primary protagonist in the film. However in March 2017, the producers of the film thought that Griffo didn't have the right voice for the role of Eric in the film. They later chose Zachary Gordon, who is best known for the role of Greg Heffley in the first three films in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series to voice as the character, and Gordon was later confirmed to voice as Eric in the film, replacing Griffo. Shortly after Gordon was confirmed for the role of Eric, it was announced that Lauren Graham would be joining the cast as Eric's mother, a minor character in the film. Nolan Massey (KnottyOrchid12), the writer of the film wanted to lend his voice for the film, despite the controversies with the producers of the film that happened during mid-2017. In August 2017, Massey announced that he wanted to play the role of Master Holographic Crystal Ball (MHCB), a major character and deuteragonist who helps Eric and his friends on their journey. Massey even wrote a scene of the film for producer Stephan Swaby. On September 15, 2017, Massey was confirmed to voice as MHCB in the film. In February 17, 2018, it was also confirmed that Massey would also voice as Alban Lester, the human form of MHCB. The rest of the cast was announced on November 2017. The film will also include some cameos of characters from TV shows, movies, and franchises. This also includes characters from Go!Animate videos. While some of the actors and actresses who voice the characters from TV shows, movies, and franchises will reprise their roles for the film, the Go!Animate characters will be voiced by new actors and actresses.
Beginning in October 2017, numerous sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations were made against Kevin Spacey, who had been cast as Diesel Walker, Eric Animations' father. This resulted in Spacey being removed from production of the film. The producers of the film began looking for another actor to voice as Diesel, because they believed that a film aimed for teens, families and audiences should not be associated with the Spacey scandal. In November 25, 2017, George Clooney, and George Newbern were considered for the voice of Diesel Walker in the film, and replacing Spacey from voicing that role until they chose Clooney, who was confirmed in December 2017 to play as Diesel in the film, replacing Spacey. Max Charles, who is set to voice as Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory was considered of voicing as Alejandro Robertson III, a.k.a. the main Go!Brat. However in January 20, 2018, the role of the main Go!Brat in the film was later given to Jacob Tremblay. Melissa Fahn was considered of voicing as Julie, Eric's girlfriend in the film in December 2017, but that role was already given to Peyton List.
The 2D hand-drawn animation will be handled by the Go!Animate headquarters, Yowza! Animation, Rough Draft Studios South Korea, and Film Roman, while the CGI animation is handled by Blur Studio, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, Reel FX Animation Studios, and Animal Logic, using Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Animate, and TVPaint Animation as the 2D animation software, and Blender as the CGI layout, animation, and lighting software, and Autodesk Maya as the CGI animation, CGI layout, and CGI rigging software.
Adobe Photoshop, Animate and Illustrator, as well as GIMP, Inkscape, and Paint.NET will serves as the matte painting, visual development, design, and 2D layout of the film. Autodesk Mudbox, The Foundary Modo and ZBrush will serve as the modeling softwares.
There are other software that will be used to make this film, including the discontinued Autodesk Softimage as the CGI animation, compositing, rendering, and lighting software, The Foundry Nuke as the animation camera and compositing software, Houdini Effects and NDCUnivercity's Rendermotion as the visual effects software, Adobe After Effects as the visual effects and compositing software, The Foundry Mari as the texture painting software, and Pixar's Renderman as the rendering and lighting software. Medibang Paint Pro, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Microsoft Paint, Corel Painter, Krita, Moho, and Paint Tool SAI will also serve as the matte painting, visual development, design, 2D layout, and 2D animation software.
The visual effects and composting will be handled by Weta Digital, Animal Logic, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Blur Studio, Reel FX Animation Studios, and Industrial Light & Magic, since all 6 of them are indeed visual effects companies. In order to make the animated film look realistic (for the scenery and such) but not creepy, the CGI animated elements, and the 2D animated elements would have to be composited into the final image using Nuke, Adobe After Effects, and the now-discontinued Autodesk Softimage. The lighting on both CGI and 2D animated elements will also be handled by visual effects artists, composers, lighting artists, rendering artists, animators, and digital ink and paint artists using Pixar's RenderMan, Blender, Adobe After Effects, Toon Boom Harmony, Nuke, and Autodesk Softimage, since the animators wanted more lighting and shading on the hand-drawn animated characters.
