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May 1, 2004 | 9:12 PM EDT
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Author Comments

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 December 25, 2008




Rated 5 / 5 stars March 1, 2005

Outstanding and very well done.

Your style of animation is fantastic and unique. I loved Polsupha and Aura but by far this movie has a much greater meaning. I don't know how much you read but there was a short story written by kurt vonnegut which i forgot the title to but it had a very similar meaning to your smile. It was about how the government had handicaps on all of the people and everyone was controled through the TV. Anyone who was better than anyone else was crippled, like the main character, and seperated from everyone else. Now that I think about it the similarity isn't that big however it was an equally powerful message. And being compared to kurt isn't so bad is it? Anyway I really enjoy your work and I know you're prolly very sick of hearing this but I hope to see aura back on NG. Keep up the good work. Kiss kiss


Rated 5 / 5 stars November 7, 2005

Very Powerful

That was a well-done dramatic flash. Not overly done with the graphics, but very bland to match the grim mood of the movie. The repetitive drone of the back ground music accentuated the overall idea and vibe I felt from this movie. Strong symbolism of the world today. Reminds me of a Fairly Oddparents episode about Timmy's dad running around like Hitler forcing everyone to "SMILE!" Although this is more dramatic, gruesome, and detailed than a child's cartoon. Well-done.


Rated 5 / 5 stars May 4, 2004

this was absolutely startling in it's power

I am amazed sir. That was beautiful, and you get extra points for the pause feature.


Rated 5 / 5 stars May 4, 2004

> 10

Reality sucks, but this flash doesn't. It's a nice wake up call.