Green Mouse Animation Studios

Green Mouse Animation Studios Classic Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation and Stop-Motion Clay Animation STRAIGHT from the AUTISTIC Mind!!! Green Mouse Animation (a.k.a. "Green Mouse Studios") is a Small Family-Owned animation production company in Jackson, Michigan, which produces animated films in the classical hand-drawn cartoon style.

"Project Bancy and Co. Cartoons" Michael and Bancy's goal is to help America bring back the nearly departed "Disney" style of hand-drawn animation, after being inspired by James Lopez's hand-drawn animated steampunk film entitled "Hullabaloo", to mainstream audiences, as things were in the animation glory days of the 1960's, 70's, 80's and 90's. Although Michael and The Pure Michigan Screen Cartoonists guild are planning to recreate the hand-drawn animation style of the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's, we intend to make family entertainment films in a child-friendly way without any offensive content in animation, (for example; such racial stereotypes and and other uncensored cartoon controversies (including the use of gun violence) are all not part of Michael's future cartoons) in order to teach and discourage children with special needs -- such as Autism and Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD) from a young age to help prevent such problems in the world. In short, Michael and His Team aim to bring a new hope of a sense of humor (and, yes, a sense of creativity) for hand-drawn animation outside The Disney Studio's very own and also outside other American animation studios but, this time, The "Bancy and Company" Cartoons will be released in theaters as pre-show entertainment before each of your favorite classic family-friendly movies from the 60s to Today's family-friendly movies under future distribution contract with Warner Bros. in the near-future

Operating as usual

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s animation desk setup today as of the evening of November 15, 2020.
11/16/2020

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s animation desk setup today as of the evening of November 15, 2020.

My animation desk setup today as of the evening of November 15, 2020.

11/07/2020

(Re-posted!)
My next batch of 2D hand-drawn animated short films featuring “Bancy and Company” will be 6 to 8 minutes each called “Bancy’s Wacky Chibi Adventures”. The chibi-style characters in this chibi-style short film series will do pantomime and body language expressions similar to “Shaun the Sheep”, “Angry Birds toons”, and Disney’s “Chibi Tiny Tales” but it will be a cartoony short film series similar to “101 Dalmatians The Series”, “Goof Troop”, “Aladdin: the animated series”, “Hercules: the animated series”, “The Loud House”, and classic Disney cartoons. They will be released exclusively in Cinemark/Goodrich/Celebration! Cinema/AMC theatres everywhere someday, plus in other theater chains that sell Coca-Cola products as carbonated sodas someday, and will premiere in the Michigan Theatre in Jackson, MI, The State Theater in Traverse City, MI, The Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI, the Cinemark at Universal CityWalk in Orlando, FL, and the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, CA someday. What do you think?

Meet our new updated logo, created in September 28, 2020 by Michael Igafo-Te’o! 😁👍🏻👍🏻
10/11/2020

Meet our new updated logo, created in September 28, 2020 by Michael Igafo-Te’o! 😁👍🏻👍🏻

09/27/2020

It is official! Michael Igafo-Te’o has decided to develop an a family-friendly series of 22-minute 2D traditional hand-drawn animated short films that will be released straight to DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD, even to make up for the pandemic. It’s known as “The Zany Adventures of Team Bancy”. The DVD/Blu-ray/Digital HD short film series is like my own cartoony modern-day version of “The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald” combined with “Aladdin: the animated series”, “Phineas and Ferb”, and “Classic Disney cartoon short films”. But it will be a combination of slapstick comedy, romantic comedy, action-adventure, buddy comedy, witty humor, and musical comedy. The character dialogue will be recorded in Michigan and in California. The music score and song writing will be done in Michigan. The music score and songs will be recorded in California. storyboarding, character design, animation/BG layout, X-sheet timing, hand-drawn key animation drawing, BG scanning, and digital BG painting will be made in Michigan, but the assistant hand-drawn animation services such as key animation redrawing, breakdowns, inbetweens, clean-up, background clean-up, animation scanning, digital ink and paint/compositing will be outsourced to hand-drawn animation services in California, and Florida.

Here’s the list of 22-minute episodes that will be made:
1. “Michelle, the soccer star” (will begin pre-production on February 2021)
2. “Mike and Michelle’s big break” (will begin pre-production August 2021)
3. “Michelle’s cartoony dream” (will begin pre-production on January 2022)
4. “Christmas in North Mouseworthy” (will begin pre-preproduction on May 2022)
5. “Julie’s tenth birthday” (will begin pre-production on December 2022)
6. “Mike, the football star” (will begin pre-production on April 2023)
7. “The great chibi invasion” (will begin pre-production on September 2023)
8. “Silly-dilly tales from Bancy’s sketchbook” (will begin pre-production on March 2024)
9. “One silly double date with Mike and Michelle” (will begin pre-production on May 2024)
10. “Pet-sitting Tenderfoot with Michelle and Kelly” (will begin pre-production on July 2024)
11. “The day, Mike and Michelle go clowning” (will begin pre-production on January 2025)
12. “Vaudville comedy clowns” (will begin pre-production on March 2025)

Meet our new updated logo! Original logo art credit goes to Matt Grisham!
07/25/2020

Meet our new updated logo! Original logo art credit goes to Matt Grisham!

