The Stranger Forest

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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 :)



After watching this movie, I had to stop what I was doing for about 10 minutes just to take in the majesty of it all. The incredibly detailed work put into this made forget at times that this was a flash movie. The lighting effects were magnificent, the plot was interesting, and the music complemented it all perfectly. Even though there was not any violence, interactivity, or humor, I couldn't give this movie anything but a 10 in every category. Bravo, and keep up the good work.


I sit here in awe of talent i had yet to see in my lifetime.
Not only was the talent in this flash obviously present, but so in depth. And throwing the talent issue aside, what an amazing concept, carried through well, and in my opinion made to perfection.
I cannot express the amazement I felt from watching this flash, from the graphics, animation, concept, characters, and the ways you made things happen in the forest and on the lake.
Not one second of this flash is flawed.
This deserves top 5 on newgrounds, i am going to continue to vote 5 on this flash.
Congratulations, you are amazing.

Truly amazing.

It is a sad day on Newgrounds when a flash like "Jerry" can make it to the top five and a groundbreaking flash such as this is reduced to a mere 45.

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Simply awesome

I loved this one seriously. Its one of the best movie's ive seen on Newgrounds. Hope you show more of your work. And good luck in the future!.

Very cool

I really enjoyed watching that, it's really an interesting story.
Also, I liked the animation of the shaman dancing alot, very good, everything flows seamlessly.
Big thumbs up for you, you deserve it considering the huge amount of time you've put into it ^^

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Credits & Info

4.44 / 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