The Heart and the Hand p1

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Glenn gives Annie a drawing she likes, winning over her heart. Annie spends the rest of the day trying to coax Glenn into romancing her. Unfortunately for her, all Glenn wants to do is draw.

While it's loading, you can read character bios and look at a drawing I did of them. Once loaded, you can either watch the entire animation (5 minutes long) or select a scene to start from, as usual. This is a LOT more light hearted and cutesy than most of the stuff I've done in the past. It's also very music-driven. Keep these things in mind when watching. I also hid a scrapbook in there, SEE IF YOU CAN FIND IT. Well, it isn't THAT hard to find, but it isn't in an obvious place.

EDIT: I said the second part would be done soon, but as anyone can see, it isn't done yet. Hang tight, it's coming.

Everything in this animation, including writing, directing, animation, music, and all the male voices are done by me. Annie's voice is supplied by Rina-Chan.

Hope you enjoy, and feel free to leave a review! I read them all.


that was excellent

with this flash , i really liked the theme to it,the crayon effect was simply brilliant,and i liked the way you brought your characters to life without using so much as more than a line of dialog that my friend is a skill in its self.
I look forward to part 2 as well as seeing your other future flashes
thanks rob.

Bobert-Rob responds:

Well, glad you enjoyed it. See you in part 2!

artistically very nice

The subject matter itself is a lil too hearts and flowers for me, and I especially enjoy your dialog work in siblings, so I feel that was sorely missed here. I did enjoy that little sun moment as others have noted, otherwise I'd go ahead and label this one Cute with a capital "C". I'm glad to see you expressing other avenues in your art though, it can only serve to better you.

Bobert-Rob responds:

Quite really, dear sir. Thanks for the honest opinion there.


i loved it!
the way you make the transitions and the little querks witht he sun make it so much more interesting.... even without the plot it would be great
and i liked how you pinpointed the general trouble within relationships (men are always alot more immature than women of the same age...)
can't wait to see the second one

Bobert-Rob responds:

Thanks, yeah, I'm pretty proud of how it turned out myself. Glad you like it, see you for part 2!


There are so many Flash movies that while wonderfully put together, are as cookie cutter as they come. This is not one of them. One of the things that immediately struck me is the style of art, and the style of animation. The use of tweens was done intelligently in this piece to convey the "drawn" nature of reality, rather than as a cheap shortcut. I love the sun, the other characters, the setting, the rather subdued level of humor...just wow.

My only very minor complaints are that the direction is a little too dynamic (it shows off the nice visuals, but is distracting) and the sound quality of the voices could be a little bettter, but those are nitpicks.

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Bobert-Rob responds:

Heh, you noticed the tweens. Yeah, I decided to go ahead and use a few more in this one than I usually do, but like you said, I used them in a way that helps the animation run smoother, not as a crutch of laziness. And yeah, perhaps I was a little too ambitious with the crazy art world I built around this, but it's all good. I may tone down on that a little if I continue to make this after I finish part 2, but we'll see. Thank you for the thorough review, I appreciate it!


Why do everyone call it slow, it wasn't! I loved it!

Bobert-Rob responds:

Well, it seems slow to some that're used to the other flashes I've done which are a LOT more fast paced than this one. I like the fact that this doesn't speed along, though, it's got a good pace. Not too fast, not too slow, y'know? Glad you loved it, thanks!

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4.30 / 5.00

Feb 13, 2008
8:16 PM EST
Comedy - Original
  • Daily 2nd Place February 14, 2008