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A lifestory

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rated 4.46 / 5 stars
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Sep 15, 2013 | 9:10 AM EDT
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A Lifestory' is an adventure based on an ancient poem. Animated and directed by Nacho Rodríguez mistercoo.com , song composed by Abelardo Fernandez Bagüés ninyure.com , objects and backgrounds by Sara López saralopeeez.blogspot.com. It's a mix of Flash animation, stop motion and After Effects.

Reviews


joeartguyjoeartguy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A triumphant work! The mix of drawn and object animation was engaging, the music dreamy and ethereal, and the narrative compelling. A facinating and contemplative piece.



jackblissjackbliss

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow my new favorite flash movie of all time!! It greatly reflects a lot of the emotions going through me right now in my life. Amazing choice of music too. Please keep making more works of art. You could win an Oscar for animated shorts someday. My only critic would be as much as I loved the smoothness of your animation and mix of stop motion try to clean up all the drawings a little better so they don't look so rough. Looking forward to seeing more from you :)



MisterHerbalMisterHerbal

Rated 5 / 5 stars

this was brilliant.



ChainsawbunniesChainsawbunnies

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh my gaahd I havent been back to Newgrounds in like 2 years and this is the first thing I watched. The coincidences are incredible but it is safe to say today is a beautiful day and you my friends seriousley sent it with this enchanting little number. I am a huge fan of stop motion and the live action style of capturing all those textures you got...the video editing and animations were both incredible. So great! So great. Thank you so much!!!



ClubbasealClubbaseal

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A masterpiece.

I've loved Mr. Coo for years, and have long been impressed with the fluidity and clarity of the animation. It so eloquently delivered whimsey that was beyond language and could transverse culture. Mr. Coo has always been one of those rare gems I could share with anyone.

But this is a truly epic story, delivered in the vein of Joseph Campbell's hero.
What I pull from this presentation is the indication of an important and righteous goal. The lack of hesitation from our lovable hero suggests an acceptance of his destiny.
The rest of the symbolism comes clearly and exquisitely when I look at it in this light.
My favorite part was at the end when he took off his mask because he simply didn't need to be afraid anymore.

Thank you so much for this. What a beautiful gift you've made for us!


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nachotururu responds:

wow, thanks a lot man! About the interpretation, you got it right. The original text is called 'The hymn of the pearl', if you want to look into it. Cheers!