James Sharp, one of the executive producers of the film, has mentioned that "putting 2D hand-drawn animated characters on a 3D CGI animated environment is one of the hardest things we would ever do". He also said that the animators, composers, and visual effect artists would "animate the 2D characters against a green-screen background and composite the green-screen character into a 3D background." For the CGI transformation sequence, animators would have to design, model, rig, animate, and composite 3D CGI animated designs and models of the 2D animated characters to give them a photo-realistic make over.
The animation styles and techniques will be somewhat similar to that from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, Nelvana, Film Roman, Zagtoon, Toei Animation, and especially Go!Animate. During the film's development, Dallas Toons joined the film's production crew when he mentioned that the film will use Toon Boom Harmony as the main 2D animation software with Go!Animate being the secondary 2D animation software. Later on, James Sharp, one of the executive producers of the film replied and added to Dallas' comment that the film will have an exaggerated heavy use of "squash and stretch" to resemble the Looney Tunes shorts, and most of Isaac Anderson Animations' YouTube videos.
Moreover, as the production of the film continues, Emman Cortez, one of the producers, and writers said that he'll draw more characters for the film, with his own art style, which has been influenced by Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh's works such as Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy's Law, Alex Hirsch's Gravity Falls, Daron Nefcy's Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe, anime and manga such as Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto franchise and Hiroho Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, as both of them serve as his influences for his coloring style and others, including Marvel and DC, his biggest Superhero influences of all time.
The designs and techniques will also be inspired by some DeviantArt users such as VerdeLeon, mazjojo, MikkouKun, zamius, KuroSilver, Alexendre86, Dopler00, korak225, brifight, midorimushiG, SourShockX, kuroshinki, Suyohara, GasaiV, Arkapami, Nostacholy, iza200117, cmara and GrexlB. However, some of these DeviantArt users who use those designs and techniques made some pictures that contains content that is too mature, and may not suitable for younger audiences. The producers of the film will have to make sure they don't make any content for the movie that is too mature for family viewers.
Editing and composting
The music for the film will be composed by Brian Tyler, who is well known for composing films, television and video games. Other composers such as Cianan Irvine, C. Elbourn, Daniel Ingram, Junkie XL, Danny Elfman and Mark Mothersbaugh will also be composing for the film.
Differences between the original series and the movie
Contrast to the original show, which was more like a grounded series due to some episodes involving Eric Animations getting grounded, this movie will not be a "grounded" movie or film due to the fact that "grounded" videos have ruined Go!Animate, as the website was not made for those videos, or other bad videos on the site. In addition, this film is more of an Avengers Infinity War-esque team-up movie, as much like Crisis on Infinite Earths, it features dozens of team-ups of heroic characters saving their worlds from a dangerous event that will destroy everyone and all of the entire population.
In addition, due to some of the characters originally being created from starter characters from Go!Animate, the characters looks have been changed to make them look more original due to the fact that these starter characters have been overused in so many GoAnimate videos back in 2012-2016. The creators of the film don't want people to get confused on who the characters are if people see the characters looking very identical. Also, in the original show, Eric's parents Diesel and Kimberly had only 2 children, which are Eric and Brian, but in the film, Diesel and Kimberly have 7 children, which are Eric and Brian, along with their brother Matthew, their sister Cynthia, their younger brothers Alexander and William, and their younger sister Olivia. Eric Animation's family's original last name in the show was "Animate" or "Animations". Due to their last name being very unrealistic, their last name was changed to Walker in December 2017. Eric still keeps his last name "Animations", but only as a nickname and the title of the film.
Due to the differences between the original show and the film, this film will be somewhat like a Cartoon Network reboot, although Cartoon Network reboots have been criticized due to not being very faithful to the original shows they were based on. However, the film will be like a Cartoon Network reboot and a Adult Swim reboot at the same time. The crew of the film will make sure the film have some faithfulness to the original show.
