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This is the second file (Part B) of Throwback the Duck Episode 1 on NewGrounds.com.

Thank you all for your enthusiastic support of the Throwback the Duck animated adventure series. The feedback for Episode 0 A 'Back Story was very strong and encouraging. We are deeply grateful for that.

Throwback the Duck Episode 1 picks up exactly where Episode 0 left off. As a newly hired journalist for NintendoNow, Throwback stumbles onto a dream job of classic gaming journalism. Expect an intimate look into the whimsical world that is the mind of Throwback the Duck. Despite his cheesy lines and disjointed interaction with those around him, Throwback's oddball charm has a way of dazzling many of the friends he encounters...except for a cynical little office helper.

Then there's the all important gaming factor. A familiar classic gaming face makes a cameo in this episode. I'm curious to know how many of you recognize or remember this character. His story foreshadows many of the themes explored in the cartoon series.

Production notes: Due to flash file size constraints, we were forced to split Episode 1 into two files. Hence we have Part A and B of Episode 1. Please watch the show in that order to fully enjoy it.

Also, you'll notice a subtle transition in art styles during the episode. Arthur uses a style know as "straight vs. curve" near the end. This is an evolving work, folks.

And with that said, please enjoy the show. Again, we look forward to your continued support of the series. Four more exciting episodes await you before Season 1 draws to an end.
---
David Gornoski
Throwback the Duck Director

Wanna interview Throwback? Or do you simply have a question or comment? Feel free to email us at [email protected]

Reviews


Dannyboy-the-DaneDannyboy-the-Dane

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 13, 2007

I like the style

As the summary says, I like the style in this series. Even though I wan't even born in the '80's, I can feel the mood from that decade quite clear.

My main point of criticism would have to be the voices, as I find it hard to understand them sometimes. If you could make the voices more clear without taking away their "feel", it would be much appreciated.

I also hope the plot will evolve in the future episodes, as it seems a little thin right now. The story has to begin somewhere, though, and you have used this first episode to establish the background for the main characters, so I find it fair that there isn't that much "action" yet.

The preview of the next episode seemed promising, so I'll be looking forward to that.

Keep up the good work!



MarioInSpaceMarioInSpace

Rated 0 / 5 stars March 13, 2007

This series is sinking to the bottom of the ocean!

It lacks 2 things:

1. Quality voice actors

2. Actual writers

If you do not grab Throwback's voice actor by the neck and toss him to the moon, then this series will continue its skid of mixed reviews that will ultimately brand this series as just another mediocre attempt at bringing something interesting to Newgrounds. The people who are scoring Part 1A and 1B high are the ones reaalllly wanting to like this series and are being kind enough to overlook the poor voice acting, the lack of humor, and the long boring stretches of filler thats meant to do nothing more than suck up time because they believe the animation is of good quality. =(

Needless to say, I am not "really" trying to like this series and neither should any of these people giving high scores without a second thought. Why should crappy television shows be given the benefit of the doubt for any longer than they deserve? Do the people not stop watching shows they deem crappy to help ensure that said show is cancelled, preventing the show from polluting the t.v. screens with its mediocrity again? Why then do these very same people all of a sudden find it in themselves to try to like something that they do not really like, simply for the reason that it offers an idea, poorly executed as it may be, that is fresh and somewhat original.

When I first saw Throwback the duck, first thing that popped into my head was "I'm 8 years old and its Saturday morning". I guess that must have been the feel you were going for, but even those Saturday morning cartoons had their fair share of writers and good voice actors. You would do well to learn a few things from the cartoons which you mock, maybe then your series would be a relevant one on Newgrounds.



Backman92Backman92

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 13, 2007

you got to make episodes and lots of them

this is good a animation you should make more episodes i whatched 0, 1a and 1b make moore you have my vote and it`s5



Burning-WookieBurning-Wookie

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 13, 2007

Fear not, Children! Throwback FTW!

I look foward to seeing more of this series. You have caught my interest.



InfintyDragonInfintyDragon

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 12, 2007

Greater than the sum of its parts

10'd and 5'd

This is a series that i would expect to catch on adult swim, or G4. to those people who say that the writing is bland and unoricnal, let me say that it takes a while for the characters to develop and for their personalitise to mingle in the chemisty of humor. Also I think what you ment was for this to be a semi-serious series. Sure it may have funny PARTS, but it is not meant to be humouros as a whole.

I do have one sugestion and that is to tone down the ramming in to things gag. It's funny once or twice an episode, but it is realy not running gag material, especaily if you try to make it a running gag in one episode.

Other than that, it's fabulously animated, with nary a hint of tweening in sight. great work!