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Jul 6, 2005 | 1:04 AM EDT

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Update (Oct 9th, 2005) I've uploaded a new version of the movie here. It included some graphical updates and a credit sequence, enjoy.

On July 16th, 1945, the first man-made nuclear explosion took place at the Alamogordo Test Range. Under a month later, the first atomic bomb, dubbed "Little Boy," arrived at Tinian airbase. The bomb was loaded in a modified B-29, the Enola Gay, and on August 6th, 1945 at 2:45 AM, the Enola Gay lifted off from Tinian. By 6:00 AM, the bomb had been armed in flight and Colonel Paul Tibbets announced to the crew that they were carrying the world's first atomic bomb. Just over two hours later, at 8:12 AM, the bomb was released from the Enola Gay.
Little Boy exploded two thousand feet above the city. The blast was equal to that of 13,000 tons of TNT, and over 80,000 died within seconds of the explosion. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. On August 14th, Japan accepted the Allied terms of surrender, effectively ending World War II. Together, the two bombings killed approximately 110,000 Japanese citizens and injured another 130,000. By 1950, 230,000 Japanese had died from injuries or radiation.

Total frames: 3494.
Runtime: 5 minutes.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent replay

This is a perfect replay of what happened that day, as it quite possibly happened. The graphics were excellent (a little too) and the choice of music was very good for building up suspense. There hasn't been a lot of attention on nuclear weapons lately, so this could be a nice start for more on them.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


first off insomniacvivi if we had not dropped the atomic bombs america and england would have been forced to invade, causing millions of more deaths, japan was prepared to send little children off to fight the allies, they even handed out booklets to school children on how to fight if the time comes, also japan had jet fighters ready for combat that would have decimated american bombers, all in all the war would have gone on for many more years, most likely millions would have fought and died, thousands more who were already starving, die, and quite possibly a biological attack on los angeles, so shut the fuck up you ignorant hippie asshole because you obviously kno nothing of history

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Could have been a lot better.

You stopped right when the bomb went off, and never went any farther. Images of the destruction and the pain and suffering we caused without real purpose would have made this more interesting.

The art was good, I like your style. The lack of a lot of gradients inside of shapes makes it seem less cartoonish, which is important.

The music was good, but nothing original. You don't get points for picking a song that fits. Originality is what I score it on.

I didn't see any humor or violence, the latter because you chose to quit early and not show anything that, to me, holds real emotion.

This'll get a 3 out of 5. Try harder next time, I'd like to see more.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


very touching, and a great tribute. excellent job. id love to work with you some day


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was amazing

that film was brilliantly drawn, had the perfect music, and was generally a moving film

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