In 2015, Republic Pictures was revived and acquired by Viacom, CBS Corporation, SammyWorks, and RandomWorks, even though Viacom and CBS split in 2005, and Viacom folded Republic into Paramount Pictures in 2015, and created a new holding company called "Melange Pictures, LLC" as the holder of the Republic film library. Republic later became a film production label and in-name-only unit of Paramount Pictures and CBS Films. It is scheduled to co-produce this film, as well as other films with Paramount. The possible re-merger of Viacom and CBS Corporation is mostly why Republic is co-producing the film.
The name unit Lorimar was revived in 2017 and acquired by TimeWarner (sale to AT&T pending), after Lorimar's theatrical film unit was shut down since 1990. Lorimar serves as an in-name only unit of Warner Bros. Entertainment, and is scheduled to co-produce this film, as well as other films with Warner Bros.
Although Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie has been popular on YouTube, Go!Animate, and Idea Wiki, the film had also been criticized by some people, most notably "rabid Go!Animate haters" on Idea Wiki.
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In addition to the criticism of the film, there were also controversies in Idea Wiki during development of the film. On June 25, 2017, James Sharp had deleted the original article to Eric Animations: The Ultimate Epic Movie, along with the original transcript, credits, trailer transcripts, and soundtrack. This caused Stephan Swaby, one of the producers and writers of the film to rage in all caps at James Sharp with an angry message saying this:
- "Oh MY GOD!!! WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!! YOU RUINED HENRY NORTON'S MOVIE AND ERIC ANIMATIONS' MOVIE!!!! NOW HENRY NORTON AND ERIC ANIMATIONS ARE GOING TO BE MAD AT YOU BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU DID!!! HOW COULD YOU?! THIS TOOK ME 3 MONTHS TO MAKE!!! NOW I HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN BECAUSE OF YOU!!! WHY WOULD YOU DO SUCH A THING LIKE THIS?!! WHY?!! WHY?!! WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO HENRY NORTON, ME, AND ERIC ANIMATIONS?!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! YOU MADE ME SO FREAKING FURIOUS!!! NOW I'M GOING TO LOSE MY MIND BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!"
- ―Stephan Swaby
Because of Stephan's rude behavior, he got banned from Idea Wiki, which caused him to be even more angry at James Sharp and blame him for ruining Eric Animations' movie. However, James Sharp explained why he deleted Eric Animations' movie saying this:
- "It's just that the movie has way too many production companies producing it. If the production of the movie would be restarted, there should be less than 5 companies producing the movie. Also, there would be less characters in that movie."
- ―James Sharp
Because of this, on June 29, 2017, Stephan apologized to James Sharp for his rude behavior and for raging at him and promised not to do it ever again. He did that in a apology video, which can be found here: . James Sharp accepted his apology and unblocked him from Idea Wiki. The development of the movie was restarted on the same day. The makers of the movie thought that everything was back to normal, until July 20th 2017. On that day, James Sharp cancelled the movie again. Stephan asked him nicely why he cancelled the movie again, and here was James' response:
- "Here are the reasons why I canceled the movie again: First of all, people won't be helping you with the movie because you are starting to become immature and you are slowly turning into a GoFag. Second of all, Henry Norton wanted every single company all around the world to create the movie, but I disagree. I only wanted one production company producing the film. Third of all, that Eric Animations movie idea is a bad idea. I've had it with you, and Henry Norton, and your stupid Eric Animations movie idea, and other lousy stuff you did! I quit! From now on, I will make movies on my own, without you! Our friendship... and our movie partnership... is NO more! Good day!"
- ―James Sharp
After that, James blocked Stephan from Idea Wiki again and called him a Go!Fag, which Stephan is not a Go!Fag because Go!Fags are people who bully Alvin Hung for updating Go!Animate. Stephan does not bully Alvin Hung at all. Also, Stephan is innocent and he did nothing wrong on the wiki this time.
On July 20th 2017, Stephan reported James Sharp to a user and admin of Idea Wiki named Loudmouth1 and told him that James blocked him for no reason and was being mean to him. Loudmouth1 unblocked Stephan and blocked James Sharp. However, MovieLover9000 blocked both Stephan and Loudmouth1 for indefinite and said that Stephan deserves to be blocked, not him. However, because James blocked 2 innocent users, he was blocked again, this time by RetroGameFan9000 for indefinite. RetroGameFan9000 later unblocked Stephan and Loudmouth1. Development of Eric Animations' movie was restarted without James Sharp on the same day. The next day, Stephan made a video to send a message to James Sharp, which is found here: . Stephan apologized to James Sharp for causing him to bully him and hate him. James Sharp accepted his apology saying:
- "I accept your apology. But promise me one thing. Try to remove some companies from producing the film. By the way, I'm sorry for making you upset with the drama over a movie and whatnot. Will you please accept my apology?"
