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*We Didn't Start the Fire

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Dec 3, 2009 | 12:25 PM EST
  • Frontpaged December 4, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 4, 2009
  • Weekly 5th Place December 8, 2009

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Thanks to everyone who rated my animation and allowed my to win the Daily Feature! You guys rock! And thank you Tom for putting me on the front page!
This wasn't meant to shock or dazzle with impressive animation, but rather to give you a brief glimpse into what has happened to the world over the the course of forty years (i.e. 1940's to 1980's). I made it for the final project in my college History Class, which I daresay got an A in.

I hope you guys like it.

Music: Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire

It is also possible that in the future I will clean it up and replace most of the jpegs with drawings.

UPDATE: I understand that the book "A People's History of the United States" covers mostly American history, and yet "We Didn't Start the Fire" covers world history overall. The reason I put in the book was because it was the reading material for the class, so I hope that clarifies some disputes in the comments.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hi, i loved your animation, i wanted to let you know that i also made an animation of this exact song a while ago and loved to see another angle of the same subject. It would be awesome if you could take a look at mine and tell me what you think, :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Heres How It Should End...

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

i love this

found this before i knew who billy joel existed, and nazistabber, when u use text messaging shortcuts (FYI BTW FTW WTF, ect.) u dont abbreviate its BTW not B.T.W., FYI


Rated 5 / 5 stars

And thats some history in a nut shell...Sort of.

I loved the visual entertainment of your flash movie it wa well done to me. I never get tired of Billy Joel's classic song neither. I've have always admired 80's music but nothing brings me back more memories than "We Didn't Start the Fire" A song that I'l never get tired till the day I pass on. I'm awarding you a perfect score a 10/10 and a 5/5. I thank you for brining me such joy. I hope you've enjoyed this review and have a splendid day.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

nice :)

The song and the animation was very nice :) well put together. Litle history : When u hear Budapest and the leg of a statuary that is when Hungary fought the war of independence against the sovjet regime and soo many hungarian people died, and still , whit no other countrys help we lost the revolution. And yes, hungarys capital is Budapest and not bukarest (romania). O and Hungary is not a gipsy country, we have a gipsy problem. Thank you.