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May 1, 2004 | 9:12 PM EDT
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Hello Newgrounds, long time no see...
From the creator of "Aura" comes a brand new [quite old by now, actually..] flash production - SMILE! .
What was to be quick side project turned into a beast that took me over 3 months... Three months of forsaking and returning, three months of occasional work suicides and sleepless nights...

as always, NOTE: May not be liked by everyone, but was never meant to be liked by everyone. If you're here only to watch funny mario parodies, then you can skip this movie now.

Enough nagging. Watch the movie.

(There are quite many people that get confused by the ending. Just to let you know - yes, it's supposed to be the way it is. )



Rated 5 / 5 stars


Really, beautiful work. What I got from it, society is forcing you to be cheery, often times I've been told I need to smile...I smile plenty when there's something worth smiling about. But everyone expects you to be happy and chipper all the time. The guy was being persecuted for not being happy, I assume the nails represented comments and insults, barbs if you will. Then the ending simply showed that the people who are forcing their happiness on others are simply robots, programmed to be happy, incapable of really thinking about what a smile and being happy should mean. And then they just go about their carnal business like normal disgusting humans do. Bravo.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

O M G !!!!

Nuff Said


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Nice animation. The concept if very moving for me since it reminds me with similar historical events of cruelty like the concentration camps or slavery. The visualization of watching a person (or thing) in this case) be forced to practice or perform unwanted acts is horrifying and very sad. As depicted here, it is obedience or death in those cases. Very nice work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

that was fucking great

absolutely fucking brilliant. the irony is awesome. its so goddamn sadistic i love it. gives u socieaty in a couple of years. absolutely brilliant. i love u. make more. not that u need to, that says it all.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this realy was one of the best flash's i've ever seen here. so sad so true, this is how life are nowdays.. Keep the good work up!