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Jul 17, 2010 | 3:06 PM EDT
  • Daily Feature July 18, 2010
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(The movie is about 13.5 MB, so go get a snack while you wait for it to load if you have a slow connection.)

UPDATE THE THIRD: And thanks again for helping us get weekly 5th!
UPDATE THE 2ND: Thanks for putting us on the front page!
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for giving "Legends" the votes to get Daily First!

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!

Reviews


ManfreakManfreak

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Hmmm

I didn't find much of it funny really but the animation and artwork was great so respect for that.

Did you use toonboom for this? There seemed to be alot of mock 3D and cutout animation so thats why I ask. If your not using it I would suggest you try it because it is perfect for this style of animation and would probs save you a lot of time and effort.


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SimCorderSimCorder

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Although I diddn't find it humorous

This movie covered quite a bit of what you guys were aiming for, you managed to use a lot of originality and the movie itself was quite entertaining.



SemjaSemja

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

interesting

could be funnier, but still good



mrd3vilmrd3vil

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

amazing graphics

very good story and amazing graphics and i love the voice actors and how they make the characters sound



MarioMariox2MarioMariox2

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The leader of the cult.

Reminded me of Gront (..or was it Grant...?) from Smashtasm.

But aside from the "Hey, It's that voice!", a nice animation. Perhaps a few camera angles should be reinvisioned though, like the part where the cult leader opened the book and a beam flew out. I thinks some close-ups were in order there. That's usually the way professional animators do things in such occasions.


Toonwerks responds:

yeah, we wanted to do more but we were getting used to playing around with angles. You can actually see it, in the forest scene, it's pretty much just sidescrolling, and that's how we'd designed it just because that's what we were used to. Once we got that scene done and went into working on the stuff with the mountains, we'd figure out what the sets looked like from overhead and where we'd want the camera, etc etc.

You can expect that it'll definitely improve with future projects.