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May 23, 2010 | 7:22 PM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place May 24, 2010

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This is my first hand drawn animation.
A premier on newgrounds, my favorit site. Had some troubles encoding the movie to fit the 10 mb so its realy bad quality. If you can help me out on it please pm me and i'll edit the post so my 6 months of work can come to what they earn (:

Without further redue I give you : Queens Bite

C&C much appreciated (:

EDIT: new file , more detail : yay !
BEST VIEWED IN "DIMMED LIGHTS" MODE

EDIT nr 2 :
Since this is a very short movie, I didn't give you guys enough time to see whats happening. So here's a little background information to get the movie.
Its situated in a large indoor garden owned by the belgian royal family. An old domestic is charged with feeding the pride of the collection: the queen-carnivor-plant. The plants favorit dish is queens bite (koninginnenhapje) which is a typical dutch dinner. the servant however fals down whilest reaching for the plants mouth...

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UpoqvoSAMMIovpoqUUpoqvoSAMMIovpoqU

Rated 4 / 5 stars May 24, 2010

Uniquely Tasty

This surprising, charming flash is about a man who falls down into an in house garden and gets eaten by a plant. It's abstract, to the extent of it being an inexplicable dream. The raw length was particularly low, and it is a shame that you are not able to compress the file size down further to allow more footage.

The whole flash was atmospheric and captivating, and made a somewhat distinctive impression on me. However my real issue was with the expression of the story. There were almost no implicit cues that signified any moral or meaningful purpose to the story and barely any emotions were conveyed effectively by the characters. If it's going to be a small flash, then it is important that you get to the point. It's painful to build up to a climax that ends up feeling lightweight.

Without any doubt the graphics here are overwhelmingly superior; the details astonishing. The animation looks highly professional and comprised of amazing visuals. The shadowing and texturing of the wall paintings are phenomenal; the lighting both gloomy and clear. You seem to have used some editing tools to give the whole film a gentle filmstrip effect.

However something is annoying me severely... and that is the lack of contrast in the opening staircase scene. The dark areas make it look like I'm looking at a flat screen monitor from the perspective {angle} that makes everything appear blue and purple, although everything else is perfect. Another problem is the animation; the man climbs the stairs very unrealistically - falling back on every step as if the staircase was made of liquid.

The sound choice was very obscure, but it was adequate for the oddity of the flash. The sound effects accompanied it well although they sounded somewhat quiet and rusty. A silent backdrop of great stair cranking ambience may have suited it well, with the music appearing upon the first view of the flower.

This is something I would watch again, but only the graphics capture the memory. And seriously, most of the negative issues only reflect some of my taste in this genre of entertainment. What is clear is that this has been executed almost flawlessly and if it were longer and more expressive then it would be unconditionally epic. You have a huge abundance of talent and present it with a truly visionary style.

* * * * * * * * ( 8 - 10 ) "Noble"


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The-Evil-Bunny responds:

Thx for the helpful critics. This was a first and hectic approach to movie I'm affraid a next short wilm have a much clearer storyline and better animation, or at least I hope so =p
little spoiler : It'll be about a boy, a paper airplane and a real plane. 3D/2D (: coming to a theater near you this time next year!


qesaranqesaran

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 24, 2010

MOAR

This is your first hand drawn animation? You should do more. I really like your style. It almost felt I was watching somekind of dark disney cartoon.


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longhairdragonlonghairdragon

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 24, 2010

OMG

this is VERY good animation, it makes this flash looks its best



sandordudesandordude

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 24, 2010

Wow

nice animation but.. wtf.. is there anything to interpretate out of it?


The-Evil-Bunny responds:

If you fall when feeding a giant plant, at first the plant may be looking sweet and such but it WILL EAT YOU. So dont trip when feeding!


celastrus117celastrus117

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 24, 2010

yes

that was pretty darn good for your first animation. keep it up, I look forward to seeing more stuff like this in the future.


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