Element Animation, an animation team from England, creates animated short skits on YouTube. They currently have over 1.046.138 subscribers and are quickly climbing the ranks.
Element Animation first became popular when they released a video entitled “An Egg’s Guide To Minecraft” they were later advertised by a fellow YouTuber, SethBling, after they created a collaborative animated video with him called “Bite-Sized Minecraft”. Before this point they had been releasing a web-series known as “The Crack” for 14 months which gained them approx. 3,000 subscribers. That number has risen dramatically over the few months that followed; they currently have 93,163,400 subscribers and over 10,000 million video views. The videos they upload vary slightly, their original series “The Crack” currently has 20 episodes and is into its second season; however, this series hasn’t had a new episode since “An Egg’s Guide to Minecraft” was first posted. Element turned “An Egg’s Guide to Minecraft” into a series following the success of the first episode and they release each instalment roughly once a month. Sometimes, between episodes they have other short videos such as “10 Minutes of Mustache” or “Nom Egg/Pig/Thing”. In the past they have released V-logs 1 and 2, they are also planning a third. In the v-logs, the viewers can contribute their questions, comments or fan art for it to be presented in the next v-log. Element Animation has a second channel known as “Element Shorts” in which they create even shorter animations, the shortest being 14 seconds, including the outro. The problem with this is you cannot pack much humor into fourteen seconds. Also, when you have a thirty-second ad before you can watch the video, you are watching twice as much advertisement as you are watching the content. Something definitely wrong with that.
“The Crack” is Element Animation’s first series and takes up most of their uploaded videos. The series follows the everyday adventures of the four animated eggs, Dan, Jason, Chrisi and occasionally the Mustache Guy. On their adventures they meet lots of other web-based personalities such as Sam Pepper and PointlessBlog. The episodes mostly begin with an opening shot of a kitchen worktop where Jason bounces up to Dan, yelling his name. This has been the norm since the episode “The Visitor” where the kitchen was first shown. The first season ended when Element Animation had been making videos for one year. Season two later began with the episodes “Hacked Account” and “Hacked Again”, a story arc over three episodes. Episode 3 "We Weren't Hacked!?" was released later on.
An Egg’s Guide to Minecraft
“An Egg’s Guide to Minecraft” is the foremost series from Element Animation. There are currently 10 episodes (the 11th being an April fool's joke.) and the team plan to create up to 14 episodes in total. The episodes follow the character “Jason” from “The Crack” as he travels through the world of Minecraft accompanied by the games main character, Steve. The plot consists of Jason and Steve attempting to find Notch, the creator. Each episode has, thus far, ended in a cliff-hanger and is hilariously comedic. Each of the instalments has over 1 million views each making them Element Animation’s most popular videos.
Dan Lloyd – Dan the egg, the villagers, witch, talking sheep and DateCraft presenter
Jason Sargeant – Jason the egg, sapling and tree
Christine Atkin – Chrisi the Egg
Scott Stoked – Narrator, Elementbot 1.0 , elder egg, google, director, internet land announcer, Steve and The great and powerfull one
Wayne Oram – German psychiatrist, "Rules of animating" narrator and Character designer
Liam Giles – Liam the egg
The Element Animation server is basically a survival server. The server is administrated by Jason Sargeant. This server has several plugins to make the gameplay much more protected and safer for the players. Like the GriefPrevention plugin, to create claims so people can protect their buildings.
Jason also tries to keep the server as good as up to date. There are many futures that can be gained or bought to get more functions ingame.