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This is my Diploma project that I've been working on since November 2006. It is 10 minutes long and you will need Flash Player 8 to view it properly. I'm really anxious because only a few people had seen it before now, and this is my chance to get to know what real audience thinks about my work. Hope you'll enjoy it!

Thank you so much everyone for the Daily Feature, for the Front Page and for all the nice reviews :) I noticed that some of you had mentioned the Brackenwood series in relation to my movie. I would like to say that I consider Adam Phillips (chluaid) the best Flash artist ever. I often watch his movies and try to learn from them, especially the effects such as water, lighting effects and such. His level of animation is something to aim for to me, and it's a honour to know that my movie makes some people think about his works :)

Also, concerning the music, I would like to say that I did not find a suitable music, nor did I animate to follow a previously chosen melody. Alexander Ahura made the soundtrack specifically for this cartoon :)

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I first saw this nearly nine years ago. I grew up in a wooded place, one of the most thickly wooded areas in the continental US. The pine forests of my homeland are still in my memory including the sounds of the birds and creatures that live among them. I saw my area urbanize more and more every year, and this was made around a point where they cut one of the oldest trees in my village down to build a large banking structure. To say that this animation was well enough made and touched on some core feelings that were at minimum important to me is an understatement. Years later Im glad I can give this five stars

This is a true masterpiece its a tragedy that the artist hasn't been active for a decade

Just amazing. This is one of those animations that I show all my friends, and family, and future childrens, and dog-friend, and burrito

I noticed that the boy's surroundings seem to change depending on how he sees them. At the beginning, his city seems dull and lifeless, so he sees his friends as robots. When he first enters the forest, he's in a new world, but he's not worried, so it looks mysterious and beautiful. And when the tribal kids scare him, the forest changes and becomes dark and menacing... It was a very nice touch, and I would love to see a sequel or maybe a continuation...

It's been 7 years since this was uploaded so I doubt the author is going to read my review but anyways, I thought this was well made. However, I thought the animation in Where do Clams come From? was better. The quality switches inbetween the scenes of the futuristic society and the jungle society and I don't know if it was intended or not but it's kind of ingenious! The way the robotic society has the cold flash tweened animation and the jungle society has the more organic frame by frame drawn animation is really cool! I don't if you are still doing animation or not but if so I hope it some day gets uploaded to newgrounds or youtube!

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4.74 / 5.00

Jun 20, 2007
4:24 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged June 22, 2007
  • Review Crew Pick June 27, 2007
  • Daily Feature June 21, 2007
  • Weekly 2nd Place June 27, 2007