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Jinas 1: A New Friend

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Oct 9, 2007 | 9:21 AM EDT
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Jack, a simple scarecrow, has been protecting the farmlands for as long as he can remember. Spending most of his time sleeping and daydreaming, he is shocked when his crow friend Tony has some big news. There might actually be someone like Jack far away and Tony guarantees it's worth the journey. Accompanied by the old rabbit Roy, the three set off to see if there really is more behind the horizon.

The voiceacting is by Andy Dennis ( and Laura Post (
The original music is by Stile (, Jared Hudson and Andres Ciambotti

NOTE: the quality button works, but you have to wait till the movie is loaded if you want to toggle it to high quality (press button 2 times). Make sure you have 2GB ram if you watch it at high quality. The quality of the drawings greatly improves though

Some background info:
I know it has been over 2 years since i have submitted anything new. What happened? Well 2 years ago i started this project with great motivation, but somewhere halfway, after 5 months, i completely lost all motivation to draw and animate. This could have been done in 7 months or so but instead i took a 1,5 year break. I really needed it, to get away from it all for a while, to regain inspiration and motivation. I mainly focused on my study and social life and even though i made very little that period, i think i learned alot about art and animation by just watching and reading stuff. I plan to make a few smaller movies before i start working on episode 2 of this thing. This series is meant to have 5 episodes, but i sincerely hope the others won't take me 2 years each also lol. Anyway, Take care




Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really good.

I thought this was awesome but I think is needs a origin story of some kind for the scarecrow. How did he become living and not just a scarecrow? I don't know if you were planning on putting that in later or something. Really well made though.


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Rated 5 / 5 stars


its awesome i cant wait to see more but animation seems kinda low quality

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Voice acting, ambient noises, animation, and character are difficult to undertake, and you have demonstrated yourself as an excellent artist.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good Story But

I like your story idea and I did like the voice work. But I felt that the animation style was not well suited to flash, this is perhaps why it takes so very long to produce.

A smoother style would allow for a quicker workflow and give you some time to work on a scene's shifting animations more.

I'd also look at some animal animations for instance the way rabbits hop is more like a skip than a jump. The birds look very bird like, jack is very well drawn, but the rabbit was a disappointment.

Either way this was made 4 years ago so you've probably learned a trick since then.