Minecraft Celebrity and Animation Philanthropy

Minecraft videos and animations are pretty serious business these days. They're racking up a lot of online views and some folks like TheBajanCanadian (Mitchell Donald Ralph Hughes) have become online celebrities as a result. As of today his YouTube Videos have 888,267,804 views.

Mitchell put out a call to Minecraft animators this April to send him their animations, but only if their videos weren't getting a lot of views. If he liked the videos, he promised to post them as a part of his "Animation April" series to help give the animators exposure.

In my opinion, this is a great example of animation philanthropy.

One of my favourite pieces from the Animation April is the "Star Wars" Minecraft Parody animation by MinuteMinecraftParodies. I tried embedding the Polaris "Animation April" video from TheBajanCanadian on this page, but it seems broken. So to view that video follow this link:
http://www.polarisgo.com/video/XQP8Wplr39wB/category/talent/tag/thebajancanadian/section/latest
(As of this writing it has 1,301,026 views)



Or, you can view the original video from MinuteMinecraftParodies below, which currently has 722,436 views.


MinuteMinecraftParodies has disabled the stats on his videos, so I can't see what the exact jump in numbers was after Mitchell promoted his animation, but based on the comments... I'd say Mitchell's promotion probably kickstarted MinuteMinecraftParodies channel.

Anyway, I thought this was an interesting act of Canadian animation philanthropy so I thought I'd share this story.

Follow this link to see most of the "Animation April" videos (some are private):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL843EVx-x25R7Ku3myZI3SVjXdAgkpUl0


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