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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 I originally made it for my school's biannual VisionFest contest that was being held August 16-18th of this year.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 2 / 5 stars

Great animations

You may be a professional in drawing and animating but your storytelling skills are off track.
I didn't give a crap when the princess (I actually have no idea what she is supposed to be) died because I didn't know her and I thought that the Aladdin guy was a freak (why did he turn into a dinosaur?).


Rated 2 / 5 stars


It was alright...I still don't understand why it got such a good rateing though-- alot of this was symbolism and I respect that, but after watching it I realise this animation was made as well as a circle of penguins surrounded by starving walrus'. The key word I must include in my review is: Cleche. That story type has been used too much.


Rated 2 / 5 stars


Almost everybody was really... white. Oh well, at least the one little brown-skinned boy got an apple.

The animation is very good, and it played with the music very well, but the story is really melodramatic and annoying. It's got style, but not much substance.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

A 4 because its KIND of pretty.

Sorry to everyone "blown away" by it, but the music just sounds like typical Arab music. Woo. It was animated nicely, but wasn't even drawn that well. On a side note.. why do the palace guards look like naked Gray Foxes? And why is Aladdin a.. were-lizard? Who knows what that thing was? This flash made no sense and was averagely pretty. Sorry pseudo-intellectuals, there's nothing that impressive here.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

I guess it was well animated

but i think the story is kinda gay
no offense to you, im sure this took a lot of work, this kind of stuff just doesnt apeal to me