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Mar 1, 2003 | 8:51 PM EST

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Wow. Got onto the DBZ Collections! A big THANKYOU to Tom and Wade!
Anyway, work is well underway for my next tribute, watch out for it! ;)

If you liked this animation, please give me a review, I try and reply to them all, so give me a review to let me know what you think, thanks.

Well this is my first submission to newgrounds and my first true animation now don't switch off and blam, cos this is my first animation, this isn't like the crappy first animations most submit! This is fully drawn, and well animated!
I started this in around October and throughout this animation you can see my drawing skills improving.

If you're a DBZ fan you'll LOVE this, if you're a neutral and decide to vote on how well done this is you'll find this to be good, if you hate DBZ and blam anything with DBZ in it then please, leave now.

This was a college project and we were originally supposed to do a storyboard of 4-5 (original or based on a tv show or movie of you choice, I chose a DBZ tribute) scenes and put into Flash and add some sound, smooth animation and tweens, well I done over 50 scenes with many sounds and music and I got a merit (which means I showed initiative and went beyond the set goals that had to be met) pass for this, it really is that good.

This is when Goku turns SSJ for the first time on Planet Namek, this is from the time Krillin gets blown up until the time Goku goes SSJ and Frieza is wondering: WTF?!

The music is from the Japanese and English versions of Dragonball Z. It features the original Jap theme song "Cha-la Head Cha-la" (used as main theme for this animation) by Kageyama Hironobu as well as the SSJ fight theme from the Jap DBZ. The other music is "SSJ Transformation" and "Rock the Dragon" by Bruce Falcouner. There are sound effects for lightning, rocks cracking and wave sounds and I can't remember where I found those, but credit to the creators of them.

OK some specifications for best performance:
If your PC is under 1000MHz or you are running many programs turn down the quality so the music is synched right.
If you computer is 1000MHz or higher then it should run perfectly.

Special Thanks go to John Butler, my 2D animation lecturer for helping me with the preloader and teaching me flash and also Akira Toriyama for creating DBZ!

For info on any upcoming projects and storyboards for this visit Flashmovies

Now, on with the show! ENJOY!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 10, 2004

whats with freeze-a?

Whats with the one eye? Dragonballs is the worst cartoon ever, get a life u freaking nerd!

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

After Freiza got hit with the Genki-dama (Spirit bomb) he had his eye closed.

And "dragonballs is the worst cartoon ever"? OK, well this was from Dragonball Z, a CLASSIC ANIME. And I am a nerd? Oh no! Maybe I should give up on animating! Or then again, maybe not.

Seriously, if I am a nerd then surely Tom Fulp (the brilliant creator of this site) is a "nerd" also, and LegendaryFrog, he must also be a "nerd" in fact, ALL of the brilliant animators (even the aniamtors of your favourite submissions)on this site must be "nerds" too!
But we don't care what you think, we just love to animate.
An that's all that matters.
Now, begone!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 10, 2004


Very good.DBZ Rocks (lol), but you repeat a crappy scene (When goku is transforming and a light barrier appears back him) and something moments the characters appears with larged and thined arms.

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well, if you watch that episode they repeat that scene with the lightning behind Goku as well.

And yes sometimes they are a tiny bit out of proportion...


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 10, 2004

kick ass

dragonballz rocks and u had good animation on that

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thanks for the review!
The animation in my next is much better! Oh yes!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 10, 2004

that was great

the graphics were good the diolog was close to the actual episode of DBZ very good!
next time you need a great fast fight scene fast music to go with it not so much metal music but like a kind of hard rock fast beat you know

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well, I only intend on doing the transformations but the next ones will be much more exctiting! You never know, I might add in some fighting! ^_^

Thanks for the review and watch out for Vegeta SSJ!


Rated 4 / 5 stars August 10, 2004


Its a shame about the lack of voices and sound effects, which would have made it perfect, but otherwise this is a really good version of the original, very good drawings (except for yamcha and tien, but who cares about them neway) and nice animation

keep up the good work

Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thanks for the reveiw, I'm glad you liked it.
The drawings for Vegeta SSJ are vastly improved (even Tien makes an appearance in it and looks good) as is the animation (more frame by frame)...
So watch out for it! ^_^