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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?

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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.
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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.

Reviews


LordKnightMareLordKnightMare

Rated 5 / 5 stars

finally.

Finally, an actual story to go along with this fantastic series.


chluaid responds:

thanks for noticing! part of me just wanted to show everyone the potential of Brackenwood and while the use of narration is getting mixed reviews, I'm happy with it as a kind of new beginning for the series. Not to say all episodes will be narrated of course.. just to say that there's more to this world than a nasty little bastard playing pranks until the end of his life :)


KupaManKupaMan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Easily the best looking thing on this site

There's no argument that this cartoon is, and will remain, the most impressive piece of animation on this site until the next Brackenwood is released. But I am still compelled to drool over the amazing accomplishments made not just for a flash animation, but animation in general.
The evolution of storytelling from the other entries in the series is very interesting, and looks to amaze. I'm glad to hear that the wait will not be nearly as long. And I am thoroughly pleased to hear progressive news on the feature film, as it would be very exciting to see.
This cartoon is, in all aspects, gorgeous.


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chluaid responds:

Thanks for the review man! I'll keep NG updated with news on the sequel to this and the feature film progress :)


SynsCrimeSynsCrime

Rated 5 / 5 stars

amazing

As usual I'm amazed at your artistic style AND content. For awhile now though I had been thinking "this is awesome but is it going somewhere?" and then you made this and I couldn't believe it. Great job man keep it up and (I'm sure you've only heard this a few times before) can't wait for the next installment. Oh and great job on the narration, no part of it made me feel like she was reading off a script or card. It seemed to flow aswell as the animation did.


chluaid responds:

Glad you think so! I had the narrator do a number of takes but we got what we wanted in the end. There are one or two lines that I'd prefer to change but my budget (and sympathy) wouldn't allow me to demand endless changes from her. I think for the price and the time, she did a fine job. Thanks for the score :)


thom175thom175

Rated 5 / 5 stars

My GOD!!!

This should be a series! It's that awesome!



NinjaSquirrel3000NinjaSquirrel3000

Rated 5 / 5 stars

O-O OH.... MY........ BUh-GAHD............

I only wish i might be able to offer my skills to a project as awesome and so undoubtedly wonderus as this!!!