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Dec 22, 2009 | 9:18 PM EST

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This one's been a long time coming! I started this Flash a month ago today, and I'm proud to say it's finally done. This shouldn't have taken as long as it did, but finals really ate up all my time. You may be thinking to yourself what's so special about this toon, and I'll tell you what:

IT'S ALL FRAME BY FRAME!

I had been using my method of making movie clips and puppeteering them around since I started using Flash way back in 2006. This has really started to get boring, and incredibly limited. In a review Oney left for one of my toons, he said the style was completely lifeless, and I couldn't agree more.

Anyway, this toon has SRM and Cousin Mel watching the absolutely atrocious Star Wars Holiday Special. You can track it down on Youtube or anywhere pirated VHS tapes are sold. I've watched it in it's entirety and it's about as bad as this cartoon makes it out to be.

I felt bad for not making a holiday toon last year, to celebrate Christmas or Qwanzaamas, so I felt this was a good return to form. Two characters interacting in a single environment. Expect this visual style to keep developing, as I really enjoyed working in frame by frame.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the cartoon! Let me know what you think, and submit to the Christmas 2009 collection!

Reviews


CoopCoop

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Redesign?

Wow, if you're upping the ante, by shifting to Frame By Frame, you've made a good step with this one. Not only have you exposed the conspiracy of George Lucas' tyrannical companies and their dreams of World Domination, via capitalism, but you've shown what a great animatior that you've become over the past few years. Granted, it's only a few months since I started viewing and reviewing your work, but the progress is astounding.

The writing is good too, with the addition of Chewbacca's son, Lumpy into this latest foray, but it's good, without breaching copyright laws, which would have LucasFilm's own team of Lawyers flying over there in their TIE-Fighter, quicker than you can say Carrie Fisher is fat.

The call backs are first rate, with the fact that Jethro is on screen, as he is on your profile and SRMClock is in fact an ornamental clock in this piece, keeping himself occupied with indicating the passage of time.

A nice shout out to the three newer movies of the Star Wars franchise, which shows that subtlety is a nice art that you're using, which certainly compliments a nice shovel full of irony, as well.

Keep up the good work - I'm not fussed with which way you take it, as there are great outlets for both FBF and "traditional" animation, though I can tell from your icons all over your profile that you prefer this episode in general.

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Battosai810 responds:

I liked that the writing was more subtle in this cartoon than in some others - I know some of my other cartoons kind of hit you over the head with random humor and whatnot. Personally my favorite joke in this toon is the "Dargonball" one, but Engrish usually gets me pretty good.

I'm always happy to put Jebediah or SRMClock into the background. You'll see one or both of them in the backgrounds of my next few toons in one place or another. My opinions on this episode kind of flip flop depending on how I feel - sometimes I think it's too wordy, and sometimes I think it's clever. The animation is really crude compared to how my next few toons look though, especially the new SRM toon that will be out before Christmas.

Anyway, think of this cartoon as SRM's awkward puberty between the symbols and the more refined style of my next few cartoons.


Headcrabman99Headcrabman99

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Movieclips are better

Those Movieclips made SRM, SRM!


Battosai810 responds:

But they're so stiff! I've actually taken two really good animation classes since I made this cartoon, and I have plans for a really awesome SRM toon coming up. I think this time it will be a LOT better.


brian916brian916

Rated 5 / 5 stars

motherfuckasuaga!

say mother-fucka-sua-ga 3times fast and fuckin great animation here!love it 10/10


Battosai810 responds:

What?


arceus121arceus121

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

wlans

loprtnotn kornyt fontheui?
Nyghow, nooshiomonisceu faliscornica.
Translation from weegee language:
cool.


Battosai810 responds:

Sounds good to me.


peterpassagepeterpassage

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hahahaha

That damn George Lucas, when will he learn? =[


Battosai810 responds:

After Indiana Jones 5 maybe?