07/25/2020

Here is my remastered director's cut version of my 30-second traditional hand drawn cel animated student short film "Animators at Work" that has new sound effects in the mix. I compared this with its original 2019 version. Enjoy!

(C) 2019, 2020 Michael Igafo-Te'o and (C) 2019, 2020 Green Mouse Animation Studios Co., Inc. World Rights Reserved.

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: My 2D traditional hand drawn cel animation desk today. However, Lightfoot LTD (based in Temecul...
07/24/2020

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: My 2D traditional hand drawn cel animation desk today. However, Lightfoot LTD (based in Temecula, California, USA and still open) is the current seller of pre-punched acetate animation cels and pre-punched 12F HDTV widescreen field guides after the collapse of the Cartoon Color Company back in 2018.‬

07/23/2020
Animators at Work | 30-second Classic | Bancy and Company Cartoon

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: On the official “Green Mouse Animation Studios” page for the 1st time, ‪here’s my 30-second 2D traditional hand-drawn cel animated student short film that I did back in late September 2019 for Don Bluth University just in time for graduation! I recently digitally remastered this on my iPhone 2020 SE!‬ BTW, the characters in the short are Bancy McMouser (green mouse 10-year boy), Mike Patterson (human blonde teen boy), and Michelle McQuater (human redheaded teenage girl)

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Here’s a little statement from my cartoony caricatured self, as drawn on a sheet of 10-field (l...
06/28/2020

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Here’s a little statement from my cartoony caricatured self, as drawn on a sheet of 10-field (letter-sized) animation paper in mechanical pencil and Palomino Blackwing pencil!

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I completed making the rough pencil line art of my two 11-by-17-inch theatrical posters to my f...
05/28/2020

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I completed making the rough pencil line art of my two 11-by-17-inch theatrical posters to my first official hand-drawn animated theatrical short films in color, in 5.1 digital stereo (e.g., 5.1 Dolby Digital) and in 4K known as “Bachelor Blonde” which is still in the works, and “Bancy goes to Traverse City” which will start pre-production in October 3, 2020. Someday, they will be scanned, and digitally colored and edited into actual posters in Photoshop on the computer.

05/08/2020

Newsflash: Michael Igafo-Te’o has announced that Michelle’s last name is changed one last time to McQuater! She’s not “Finkle” or “McAnderson” anymore because she’s now renamed to “Michelle McQuater”! It sounds better and it pronounces better, too, and that’s okay! 👌🏻😅

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: It’s official! I’m working on the rough outline art in the first 6 comic strip issues of my upc...
03/31/2020

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: It’s official! I’m working on the rough outline art in the first 6 comic strip issues of my upcoming comic strip series (in the vein of “Chuck Jones,” Tex Avery,” and “Classic Disney” meet “Archie,” “Outnumbered,” and “Garfield”), Bancy Toons Unleashed”! Coming soon to Facebook during Sundays starting on September 6, 2020! Of course, you know, this means prepare to mark your calendars, fellow cartoon/animation/film/TV/comic fans! BTW, I’d like to thank Tom Bancroft for inspiring me to develop my own comic strip series (featuring my own cartoon characters) from scratch! 😁👍🏻

03/26/2020
Michael Igafo-Te'o

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: This is my new video which shows Bancy McMouser doing his statement speech about how to survive the covid-19 quarantine at home the family fun way! (BTW, I handled the voiceover of Bancy while I also did the plushie puppetry!) Have fun while you stay safe and stay at home, fellow 2D hand drawn animation fans!

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: This is my new video which shows Bancy McMouser doing his statement speech about how to survive the covid-19 quarantine at home the family fun way! (BTW, I handled the voiceover of Bancy while I also did the plushie puppetry!) Have fun while you stay safe and stay at home, fellow 2D hand drawn animation fans!

Here’s my latest cel painting project that I finally completed! It features Michelle McAnderson, well, with a paintbrush...
03/20/2020

Here’s my latest cel painting project that I finally completed! It features Michelle McAnderson, well, with a paintbrush!

