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Oct 3, 2007 | 9:42 PM EDT

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EDIT 3* Hahah. Woo hoo. Thanks Tom, I think, for putting this is in the serious shorts section. Great! :) Also, for some time now I've been trying to bump the score up to a 4.00 and it just hasnt been working, but its finally there thanks to you guys :0

EDIT 2*I would like to say to all who have appreciated this work: Thank you so much! The audience of this piece is unbelievably suprising. Hmm. Oh ya I would also ask if some of you guys could suggest this to the noir section or mabey serious shorts. mabey together we can get it in, i dunno. thanks alot! :)

EDIT 1*Front page! I love newgrounds! Thank you so much for your support! Also thanks to all who tried desperatly to discover the meaning behind this animation! It makes me feel good! :)*

I planned this one out pretty graphicly in my mind. I had planned the elevator scene before I even started working on scene one. So after about 7 months of off and on work, its done. For this guy, I focused on high contrast and extreme saturation as well as no saturation at all. I also focused on the theme, which may be hard-core invisible to you guys, but I would love to see some reviews which try to guess the moral of the story, so to speak. Enjoy and thanks for watching!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Just an observation...

Well done in general. I probably won't be shedding any more light on this than others have, but I do have one thing that intrigued me.

When he is being 'sorted' there are a number of signs on posts specifying certain years... I think it's 1957-2007. Is this just an attempt to sort out people who died during certain eras? Or is it implying that people who died during certain points in history are treated differently based on their actions during that timeframe? (IE: People who committed sins during WW2 may get more lenient treatment because, although they killed, they did it to save the lives of other innocents who could not defend themselves.)

Just a thought.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great, Mind boggling

My thought would be, the elevator part is him going up to some kind of limbo. When he finally reaches there, god/him is reviewing his life/death. He killed himself presumably because of a failed marriage (i.e. you saw his ring) and you saw him jump off a bridge. Although commiting suicide is a sin, god maybe deciding where he goes? Am i close?


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

My guess at what happened

some old fuck was done posing for so he decides he's got to get the fuck out of dodge, but really he gets on an elevator that isn't actually and elevator- rather it's a box that plays really scratchy compressed audio in the background for minutes at a time until the viewer is super raged.

Please reply so I know if I hit the nail on the head.

AtmosGames responds:

exactly right! ;)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Alright sure, I'll take a stab at it...

the red scenes represent some sort of limbo, judgment day... the grey representing a past life. The sheer volume of the people would indicate to me it's some sort of limbo, with the giant structure in the water being the "elevator" to either heaven or hell...

The man has killed himself, which is considered a sin, however it seems he killed himself out of grief, and before hand in his life had spread the word of God perhaps as a preacher. The death of (His?) child forces him to turn his back on god and ultimately commit suicide. In deciding his fate, he's goes to heaven being as god is forgiving and realizes that he'd spent most of his life in his good graces~

something like that >>

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AtmosGames responds:

good work. god forgives ya. get used to it. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

What I think

Alright, well some of these scenes confused me, but I think I got the overall idea. A man dies and goes to I guess a place between Hell and Heaven, that ends up deciding where you go. The red colored scenes seem to indicate the present time (the place between Hell and Heaven), and the gray colored scenes indicate his reflection upon life. It seems he may have originally been a preacher at a church or something, but ended up straying from good and turning towards evil. It seems he actually commits suicide. As he awaits to go to the elevator which goes up or down (heaven and hell), he reflects upon everything he has gone through, and begins to realize his mistake, wishing he had not strayed in the first place. Despite him being a sinner, that last moment where he realized his mistakes got him sent to heaven, instead of hell. The title "Animals" seems to refer that the humans are herded to the elevator as such, and then their ultimate decision is made. That's what I got out of it anyway.
All in all I liked the deepness of the story, and enjoyed it. It was a bit creepy overall as well, but this still gets all my five.
Good job :)

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