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The Myth Of Sisyphus

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Also! before you watch it, its probably wise to turn your volume down as the excessive grunt noises can give off the wrong impression to people who aren't watching the visuals...better yet! just mute it!!!
EDIT: Since alot of you don't know the myth and so don't really understand it, here is a brief explanation;
The Myth Of Sisyphs is about a man condemned by the gods to push a boulder up a mountain for eternity, never able to reach the top. There's much more to it than that but that should be all you need to know ;)
EDIT: Look at my news post for the character design basis of sisyphus, it's the image i based the character design on!
I was partly Inspired by the work of Adam Phillips, i learnt alot of animation techniques from his work and this has resulted in a few similarities of style, i'm a huge fan of his and im not trying to rip him off, nextime you'll see something different from me anyway :D
*EDIT* frontpage and brackenwood collection thank you!!!!
Many of you have been saying that it's just a brackenwood ripoff and aren't giving it a fair chance but it should be completely different, though my style may be similar the character is actually based on an old original drawing of sisyphus from the myth so sorry for any resemblence!!! :)
WOOHOO Daily 3rd! Watch the credits 'cause the animation ain't over till its over!
(Just want to mention that i am reading every each one of your reviews! keep em coming! It makes it all worth it !!:D)
SO, here it is!!! my first BIG animation! and when i say big i mean you hopefully won't be complaining that the animations too short or the fact that i had to cut like a whole scene out because the file size exceeded the limit..dammit.... This animation is totally FBF which i always do 'cause i hate untraditional animation like tweens, ect;
My usual rant/analysis/review thing will now be on my userpage so go check it out after you've watched it! Big thanks to the Kartunehustla for help with the audio syncing! This took me about 3 months for the animation in total, but the first month was spent on the first 3 cuts WITH A MOUSE, but then i got a tablet and it all sped up. a month was spent on audio and then about a week was spent trying to fix loads of problems in with the audio. Here's a few quick facts!
RUNTIME: WAS, exactly 6mins 0.6secs, but with the cuts it's now about 5mins 30secs approx;
FRAMES: WERE, 7212, but with cuts probably 7100 approx;

Sorry but i couldn't make a quality adjustment option, i'm absolutely useless with actionscript... so it might lag on a few scenes depending wether you have a bit of a crappy PC or not... Hope you like it!!

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You know you didn't provide the full story of sisyphus and the fact that he was trapped in the underworld NOT bracken wood.

SO funny

My favorite part was when he thought he escaped he actually went around in a circle

heres the deal

for those that dont kno,sisyphus was once a greek king,but he helped a river god(frogot the name)wich was in pursuit of zeus(he kindaped the river god's daughter)so zeus got angry and sentenced sisyphus to go to tartarus(the underworld,where all the ppl who greatly offended the gods were severly punished for eternity) to push a boulder up a mountain,and every time hed reach the top,a fury(bad spirits from hades' world,trusted with torture and things like that)would pick up the boulder and throw it back down

btw nice flash dude,keep up the good work


Humorous interpretation of the myth. I love that one. You made the myth kinda upbeat, which could be described as dark but this is a gag cartoon so it didn't matter.. perhaps cutting the god's punishment bit works out as a lucky accident. Oh, and the animation, is just awesome of course! You got good art, and more importantly timing and getting emotions through that beard-mop is too cute. Overall you did a great job with this and i'm glad that I watched it.

CatFat responds:

ah thanks man, this was a nice review


i would've of watched it first but, i've seen it before, its amazing. But I dont understand how a stick holds up a freaking BOULDER!

CatFat responds:

HAHA so true, i'm amazed no one else has said that before hahaha, thanks mate!

Credits & Info

4.16 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2007
2:38 PM EDT