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Jan 13, 2008 | 3:49 PM EST

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i keep finding problems with the movie but THIS IS THE LAST TIME IM GOING TO REPOST IT!!!!!! This is my frist real movie and i want it to be perfect. SORRY FOR THE MIX UP i hope u enjoy it there is 2 more on the way!!!! Dont blam it im vary sorry i have to repost it. Im also looking for sponsor!!!! hope u like it



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

For the third time...

You're showing real dedication to revamp this thing as many times as you have. Like I said before, good work with the story, animation, and character design, and keep up the good work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is good bro

this great for ur first movie keep it up


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I see the potential, but it needs work.

Being it's your first movie, and I see the effort you put into this, I'm not gonna blam you. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I think you're on the right track.

Things you have a handle on:
Story line: Kid wants revenge on Santa because he was slighted, but friends don't see it that way. Mom is a little odd. Friends are goofy. And then there's the talking teddy bear.

General dialogue and script: goes with storyline, but see note on voice acting below), and concept (not too bland, not too edgy, and not really violent.

So, you're on the right track with the concepts.

Things you need to consider improving upon:

Voice acting: if you want to do all your voices, try a better microphone and watch the volume levels. Don't talk to close to it, either - it makes it sound worse. Also, for the falsetto / high voices, don't try so hard. If you overdo it, it becomes too distracting.

Animation: Try experimenting with more fluid movement, or at least work in movement during the conversation scenes with the kids. They all kind of just stood there - and we know kids are always moving or fidgeting or something.

Voice Synch: Close, but there were times the mouths and the words didn't seem to match. This is hard to do, but I see you're close.

Backgrounds: You may want to consider layered backgrounds. When a character moves left-right across the screen, the furthest lay can stay still (like sun, sky, distant trees). The next layer shifts a little bit with the character (closer trees, nearby houses, etc), The 3rd layer moves with the character (cars by the side of the road, and things that are visually near-by). This helps give a sense of perspective and depth to your animation.

General graphics style: This is always a hard thing to do. As a beginner, when you develop your characters and personal style, you will tend to try do things "the easy way", because this is a lot of work and you want to get finished with it already. But think of the "old school" animators like Walt Disney - they took a long time to create a character just right - with the right line widths, colors, outfits, etc. He made each one unique, but stayed within the same style. Work on your style - take time to make the characters, and everything else will flow from that.

So, although this may be "mediocre" by standards against all the other work here on Newgrounds, I see that there is potential here, and if you don't give up, you could be one of the better animators.

Keep on trying. You said you're making more, right? Don't rush it for the sake of getting it done - it's better to do it right the first time!

Good Luck!


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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


I really liked it... was an all round good flash I thought..

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Rated 3 / 5 stars


Concept was good, the voices were O.K., and the drawing was good, Keep at it I'm sure you'll do great things someday :D

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