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08-26-09 – 11-21-16

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" Its Sofuz drink day and the van is here to deliver free Sofuz drinks to the children. "

Thankyou for the frontpage !

PART 2 can be seen
http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/509943
^ delete the space

This was split into the shorter half due to the current size of part 2.
Music by Jean Michel Jarre and Elgar, Edgar Alan Poe(?)'s poem sung by an unknown -old recording.

A differently edited version of the ENTIRE thing can be seen here:

Or alternatively see a differently edited version of the full thing here:
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=YrnDjFQJZUw

Reviews


nb12345100nb12345100

Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice work

I thought the graphics for this was awesome, but some of the animation seemed alittle unrealilistic( did I spell it wrong =p) to me. It was alittle strange, kinda reminded me of pinoccio( I am just not spelling stuff right today =p!) with the scene where they're going to this adventure park but they were really getting turned into donkeys XDXDXD.


XoundzXoundz

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Eye catcher

It was pretty trippy but in a good way, kinda reminds me of pinocchio, where the kids get taken away to act like asses then actually end up turning into donkeys.


TURDOTURDO

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Next time...

They get molested by the paedophile


stiffstiff

Rated 5 / 5 stars

fucking phenomenal

The animation is great, I like the plot, and the coloring is outstanding. This is p damn nice. Waterpenis.


smbhaxsmbhax

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Ooh

Love the effects: the pulsing gradient overlays, the warping... Not stuff I see very often here, but if more people saw this and saw what you can do with them, I think we'd start to see it catch on.

I also like the wild animation, it gets a little too loose once in a while, but when it's on, combined with the effects, you've really got something special. This is a promising beginning to the story, I'd like to see where it goes (as long as that doesn't involve donkeys eheh er...).

Nice musical selection as well.


KrayzmondKrayzmond

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow!

That was super! Great a little bit sick animation and super soundtrack. Professional. But at some parts of the movie I thought that the author was taking drugs while making the movie? but then i've figured out that it's his style. I have to note it's great!


shinnoshinshinnoshin

Rated 4 / 5 stars

ok...

that was weirld what is the story behind the guy?


DkranDkran

Rated 5 / 5 stars

freaky

but good i dont understand tho why does the 'sofuz' guy take tehm there is he a p*********?


doido69doido69

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Very good.

That was extremely disturbing. If that was your objective, well done.

Speaking of art, the animation style and music tracks fits the story, thats why I love it.

Sounds like something creepy is about to come on the next episodes. Can sofuz be some kind of alucionogic? ^^

Anyway, good work.

Art: 8/10
Music: 7/10
Story: ?/10

Average: 7/10


LudamageLudamage

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Cool!

I always wonder at your art-style - sometimes it scary me as horror movie :)
After yours "Undead Steels" you became my favorite animator.
The story looks obviously but everything your hands ^_^
I like the music stuff in your submittions - you have a grate choise!

Keep it up! Well done!

P.S.- i'm afraid the eyes - it's scariest part of a body in people :(


CatoblepasCatoblepas

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Your style is

Every moment of this flash makes me feel happines and glee. After I had watched it a couple of times I realized that every time It started playing I had this automatic grin on my face. Sadly, the whole story isn't here :'(

Waiting for the part 2.


EyesAdriftEyesAdrift

Rated 5 / 5 stars

sweet

Bu that blonde kid scares me, he looks pissed for some reason lol


ShadowinthehillsShadowinthehills

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nicely Done

I enjoyed the clip, but why can't i shake the feeling that something very bad is going to happen..


AchillesRunnerAchillesRunner

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

interesting

i saw the "newshape" in the back of the blonde kid's hair... creative


kazewindsakazewindsa

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Oh god...

Great job.
I hate blonde kid btw. LOL


f0df0d

Rated 5 / 5 stars

intrigued

loved the animation. lots of careful detail and hard work put into the characters and backgrounds. nice use of fbf, everything had such a swirly disorienting feel it was pretty unique, great way to utilize your style.

the story was cool too very ominous but just mysterious enough to keep you guessing whether the sofuz guy is a crazy molester dude giving laced drinks to the kiddies or just a regular old soda delivery man. so in that regard nice segue into part 2, good cliff hanger.


SirMaxSirMax

Rated 4 / 5 stars

8/10

I don't really understand the movie. But I sense there is something much deeper behind this. The look and animation was unique. That's a strong +.
And btw, I almost felt drunk watching this, i liked it.


nicklayersnicklayers

Rated 4 / 5 stars

god awsum!

i dont know why i didnt understanded notthing but...i rly wanna c part 2....


