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Feb 20, 2013 | 10:36 PM EST
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CHILDREN, created by Mohammad Ahmed Fikree. The film won Special Jury Prize at Dubai International Film Festival 2011.
The drama of a mother and her children planning a desperate escape from a scary, hungry beast that preys on them is captured in this short animation film.
Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @mohdfikree // ildren



Rated 4 / 5 stars

It was so sad... It made me cry in the end.
I loved it! The art and music was simple, yet wonderful.
Very good indeed.
Keep it up and get even better ~ !


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I gotta admit, this made me shed a tear and I love the animation... but that was it? No offense, but the ending was flat. It could use a more interesting storyboard. Good job, though. 3/5


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Ambitious... the story was simple and the art was okay, but I felt the pacing was too slow and there was a lack of payoff at the end. Music was great.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Very sad...


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The sound effects were amazing, and it's clear you knew the feeling you wanted to convey with each part.

However, like most people said, the monster looked a bit silly. He was still kinda intimidating in my eye, but I really think its appearance could have been improved.

Aside from that, maybe it's just me seeing too much into this, but the woman seemed to me like a really bad mother: letting her daughter wander off, not being alarmed by the buffalo running away all of a sudden, just looking down at her son and crying (or something) as the monster is coming to get him, letting herself be fooled by a *completely white* duplicata of her son, etc.

Anyways, the style was good, although it could be improved upon, the idea was great, and the sound effects were amazing. The animation needed a little more work, and the monster could have been more threatening.

All in all, a good flash.