The Sunshine Crew was a small crew that submitted a series of small music videos with a simple picture and a clip of the song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows" by Lesley Gore. From it came Sunshine Day, which is celebrated most years on July 23rd.
The Sunshine Crew was a small crew consisting of five linked accounts headed by the user Paradox. The idea of the Sunshine Crew was born when Paradox and another one of the users involved in the crew had a competition between each other to see who could make the best Flash movie in thirty minutes. Paradox placed the song into a collection of looping movie clips, including a movable sun, dancing flowers, a radio, and a crab walking across a beach scene.
Paradox decided to form the Sunshine Crew with four other members and submit movies to the portal. The exact date that the first movie was submitted is not clear, as all of the submissions were deleted, as will be explained, but they were submitted in early June. Paradox took advantage of all five accounts linked to the movies, by submitting ten sunshine episodes on the first day (2 from each account). All of these movies passed, and in the next month, over thirty Sunshine Crew movies were submitted. Each movie had a different theme, which was basically a different color scheme, some extra animations, and different text.
After about twenty episodes, Paradox came out with another very similar series called "Dinosaur". It was very similar to the Sunshine series in that it was a loop to music with different themes in each movie. These were deleted as well.
Sunshine Day, the End of the Sunshine Crew
The Sunshine Crew was gaining popularity among many, but the club was still exclusive to the original five members. It was decided that this crew needed more members, however, so Paradox created the now non-existent site, impureflash.com and made the announcement of the first annual "Sunshine Day", which would occur on the sunniest day of the year (summer solstice, July 23). They released a basic mold for the episodes and the music as well.
The first Sunshine Day was a success. Many submitted movies, most of which passed. However, little did many know, the crew would also die for the most part on this day. Later in the day, Paradox deleted every single Sunshine movie he was involved in. He basically overreacted to another member's joke about him, and decided to go crazy.
After this event, Paradox urged people to stop making Sunshine movies. Later, he began to threaten people who still made movies that he would report them stolen, as most were created with his design and FLA that he released. A few weeks after, everything mellowed out, and the crew pretty much died for good.
Paradox Tries Again
Paradox and other original members have tried to revive the Sunshine Crew twice. A short time before Sunshine Day 2007, Paradox submitted close to ten movies, all of which have been deleted by Paradox for unknown reasons. He explained his regret for forcefully disbanding his own crew on the Sunshine Crew forum.
Sunshine Day 2007Though Paradox initially showed a great deal of disapproval of the crew after it was destroyed, a few still celebrated Sunshine Day 2007. Paradox reviewed a few of these submissions, generally showing approval that people remembered the crew and the date.
On August 12th, a new account TheSunshineCrew was created by TheMaster, which submitted some Sunshine versions. Later, in August on Clockday, a Clock Sunshine submission, co-authored by TheSunshineCrew scored well.