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Aladdin 3150

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Aug 20, 2007 | 5:18 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 21, 2007
  • Weekly Users' Choice August 22, 2007
  • Review Crew Pick August 22, 2007
  • Daily Feature August 21, 2007

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Author Comments

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 I originally made it for my school's biannual VisionFest contest that was being held August 16-18th of this year.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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This impresses me.

I've not seen any Flash before that's evoked emotion in me. The act of murder infuriates me to no end, and don't get me started about greed.

-Noticed the lag mentioned in comments (the price of rushing, no doubt)
-Why such a tragic scene? (issue of personal taste; ignore this at leisure)

-Novice in Flash animation? Maybe, but it looks like you've some talent; a rare commodity these days.
-Intriguing take on Aladdin! Not everyone can blend past classics with futuristic backgrounds.

Judgment: This definitely deserves a continuation. Make the time; you have more than you think.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


that was really good! but why make it a sad ending :(. guess not everything can be happy. the graphics were really good by the way, even wiht the lagging. the lagging wasn't too bad though, so dont worry.

HappyBee ;p


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I dont usually watch under judgement movies, but today I decided to. The loading for this took pretty long cause im not on a good comp right now, so I said "This better be the best damn movie I ever watched in the flash portal" I wasn't disappointed
Great moive
Keep up the good work! 10/10


Rated 5 / 5 stars

that was really good man

i hope to see more soon


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best flash ever?

It might be, the graphics are impecable, I mean the backgrounds and people are so lifelike. The scenes where you are traversing large amounts of land very quickly it really looks as if you were really crossing the desert or going through the cave. The people look like they were actually put into the movie from real life every texture and line of the skin is perfect. When the main character turned into a lizard it was an unexpected twist but by the year 3150 there are bound to be people like that. The sound is also of really high quality, the background music is perfect for a desert theme I just wish you would of put in some diolouge to make the characters go to the next level. This is really the best flash movie I have ever seen come into the flash portal.

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