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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
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    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


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!!!



lucb911lucb911

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great work!

I enjoy your animation styles and cute creatures, they make me smile. But I think you should ditch the narraration for the second part. I understand that no one would understand the story without the narraration, so if there is to be a big plot twist, narraration would be okay. But use as little narraration as possible.


chluaid responds:

not all episodes will be narrated. As I've said on a couple other responses, this particular short is setting up a bigger picture for Brackenwood. As far as I'm concerned, it's the last narration you'll hear in Brackenwood for the foreseeable future :D


SidekickdoodSidekickdood

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very good, but not as good

All of your other works seem to have a better storyline, I think that this one is quite cheesy though. And the lady speaking gives it a less than "original" look. But, as always your animation is stellar, and I will definitley be looking forward to the next in the series.


chluaid responds:

thanks :)