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Wacky Pod Races

Wacky Races meets Star Wars.

And now here they are... The most daredevil group of wacky pod pilots to ever fly their pods in the wacky pod races, competing for the title of the galaxy's wackiest pod racer.

**Front page. Thanks. I'll try and answer your comments ASAP, but some of your questions can be answered below.**

This was done in Flash 5 (we started this many moons ago). It messed up when we put it in the newest version of Flash, so had to just continue working on in in Flash 5.

This is the length of an actual Wacky Race cartoon. No more, no less. And the animation style matches the original, so is more basic than today's styles. We wanted to match the original cartoons in terms of animation style, humour and music. All the music is original & is by Big Yellow Hand. It's done in the style of the Cantina band in Star Wars. All the voices either match the original Wacky Races cartoon (like Leia's) or their Star Wars counterparts (Like the Battle Droids, Jar Jar etc).

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bmpowellbmpowell

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 8, 2008

Very good work.

I really enjoyed this, having been a fan of Wacky Races. You've done really well to imitate the feel of the cartoon in this animation. Sounds were pretty well done. Narrator might have been a little more enthusiastic about what was going on but other than that I can't really fault it.

Great work. Hope to see more soon.

-BMPowell



FishBowlFishBowl

Rated 4 / 5 stars September 8, 2008

Good.

I could tell a lot of time and effort may have gone into this. I loved the names, and the vehicles they drove. This has potential to be great series perhaps. Just some things need worked on if you make a squeal:

The narrator needs to have a bit more excitement and surprise in his voice. I think some of the problem is the long length of the names he has to say. Maybe just say their names, or just their vehicle and occasionally both.

Maybe put in a little more race elements into it, and if a racer gets taken out of the race, keep them out. It cause some confusing every time the Dastardly Deed guy came back.

And instead of focusing on certain racers, and having such fluctuating lead positions, focus on all the racers, and keep leaders for a bit.

For how much was going on it still played pretty smooth which is a great thing.

Other than those, this was very well put together. The animation was great, the way everything was set up and mixed together, and some of the jokes used gave me a little smile. But I know this can get a lot more out of me.


StuffAnimation responds:

We won't be doing another one as we've working on other stuff.

The Narrator's voice fits in with the original Wacky Races cartoon. We tried to do a voice that was more 'excited' like the Pod Race announcer in Episode 1 but it didn't really fit in.

If you watch it again you'll see that we focused on all the racers, but the main bulk of the original Wacky Races cartoon was focused on Dastardly, and we did the same. Like the original cartoon Dastardly keep coming back for more. Though Dastardly wasn't taken out of the race (as you put it) until... well, just watch it. When he stops to do his dirty tricks he's still in the race. All the races who crashed and burned didn't come back. Just check who actually crosses the finish line and you'll see.

Glad you liked it.


BraatpitBraatpit

Rated 3 / 5 stars September 8, 2008

fun idea

IT was fun at first, but it got a bit tedious after a while, the voice was also not very compelling.


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chowbowchowbow

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 7, 2008

Loved it

i thought it was fucking cool man make another more characters


StuffAnimation responds:

We won't be doing another one as we've working on other stuff.


punbeard81punbeard81

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 7, 2008

Not the funniest cat in the bag but great looking

It wasn't super funny or entertaining, but neither was wacky races. Still, the effort into the characters and ships was what the French call, " Outstanding." Great work.