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Gonna start painting the back of this new cel, featuring Michelle McAnderson, on Friday 3/20/20...
03/20/2020

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Gonna start painting the back of this new cel, featuring Michelle McAnderson, on Friday 3/20/2020 at daylight. I already completed the drawing on paper then inking onto this clear 12-field acetate cel on Thursday evening 3/19/2020. Have a good night and stay safe and healthy!

News from Green Mouse Animation Studios!Michael here:I’ve decided to postpone pre-production of my very first full-color...
03/17/2020

News from Green Mouse Animation Studios!

Michael here:
I’ve decided to postpone pre-production of my very first full-color hand-drawn animated theatrical short film projects due to the coronavirus issue. But, don’t feel too worried about me because I’m still fine and still okay. I’ve made this temporary decision because I needed to take some time off to catch up on DVD/Blu-ray watching, cel painting, canvas painting, and drawing until the coronavirus is officially gone for good. Official hand-drawn animation work at Green Mouse Animation Studios will resume on April 25, 2020.

Signed,
Michael A. Igafo-Te’o
P.S., it’s only temporary until the coronavirus disappears.

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I’m leaving YouTube starting on January 1, 2020. I already removed all my own videos from my ow...
12/31/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I’m leaving YouTube starting on January 1, 2020. I already removed all my own videos from my own YouTube pages in order to relocate them to “Facebook video” someday, where all YouTube rejects go. Hope you all understand that both “Facebook video” and “internet archive” are already becoming my new online video trend by now. 👌🏻😅

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Bancy McMouser is very pleased to see how well I decorated my room, even my small desktop Chris...
11/30/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Bancy McMouser is very pleased to see how well I decorated my room, even my small desktop Christmas tree! 😁👍🏻

My 30-second hand-drawn animated short film is almost close to being finished! Working on finishing the hand-drawn chara...
09/25/2019

My 30-second hand-drawn animated short film is almost close to being finished! Working on finishing the hand-drawn character animation of scene 5 (the last one of all 6 scenes) right now. Tomorrow, I’ll have the scanning, pencil test filming and final editing taken care of, then I’ll hand in the finished 30-second hand-drawn animated short film (in pencil test form) to Don Bluth University, via Dropbox, by Tuesday night, October 1, 2019!
(Screenshot pic credit: Disney fandom wikia)

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I made this neo-40’s-style opening headshot card for my upcoming “Bancy and Company” cartoons s...
09/02/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I made this neo-40’s-style opening headshot card for my upcoming “Bancy and Company” cartoons starting with “Dawn of the Box Office Nightmare”. However, work on the script to “Dawn of the Box Office Nightmare” will continue after I graduate from Don Bluth University! (Remember those classic Disney animated theatrical short films besides those other classic animated theatrical shorts by MGM/Warner Bros./Walter Lantz/Fleischer/Famous/UPA/etc.? Good times... good times.)

07/27/2019

Our page is finally open again!! Yay!!!!

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Here’s my model sheet of “Toby Ratwaller” I made on (using xeroxed model sheet clippings sticke...
05/29/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Here’s my model sheet of “Toby Ratwaller” I made on (using xeroxed model sheet clippings sticked to a sheet of white letter-sized card stock using glue-tape) on Tuesday afternoon , May 28, 2019! He’s finally reformed to become a good cartoon rat with a family-friendly sense of humor since he and Mike Patterson decide to be a lot more family-friendly (even with a family-friendly sense of humor) towards females... especially Michelle McAnderson (Mike’s redheaded gal) and Kelly McSpencerson! Like I said, Toby and Colby are my take on “Laurel and Hardy”!

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s daily quote:It’s not cool for me to procrastinate on my traditional hand drawn animation assignment...
05/16/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s daily quote:
It’s not cool for me to procrastinate on my traditional hand drawn animation assignments... literally!

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s daily quote: A student traditional animator’s gotta do what a professional traditional animator’s g...
05/09/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s daily quote: A student traditional animator’s gotta do what a professional traditional animator’s gotta do, even if the student has to do it right.

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: We’re pretty sad to hear that “Milo Murphy’s Law” is coming to an end starting on May 18, 2019!...
05/08/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: We’re pretty sad to hear that “Milo Murphy’s Law” is coming to an end starting on May 18, 2019! I drew this piece of “Green Mouse/Disney/Pixar” fan art showing that Joy (from “Inside Out”) and Bancy McMouser and his quadru-pet Tenderfoot are comforting Milo Murphy, who is heartbroken in tears!

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: If any of you other families (and other cartoon fans out there) haven’t bought your copy of the...
04/06/2019
Friendship Sanctuary

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: If any of you other families (and other cartoon fans out there) haven’t bought your copy of the “Friendship Sanctuary” book yet, go ahead and plan on buying this book which is now available online through Amazon, Ingram, and BarnesAndNoble.Com, too!
https://www.amazon.com/Friendship-Sanctuary-Zachary-Strobel/dp/0359101267

In a world divided by small and large animals, a trio must go on a treacherous heist to restore balance.

