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Oct 8, 2012 | 11:06 AM EDT
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The first episode of Zombie Doll!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 8, 2012

This was cool looking forward to next episode Good animation and voices

Also it cool you got Appsro to do some voices (he's my fav animator) but thats unrelated


Rated 4 / 5 stars October 10, 2012

Well that was kind of good, are you gonna do more of theses episodes and stuff...?


Rated 4 / 5 stars October 8, 2012

That was terrific! There's so much to describe about this short. For starters the animation was fluid yet rough with classic textures and shades to give that "ghoulish" delight that I always enjoy year round. Audio was very well done including lip synching and voice acting. You brought the characters superbly to life and managed to give them original personalities. The way you've portrayed everyone here was so cleverly nostalgic, it was like looking into the next Invader Zim but with more ghouls and undead characters to throw into this well made mix! My heart is so full of vivid joy that I I type to you, It nearly imploded from shock to have the infamous Appsro actually amongst your voice cast (he is a lord of originality in voice acting to me and knows how to break a big smile on my face!). I really admire this short and would love to help make your dream come true anyway I can. I want to bestow you a 4 in a half out of 5. And a 4/5 in voting power. I'll be damned if your show or webisodes don't make the spot in cyberspace! I hope you guys manage to get this project off the ground (or better yet from the ground with teeth gnashing, awesome, vengeance!). I hope you've enjoyed this review friends. Good day.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars October 10, 2012

A lot of good in this, I think your only issue here is that a lot of the side characters are relying on the same kind of jokes. I think if there was a more unique differential between them it would add significantly to the humor factor for a wider range of viewers. For instance the curse words, as simple as making one character who constantly use them, instead use obscure references in place of curse words, and it will add to the dimension. As of now very shortly into the cartoon I had started to find the profanity not amusing and I curse a lot. I realized the situation was too many characters were using it in the same method, with the same delivery. Even just having one of them gently whisper out their curse word everytime they used it would have changed this. Anyways, I look forward to more of this. The Satan bit cracked me up.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 19, 2013

I recall seeing the trailer for this series and not thinking too much about it. I wasn't awestruck by the trailer by no means, in fact, I was a little disappointed with the worksmanship of the animation; it seemed lazy and botched together with scotch tape. The characters felt like 2 dimensional beings that would belong as a part of the scenery rather than a character with an interesting developing personality. And I was definitely worried that the writing just wouldn't be funny.

Actually sitting down and watching the first episode, however, has changed my perspective quite a bit i must say. It seems like your drawings have just enough detail and your animations have just enough frames... Combine that with the excellent voice acting, and it really felt like the characters popped out enough to bring interest towards them their personalities. And the script was executed beyond adequately; the writing is genuinely solid enough to merit comedic value and intriguing plot development.

I think the only gripe I still have with this is it's animation. While it's certainly a good enough improvement from the trailer, it does seem a little stiff at times, with most of the animation still bring put into the lipsync and not much else. Still, the fact that you were arsed enough to lipsync in the first place is commendable, to say the least. If there was more animation in the characters, for example, more hand gestures when they speak, it would certainly improve the quality of the flash, in my honest opinion.

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sirjeffofshort responds:

This is seriously one of the most honest and straight forward reviews I've read in a long time, and I can't disagree with anything in here.

The truth is that I've always seen myself as a writer and director more than an animator in general, so I take absolutely no offense to anything said here. This cartoon in particular utilized a lot of shortcuts as it was meant to be a proof of concept for us to pitch to the networks with, hoping that if we were to make the full show we would have a budget and some people who are actually good at animating haha. It served its purpose as the show was purchased and then subsequently died in development, but in releasing it to an audience I do wish that I had put a bit more into it.

But yeah, your review and advice were definitely well put and something I will take with me into my next endeavor.

Thanks a ton.