November, 2006


Hat vs. Barnaby has been a great success! I am surprised with how popular it is, but I guess people really wanted to know more about Hat and Barnaby. The complete views and downloads statistics for the first week’s release of Hat vs. Barnaby are at the end of this update.

You all have been buying lots of stuff from my shop! I am pleased that you like the designs, and I’m going to try to update the shop with new items and designs on a regular basis. I have just added a slew of new items to my shop, including many new catch-phrases from Hat vs. Barnaby. Also, due to customer requests, I have added pillows to all of the text designs. If you have any requests for items or designs for the shop, let me know over on the forums and I will do my best to accommodate.

Here is a list of my new items and designs:

I have finally completed the Links section of the web page. I added links to WoW related machinima sites, other WoW machinima authors, tools for the aspiring machinimator and to some of my friends. If you believe I have forgotten any good links, let me know over the forums.

There are only five days left in my Oxhorn Brand Movie Poster Contest! I have been blown away by the submissions so far. You are all very talented fellows! I’ve updated the contest page so that you can see all the submissions so far. If you have an idea for a poster for one of my movies, you still have time to submit! Go to the official contest rules page to see a list of the contest rules and the prizes.

I have added some behind-the-scenes bonus material for Hat vs. Barnaby. I’ve posted a link to the music direction I sent to Nathan before he composed the score, which you may find interesting. I’ve also increased the volume on the complete bloopers for Hat vs. Barnaby, in the MP3 player below.

A fan sent me a link to an Oxhorn fan group on Facebook that someone made. It looks like it hasn’t seen much activity since September. Here is the link, in case you’d like to join and get some activity going again:

I’m considering making a Christmas movie this December and I am tossing around ideas right now. I’ll have to decide soon because I don’t have much time before the year ends. I’d like to get a new movie done before the year ends, because if I do, then that means I will have completed twelve movies this year, one for each month, and twelve is such a nice, round number. We will see!

Finally, here are last week’s blog highlights:

Have a good Monday!

End-of-the-week downloads and views statistics for Hat vs. Barnaby:

(Compiled at 22:30, 11/25/07)

  • YouTube
    Views: 31,107
    Comments: 579
    Favorited: 314 times
    Honors: 9

#64 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Comedy
#37 - Top Rated (This Week)
#7 - Top Rated (This Week) - Comedy
#62 - Top Rated (This Month) - Comedy
#84 - Most Discussed (This Week)
#13 - Most Discussed (This Week) - Comedy
#82 - Most Discussed (This Month) - Comedy
#20 - Top Favorites (This Week) - Comedy
#31 - Most Linked (This Week) – Comedy

    Downloads: 20,695
    Average Rating: 4.95 / 5.0

    Views: 6819
  • Google Video
    Views: 3012
    Views: 669
    Views: 1,325
  • TOTAL: 63,627


Hat the Singing Turtle loves to sing, and he has many fans. There are others, however, think that his singing is pure rubbish. Barnaby the crab is one of them. What is left to do when your precious singing has been insulted by an ornery crab? Why, defend your honor, of course. A fight of epic proportions is sure to ensue!

Hat vs. Barnaby


I hope you like my new movie! Drop by the forums and tell me your thoughts.

I have two new sections of the store open with merchandise themed after my new movie. Be sure to check out the new Hat and Barnaby products:

Hat and Barnaby 1
Hat and Barnaby 2

My poster contest is well under way! I have received many fantastic submissions so far, but the contest is far from over—you have until the end of the month to design and submit a movie poster for the contest. You know what I would love to see? A Hat vs. Barnaby movie poster! Be sure to read the complete rules before submitting.

I’ve updated the characters section with four new characters, all from my new movie. Be sure to check it out! Scroll to the bottom to find the new characters.

I’ve also added the complete blooper reel from my new movie to the MP3 player below, which contains two additional minutes of bloopers which I didn’t have time to place in the movie. It is entitled, “Hat vs. Barnaby Blooper Reel”. You might have to scroll a bit to find it.

Well, I’ve worked hard on this movie and I am exhausted. I’m heading to bed. Good night! Er, morning. Whatever.


I finished all the editing for my new movie! Nathan Pinard is composing the sound track for me, which will take the remainder of the week. If all goes according to plan, I will release my movie next Monday. Mark your calendars! Note the moon phases! Make ready your tide charts!

It has been one week since I announced my movie poster contest, and already I have received numerous great submissions. The deadline is the end of the month, so if you would like to participate in the contest by making a poster for any of my movies, there is plenty of time! Read the full rules on the Oxhorn Brand Movie Poster Contest page and see what posters have already been submitted in the forums.

Here are some teaser screenshots from my new movie to tide you over until Monday:

Scene 3 Teaser 1
Scene 3 Teaser 2
Scene 3 Teaser 3
Scene 4 Teaser 1
Scene 4 Teaser 2
Scene 4 Teaser 3

See you Monday!


If you missed it, Aesybell won my pumpkin carving contest! You can see all the submitted pumpkins on the Oxhorn Brand Pumpkin Carving Contest 07 page. There will be another next year!


And if you can’t wait until next year to get your creative liquids a-sloshin’, I have a new contest for the month of November.

Ready? Someone sound a trumpet blast? No? No trumpet blast? Ok.

Oxhorn Brand Movie Poster Contest!

This contest will last all through November, and the winner will be announced December 1st. Design a movie poster based on any of my movies and submit it! You can enter as many times as you like. The winner will have his poster printed out on 23” x 35” poster paper and sent to him, and he will also be able to choose any one item from my shop, excluding framed pictures. Check out the Movie Poster Contest page for full details.

My new movie is coming along well! I just finished rendering scene 3 of 4, and it was a very fun scene to do. I can’t wait to see how everyone likes it. It will probably take me all this week to finish the fourth scene, and then I’ll send it to Nathan to compose the music. If everything goes according to plan, I will be able to release it Monday, November 19th.

In the meantime, here are teaser screenshots from Scene 2:

Scene 2 Teaser 1
Scene 2 Teaser 2
Scene 2 Teaser 3
Scene 2 Teaser 4

And here are last week’s blog highlights:

See you next Monday!


It is 12:00 a.m. on November 1st and my pumpkin contest is over! Here are the entries:


"Staghorn" by Paladino:

"The Joy of Punting Gnomes" by Aesybell:

"Oxhorn" by Bijiou:

And the winner is...


"The Joy of Punting Gnomes" by Aesybell! I just love the way it looks while lit. It is so creative too! Thanks so much to everyone who entered. I plan on making this a yearly event, so if you didn't get a chance to enter this year, prepare for next! Congrats Aesybell!

Be sure to check back Monday, for I will announce the details for my next contest. Hint, hint: if ye be the artistic type, ye'll probably enjoy this one. I'll leave you with this Halloween poster by Vinkona. Thanks Vinkona!