- ―James Sharp
Stephan accepted his apology and James promised not to bully him and call him a Go!Fag ever again. James was later brought back on helping with the development of Eric Animations' movie.
On August 12, 2017, Colin Lloyd Jr. Pendergast made a poll on Idea Wiki on James Sharp, which is found here: . He said that he should be unblocked and make an apology letter to Stephan. The same day, James sent Stephan a email with a apology letter saying
- "Dear Stephan Swaby, If you are reading this, I know people think that the guy who hurt your feelings is not the kind of guy on Wikia they love, but the guy from Wikia everyone loved... was me, James Sharp (aka Sharpness Knight and MovieLover9000). I know some people think that the Eric Animations movie wasn't your idea, it was my idea. However, as months past by, now I know how the people from Idea Wiki feel. My other friend Cpend37 made a poll if I were to remain being blocked in Idea Wiki or if I should be unblocked, and some of the Wikia users are helping him unblock me on Idea Wiki. I would be unblocked, but... but first, there's something that I have to say to you. You didn't overreact over a movie like the Eric Animations movie. A battle between you and me made some Wikia users stop helping you with your movie. I overreacted over the companies for the film, and with my rude and hurtful actions that made me hurt your feelings, I know I should have asked you politely to shorten the maximum limit of companies from 30 to 5. I should have never hurt your feelings like that, but I did it anyway. So, there's something I have to say to you. I'm sorry for overreacting over the Eric Animations movie, and for hurting your feelings, and for starting a huge battle between you and me. 😞 I promise I will never do anything like that again. If you accept my apology, will you please unblock me on Idea Wikia? Thank you. Sincerely, Sharpness Knight P.S. I'm making a sequel to Poptropica: The Movie based on Minecraft. It's called "Tyler and Trent in Minecraft". I'm looking for someone to help me with the movie. However, if I can't find any, I will finish the whole movie myself and that will take me forever to do all that. P.P.S. There's a script for the Poptropica movie sequel, if you want to read it. Click here to read the script: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yeJBzSTdxlzBofAzunU9FCDrgbB7iFWxDZdnQlj6CYw/edit P.P.P.S. This letter is too long, so yeah. Hope you accept my apology."
- ―James Sharp
Stephan accepted James apology, James was unblocked from Idea Wiki by Coolot1, and he and Stephan are now friends once again. Shortly after Stephan accepted James' apology, production of the film was back in business. As of August 2017, development of Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie is still active, and has not be cancelled ever since.
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Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie was scheduled to be released in November 2017. But in July 2017, the release date was pushed forward to June 1, 2018 and again to December 2018, due to the busy schedule during the releases of blockbuster films in summer in order to meet it's high standards of quality.
An unofficial teaser trailer for the film was released on YouTube on Stephan Swaby's YouTube channel on April 3, 2017. The teaser trailer had the original logo as well as Eric Animations' original look. As of December 2017, the unofficial teaser trailer gained over 2,000 views.
An official teaser trailer is in active development, and is planned to be released in January of 2018.
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[Box office is under construction]
[Critical response is under construction]
BoggleTheFrog: An exciting, fun and innovative journey! --8/10
SpyroandLPSfan: Although it does have good animation and good characters, it would've been better if it didn't have TOO MUCH companies and story would've been more epic. - 5/10
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Opening and closing credits
- Main article: Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie/Credits
- Main article: Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie/Outtakes
- Main article: Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie/Gallery
This movie is rated PG for the following reasons:
Scenes may scare children
Note: This will only consist of users on Idea Wiki who edited this article.
- StephanTheAnimator: The creator of this page, producer, story-lead, writer, poster creator, and designer of the film.
- Cpend7: The producer, and executive producer of the film.
- MovieLover9000: The co-director, producer, executive producer, writer, editor, and designer of the film.
