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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 5 / 5 stars

Love it

I've seen this animation a lot of times, it's awesome.
I really hope you do the next episode
this can't be the end of Jinas!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

So that's it?

What happens next?

Do they even get to where they are going or what?

I'm giving you a 10/10..but I wanna know what happens..

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I got to say, I enjoyed it. It was smoothing, peaceful and original. I haven't seen anything quite like it. I'll admit it was slow-moving, but that was part of the point, wasn't it? But most of the time I just smiled for some reason, so I guess I liked it.

I'm no animator, I just like animations. But there's obviously quite a bit of detail you inputted into everything. The flow of the characters weren't incredibly smooth, it was just slight off, but it gives off a feeling I can't quite describe or name right now. I thought it might be a good idea to just point that out.

I also liked the way how you made each characters distinct. There's not one that's my favourite, but I'll say that I prefer Jack for being this meek, considerate scarecrow, or Roy for saving Amy. And I found it slightly odd how there would be this green frog in a lake that's supposedly mostly inhabited by brown toads...or frogs. You didn't put them there, so I thought it was slightly odd, that's all.

Another note here: I felt the voice acting was well done. Andy Dennis successfully made three separate voices for each character, and there was this welcoming 'warm' feeling, you could say. That's one way for me to describe it, but to each their own. I liked the twang in their dialogue.

Each time there was a black fade-in, I would feel disappointed if the animation had ended right there, so it didn't. So....I don't have anything more to say than to say that it was good that you rounded off the first episode with Amy chattering off to the end. For her, I'll say she's slightly annoying, because I dislike chattiness, but you're the animator, so I'll have to bear it in the next episode, if you're making another.

With that, I thank you for finding the determination for completing this episode, and I wish you luck for making the next four episodes.

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