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READ THIS FIRST - A BIT OF CONTEXT AS TO WHAT THIS FLASH ANIMATION IS
I made this as part of the Direct Marketing Challenge 2010, a national competition (I'm from the UK) to create the best marketing campaign (direct marketing is simply a form of marketing which is intended to be more directly aimed at potential customers/consumers) for a charity of our choice. I was with a group of people doing this at my school. Oxfam was our chosen charity. I decided to make a sixty-second TV advert to be included as part of the campaign. If we won the competition, this advert could have gotten shown on TV (though I expect it would have been edited quite a lot, possibly with the voiceovers changed and the animation redone). I believe that we came close to winning the competition, and the people who saw the advert that I had made thought it was impressive. Hence why, a year later, I've decided to submit the advert to Newgrounds.
Just a couple of things to point out. Firstly, apologies for the fairly low quality of the sound - I couldn't make it any higher quality without ruining the synchronization of the audio with the animation. Secondly, some people might find a couple of photographs of poverty that have been included towards the end of the advert to be distressing.
I finished the advert at around the time of my fifteenth birthday. My parents provided the voiceovers and did a very good job with them. This is the first thing I've submitted to Newgrounds in about two years, as I have not done much animation recently due to commitments with my schoolwork. If you like this advert, you may want to see my twenty-minute-long movie 'Dr Ratty', which was submitted on Newgrounds in four parts in early 2009.
It's been a couple of years, but Caltoons is back on Newgrounds, and back in style!