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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


PorkenStuffPorkenStuff

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Okies.

I'll start by saying that you are a fantastic animator. Your characters are exteremly well-drawn. The mouth animations are top-notch, and you have a knack for detail.

Unfortunately, your shining talent is bogged down by two things: your voices and your storyboard.

The voices suit the charcaters well, but I have a problem with Throwback's especially. His voice his quiet, choppy, and lacks emotion. It is a bit different for some of the others, but Throwback being the main character and all really hurts the movie with his voice.

Also, the storyboard lacks much. It simply did not keep me interested. I understand that this'll be a long series, but the lack in humor, when that is seemingly the main genre of this, bogs it down. You may be shooting for a more family-friendly animation here, but a few better jokes and gags would help.

Overall, this was a two-sided animation. While the quality of the animation and the characters were good, the flash fell under the weight of displeasing voice acting and a less-than-satisfactory story.

Keep up the animating, though!



smi1eysmi1ey

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

great so far but...

the voice of throwback is almost unbearable! incredibly choppy, with very little emotion... is there no one else who can bring some life to this character! this was my soul issue with the pilot episode, but i was hoping maybe the acting would improve (or the voice actor would change) for episode 1. since it hasn't, i'm voicing off! everything else about this series is top notch... and i think that's why the dry (and many times hard to understand) voice acting of the main character really throws things off. good luck.



sleepangelsleepangel

Rated 5 / 5 stars

been waiting on it for a long time

GREAT... been waiting on episode one for a long time.... awsome in every way but it could really use some subtitles......



WegraWegra

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh yeah!

Dude that was awesome! It almost sounded like an actual movie! I cant wait for part 2! keep up the good work!



Amped2FlashAmped2Flash

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

GREAT!

I thought the episode was brilliant, but the ending was a bit too abrupt, and the voice actor for Throwback sounded like an amateur. He sounded like he was reading it straight with little to no comedy in his voice and the encyclopedia bird's voice was so monotonous I wanted it to stop; it went on too long.