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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


HybajHybaj

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty nice!

Good stuff dude. The graphics in the background during the intro look like they were riped from on one of Ranma 1/2 opening or closing. Superb work anyway :)



cafinatedsuitcafinatedsuit

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Its almost great

It is a very good submission and as was said by the person before me its almost profesional grade. The sountracks sounded great and flowed seamlessly in and out. However, the voice for throwback could not necessarily be better but could sound less mechanical. His pauses are too longand there is a very monotone metalic ring to his voice. Not cutting you down again this was very well done, just saying what can be done better.



iter-intergalacticiter-intergalactic

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Haa

Good animation



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!



RWappinRWappin

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Zzzzzzz.

Alright, let's start out with one of the good things first. The drawings and art itself were really great, and the animator obviously has a lot of talent in that category. Still, although everything is pretty to look at, the whole flash is completely devoid of any personality. This was honestly one of the blandest animations I've ever seen.

Maybe the story does need work, but that's not the main thing I feel is bringing this series down. The characters themselves just have nothing likable about them, they are just so empty and lifeless. No emotion in the facial expressions, and the voice acting was also quite bad.

The best part was definitely the backgrounds, which were awesome. I found it much more entertaining just to stare at them then pay attention to whatever was going on.


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