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May 6, 2008 | 10:55 AM EDT

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This is my final for my sophomore year of animation at KCAI. The idea for this came about a few years ago. I was doing a flash animation class over the summer with a friend. The teacher Bill wanted us to animate a fable. Instead of use an existing one, I made my own story. After that day I never went back to that class and never did any animation that summer either. The thought was still in my head and since I already had the story board laid out it made things a little easier. All of the animation in hand drawn frame by frame in flash with a wacom tablet. The camera movements and stuff was done using after effects CS3. The music is "To Our Surprise" from the Kingdom Hearts Soundtrack by Yoko Shimimura. All I ask is that you watch the whole thing, its only 1 minute, you can do it. Leave me any reviews you have and enjoy.

[EDIT] Holy Friggin Crap! Wow! The front page, this is so awesome! I hoped to get the front page before I graduate from KCAI but I didn't expect this one to do so well. Thanks everybody who voted and gave me great reviews.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Sweet work man

I loved the animation, it had a very classic feel to it, and the way that certain things like the dragonfly moved was natural yet highly fluid to me. Great work on the frame by frame. Personally, the colors left a little something to be desired for me too though, and the loop (sounds like a song I heard from Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy) kinda skips at on point around the time the eagle shows up. Other than that, sweet work man.

mantis0702 responds:

Thanks, yeah there was a little hiccup with the sound. So far you're the only one to mention it. Pretty observant :) I still haven't figured out editing sound very good yet but Im learning.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome stuff

HAHAHAHA didn't expect that to happen.

Nice music and animation, too.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


What a smooth flash... and it is quite funny too... Hopefully, you can increase the duration or the playability next time ... cheers!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

bloody good

abit short and the artowk could have been tuned up a little considering how good the animation is but apart from that it was perfect. oh and i know the ending was intended to be funny but i didn't find it funny, try a cock joke next time. cock jokes are always funny.

mantis0702 responds:

I was gonna have rooster in it but I thought the eagle would be better.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


the animation is awsome, but i dont see where karma fits in with animals, who base all there acts off instinct. imo humans are the only ones who are really effected by karma.