Coming up later this year is the long awaited 1h 20m long American computer-animated film Ninjai – The Little Ninja which is about a young warrior who adventures throughout the ancient world – searching for answers to one of life’s most fundamental questions: Who am I?
Written and directed by The Ninjai Gang it stars Siddha Bellord news has it that Ninjai is to be released as a standalone movie but also as a web series running through two seasons, each holding 10 to 12 episodes. The Ninjai series/movie itself would be distributed via several popular streaming sites.
Who are the Ninjai Gang?
Behind the creative side of the film we find a team called the Ninjai Gang which are a bunch of anonymous animation fanatics. As it seems they want to remain anonymous, no further info can be found on them. We do know that they also worked on the 2021 animation film “Karma Kula” starring – and that is what IMDB reports – Satya Bellord, Siddha Bellord and Subhadra Bellord.
About 20 years ago the same team worked on an animated web-series with the same name which became an instant success. Then the project stopped and was dormant for two decades before it was revived again focusing on the Japanese warriors and samurais.
What can you expect?
So far little has leaked from the web-based animation “Ninjai: The Little Ninja” and only a few visuals are available, mostly from unofficial websites and forums except for the visual we use here which was distributed to various film databases. The website for the animation is under maintenance at the moment so no info can be found there either. We checked the URL via Wayback Machine but as it happens it has been excluded from the Wayback Machine. In the end it all looks very mysterious… will it happen or not?
Nevertheless the animation film could be a pretty interesting one visually. The technique used to make this animation movie was flash animation, hence also the reason why it is called a flash cartoon.
Adobe Flash animation is an animation that is created with the Adobe Animate platform or similar animation software and often distributed in the SWF file format. This form of animation has enjoyed mainstream popularity since the mid-2000s, with many Adobe Flash-animated television series, television commercials, and award-winning online shorts being produced since then.
Here’s a preview of what is available for now, compiled from all kind of source.
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