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  • NG Movie Jam 1
    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


MonykMonyk

Rated 4 / 5 stars

interesting movie

i would have loved to see the ending you first thought of :D i'm quite confused about this one..
one thing though....you said that they lived together in the forest for years..it's unrealistic that the boy took the bird's bandage off after years. Or maybe not, then the wing was just rotten?


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funkycaveman responds:

We were thinking of alternative endings but not enough time. The wing became rotten and then this exposed the ravens real side. Thanks for the review!


MastermadnessMastermadness

Rated 4 / 5 stars

wait...what?!

I didn't get the end did the bird turn into a zombie O_o?
why didn't the wing heals after all those years?
why didn't the second kid in the beginning go looking for him?
was the kid a boy or girl with that long-ass hair?!?!



chipmunk001chipmunk001

Rated 4 / 5 stars

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?



RyanRyan557RyanRyan557

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty good animation, understanded almost all but

OK i understood nearing all of it except this one thing. was the bird possesed from the start or did it eventually get ppossesed?


funkycaveman responds:

The bird was already possessed a small amount but it's obsession grew over the years they were together and it became a little too greedy in the end.


wafflepuddingwafflepudding

Rated 4 / 5 stars

It was ok

The art was ok, the story was ok, and the animation was ok. But JUST ok.


funkycaveman responds:

ok.