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    NG Movie Jam 1 Teams had 48 hours to animate stories from the forums.

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NEWGROUNDS MOVIE JAM 1 - JANUARY 2011
A flash movie created in less than 48 hours for the Newgrounds Movie Jam, January 2011. Blood sweat and tears went into this animation and a lot of work! We hope you enjoy it! A secret song can be found in the menu, somewhere...

Based on the story by Nathaniel Milburn.
The script was randomly assigned to the team so we were not prepared for this story.

THE STORY - EXPLAINED:
The bird is a demon and required to possess life. The bird took the life of the boy, who was innocent and mislead. The end shows the bird with a scythe for a wing, it was used to kill and make the fire that set the forest alight. Many say there are 'plot holes' but they were sleeping outside because the tent was full, the boy went to far away from the camp, thus loosing contact with his friends, all the plot-falls have explanations. The orginial script can be found below:

"A small 8 year old boy scout was walking through the forest. It was pouring down
rain and just starting to get dark. As he was on his way back to camp he started to hear some
type of noise. The noise sounded like someone was in trouble. The noise led him to this tree where
a bird was lying under it. His wing had been broken and was unable to fly. The bird was just lying
there yelling in pain, he didn't care if another animal heard him and could have eaten him, he didn't
want to live anymore.

The little boy being a cub scout and all wanted to help him. He bandaged up the bird and tried to him
get on his way, but the bird was unable to move at all with his broken wing. The bird said if I'm unable
to get food I'm going to starve. The boy scout knew he had to hunt for this little bird. The scout then
started to hunt down animals and killed each one he saw to feed this little bird the food he deserves.
Instead of going back home the boy stayed out in the wild with the bird. They became friends real fast
and built a house together. The birds wing apparently stayed broken for years. The boy eventually got older
and decided to figure out why the birds wing was never getting any better. When the bird was sleeping he snuck
in and took of the cast. What he saw was astonishing. The grown up scout couldn't believe his eyes.

End."

The script has been modified.

Reviews


TeschkeTeschke

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 10, 2013

It is all fun and games until the duck tape haves to come off.



UltimatezpiderUltimatezpider

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 5, 2012

animation is slow other than that its good.



wonderingsoul420wonderingsoul420

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 13, 2011

hmmmmm

it made me think of what my life could have been and what it is know. how something innocent can turn evil yet dont . i guess i see it in another way than most dont



derek4444derek4444

Rated 3 / 5 stars September 2, 2011

that was very confusing...

1:you say that the bird is a demon,if that is true,then WHY was we lying on the ground?
2:how come the boy lived on the forest for years but he look the same as before?
3:if the bird is a demon,why did he became a friend with the boy and lived with him for years?
4:why didnt the bird just killed the kid at the beginning?
5:how the fuck did the bird started the fire?
6:how did the bird killed the boy if he was on the ground the entire time,did he just stared at him to death?
7:if the bird is a demon,then why in the fuck did the he started to cry in the end,he is A FUCKING DEMON.
8:why did the bird started the fire,what was he trying to do?
9:the kid got lost in the forest,but why did the other scouts just simply left him there?
10:why did the boy had scissors and duct tape with him,I didnt knew that boy scouts sleep with that kind stuff
this was just a huge mess,but not the worst I've ever seen


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chipmunk001chipmunk001

Rated 4 / 5 stars June 28, 2011

Thoughts...

The story was very sweet, but it really wasn't what I expected in the art department, I don't know, maybe it's not my style.
Other then that, I liked it a lot.
The storyline was drawn out, the changing scenery though did distract me a bit, the music was pretty awesome so I give you props on that and story-line.
I still do not understand the end. It really makes no sense to me even with the description and watching it a few times. Care to elaborate?