CoolDrMoneyCoolDrMoney

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Been waitin awhile for somethin new by you

It didnt disappoint. I love how surreal your shit is. It looks like the surface that the drawings are on bend and animate themselves. Its a great style. Cant wait for part 2


lupusmaximuslupusmaximus

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Trippy animation.

So is this a kind of new age pied piper?


MasterMobiusMasterMobius

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Well. . . .

It's not a bad flash, if you don't consider that this looks like a trippy visualization of how to kidnap young children!


NashtonNashton

Rated 4 / 5 stars

omg...

the art style is sooo trippy almost scary...


felipajlafelipajla

Rated 5 / 5 stars

fantastic, i am also learning flash

fantastic, i am also learning flash


EricozEricoz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hope you do.

Hope you do know about how unique your art is. You should be hired to make cartoons seriously. You are the only person I know that mixes inocence and darkness at the same time, however, both terms seems to be so antagonic.


ilandman11ilandman11

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

hmmm

creepy yes good yes....


NinjaShadeNinjaShade

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A wonderful original so rarely seen on NG...

NewShape, this is an incredible work of art. I find it hard to believe that you managed to do this entirely in Flash. Some of the camera work you did (especially in the beginning) made it feel like my perspective was being ripped away from the character even though they were still getting closer. It was a very interesting illusion.
Definitely an interesting choice in music. What inspired that decision, I wonder? I agree with Nashton. The art style IS almost creepy, but the actions of the people in the cartoon could, perhaps, be perceived as innocent if we didn't live in such a paranoid society. Coiuld you perhaps explain the symbolism behind your animation? It's rather intriguing even if this particular type of animation may be lost on a good majority of the Newgrounds community.
Ten out of ten and five out of five. And I would be interested to know what exactly was going through your mind at the time of animating this. Thank you for gracing the sight with above decent work.

P.S. A disclaimer: Kids, never get in the back of a creepy Sofuz truck that says they'll take you to a special camp. You just don't do it.


NeZQuickNeZQuick

Rated 5 / 5 stars

nothing much to say here

everything has been already said by NinjaShade well maybe besides a lil note: it's Edgar Alan Poe not Elgar

besides that: a really awesome style you've got there i didnt know if the guy is good or bad through the whole thing guess ill have to wait for part 2 ;p


VorldkhalonVorldkhalon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i like your style

its cool and mabye even easy to do, the music goes great with it and i like the creepy theme :)


deagle500deagle500

Rated 5 / 5 stars

really different type of animation

personally i hated the animation and i thought the sofuz guy was going to rape them or kill them in the video.


EitjeEitje

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Good job

Nice flash movie,

the style of the animation was a bit messed up, it seemed like you used different
kinds of drawing styles, what didn't do the movie any good.
Also, the movement of the characters were in frame to frame. Which is wonderful,
if its done smoothly what it wasn't. (or was it your intention?)
the ending was a bit awkward, because you could hear the music loop.


MrWhiskerzzMrWhiskerzz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Creepy

Liked it


tilmantilman

Rated 5 / 5 stars

kinda' strange ...

but it was entertainin .. in a ... sort of horrifying way :)

great artwork also! must have been a pain in the app though! ^_^


BuddySufferingBuddySuffering

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

NO MY BABY IS MISSING!

Now a bunch of kids are going to jump in trucks with weird guys with soda! Kinda weird, original i guess.


AJAnxietyAJAnxiety

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very Creepy

But Enjoyable


ZenJinZenJin

Rated 5 / 5 stars

....

You should REALLY do one with an alice in wonderland theme, you have captured the essence of everything that feels creepy and wrong. lol great job!!


JuiceBawxJuiceBawx

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Woah

Your animation style is different and weird. And I like that. It adds a creepy feel to the story. I look forward to the next part.


guyfawkesbeerguyfawkesbeer

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

looking forward to pt. 2

this was good, the drawing style is so bizarrely ingenius. i can't help but think i've seen animation like it somewhere, but i can't put my finger on where. anyway, brilliant in that aspect, totally pulled off all the right vibes of course. interested to see where this goes.


proto111proto111

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Horrible Style

The style of Animation really did make me feel like discontinuing watching this movie. I did not like it at all. I don't look forward to part 2...

~Proto


dinky-daudinky-dau

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great

I really like the story you've set up in this animation, and I'm excited to see the rest of it. I also really enjoyed the obvious amount of work that went into this; your animation style is always interesting and fun to watch, but this feels like the first time your characters really felt confident and bold in their movements. Outstanding work.


WinterbornDeceitWinterbornDeceit

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Triptastic Win

At first glance, the animation may seem poor, but its easy to see that the art takes a lot of work. There is a wide use of color variety, and personally, I enjoy that a lot of the time, they're outlined in a color other than black.

