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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

Looking forward to more

Excellent artwork and animation, with some nice attention to detail in places. Some of the scenery was beautiful and rivalling that of Adam Phillips' Brackenwood series. I also found the characterisation through the dialogue and voice acting superb right from the opening lines.

I too hope you won't take two years over the next episodes!

AloneInTheDark responds:

Cheers, neither do i! lol


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

well crafted

This is a well made movie, it feels like fariy tale, I hope you continue with this project.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

this movie roocks

there is nothing better than ths


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Fantastic piece.

This was a fantastic creation. I enjoyed ever aspect of it, especially the calm, light-hearted nature of the tale. I am pleasantly awaiting the following installments.

AloneInTheDark responds:

Thanks. I'll try to give maintain the atmosphere in the future episodes. Even though dramatic and wonderful things will happen to the characters, i'll try to steer away from any melodrama. The story and character development is what counts for this series


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This has been one of the best animations I`ve seen lately. The characters were well constructed, each with different personalities and ways of speaking; If the result of your delay was this, then the wait has been pretty worthwhile! I know it`ll take a while to see a continuation, but hey, do keep it up!