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Soleil Rocketship Animatic

Please work, please work!

Soleil Rocketship Animatic from Ashanti Miller on Vimeo.

Soleil Rocketship from Ashanti Miller on Vimeo.

Yay! It works! You Tube is very picky. Here are the lyrics so you can sing along!

Care if Singing Science Records

Lyrics by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer

Performed by Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans

Zoom a little zoom in a rocket ship,

Off we go, on a trip!

Headin’ for the moon at a rocket clip,

We’re gonna zoom-zoom. . .rocket!

Zoom a little zoom, now we’re almost free, from the Earth’s gravity.

Zoomin’ to the moon at terrific speed, because there is no friction.

Soon, we’ll see if the moon is made out of green cheese, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Zoom, we’re here at the moon, let’s see what the moon is like.

Spoken: Look at those high mountains and wide craters and jagged peaks. . .and

look at that great big moon up there.

That isn’t the moon. . .That’s our Earth.

We’ve landed! I feel so light. Watch me jump. . .Thirty feet, a world’s record!

Oh, that’s easy on the moon. Keep your suit on, remember there’s no air around here.

Zoom a little zoom in a rocket ship, home we go, on a trip!

Comin’ back to Earth at a clip. We’re gonna zoom-zoom, rocket!

Anyhoo these are just the character and BG layouts. NOW I have to animate Soleil Rocketship like crazy for the Ottowa deadline. seems that I can stop trying to chase Tom Glazer’s estate for the rights to his song according to Wikipedia’s article on Rocketbom


Rocketboom’s opening theme music is “Zoom a Little Zoom”, from the 1959 album Space Songs (written by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer), a public domain recording because of a lapsed copyright. The theme is sung by folk musician Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans with music by Tony Mottola. The song is available for downloading from the Singing Science website.


4 responses to “Soleil Rocketship Animatic

  1. emerson October 25, 2007 at 9:55 am

    That was really cute =D The story’s told well even without narration and the song fits. Will be waiting to see the finished product.

  2. TotalD April 18, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I love your designs, I love the song. It is ulotra cute and it made me smile. Brilliant Soleil.

  3. SoleilSmile April 18, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Thanks TotalD. I’m animating the film right now. I got get it all ready for the Ottawa Animation Festival. Thanks for your kind words. They’ll help keep me motivated!^_^Soleil

  4. john May 24, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Such a nice blog. I hope you will create another post like this.

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