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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
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  • Brackenwood
    Brackenwood The world of Bitey and company is full of magic and wonder!

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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


Truly a visual treat :) The animation was extremely smooth, and the sound effects, music and narration really fit along . Really well done! I'm looking forward to continuation!

chluaid responds:

It shouldn't be long until the next. I've been motivated by reviews here so started storyboarding early.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The animation was great...

The animation was great and all, but I loved it better when nobody was speaking...

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chluaid responds:

I'm trialling a version on my site that contains an option to mute the narration, leaving just the music and sound effects. Head over there and check it out if you're interested. If it's well received, I'll update the movie here on NG.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Great back story. it make sense to all of ur previous shorts. explains why hes like he is. and the back story brings in a new story. i really really really cant wait for it. this is really awsome. gl on the next installment, because we, your fans, will be waiting eagerally til the day u release it. ^.^

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chluaid responds:

thanks so much :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good to see next animation :D

Demanding another one! ;)

But to be more polite I must say that it is very good animation (as always), great music.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

it's ok


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what is this challenge you say?
this challenge is about proving something threw your art in animations in using everything you know to tell the best stories "sounds fun" now sense you have been out for a while and sense i have not release anything then that give you a head start in the recognition department and in the game but that's ok trust me all i need is just 1 flash film done and it will blow everything newgrounds stands for or enough to reach and surpass you.

if you except than here are the rules to this game i may approach others so if you want to fully test your art skills now would be a good.

no using each other characters
1. we do this for our own pride and enjoyment of art not for glory or showing off respect is key here. break this rule and you break the code of being called a true artist and i seen your work and like me you show great love for your art i,m indeed honor to this.

2.from this point on you have to mention in your flash films about this challenge and link or point them out to my main newgrounds page where all my flash film are and tell them to judge us in there comment's (this could be done during intros middle or ending of your films in text format or how else can this be a challenge you can use we can use each other logos. here what you can write this.

(but feel free to do it anyway but always honoring the challenger).

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5. last but not least let's have lot's of fun doing this.