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    Dragonball Z The most popular cartoon series gets a lot of attention from Flash artists!

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NEW UPDATE!!!!
OK, I just wanted to say I KNOW THERE IS NO VOICES!!! JESUS! WILL YOU STOP MENTIONING IT! FFS. That is all.

**UPDATE**
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! ;)
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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 http://groups.msn.com/DBZ Flashmovies

Now, on with the show! ENJOY!

Reviews


St3v3St3v3

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fantastic

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! ^_^


Y2DAZZY2DAZZ

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow

At onw point I thought I was atucaly watching the series on my PC, until spoke and didn't say anything, the graphics are great they are much like the drawings from the series and you even had all the Legendary poses that is well known to a DBZ fan nice work I hope so a Trunks Tribute soon and even voice actors for the characters.


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Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well, I'm glad you liked it so much.
And as for no voices, I've explained before why I didn't put voices in as a sound clip from the show would be tacky and hard to synch and I know no voice actors...

As for a Trunks tribute I don't plan on doing one, but I do plan on doing the other 3 main transformations (Vegeta SSJ which I'm working on, Gohan SSJ2 and Goku SSJ3)...

Watch out for Vegeta SSJ, it's much better! (but still no voices for the reasons explained) :D


VaoVao

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome

Very nice movie, I have loved the DBZ series ever since i was young... and for the guy below me, are you retarded? it's not that hard to draw the DBZ characters...


Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
And you are right, it isn't that hard to draw in the DBZ style... ^_^


anotherrandomguyanotherrandomguy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i find it hard to believe.....

I have seen that seen countless times and i agree, it is pretty much exactly like it. I really makes me wonder if you really drew out the animation. It is easy to trace frame by frame, simply import the movie clip in a layer 1 and draw frame by frame on layer 2. maybe you drew all of it, or maybe you got kind of lazy and traced parts, i give you credit since it must have been so time consuming. By the way, i read your responses to any sort of criticism and i am just saying that you don't have to be so touchy on the subject, not everyone will love your stuff. all i am saying is to chill, the majority loves it and i just have to say that i am impressed especially if you drew it your self w/o tracing. Look i know based on how you acted with other critics, that you will look up my animation or what not and start trying to defend your self by blamming mine, well don't. i admit it, i am not at that level of commitment to a flash project and i am working hard to learn and improve upon my own. the only reason i am giving a 10 is because you don't seem to handle a low score to well and i am assuming you actually drew it not traced. so good job


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Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Check out the MSN Group to see my storyboards, I drew it all.
And your review wasn't bad. I actually don't get pissed at bad reviews, I actually like them (in a certain way, I do prefer the good reviews though)! They are funny because the reviewer is often retarded and I have a right to give them a reply saying how stupid they are.
Did you read their reviews? Most are "its shit!!!111 you succkkk1!!!1!!"
Now really, would you let an ignorant little cretin like that get away with it? Giving absolutely no reason why they didn't like it? Of course not.

And I wouldn't look up on your animations and blam them, I'm not a petty idiot like the rest of those cretins. I only check some to see if they made a Flash movie because 90% of the time they haven't therefore don't know how much work goes into a flash movie.

Your review was OK. But why sound a 0? :P There is sound there... ;)


Andrew-LeonhartAndrew-Leonhart

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Cool

This was one cool movie it is identical to the show, even the speech was exactly the same as in the show. As some people have already mentioned, Goku did look a little strange I must admit, more so at the arms and a little bit at the head when moving around. i.e Transforming into Super Saiyan.

It would be nice if you could have added the Goku and Frieza fight scene. I don't mean to offend you or anything like that I'm just suggesting how you can improve.

I Can't wait for Super Saiyan Vegeta :D


Barry-the-SuperScot responds:

Well, I was only going to make a tribute to the transformation anyway.
It will be the same for Vegeta SSJ, which is much better...

Thanks for the review. ^_^