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This is the first file (Part A) 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.
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David Gornoski
Throwback the Duck Director

Wanna interview Throwback? Or do you simply have a question or comment? Feel free to email us at throwback@e-mpire.com.

Reviews


UnrealZeroUnrealZero

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great Cartoon BAD Voice for Throw back =(

Great cartoon man everything is almost perfect except the voice for Throw Back and the story takes to long. i found myself skipping scenes to get to the points. Maybe episode 2 can have it where he gets hit in the throat causing him to have a new voice =)



hobowithrpghobowithrpg

Rated 5 / 5 stars

the bomb fo realz.

this flash is the best i've seen in a long time but, not to sound like the other a$$holes here but the ducks voice kinda off...he should sound like the fonzes (joke'in) EHHHHHHHYY!!



ProphetDPProphetDP

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Pass

i gave myself the leisure of reading some reviews for this movie before i watched it. and i agree with most of these people. the art work is great but the voice work just flat out sucks. and the guy who does the duck is a horrible voice actor. the character designs are pretty stupid too just for the fact there is a sock puppet and a half robot, half parakeet. and another thing with the animation is that i understand you are good at designing but there are very few scenes where the duck or anyone is walking with a full body shot and i caught some "south park bobble walking" at one point. most of the movie are still shots with the mouths moving and some hands or something moving.hate it


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ShadowStarshineShadowStarshine

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Misdirected Talent

Your ability to draw and animate is being wasted. To be brutaly honest, and to concur with many reviews, is the voice acting and dialog is not on par with the rest of the flash. The reason the beginning is so entertaining is because we love the art and more subtle attempts at humor like the shampoo. When it gets to the dialog, it is completly lost. Throwback is supposed to be cool, he's not. Is that supposed to be ironic? It's not. It just falls into the annoying catagory. The characters in general are a sort of eccentric generic, and the only way it is entertaining is as some sort of inside joke. The acual voice acting lacks substance and feeling. There is an attempt at it, but it fails.

I don't want to be so discouradging however because this art is among the tops here at newgrounds. If you want to dish out higher quality flash animations and be accually rated at the top, you are going to have to pair up with a voice actor(s) or go back to the workshop with whoever your crew is and work on it.

I truely suggest that before you put all your energy into this Throwback series, that you create a seperate side short and focus on where this lacks, to see if you can wow the crowd in previous failing areas.

Good luck.


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samr45samr45

Rated 3 / 5 stars

A little too slow

You have a great idea, great animation, and great music, but the whole thing moves so slowly. Cut out some of the walking, make the dialogue a little more entertaining and to the point, and it would be an awesome cartoon.


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