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!!



I just discovered Adam Phillips' work today, and was blown away by the magnitude of it. You did an awesome job capturing the myth, and depicting the character of Sisyphus. I love how he would try to find ways around the work. Excellent quality and style. You should be so proud. A+!!

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CatFat responds:

Many thanks, that cheers me up ^^


The animation blew my mind. And the coloring was solid my friend. Thanx for the credit as well. This makes me want to make a down to earth animation one day when i have the time. I read up on the myth and this was spot on. Its wierd seeing as this has nothing to do with brakenwood other than the style and the main character, who i see is actually what sisyphus looks. Anyways good job, me and you should collab one day. I would enjoy that

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CatFat responds:

wow, thanks man, i'm glad you got round to seeing it ^^
I now look back at this and feel pretty ashamed, it's very amaturish to me now :P
Collab sometime? thats a deal ;)


It's a great flash, and it's awesome your using a greek myth

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CatFat responds:

yeah, there aren't many mythology animations :(
thanks for the review! ^^

Solid animation and awesome backgrounds!

This flash was awesome!! Everything in this was AWESOOME, you know how much i like this one.. cause it's awesome!!

5/5 10/10


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CatFat responds:

thanks duuudddeee!!!! :D

I like it

Nice I like the point of this movie I think this were a really good movie 9/10 becuse u can make bether sound. Ceep it up.

CatFat responds:

yeah i know what i did wrong with the sound now, that was at it's lowest quality, i now know how to make it better, but i can't edit this one or the file size will be too big, thanks ^^

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4.12 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2007
2:38 PM EDT
Comedy - Original