Be a Supporter!


rated 4.44 / 5 stars
Share Links:

Credits & Info

Aug 23, 2009 | 5:00 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 23, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice August 26, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick August 26, 2009
  • Daily Feature August 24, 2009

If you liked this, check these out!

Plenty more like this here!

  • Robots
    Robots Do you like cartoons about robots? Look no further!

Author Comments


Follow my work on TWITTER


The Tarboy SOUNDTRACK is now available for download here:


Whoa! We're totally blown away by the response Tarboy's had so far :O We can barely keep up with all the incredible reviews, notes and emails! Thank you everybody for the daily feature and front page!

It's taken us a long time to finally upload Tarboy, so thanks to all the people who've been waiting patiently. We hope you enjoy it :) Check out the Bonus features too, we put a lot of work into it!

The score was composed by Newground's own Hania Lee.

Now that we've got this one out we can focus completely on Tarboy II.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Lovely movie, but one small part sticks out.

While I made the connection that the janitor was the grandpa robot, I realized that earlier on in the flash the two eyes were switched, and the eye with a circle through it only had one half, though this could have the purpose of expressing emotion. This all but confuses the observational viewer when the connection is finally made, sadly :(

This is the only criticism I have for this movie, though. Everything else was beyond perfect, including the graphics, sounds, effects, animation smoothness, and even the storytelling. This movie in no way even comes close to the already high expectations I had for this movie, despite its place in the top 50 of all time. This is definitely something I would love seeing as a full film, if funding magically appears.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Why is this the best? It's like fucking Avatar, I have no idea why people like this so much, sure it's good, but it's not the crap of Jesus lke everyone makes it out to be.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Well now,

The animation is amazing, kudos on that. Unfortunatley the story didn't appeal to me much, and the ending didn't quite make sense too me. Good work though.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


i enjoyed it it was good


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Appealing to senses, but hoping for more depth.

I enjoyed the animation, as well as the auditory elements. I also thought the voice acting was clear and expressive. However, the stereotypical, "fat cats are killing the poor" shtick is rather tired (if that is all the motivation involved). I can see the series going in multiple directions, so I do look forward to the next animation, hoping for better development.