I've noticed a pattern with my flash cartoons. I start off saying, "I'm just gonna make it simple, finish it and get it on newgrounds." Then somehow I end up loading it with detail, and making life miserable for myself, and usually never finish. That was only partly true in the case of this movie. I started off simple, and then it became a hurricane of detail and complication. (I think it'll become pretty obvious where I lost my mind in this movie...)
The difference here is that, first of all, I finished this one. And second, I had an absolute blast making this. This stands, unequivocally, as my proudest work to date. I put an assload of hours into this thing, but I loved every minute of it, and I think it shows through in the animation. This contains some of the best frame-by-frame work I've ever done, in my humble opinion.
I hope you enjoy it.
And to help you enjoy it, I took the liberty of including some playback controls! In the lower left corner of the screen are simple Stop and Play buttons, as well as Previous Frame, and Next Frame buttons. I always wish more flash authors did this, because I enjoy studying each individual frame of the animation so I can see how it all comes together. When the thing's buzzing by at 30 frames per second, its easy to miss all the little details. So take your time and go through it. And if you end up learning something from what you see, well I just couldn't be a happier donkey with a bazooka... or whatever the hell my username means...
This is my first cartoon in what will hopefully be a strong year for me on Newgrounds. My 2009 submissions were an embarrassment... all one of them. This won't be my only submission this year, I promise. And now I've got almost a full 12 months to break that promise!
EDIT: Y'know, I think I've gotta say something. I am BLOOOWN AWAY by the success of this movie. I never imagined getting a score as high as this, and so many positive reviews. And the awards?! There was some massively tough competition last week. Really, thanks a ton for all your kindness, everyone. I want you to know that I do read every review, even if I don't post a response to every one of them. By the way, who are Calvin and Hobbes?