- Spider-GemBlur (formally known as ShadEmmanZ-K9): The producer and writer of the film.
- Knottyorchid12: The writer of the film and the voice of Master Holographic Crystal Ball in the film.
- Jadhostgamer072: The producer and writer of the film.
- BoggleTheFrog: The writer of the film.
Note: These users who vandalized the article are currently banned from Idea Wiki, and they will most likely stay that way permanently.
- Penny Michelle Fitzgerald: Added a poster for the movie without the producers and creators' permission and approval.
- GumballFan87: Sockpuppet account of GumballRules37, who claimed that Eric Animations is The Emoji Movie, which is not true, and bashed people's opinions on those movie.
- GumballRules37: Attacked StephanTheAnimator, claimed that the movie is cancerous, and vandalized the article by writing down "CANCER SH*T is an upcoming 2018 cancerous film based on Cringy Network".
- TheGumballFan: Vandalized the article by renaming it The Emoji Movie 2: The Cringe Strikes Back!, and wrote down "Please ban this man. and Whoever made this, stop. and just stop this man."
- GumballFan85: Sockpuppet of GumballRules37, who vandalized the article by adding false stuff about the movie.
- Supersamus 2.0: Forced people to vote for his movie titled Pokemon Sun & Moon: The Movie instead of this film to become the idea for headline on the Idea Wiki, raged in all caps, and bashed people's opinions on the movie.
- FoxtoonsFTW Eric AnimationsFTL: Sockpuppet account of KATMAKROFAN, who attacked StephanTheAnimator for working on the film, sent a grounded threat to him, tried to force him to leave Idea Wiki, and used racist speech against him.
Colin Entertainment Ltd, NicThic Productions, and Clearwater Animation accepted the rights of all characters from The Eric Show., which are owned by The Go!Animate Company, Cartoon Network, Discovery Communications, Inc, and Viacom International, Inc. Other characters that appeared in this film and were not from The Eric Show belong to their respective owners.
© 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Industries Inc, Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.
Characters © The Go!Animate Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
- This is the first ever feature film of the series.
- This is also the first feature film to be based on a Go!Animate Network and Discovery Family series.
- This is also the first actual theatrical feature film to be based on a Go!Animate series and property.
- This film serves as the first installment to the Go!Animate Rewritten Universe (GRU), which was formally known as the Go!Animate Rebooted Universe.
- This will be the sixth theatrical film with a wide release to be based on a Cartoon Network series after The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002), Regular Show: The Movie (2015) The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017), Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018), and an untitled Adventure Time movie that is still in development.
- Before sometime of March, John Harry Lau Productions was added without permission. After that day, it was deleted due to John Harry Lau not being interested on production of The Eric Show, including this movie. But in April 6, 2017, John Harry Lau had agreed to work on the film, because he saw all of the episodes from the series, and liked the videos of the films opening logos.
- The name unit Lorimar Film Entertainment was revived and acquired by TimeWarner (sale to AT&T pending), after Lorimar's theatrical film unit was shut down since 1990.
- The new title, Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie, is somewhat similar to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), but the film is not a rip-off or a mockbuster to that movie.
- The film became one of the most expensive films of all time.
- This is the first film for New Line Cinema to team up with Warner Bros. Animation into making a film.
- The film is released early after 2 months of a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Colin Entertainment, Ltd. hand-drawn animated film Toby Fox's Undertale based on 2015 independent role-playing video game of the same name by Toby Fox.
- The new logo for this film uses the font "Gotham Ultra", which is the same font used for the logo for the 2017 infamous 3D computer-animated science fiction-comedy film The Emoji Movie, which is also produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
- Max Charles replaces Candi Milo and Christine Cavanaugh from reprising their roles as Dexter because the creators of the film want Dexter to be played by a male actor, and not a female actress. Another reason why Cavanaugh is replaced by Charles is because she retired from acting in 2003, and died 10 years later on December 22, 2014 at the age of 51. Luke Wilson replaces John Ritter from reprising his role as Clifford The Big Red Dog because Ritter died of an aortic dissection on September 11, 2003 at the age of 54. Seth Green replaces June Foray from reprising her role as Rocky The Flying Squirrel because Foray retired from acting in 2014, and died 3 years later on July 26, 2017 at the age of 99, less than two months prior to her 100th birthday.
