Element Animation first became popular when they released a video entitled “An Egg’s Guide To Minecraft”, which was later advertised by 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 approximately 3,000 subscribers. That number has risen dramatically over the few months that followed; they currently have 1.8 million subscribers and over 350 million video views. The videos they upload vary slightly, their original series “The Crack” currently has 20 episodes and is into its second season. Element turned “An Egg’s Guide to Minecraft” into a series following the success of the first episode and they release each installment 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 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 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 15 episodes (the 11th being an April fool's joke in 2013). 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 installments has over 1 million views each making them Element Animation’s most popular videos.
Element Animation has a few miscellaneous animations. Such as Villager News, Christmas with the villagers, Intelligence Test, Terraria The Animated Series, and shorts for Villager #9's Twitter account.
- Dan Lloyd – Dan, Villagers
- Jason Sargeant – Jason
- Christine Atkin – Chrisi
- Scott Stoked – Steve and various other characters (died in 2015)
- Michael Bluth – Steve and various other characters