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Jul 5, 2013 | 8:57 PM EDT

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In the middle of the desert, there is no water for miles in all directions, except for a fortress oasis named Green Acres. The owner of this gated plot of land will stop at nothing to protect his water supply, and he has an arsenal of weapons to do it. It's going to take one very lucky tortoise to slip past his defenses.

2013 Newport Beach Film Festival
2013 Oceanside International Film Festival
2013 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (Jury Prize for Best Student Short)
2013 Kansas City Film Fest (Best US/International Animation)
2013 Sedona International Film Festival (Best Student Short)
2013 Treasure Coast International Film Festival
2013 Reel Teal Film Festival (Best Direction & Best Concept)
2013 LA Comedy Festival (Best Animation)
2013 Tiburon International Film Festival (Best Animation)
2013 Durango Independent Film Festival
2013 Logan Film Festival
2013 Charleston International Film Festival (Audience Choice Best Animation)
2013 Cannes Short Film Corner
2012 New Orleans Film Festival
2012 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut
2012 OC Film Fiesta


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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow great animation! and I loved the story, nice work mate!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really good story, i think some of the animations could have been a bit smoother, like the tortoises walk cycle but other then that the textures were great and so was the render, love that maya physical sun and sky. Great job, hope to see more from you.

Courageousturnip responds:

Yeah, I know some of those walk cycles both me too. I modeled and rigged everything myself, which was probably a mistake because I ended up with some pretty crazy joint pops.

Thanks for the review! And yeah, maya physical sun and sky for the win.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Serves him right. Trigger happy baffoon. Haha. I really enjoyed this. Good work.