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Legend of the BlackBook 1

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Comedy - Original

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Jul 17, 2010 | 3:06 PM EDT
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  • Weekly 5th Place July 21, 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!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Decent animation, if it was back in 2007 when JB was making decent animations.

In the days where frame-by-frame is the norm, with more action and movement that doesn't look like it is on hinges... this is just... substandard!

I am glad JB and other guys are coming back, but you really have to step up your game. Your old animation style isn't close to good enough to make it on the tops lists like you used to.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


It has a chance. I feel like it could be made much faster, at a shorter time length per episode. I think if an episode with an actual plot could come out per or bi weekly that would be excellent.

The art is fine, the story is fine, the voice work needs to be slightly improved. Mic quality especially on Slinks...

Keep at it.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Animation and drawing is awesome.
Humor sucks. Ultra-cheesy.
Voice acting is WoW-Vent quality. That means bad.
All in all, average.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I agree with mircleatoxford

Good animation, camera work, music, but the delivering of the jokes needs some work. I never felt drawn into the characters to rly feel like laughing. :/

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Writing needs work

It's clearly an ambitious project. But I have to point out that the writing wasn't close to on par with the rest of the talent this flash has behind it. Stale monty python inspired jokes and poor character development are something to bring to attention foremost. The gnome character and the main character seem to immediately assess each other without ever actually introducing one another.

animation was good, music was great, voice acting wasn't bad. Work on the writing though.

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