Flash on the TV???

November 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm 1 comment

What immediately pops into mind when you hear the phrase “Adobe Flash”?

Most people immediately think of websites, silly games, and banners. Yes, that’s what Flash is primarily used for, but did you know that the program has been used to create animated TV shows and even feature films? No? Well stay tuned.

Shows Created with Flash:

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends   

Yup. Created in Flash! I cannot lie, I adore this little cartoon, and to know that I have the skills to be able to create something like this using Flash makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. There are even tutorials online to show you how to animate Bloo! (My favorite character is Eduardo by the way–he’s the big purple one in the center. Who doesn’t love a sensitive, scaredy-cat monster with a Spanish accent?)


Mr. Men Show

Even if you don’t know about the show, you know about the characters! Mr. Scatterbrain, Little Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Nervous and all the rest. Created in Flash!



A cute, silent comedy about Pucca, a 10yr-old girl in love with a 12yr-old ninja named Garu. Much of the series takes place near Pucca’s family’s noodle house. It used to be pure animation, but for the TV series, dimensional backgrounds were added.


Total Drama Island

This show is kind of a guilty pleasure for me; I’ll watch it if nothing else is on. I tell you, those marathons suck you in! Anyway, it is a cartoon reality show complete with confessionals, challenges and eliminations. There is now a sequel series that airs with the same format: Total Drama Action.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but just some examples to show what you can do with Flash. So don’t give up, grasshoppers! Embrace that pen tool! Insert those keyframes! You can do it! And for those thinking this is interesting but don’t know anything about Flash or where to start, there are plenty of tutorials out there for beginners and experts alike (here’s a link for beginners). Start animating!


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  • 1. Victor Roua  |  March 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    vote for your tdi/tda favourite character at my blog


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