think the lack of a cohesive narrative makes me l
The animation's story was pretty odd and the animation was kinda patchy - with sparks of brilliance here and there.
I'm pretty ambivalent towards it.
The flute-laden song at the start sounds kinda like the kinda thing heard in the Brackenwood flicks.
The bg colours were atmospheric. I felt the tweened walk cycle of the first dude looked kinda odd - not really fluid enough. The simple animation of the toys though, made me chuckle.
When we zoom in on their fight, the first speech bubble seems cropped and the line at the bottom seems odd.
The fbf horse animations were brilliant and - for me - probably the highlight of the animation. Really amazing to behold.
I was hoping to see something that gave meaning to the young boy's horror (since he didn't want to see the battlefield...) like maybe you could have shown bloodied, macabre ghosts riding those horses, entrails hanging out, heads already cut off, limbs strewn on the floor...
Another wee nitpick - the way the horizon seems to have an angle in it makes it look really wierd. I think a straight horizon, some sky-looking colour and the adherence to the tradition of subtitles at the foot would have helped.
Some of your animation is great, but I think the lack of a cohesive narrative makes me like this less.