- This film is dedicated to Christine Cavanaugh, John Ritter, and June Foray, since Cavanaugh had provided the voice of Dexter, Ritter had provided the voice of Clifford The Big Red Dog, and Foray provided the voice of Rocky The Flying Squirrel.
- This is the 2nd time Seth Green is voicing as Rocky The Flying Squirrel, since he voiced as the character in 2013 on a segment called Of Moose and Squirrel from an episode called Papercut to Aorta, which is a Season 6 episode from the Adult Swim TV series Robot Chicken.
- This film is somewhat inspired by a planned sequel to Go!Animate The Movie (2013) called Go!Animate The Movie 2: Eric Out Of The City that was planned to be released in 2017, but it was cancelled in August 5, 2016 due to the first movie's infamous failure and HTML5 getting rid of the Non-Business Themes on Go!Animate, as it could not support those themes.
- Zachary Gordon and Peyton List had previously co-starred in the first two films in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series, which are Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012).
- This is Zachary Gordon's 7th time he has a role in an animated feature film. He did voice acting in previous animated film such as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), The Boxcar Children (2014), Yellowbird (2014), Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure (2015), Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016), and Norm of the North (2016).
- This is the twenty-eighth Animated television series to be adapted into a feature movie. The previous ones were Spongebob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold!, Barnyard, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, The Simpsons, South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head, The Flintstones, Yogi-Bear, The Jetsons, DuckTales, Phineas and Ferb, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Teacher's Pet, Goof Troop, Transformers, Batman: The Animated Series, Heathcliff, Doug, Recess, Babar, and My Little Pony.
Planned or scrapped ideas
- The movie distributors were going to collaborate with The Go!Animate Company, as it start a bidding war with Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Entertainment One, and STX Entertainment. However in August 2017, STX, Disney, and Fox were rejected from distribution rights to the picture, and Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal, Sony and Entertainment One will won rights to the film.
- Even though Sony Pictures announced for the infamous computer-animated film The Emoji Movie in 2016, Sony could not be rejected from making this movie due to the fact that Eric Animations, the main protagonist of this movie appeared in Alvin Hung And The Go!Fags: The Movie and A Go!Animate YouTuber Movie, which are both made by Sony.
- The title of the movie was originally named as The Eric Show: The Movie, Eric Animate: The Movie, Eric Animations: The Ultimate Epic Movie, and Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie.
- Univercity Pictures, a parody company of Universal Pictures was originally going to co-distribute the film Internationally under the Universal Pictures label with Paramount Pictures, and later Sony Pictures Releasing (under the Columbia Pictures label). However, in April 23, 2017, Univercity was removed from distribution of the film, and Universal took it's place.
- Kayla was originally going to be the main villain and leader of the Go!Animate Villains Squad (formally The Troublemakers Squad) in the film. However, in May 10, 2017, Stephan Swaby, one of the producers of the film, wanted to have Evil Fred Jones, a character from Samster5677's Scooby-Doo series to be the main leader of the squad and Kayla's new boyfriend. Evil Fred Jones was also originally going to be the main villain in the film, but in July 2017, he was scrapped, and later replaced by Gozaburo Kaiba as the main villain and leader of the squad in the film. He was not going to Kayla's new boyfriend though, but as Isabella Once-ler's boyfriend. In August 2017, Kayla was removed from being the villain of the movie due to Kayla resembling Eric Smith's girlfriend who has the same name as her. Kayla will still be in the movie, but as one of the hero's in the movie, and Eric's former rival. Kayla was later replaced by Isabella Once-ler as the second main villain of the film. In March 2018, it was announced that Gozaburo and Isabella would be removed from being the main villains of the film, and they would be later replaced by Bongo as the main villain of the film.
- There are rejected voice actors or actresses to do the voice of the character.
- Highpows Prods. Highpows has been order to StephanTheAnimator for making and producer this film. and Highpows working out producer animating on this movie to Stephan. Highpows planning with Their Founder of his company producer from his team to came made of this independent animating on it.
