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the Last of the Dashkin

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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Frontpaged December 11, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick December 15, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 10, 2009

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This is the story of the last of the dashkin. The people are all gone and in a world of innocent animals, the solitude, the sadness and bitterness have corrupted his view of life. What does the future hold for such a tragic creature? Will he wander the planet, forever alone until his death? Will he always be the wild King of Brackenwood?

It's a massive honour to be nominated for a 2nd Tank Award, thanks NG! Thank you for front page, all the great reviews and the incredible score for Daily Feature.
Thanks to Brackenwood fans and donors for all the support not only during the 4 weeks I spent making this, but also in the 2 years since I submitted Waterlollies.

Since then I've been working on the Brackenwood feature film outline with my good friend Ryan O'Loughlin. With no plans for a new web episode in the meantime it occurred to me that Brackenwood fans could be waiting years for the feature. I didn't want to abandon them altogether, so this new movie is my way of staying in touch with them and the NG audience.

This is the first Brackenwood short to break away from the "character introduction" style movies that had little or no character motivation and plot. This is a story, not only answering a lot of questions, but asking just as many new ones.

I used Flash CS3, the .fla is over 300MB (half of that is audio) and it took me 4 weeks.
Don't worry I won't be leaving it another 2 years. I plan on starting storyboards on the conclusion in jan-feb 2010.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


I have seen this video like 40 times i do a lot it is a beautiful fantasy documentary I think you really should keep making these forever


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Beautiful.

Very beautiful and smooth animation here. Love the storytelling too.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hats-off to Phillips

Adam Phillips has always been a favorite of mine. From the very detailed artwork to the smooth, professional animation, every work he submits makes Newgrounds a better place. His long-running series involving the Dashkin has always been some kind of enigma, showcasing no dialogue but lots of emotion between colorful fictional characters living in a fantasy, yet fully breathing world. Which is why this latest installment is a risky step for the series, for the first time featuring full narration tangent to the ongoing scenes, detracting from what has been a common denominator for the series. A risk well placed though, since this one seems to surpass the previous ones without actually overshadowing them, making us all the more look forward to future episodes involving our precious little Bitey. Keep up the good work.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


It's perfect!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Another masterpiece by one of the best Flash artists around the web in my opinion. Perfect narrative, music, sound fx, and, by the way, animation! The world and the creatures are well designed and any normal person should love em' at first sight. Keep up the great work!