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Mar 6, 2010 | 8:20 AM EST
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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

Reviews


CanjulCanjul

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Pretty good animation

And thats just about it. The movie itself makes no sense without the arthors comments. Also, why does the thief try and kill him? would it not be more subtle not to? Why is he assumed guilty without checking with the guy stealing the crystal? How would he guilty if the bridge was collapsed by someone else? why is there dozens of traps on the bottom floor, bellow a spike pit, defending nothing? why do they leave the "precious crystal skull" out in the open? I mean, according to the end there are guards, but there all defending something else? Why is there simply a lift leading to the precious skull with no threats in between, and why is there traps everywhere but there? Why have a big pillar covered in traps when they can just remove it and have people drop into lava?

And why does a spirit of deus ex machina save him at the end? Why does it bring the evil guy back to life?

I did not know it was possible to fit so much plot holes into 5 five minute long silent movie.



GemantriaGemantria

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Good but...... huh?

So...... its a bunch of jewish furries who know parkour? Love the art but the concept is a bit misconstrue for my liking... pretty good though



gamerking11097gamerking11097

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Sorry but...

I don't know why people love this, I guess they think it's awesome. It's basically just Indiana Jones with animals. I mean, this is a good flash, just not good enough to be put up above Tarboy and The Last of the Dashkin. To improve: make more of a plotline, maybe add dialogue, but other than that, it's OK, i guess. Maybe I'm just a hard critic, I don't know. But this is my score and it's final (because I can't remake a review).



AnalogFossaAnalogFossa

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Great animation but..

Some parts didn't really make sense or rather not enough information was given at parts.
For example, the critter that pats the red critter on the back, does he have any significance? Also when Katan springs himself up with the random spike club thing, how is he not hurt (you know step on spikes=get stabbed? i dunno). But overall I love the animation as for story i give it a 4 so yeah



Roto420Roto420

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Meh

It was cool. I didnt finish it. Nice lookin squrells though I suppose. GJ