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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 3.5 / 5 stars December 10, 2013

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 March 11, 2013

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 March 5, 2013

Very sad...


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars February 22, 2013

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.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars February 24, 2013

i liked it, the only thing i hated was the monsters mouth.