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Full Title: "It's A Mad World, Charlie Brown"
After being kicked from his baseball team Charlie Brown struggles to maintain his sanity.
Note: Don't forgot to check out the extras for more back-story.
+ Small Easter Egg in the art gallery
Also on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=1XzhIlQAEpU
A very compelling and comprehensive product.
Initally watching this I had very high expectations for this flash. Although not all of my expectations were met, I still very much enjoyed the flash movie and it succeeded in bringing out emotions and being a powerful peice of work. I'm not going to say I loved the story or that it appealed to me on every level, but I will say that this was a very professional peice of work.
The thing that really makes me like this are the extra comics that were included with this. That's what really made this stand out in my opinion. The best and most well written one was the first comic. If you ever release a compilation of this series, I would reccomend you include the comics in the animation first as they give great background and character to this. I feel like a lot of people didn't actually read the comics and that is what kept this from really achieving a higher status.
My only complaints are subjective critiscms with the concept. I think that the prelude was a hell of a lot more compelling and interesting than the actual work. The actual movie itself without the comics is kind of vauge and unfufiling. I'm just saying that the comics are the essential information to this cartoon and that they provide more character and depth than the actual animation.
Overall though, would I say that I loved every part of this? No. The plot itself doesn't really appeal to me, although it's interesting that the pills created hallucinations of the devil. I'd say it's interesting conceptionally, but there have been much stranger works than this that succeeded in provoking more thought and creating depth than this. In my opinion the best part of the whole thing was that first comic. After that the whole thing kind of spiraled out of control (in my opinion since I know this was your intention) and it became a bit outlandish. It works for what you were trying to do, but without the back story the cartoon itself doesn't really grab me. I'd love to see where you're going with this and where the story is going to end up considering the backstory ( I would love to see the whole beelzebub part of the story incorporated to the actual work). If I had to rate it on a 1 to ten scale, I'd give it a 7 out of ten. This is just for the review though. Since it's newgrounds and actual peices of work like this are so few and in between, I think you've earned a five.
I'd love to see more of this and I'll definitely check out the next part. Let's hope it comes sooner than the expected date you've given since I think this has a hell of a lot of potential that the overall production has kind of deluded. I can guarentee you that the next episode will do a lot better than this. This is a misunderstood work that I really, really hope succeeds as much as I know it can.
Awesome review. We wanted to put the comic more in the forefront, but given the audience here at NG we were worried that a lot of people would find that boring and exit the flash before they even got to the main part. We've gotten feedback that suggests are concerns were both valid and invalid, so I don't know. Damien and the demons will be integrated much more deeply in the main plot of the sequel. Not sure if we'll include a comic the second time around, but if we do, it'll be as prologue this time. Thank you for the review, I'm reading all the comments in search of feedback like this.
Beautiful in it's own way
Really hits human nature on the nose. As Mr.Horse would say "I Like it"!
Disturbing in many ways.
Mission accomplished, thank you.
Very well made. The story and direction itself you could see coming just from the feel of everything, which is ok in fact I think that's a compliment to the mood created. The music chosen deserves 10/10 just by itself.
Not Up to the Hype...
I think this was well animated, and it took a lot of time to get done, but one thing bothered me. I could see the 'backdrop' of what was happening. You had set the screen size to a small scale than what was shone, and a lot of the loops were seen multiple times. I realize that this could be easily solved in the options of the flash, so that's why I brought it up. Along the lines of the story, I felt it was too smooth. It didn't really puncture into what a Peanuts tale should have been. Somewhat looked like you were afraid to go into the actual story. Now in the future, don't be afraid to freak some people out. And the voices also made it a stretch to get involved mentally. The flash animation itself was top notch, and I will probably look at more of your work. But as for the whole OMG ITS AWESUOMZZZZ... well, I didn't find it 'awesuomzzzz'. But good job guys.
--Did I Help?----------------------------
Not sure what you mean, I disabled resizing in the submission settings, plus added code in the flash to remove zoom options from the right click menu. So everything was animated to display in the 900x600 frame above.
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