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



Needs work...

Good storyline and script... The characters' personalities were vast and unique, which is good to see and hear. It is a little too slow for me to get going in the beginning, maybe speed up the pace at the beginning (to help catch the viewers eye better)

Otherwise quite good.

AloneInTheDark responds:

thanks, i agree on the pace. Though i wanted to take my time to introduce the characters i also felt some scenes could have been shortened out a bit.


That was fantastic man, it was a nice story, I can't freakin wait till the next ones.

Very Warm and Friendly

5/5 from me. Awesome dialog and character development. And, stellar VO work. I love the rabbit. You can really feel the sense of "wise" and "learned" from the way he talks. Keeping making flashes that you love. That's all I have to say.

Very nice

A well thought out story line, exellent artwork and great voice acting. In my opinion this was like a cartoon version of a children's storybook. I'll b looking out for part 2.


No complaints here at all. The whole thing was excellent. The animation, the style, the characters, the music..... 10/10.

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Oct 9, 2007
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