This was a great animation, something I think that could be worked into perhaps other small scenarios of similar settings. I always found something fascinating about post-apocalyptic games and movies and this one has a very interesting view!
@kirby311: It is clear by the dad's reaction that he has seen this type of creature (be it man or robot or mutant) before and that is why he handed over the water. I think its far more likely this beast is a former human and needs the water for actual sustenance. I think he catches fire because of wearing an exoskeletal suit that brakes rather than being robot...of course most of this is speculation, but certainly the father KNEW this thing was dangerous and it was definitely being aggressive without a doubt
Really and funny and all, but im more amazed by the style! You are a pro man, I hope a studio notices you soon!
lol that was funny :D
The animation was good, but I can see that you suffer from lack of follow-through because its kind of stiff. Hopefully you know what I mean, but stuff like when he plops down, his hands kind of take turns resting on his chin, which gives it a weird appearance. (feel free to pm if you want a better explanation)
Im going to keep the message out of this...mostly
Without considering the pretty obvious push to believe in God (I do believe in God, but I think that talking about burning in hell is not a way to convert people or a positive message in general, which shouldnt all messages of God be positive? Look to Jesus and you should know that he only wants peace and would never threaten hell upon someone, only offer eternal salvation)
Anyways, the animation is great! You need to brush up on your anatomy, though, as many of the angles seemed very flat and that takes away quite a bit from the overal experience you are trying to go for. The voicing is good, but the very beginning he kind of sounds like he has a lisp. Next time dont be afraid to re-record bits to fix issues like that.
You have some great music going, and you kept a very consistent mood about everything. The radical mood-change at the end, which I think was very well executed, helped cast a more compassionate side to the character and definitely created a multi-faceted personality to the speaker.
10/10 ONLY for the animation itself, I dont judge based on message. (And neither should anyone else! Opinions are opinions and its not like we dont see controversial things on Newgrounds!)
Hell is the truth and shouldn't be avoided but yeah the message of God is positive. The darker the night the brighter the stars shine.
Thanks, I will ;)
Music wasn't mine, all credits go to KillTheTrucker for that
And Thank you for reviewing :D
...now that was an experience. I have no idea how you managed to animate that, but your work astounds me
...you do realize it sounded like he raped the child right? Anyways, the animation was good, though I think you could have put a bit more effort into smoothing the animation, the character seemed squished in a few angles. Perhaps using a smaller brush size would be good as well.
For the plot, maybe you should have shown him become the boogeyman by maybe being caught hiding in the closet by the child and...smothering him to keep the mom from hearing, accidentally killing the child and definitively making him the boogeyman.
Then you're not going to like the truth of it.. This idea hatched when a Halloween collab failed, in that collab I picked the Boogeyman because I thought it would be fun to mock the fact that he tickles naughty children.
In this case, this Australian Crocodile Hunter finds himself to be The Boogeyman. So my idea was a bit too hard to animate you see, I couldn't really have him do that stuff on stage now could I?
I should however have rewritten, now that I think of it, I did make this more complicated than it needed to be. Your idea about having the kid accidentaly killed is simple but fun.
I'll keep what you said in mind, helpful indeed.
It was a good as far as the art and animation went, but I found the humor to be flat. It seemed obvious from the beginning that it was the velociraptor and that little tidbit made santa go from the only one who seems to have a decent head on his shoulders into an idiot with anger issues.
Apart from the main plot, which as I mentioned was way too obvious, the side stories like the two detectives who think they are awesome, the protagonist and another elf discussing his obsession with the murder of the reindeers, and even the misled accusation of the snowman were all slow and dull. I see how they could have been funny, but there was far too much filler.
With all that aside, I love your characters and art, you have a talent with that. Perhaps you should find someone who is good with writing comedy scripts and collaborate? I know thats the only way I improve, through working with others.
Love the style of this series, pretty true to the minecraft game. I hope the later parts are longer though, these first two are pretty short.
It's difficult to animate 10-20 minute long segments because I'm the only one actually animating it. I would if I could though! Later episodes will be a tab bit longer too. I'm happy you enjoyed it though!
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