The Eric Schwartz Collection - The finest works from a legendary Amiga Animator now on the Amiga CD32

Here's something completely different and will be loved by Furries across the world and those of you who grew up during the era of the Amiga. Here we have the legendary artist who has brought you such Animated classics as Amy the Squirrel, Flip the Frog and the beloved comic book series Sabrina and the Red Shetland. This latest release by Earok and Steve for the Amiga CD32, has well over 80 Eric W Schwartz's finest works, from the late 1980s through to the early 2010s! Including many short cartoons, looping animations, tutorials and even an image browser!

This is completely out of character for Indie Retro News as we usually mention games, but I'm sure you'll agree Eric was a massive influence on Animators, Artists and Games Designers alike. This release enables you to watch the animations individually, with playlists of select animations such as The Juggette and Aerotoons. According the team behind this unofficial tribute, it also includes other notable cartoons (Anti-Lemmings, Morphy the Magic Man etc) and for the first time in CDXL format, the animations "Amy: A Walk in the Park", "Amiga Tribute" and "Only Amiga"

Where possible, animations are in their original "MovieSetter" format. Many have been converted to Anim5 in order to run within the CD32's tight RAM limitations. This disc would not have been possible without RandelShofer's incredibly exhaustive page on Eric Schwartz's animations, where many of the converted animations were sourced from.

A few notes:

The animations are sometimes unapologetically un-PC. As such, they're not for everyone!
Most animations (the CDXL ones excluded) will loop continually until you hit the "blue" button.
The audio is glitchy on some animations, apologies, I'm unable to fix that.
NTSC is recommended (in PAL some have glitches near the bottom of the screen)
The "Girls of ES Productions" application will quit from the menu. You'll need to restart the console to get back in to it.

Once again this is another great release on the Amiga and it's still 2016!

Links : 1) Artist's Website 2) Source 3) Download

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