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May 27, 2011 | 11:34 PM EDT

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This is a cartoon based on my comic strip, "Guinea Something Good," found at http://www.JoeGP.com (updated every weekday). It's my first animation after taking an "Intro to 2d Animation" class. It took about three months to complete. This was a completely solo project (completely).

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OddSocksOddSocks

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Voice acting was lacking

But aside from that it was pretty good, and I laughed a couple of times. The animation was great too.


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LobocyferLobocyfer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Stand aside peasant!!!!

My favorite moment, btw Great flash :]


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WaldFlieger responds:

Haha cool, thanks!


mckulkenmckulken

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

hey

i thought it was pretty good. but just looking at it thought it was gonna be bad because its guinie pigs. well i thought it was good. but those guinie pigs had long legs lol



theunseenprophettheunseenprophet

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

to be fairly honest, I've really enjoyed it!

Sure the voice acting wasn't the best, but its a start at least. I liked the story and found it to be quite entertaining. All i can say is keep it up!


WaldFlieger responds:

Thanks a lot!


EKublaiEKublai

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great animation

The Good: Character animation was top notch.

The Bad: The big problem is in the writing, pacing, and presentation.

I am not familiar with your comic strip, but I feel like this was probably just a drawn out twin of one of them. The joke seemed to be trying to build up to some grand joke in the end, when what you really meant for us to find funny was the wordy speech the hamster gave and the big deal he was making. That might work for a comic strip, but you can only get so far with a contained situation like that. If you do, then the actual script has to be funny, as in the protagonist needs to make the jokes happen and not just overreact.

This goes hand in hand with pacing. You need to get a little smarter in terms of what get's said and how fast it needs to be said. Because your voices don't have a hook quality (i.e why Salad Fingers can talk so slowly yet remain so popular) you need to speed up the delivery and pick less wordy sentences (I'm referring to the script outside the purposefully wordy bit) Having white hamster say "Hey joe" twice, having brown hamster say "I've done it" twice and so slowly breaks any chance for momentum.

Lastly, this is not a single panel comic strip, and so we as an audience of animation expect more variation in the world you set your flash in. What you have here is a single, simple, background, which when compared to the effort you put into the character animation, seems half-assed. An animation needs to take you places. Close-ups and spinning clouds will only take you so far.


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WaldFlieger responds:

Thank you for the extremely well thought out review. I feel like you've hit the nail on the head, as far as my strengths and weaknesses. I am definitely a "comics" guy trying to move into the world of animation, and so I've noticed a lot of my instincts as far as pacing goes do not translate very well to the animated medium. I definitely put the most time into the character animation in this video out of everything. My next video I'm working on will have no dialogue, which I'm hoping will force me to better familiarize myself with pure cinematic timing. Thanks again!