Like every April, April is always autism awareness month!
03/18/2019

Like every April, April is always autism awareness month!

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s daily quote:“If you happen to have about ten to sixteen dozen Blackwing pencils in your animation s...
03/17/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o’s daily quote:
“If you happen to have about ten to sixteen dozen Blackwing pencils in your animation supply closet, that of course, you know, this means you can never have enough Blackwing pencils and it’s a good thing, too.”
(BTW, Michael Igafo-Te’o always buy Palomino Blackwing 602 pencils and Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils from Amazon besides 2D traditional hand drawn animation supplies from Lightfoot Animation LTD. and Amazon!)

From Michael Igafo-Te’o (creator of Bancy and Company) and Zachary Strobel (creator of Jimmy Giraffe) and Camille Bacos ...
03/05/2019
Friendship Sanctuary

From Michael Igafo-Te’o (creator of Bancy and Company) and Zachary Strobel (creator of Jimmy Giraffe) and Camille Bacos and Karen Cruz and Nicholas John Pozega and Delia Villaneda comes this new book with lots of hand-drawn illustrations “Friendship Sanctuary”! Now available on LuLu, Amazon, BarnesAndNoble.com, and Ingram but with a revised cover and a reduced price!

In a world divided by small and large animals, a trio must go on a treacherous heist to restore balance.

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I’ve got good news...   today is Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 and the Green Mouse Animation Studios’...
03/03/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I’ve got good news... today is Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 and the Green Mouse Animation Studios’ main offices are finally re-opened!! Yay!!!! BTW, this is my very first headshot cel (after years of doing full-bodied/half-bodied character cels from late 2007 to today) and this one features Bancy’s dog-sized quadru-pet Tenderfoot!

Artwork size: 12-Field (10.5” x 12.5”)
Artwork specifications: Original 12-Field pencil sketched hand-inked onto 12-field acetate cel using an old-fashioned crow-quill fountain pen loaded with black opaque acetate-adhering India ink then painted on the back of the exact same 12-field cel using the Green Mouse Animation Studios’ home-furnished “Cel-Mix” vinyl acrylic paint colors and signature hand-written using a “Sharpie” metallic emerald green permanent marker.

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I have great news!! I finally made up for nearly two whole days of depression after the 91st Ac...
02/26/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: I have great news!! I finally made up for nearly two whole days of depression after the 91st Academy Awards Fiasco. I finally understood my mother’s (Jackie Igafo-Te'o) opinion about “Incredibles 2” just now, glad to hear that the 2018 Pixar short film “Bao” won this year’s Oscar for best animated short film and my depression (and Joy’s depression) is finally cured!! Yay!!!! BTW, the Green Mouse Animation Studios’ main offices will re-open on March 3, 2019 since our studio equipment’s still active during closing hours!
(However, About the image that became this meme, I actually edited it to include tears in Joy’s eyes but everything’s all good now! 👌😅)

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Because I was saddened by that moment when “Incredibles 2” sadly lost this year’s Oscar for Bes...
02/25/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Because I was saddened by that moment when “Incredibles 2” sadly lost this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Feature film to “Spider-Man: Into The SpiderVerse” (which I call “that bastardized version of Kim Possible”), the Green Mouse Animation Studios is temporarily closed for six days of mourning but, don’t worry, not only that we’re available for text messages and comments but the main studio offices will re-open on the beginning of seventh day.

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: my dad wants to move my whole family and my studio to Utah in rather 2024 (5 years from now) or...
02/11/2019

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: my dad wants to move my whole family and my studio to Utah in rather 2024 (5 years from now) or 2025 (6 years from now) as part of his upcoming retirement someday but it’s up to my dad to decide someday. This could mean, since “Golden Street Animation Productions” is already Utah’s 1st traditional hand drawn animation company, “Green Mouse Animation Studios” could be Utah’s 2nd traditional hand drawn animation company in 2024 or 2025!

12/18/2018
Jingle Bell Rock

Michael Igafo-Te’o here: Today, we have 1 week left till Christmas!!!!
(Be sure to skip an ad that might be easy to skip so you can see this YouTube link!)

https://youtu.be/L50ZK6GcOi0

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Jingle Bell Rock · Larry Chance and The Earls I Love Christmas ℗ 2007 Laser Productions Released on: 2010-09-2...

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Green Mouse Animation is a Family-Owned Indie Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation Production Company in Jackson, Michigan, U.S.A. and is Founded in January 5th, 2007 by Autistic Animator, Michael Aaron Igafo-Te'o

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