Balls Ballers is a short animation that was released on June 22, 2017.
This video was part of an announcement for a meetup in Anaheim, California in the United States for VidCon.
The source files for Ballers can be downloaded
here. (Note: You need Processing to run the .pde file, which can be downloaded here.)
Have you ever felt like you were somewhere, where you didn't belong?
The contestants with arms (except
) are standing in a clearing together. A scarlet red ball is thrown to
and then it is tossed from one to another. Three more balls that are blue, green, and purple, are thrown into the crowd and the contestants also play with them.
walks over and frowns because she can't bounce a ball. Then
looks at Golf Ball and smiles before frowning at Golf Ball's expression and then looks at the contestants with arms playing with the balls. Michael's voiceover begins and talks about belonging.
walk in, but then the scene is cut out and
starts telling the details about VidCon in the Mix Restaurant in Anaheim, California.
The whole instrumental song can be heard
This is the ball-catching order in the episode, from the beginning till the scene changes:
Scarlet red ball:
Eraser - Book - Bomby - Gelatin - Needle - Leafy - Firey - Teardrop - Pen - Pin - Book - Leafy - Snowball -Gelatin - Bomby - Book (hold twice) - Pen - Bubble - Pencil - Teardrop - Woody -Donut - Pin - Bubble - Teardrop - Eraser (hold twice) - Donut - Eraser - Pin - Coiny (Blue ball thrown) - Bomby - Pencil - Firey - Needle - Bomby - Snowball - Needle - Blocky - Woody - Ruby - Eraser - Woody (hold twice) - Snowball - Needle - Coiny - Snowball - Firey - Gelatin (hold three times) - Coiny - Blocky - Book - Needle - Leafy - Pencil - Blocky - Pen - Bomby - Coiny - Fries (Green ball thrown) - Teardrop - Donut - Pin - Fries - Leafy - Eraser - Ruby - Book - Needle - Eraser - Fries - Pen - Teardrop - Needle - Bubble - Needle - Match - Eraser - Fries - Coiny (hold twice) - Teardrop - Snowball - Leafy - Woody - Teardrop - Pin (hold twice) - Teardrop - Bomby - Pen - Bomby - Woody (Purple ball thrown) - Gelatin (hold twice) - Snowball - Match (0:51) - Pencil - Eraser - Gelatin - Donut - Book - Match - Bomby - Teardrop - Bubble - Firey - Donut - Blocky - Gelatin (switch scene)
Bubble - Pin - Bubble - Woody - Eraser - Fries - Firey - Blocky - Woody - Pen - Fries - Book - Fries - Coiny - Bubble - Pen (hold twice) - Gelatin - Needle - Donut - Pen (hold twice) - Snowball - Leafy (hold twice) - Ruby - Blocky - Donut - Firey - Coiny - Firey - Woody (Green ball thrown) - Gelatin - Pen - Fries - Eraser - Pencil - Book - Pin - Fries - Pen - Blocky - Snowball - Pen - Ruby - Needle - Gelatin (hold twice) - Snowball - Bubble - Pin - Woody - Pin - Eraser - Snowball - Ruby - Donut - Teardrop - Firey - Pin - Snowball - Ruby - Teardrop - Donut (Purple ball thrown) - Blocky - Snowball - Bubble - Needle - Snowball - Pencil - Coiny - Snowball - Pen - Blocky - Pin (hold twice) - Teardrop - Firey - Book - Donut - Needle (switch scene)
Gelatin (hold twice) - Bubble - Donut - Gelatin - Donut - Snowball - Ruby - Needle - Pencil - Ruby - Bomby - Blocky - Teardrop - Bomby - Woody - Match (0:40) - Blocky - Eraser - Ruby - Fries - Coiny - Ruby - Needle - Blocky - Teardrop - Bomby - Leafy - Needle (hold twice) - Book (Purple ball thrown) - Bubble - Bomby - Leafy - Pin - Pen - Donut - Match - Bubble - Blocky - Book - Needle - Firey - Book - Ruby - Snowball (switch scene)
Ruby - Book - Ruby - Coiny - Leafy - Fries - Coiny - Pin - Woody - Snowball - Pin - Pen - Snowball - Book - Bubble - Pin (switch scene)
Bold indicates one character catches three balls consecutively.
"hold ..." indicates the time a character attempt to throw the ball to him/herself (catch is counted as the first hold)
Michael Huang confirmed in one of his videos in the channel fernozzle that the animation was done by coding.
Flower is the only character with arms to not be in the video.
The colors of the first three balls are the colors used for the team logos of the Squishy Cherries, Squashy Grapes, and Another Name. But the reason for the purple ball is unknown.
Match has her first catch at the latest time out of anybody.
This is the first short to feature a huge cast of characters.
Teardrop, Firey and Book are the three characters to catch three balls consecutively.
Coincidentally, they passed the blue ball to each other, as the order follows: Teardrop - Firey - Book.
Coincidentally, each of them are on the three teams in BFDIA ( W.O.A.H. Bunch, Team No-Name, and FreeSmart respectively) and have all been on Team No-Name at one point.
The song is featured in various episodes of Battle for BFDI.
Bomby's string actually moves this time, possibly to be more realistic.
Everytime a contestant catches a ball they blink.
Firey isn't burning.
Bomby's fuse sometimes spazzes out.
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" IDFB: Welcome Back" • IDFB 2
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