Exploding Earth test animation

This was a test I did for an aborted cartoon idea that was going to require a lot of violence, fire, explosions, etc., as well as a quick production schedule. I wanted to see if I could simply apply some cartoon filters to copyright-free stock imagery, for some quick and dirty animated special effects. I didn’t want the “Aqua Teen” look of obvious stock flames overlayed on an otherwise cartoony aesthetic, nor did I want to hand-animate explosions and flames, but something in between.