Aladdin 3150

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Well hello Newgrounders, long time, no see. If you've wondered where I've been all this time, well, school has been sucking up my soul. I apologize for neglecting NG all this time. it feels like forever since I submitted something. This is actually my first flash submitted since I got Flash 8.

Anyways, this is an animation I made during the last semester of school at IUPUI. I originally made it for my school's biannual VisionFest contest that was being held August 16-18th of this year. Buuuut...ultimately I got beat out by an animation about bird calls. T'was a shame.

What inspired me to make this flash was actually the music, Kismet by Bond. As I was listening to it one day, I was suddenly overcome by this storyline that was going through my head as the music was playing. Kinda like watching a Fantasia short. I knew what I had to do... I have to admit, this didn't turn out as majestic as I imagined it, but I guess I'm still somewhat novice in animation. Also, some of the scenes lag a little, I'm sorry.

To get this done in time for the deadline, I acquired help from a fellow Newgrounds artist, Zombie-Pimp. He did a lot of the backgrounds and a few of the background people, he was a huge help, I dunno if I would of been able to finish before the deadline without him. Thanks, Man.

I also gotta give a big shout-out to Tom Fulp for everything (Newgrounds, increase of size limit, sponsorship), you're just...awesome. Thanks.

This flash takes place in a world after post-nuclear fallout has turned Earth into a desert planet. As a result, society is shaped accordingly and is thrown into an era resembling an Arabian setting.

Well, I'm sure you're all bored of reading all this, so go ahead and start the movie. And as always, ENJOY!


P.S. (8/21/07) I've been reading each review intensely. Each of your (fellow Newgrounders) reviews make me feel better about the past few days. I've been able to dust myself off quickly and realize that I've been able to entertain a lot of people. In a way, (I still miss that scholarship) I'm glad I lost in the VisionFest, because now I realize that I always have a place of retreat or a home here at Newgrounds and that it will never turn me away or let me down. (I know...sappy. But I had to say it) Thank you all for the awesome reviews, and Thank you Newgrounds!

P.P.S. (8/23/07) A lot of users have been asking me how long this took to make. I'm gonna post the answer on here because I'm sure a lot of you are wondering. I started actual production in the middle of March (2007) and was able to finish barely before the contest submission deadline on June 1st (2007). But that whole last month of May...whew...I was pulling off up to 38 hour shifts at a time just to get this done. I was in constant panic mode pretty much. I HOPE I never have to go through something like that again, I can't imagine what kinda unhealthy side effects could result from it. Cappuccino helped too. Weeeee, cappuccino! French Vanilla!



You sir are very skilled. The animation was just amazing. You conveyed the mood perfectly, and the story played out the way it was meant to be. It pretty much all fit like a glove...except the pinky did have a hole in it. I feel the choice of him turning into a beast to be...well distracting. Even if it is in the future, it just seemed off.

Everything was pretty much perfect...except for that slight tear. The art style is very refreshing. Very stylistic. Keep up the fantastic work, your going places.

At tip of the hat to you good sir.




I think, in a way, my summary says it all. This flash is awesome beyond words. All the artwork, the story, the music, the effects and angles used, the zoom-out at the end...and you're right. The music and the story are practically one, as though not only was the story animated for the music, but the music written and composed for the story. If this is you as an "amateur", I very, very much look forward to seeing what you can really do with more experience. You will go far, that is no doubt.

Your new fan,

and when i think about you i touch m....

oo..uhhh yea haha good shit man, i like the post nuclear aladin idea, and no talking, just paki beatz another thing i liked. very surprised i dident see a "...To be continued" o some shit pop up 1 min after the thing starts. but yea keep up the awsum work bud, and hope to see the next one....if there is one.....theres gonna be another one...right??????? hahahah

A review

I decided to watch this movie with high hopes for an overall good flash, but I wasn't totally impressed. I enjoyed your art, it was very well drawn. The story, not so much. I felt lack of depth, maturity, and vision in your storyline here. I mean, I saw no reason for their "love" or for her to with him or anything, it was all really empty. I understand your rush to get it done in time but I feel their should have been more to it. Good try though, and it wasn't horrible, just not really that good either.

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4.39 / 5.00

Aug 20, 2007
5:18 PM EDT
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