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Legend of the BlackBook 1

rated 4.38 / 5 stars
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Comedy - Original

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Jul 17, 2010 | 3:06 PM EDT
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Some Legends speak of heroes... and some speak of... these guys.

The carefully laid plans of the "Cult of the Lich" go horribly awry, as the Lord of Death himself is summoned into the world after being trapped in a dark tome for thousands of years. Our two unlikely heroes, the bumbling wizard wanna-be Xiphon, and his height impaired companion Slinks, are exiled to a evil forest and begin their quest to right the wrongs they help caused... or to just get into more trouble.

"Legends of the Black Book - Part 1" is the debut effort by team Toonwerks... made up of three Flash old-timers Casey McDonald ("Xiphon"), Mark Schneider ("th1rt3en"), and Joseph Blanchette ("LegendaryFrog&quot ;). With the goal of delivering original and smart animations, each one of us play to our strengths to give the the best possible experience to the viewer. We hope you enjoy the first part of this multi part series, and urge you to give feedback so we can make improvements in the future!



Rated 3 / 5 stars


Dude, The voice acting was a little off key and it seems like it was meant for really young audiences. I do not try to be a dick a any point, but you had a swing and a miss here. Sorry dude It did not get to me at all not one bit. One of the problems I had was that dumb wizard guy had the same tone through the whole thing. Don't stop working at it tho.


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Rated 5 / 5 stars


NIce character introductions and voice acting. Pretty cool stuff. The storyline hasnt really unfolded yet though so can't really comment on that im sure there will be funny mock battle sequences in the future, but besides all that. Go LegendaryFrog!! been awhile and im a fan. I really expect some plot development on the next one but im sure it will be good.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Good animation, ok story and i laughed a few times over all fun to watch also the whiney dude looks like a gnome from WoW just saying

Toonwerks responds:

The movie was actually a remake of Casey's old WoW movie "Shadows of Azeroth." When we decided to redo it, we took out all of the WoW references. But we liked Slink's look to much, so he still looks kinda gnomey.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


First off: So glad to see you back JB! For those of you youngin's who don't know Joseph Blanchette is a legend (lol) to the old school newgroundies.

This piece was excellent. Good timing. Clean lines and details. Funny acting with great actors...just an all around well designed/animated/directed flash and I can't wait to see more.

One thing I'd like to see improved on is the lag. I have a very fast computer and even then some of the tweens were choppy. It didn't kill the overall skit in any way...but ending lag would make this series perfect.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars


the animation and overall story is really awesome. i like the idea and it could definitely be a series.... BUT! it really isnt that funny... the voice acting is kinda bad and the jokes are maybe funny for a younger crowd. so the age rating is suiting for this in terms of who will like it. 13 year olds. but with bad things said it was enjoyable and I would like to see more! i feel like a jerk but hey.. just saying...

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Toonwerks responds:

Response by Casey(Xiphon):

I'll admit personally that some of the voice acting didn't quite land as well as I'd hoped, especially on my end with some of the static, but it's something we're Improving all around. We knew our first project wouldn't be perfect.

As for humor, though we may do some more adult stuff in the future, we're aiming to stay friendly towards a whole audience. Plus personally as the writer, I don't like going out of my way or breaking characters just for the sake of having adult humor