- YSR Network originally had plans to co-produce this movie, but they were scrapped due to the owner of the company no longer being associated with O3V Television and REBIRTH Studios for personal reasons. Another reason is because YSR Network had shut down on August 30, 2017 after 3 years of work due to copyright issues. YSR Network was later rebranded to Yuvi, but the Network still exists in the UK, Canada, India, Asia and other countries. But the US version of the network had shut down.
- Go!Animate/DreamWorks, a merger between The Go!Animate Company, DreamWorks Pictures and Animation had plans to co-produce the film as well as other Go!Animate films, but those plans were later scrapped in July 10, 2017 due to the Go!Animate/DreamWorks partnership ceased to exist. The company was later rebranded as Landscape Pictures in August of that year. All projects from Go!Animate/DreamWorks, including unfinished ones like this one were moved to Landscape Pictures, a film and television production company owned by Gundam Mode Anivision. The Protectors of The Deep, a film in the Taylor's Series Saga franchise that was released on July 28, 2017 was the last film to use the Go!Animate/DreamWorks name.
- TjsWorld2011 Pictures, an American independent animation studio and production company founded by TjsWorld2011 and Ntpockets was added to produce the film without permission from TjsWorld2011 and Ntpockets. The founders of the company claimed that they were not interested in helping with the development of the film. As a result, TjsWorld2011 Pictures was removed from production of the film in July 2017.
- Famous Players Entertainment was originally planned to produce the film in mid 2017. However in August 2017, the company was removed due to the fact that Famous Players is a film exhibitor and a cable television service provider, not a film studio. In addition, Famous Players was shut down in 2005, and was acquired by Cineplex Entertainment and Rogers Cable.
- Taylor Pictures Corporation, Eric + Taylor Studios, and Super Angel Team Friends (now Super Stars Team Warriors) both had plans of co-producing this film since Taylor JoliCoeur and her husband Eric had shown interest in production of the film. The film also had plans of being part of the Taylor's Crystal Universe: All Stars (formally Taylor's Series Saga) franchise. However in December 23, 2017, those plans were scrapped due to controversies with the staff of Gundam Mode Anivision and Super Angel Team Friends, which got Taylor and Eric fired from production of the film and from Gundam Mode Anivision. Theis also involved their companies Taylor Pictures, Eric + Taylor Studios, and Super Angel Team Friends being removed from production.
- This film was originally going to be a spin-off to a planned 2018 film entitled Game Over Saga, which was planned to be produced by R1X Entertainment and Go!Animate Studios, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. However in January 4, 2018, it was announced by Ryan, the creator of the film that Game Over Saga had been cancelled. The creator of the film made a YouTube video announcing the film's cancellation. The main reason why it was cancelled is due to creative difficulties, and Ryan would rather work on a different project, which would later be known as A Random GoAnimate Adventure.
- This film was also going to be a crossover film during mid 2017. However in January 9, 2018, that plan was scrapped due to too the large amount of companies. Instead, the film will just feature cameos of characters from some TV shows and franchises.
- However, certain characters from other properties will be involved into the main storyline.
- There are some scenes from the movie that were scrapped.
- The movie was originally going to have the opening logos on a burgundy red background, the same color of Eric's hoodie. The movie was also going to have the opening logos play with the theme "Main Title - The Kids" from the The Cat in the Hat (2003), a live action film based on the book of the same name created by Dr. Seuss. However, the live action film based on the book was panned by critics and fans of Dr. Suess. Because of that, Seuss' widow, Audrey Geisel, decided not to allow any further live-action adaptations of Seuss' works to be produced, and as a result, a planned sequel based on The Cat in the Hat Comes Back was cancelled. The producers of Eric Animations: The First Ultimate Epic Movie don't want to make the film look like a rip-off to a film that was panned by critics, so the opening scene of the film was later scrapped.
- In the feature Sing-a-long Songs with Rosie and Bennet, Rosie (not to be confused with Caillou's sister of the same name) and Bennet, who are Joyce and Jane's parents sing the theme song to the Nicktoons TV series The Fairly OddParents. This is a reference to the feature Silly Songs with Larry from the series VeggieTales, as well as the feature Sing-a-long Songs with Simon from the 2013 film Go!Animate: The Movie.
- The city Go!Anipaulis first appeared in a mini-series called The Go!Anipaulis Purge created by a YouTuber and Go!Animator named CanadianScout.
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