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Jul 12, 2008 | 2:03 PM EDT

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Um, guys? Its a collab, there's wasn't SUPPOSED to be even a vague plot, so if you're just going to review and say 'OMG it was liek borring and so i haeted it whar was the story? lolololol 0!' we've heard it before!

Hey thanks for the front page tom! Here, have a key to the city! And daily second, thats pretty cool!

Animators who I haven't co-authored will be co-authored as soon as they add me! :)

This is Cardboard City

When nick and I (moro) were trying to come up with a theme for a collab we could lead together, we were kinda stuck. We both wanted something that could be made cohesive, something that all the parts by all the animators could have in common, without looking too similar. We puzzled together for a little while, and then I started thinking, what about a city?

And that was that. Both of us LOVE textured animation, and we decided cardboard would be one of the more interesting substances to play with. With that, the collab was started, and little by little, it picked up speed, with gradually more and more people seeing the thread and trying stuff out, which was pretty cool. One of the main things we were going for was for the animators involved to stretch themselves, and we think that happened.

Haha, well, I guess I should post the lineup we've got for you fine folk tonight :)

Handsome Jake
Dr Clay
and Goat-Man

these were spectacular the whole way through, when I made them do push ups they didn't whine, there was no trouble at mealtimes, we just all had a really good time.

Vincoid won the house of cards contest though. he's quite good at that ;)

The collab ended up being huge, a lot larger than I had expected even though compared to other multi author stuff here on NG, there weren't a huge number of animators. In total it's... well, might as well do ALL THE SPECS AT ONCE OMG LOLOLOLOLOL


7674 frames in total, including menu, preloader game, dr.clay's piece, EVERYTHING!
319.7 seconds long, which makes it like, over 4 minutes long
24 frames per second

so ya, myself I was really shocked this morning when I added everything in and found it was almost 8000 frames long. I've never had that before. thats a lot of frames. but we still can't say its OVER 9000 because ITS OVER 7000 just doesn't have that same ring to it, haha. :)

Hmm. what else. UMM.

well ya, as I said, all these guys were really fun to work with, and I think it shows. Myself, I'm quite pleased with the standard thats set, and hopefully its good enough for you high end critics out there too! :)

COOLIO NIATO was nice enough to make us an absolutely amazing preloader game, which was really cool of him to do. Its an awesome game. I'm addicted. My record so far is like, 25000 but Im sure a bunch of you can beat that, so if you do, PM me with a screenshot and I'll try to do better than whatever you got. hahaha.

but seriously, a round of cardboard applause (the loudest kind there is, of course!) to coolio for that.


so, without further ado, we present Cardboard City. Enjoy the show!

-Moro, Nick, Jake, Ziwon, Vincoid, Goatman, Marcy, Kyle, Dr Clay, Coolio, and Biskits :)

oh and if you've read all this, congrats! there's also an easter egg on the menu ;)

that is all.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


I really liked the music. Smooooooooooth Jazzzzzzzzzz.
Movie was great!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

The End

It is the best.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

One Of The Best

This animation has to be one of the best I have seen so far on Newgrounds, It's so beautiful and simply done. Plus the overall animation is amazing such as the guy checking his watch on the train and the woman waving her washing out of the window. It is all just amazing work and I can alot of time and effort went into this and it really has paid off. Great stuff!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


i love the ending...after the credits lolz

great animation

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

a lovely thing to watch

I love the mood and style here.

Coolio's game sets the tone perfectly, with his textures and simple-to-grasp mechanics. I started to become an expert, getting 7k just as the movie loaded.

I wasn't too keen on the 'rain' movie. The bright colours didn't really go well with the cardboard theme, the misspellings looked sloppy and the end was a bit unclear - I think the fan blew away the cloud, but am not sure. I'd have liked a clearer visualisation of that. It was a nice bonus though and like everything had lovely textures - just like in the main flash.

In the main flash, I felt you could have maybe had more pallette restrictions or provided a set number of textures for consistency. I felt that bright saturated colours worked against it as did some uncardboardy textures. Although, I guess if you try to impose too many rules, you get in the way of creativity...

Whilst watching the thing, I thought everyone had done their parts to the music. It ended up well paced.

My favourite parts were those involving the underground and the guitarist.

In the end, it was a lovely thing to watch - kind of like a trip into this city, watching a day unravel.

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