Very nice, rather trippy, and Senior Sofuz seems a bit like a creeper.


MW10TMW10T

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing art style

Just the way things moved set my brain on fire.
I loved every second of this animation orgy.

Can't wait for more stuff.


shinobitechnoshinobitechno

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Animation

Awesome and creative animation. A lot of the characters seemed to have a deviant look in their eyes though (maybe that's the point?) which poem by Poe was this based on?


CroutonsOfDeathCroutonsOfDeath

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Woah.

I think someone laced my drink with LSD or something. Or it could just be the fact that your animation is incredibly stylish, brilliantly animated and breathtaking in a weird and bizarre way. Probably the latter, considering I haven't drunk anything today.

Pretty impressive, I love the style and the animation was incredible. The music combined with the warped but flowing visuals was kind of eerie and what not. I'm going to Fav this, and I'll check out part 2 as soon as I'm done.


HomeDecorHomeDecor

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Masterpiece

This is a Masterpiece the simple ORIGINAL story so far was very interesting for me and wanted to make me see the sequel I also enjoyed your frame by frame and unique style yes very good


KylersKylers

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ive just got here from part 2

and i'm looking forward to watching it, your artwork is brilliant and rather disturbing, I somehow don't see this ending well for those kids..!


XiermaXierma

Rated 5 / 5 stars

In vain...

A very spectacular intro, especially the whole story here. I especially liked the part when that guy who gave those kids them drinks smiled like a madman and chuckled for a bit. It literally gave me goosebumps. Very devilish indeed.

All together, part one and part two were simply the best.


PerryDoRightPerryDoRight

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Beginning Song.

It is "come little children" from Hocus Pocus sung by Sara Jessica Parker Written by Edgar Allen Poe.


TalannTalann

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

very peculiar

good animation but a very weird story.


terrorwingterrorwing

Rated 2 / 5 stars

strange

weird animation
weird story
crappy ending of this part


caniamcaniam

Rated 5 / 5 stars

triiippyyy

I love this kind of animation, it adds a feeling like nothing else.

very fitting music.


konidkonid

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

creepy

the faces scare me :D "getting into the back of a van with a stranger to "sofuz camp"? SOUNDS LIKE THE SAFEST IDEA EVUR!!!" :D


westwarren32westwarren32

Rated 4 / 5 stars

NICE AND CREEPY

WAIT A SECOND! this author also created the submission undead steel, because of the art similarities i recognized it, but anyway, this flash is great, the art kind of freaked me out, it was nice, and shows how children can be fooled in to going somewhere where they don't know, its either i feel something bad is going to happen to those children or the animation was really crappy, LOL! because the way that adult smiled,


ApathelApathel

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice one

Weird, creepy and disturbing but this is definetly something.


LeBublonLeBublon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Art Style

i loved your style of art i think it really gave a surreal and some what horrific element to the Sofuz guy and especially some low key frames!


WestiesWesties

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Great

it was good and i like how u responded "learn english".


dbzilladbzilla

Rated 5 / 5 stars

acid-tastic

I reminds me of those trippy acid trip


FlateusMaximusFlateusMaximus

Rated 0 / 5 stars

to expand on my complaints

i have a problem with everything on the screen moving at the same time, i have a problem with the fact that the kids and the guy dont look human, they look like grotesque little toad people whose feet bend the wrong way. basically it looks like a childs first attempt at a flash. i dont mean to seem totally negative its just that you dont give me much to be constructive with. the hocus pocus/ edgar allen poe poem and the weird ass music after that makes me think of the sofuz guy as a pedifile the womans voice is... its just not good for a lack of a better word, you could make the animation better more controlled and still have it seem like a dream, i think it would make it better actually, and as for you having some of the best art on the site i highly dissagree and makes me think your just some stuck up asshole with no talent and its you whos the nerd behind the computer telling everyone that your mommy said you were good at drawing so you decided to just start making whatever flew outta your ass and you cant understand why people dont like it. i hope that sums up all your questions


JszostakJszostak

Rated 5 / 5 stars

crazy shit...

to FlateusMaximus: stfu, people as dumb as you aren't allowed to talk....

That was nuts... your style is so crazy... everything is so loose and negotiable.. i get so caught up in your characters basic appearence that i sometimes forget to pay attention to the story line, or symbols of a story... off to watch part 2, keep this shit up.


ExlipseExlipse

Rated 5 / 5 stars

unique

You know, there are lots of movies on the Newgrounds, but there are only few you can remember. I've watched Sofuz two years ago and still i watch it time to time. I don't know why, maybe there is something... special here. Maybe. I only know it's great, anyway. Just want to say thanks to you for it. Best wishes and good luck with further movies!

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