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Mar 6, 2010 | 8:20 AM EST
  • Weekly Users' Choice March 10, 2010
  • Review Crew Pick March 10, 2010
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This is the story of Katan, a little aztec critter who works as a stonemason on huge pyramid projects. He's an eager, talented employee who beleives strongly in what the project stands for, putting in endless overtime to get things done.

When a less committed, self-serving employee hatches a plan to steal the soul jewel of the temple, the mysterious crystal skull, Katan finds himself under blame and attack from the very monument he helped to create.

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I started making this toon November 2008 and finally exported it in January 2010.
Various delays, injuries, graduations and jobs made it hard to focus on for a lot of the time- but it is fairly safe to say that it took a year to make... Which also accounts for the style changes and quality progression evident throughout the four mins of play time ;)

Thanks for watching- and thanks again to Newgrounds for letting me upload such large movie files

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hfjerkhfjerk

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Perfect

Okay, i have to be serious- this is just amzing!

The plot, while not having a lot of detail was very good. I just loved the speed at which you progressed through the story. At moments, it did feel an awful lot like "Indiana Jones and the crystal skull", but otherwise it was just great. 9/10

Graphic-wise, it was great. The backgrounds were rich in detail & colorful, especialy in the opening scene. Though in some parts, it seems like you forgot to put shading on the character models and some objects. (For instance: In the opening scene, where the three Aztec critters are smashing boulders, they lack shading and they do not have ears.) The problem with the cut off ear changing sides has been adressed, but it just has to be mentioned. The flames in this flash are just fantastic, though they seem a bit choppy on the main menu. You could have experimented a bit by having the flames light up their surroundings in a orange-ish color. One thing that seems strange to me is how the tails of these creatures are so edged. 9/10

Audio-wise, this flash is just top-notch. The music is in perfect sync with the on-screen action. The fact, that there is no voicework makes it that much better, since it would only take away from the music. 10/10

It's a shame, that you don't want to do a sequel, since these critters are just amazing, especialy in combination with the enviroment they're thrown in to. I don't see why a prequel couldn't be made, telling us how the Aztec critters found the jewel.

Oh, and the easter eggs-so epic. The second statue in the opening scene and the OTIS sign on the botoom of the elevator both made me LOL.

This movie just wowed me so much, that i just can't give it any less than 10/10, especialy after you've worked on it for almost 1.5 years.


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ZamroZamro

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Movie !

Your movie is really great I enjoyed watching it .. but what I enjoyed must was the briliant music ..
Great job , thanks for your work and I hope we'll see Katan 2 or something like this .


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KlinesmokerKlinesmoker

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yup

Simply fantastic. At first glance I wasn't quite sure why this was on top of the flash pile but after the end of it all I can certainly see why.


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WindevelvesWindevelves

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome!!It was like a real movie!

The animation was the best in this movie.Now I know why this is having a top score.The graphics were the second best.I suggest you to give voices for those characters if possible(squeaky ones).But it didn't have any problem without voice either.This wouldn't be so interesting if it were humans instead of squirrels and I strongly disagree with superSuperKLc.You must've undergone alot of difficulties in making this flash.Anyway,his review'll be deleted sooner or later.I also liked the ng tank in this.



jamesawestjamesawest

Rated 5 / 5 stars

epic movie

this is great


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