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Jinas 1: A New Friend

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Oct 9, 2007 | 9:21 AM EDT
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Jack, a simple scarecrow, has been protecting the farmlands for as long as he can remember. Spending most of his time sleeping and daydreaming, he is shocked when his crow friend Tony has some big news. There might actually be someone like Jack far away and Tony guarantees it's worth the journey. Accompanied by the old rabbit Roy, the three set off to see if there really is more behind the horizon.

The voiceacting is by Andy Dennis ( and Laura Post (
The original music is by Stile (, Jared Hudson and Andres Ciambotti

NOTE: the quality button works, but you have to wait till the movie is loaded if you want to toggle it to high quality (press button 2 times). Make sure you have 2GB ram if you watch it at high quality. The quality of the drawings greatly improves though

Some background info:
I know it has been over 2 years since i have submitted anything new. What happened? Well 2 years ago i started this project with great motivation, but somewhere halfway, after 5 months, i completely lost all motivation to draw and animate. This could have been done in 7 months or so but instead i took a 1,5 year break. I really needed it, to get away from it all for a while, to regain inspiration and motivation. I mainly focused on my study and social life and even though i made very little that period, i think i learned alot about art and animation by just watching and reading stuff. I plan to make a few smaller movies before i start working on episode 2 of this thing. This series is meant to have 5 episodes, but i sincerely hope the others won't take me 2 years each also lol. Anyway, Take care




Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly Excellent

I read that you took a break and you still intend to make a few other shorter animations before you restart the series, but I honestly feel that this is a masterpiece and should be continued!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

why dont i see other episodes?!?!

dude, you have GOT to make more episodes, i am so eager to see what the "female scarecrow" looks like!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I know you are very busy. but i still would like to see a sequel to this beautiful made animation. a true masterpiece. 10/10


Rated 4 / 5 stars


The story is intriguing


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The masterpiece I've been looking for.

I saw this several years ago when it came out and I have to say that you've inspired me to make my own stories and have helped give a purpose to my life. After having seen it again just now, I remember how loving this really showed life to be.

I have to ask though, are you still going to make another episode to this? Or have other matters made you forced to abandon it?

AloneInTheDark responds:

I really want to make another episode for it. I already have the script and the story figured out, since I actually wrote the entire story before even animating the first part. The thing is that making a short like this is extremely labor intensive. So much time went into the visuals and animation that making another part will take me several months of full time unpaid work. I don't have the time for that at the moment, so unfortunately I'll just have to wait until i have a large gap somewhere in my schedule and i can start working on it. But thanks for the review!