Jinas 1: A New Friend

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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 (www.andydennis.co.uk) and Laura Post (www.laurapost.net)
The original music is by Stile (http://web.tiscali.it/stileonline), 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




Um, i dont kno y u callled it jinas
good graphics sound random topic but still pretty good make more


good thing you posted this on newgrounds,the mainstream never will appriciate this fine peace of work

Really awesome.

Nice graphics. Gets kinda dull, but still very interesting.

best drama on newgrounds

i go here to laugh, but when i find a gem like this, that is touching, i can't help but think artist like you can go somewhere with this. I'm a writer, and i must say this is amazing! the scarecrow and all his friends i can see somewhat represent a bit of all of us. just like humans they don't want to be alone, they think there is "a better place" like we all do. its touching. but this is also very witty and funny, just at the right moments. keep this up.

AloneInTheDark responds:

Thank you alot! I'm glad you noticed that about the characters. I don't want to make them heroes or saints, i'd like for their personalities to be recognizable for everyone


The art is fantastic, voices and music are fantastic; please kill the frog in part 2.

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Oct 9, 2007
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