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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 4.5 / 5 stars


Imagine for a moment that you could build a paper city, with little paper residents, who'd go out and perform their daily paper tasks. Now imagine that that paper city, with all its lively paper people, just washed away the next day during the rain.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Extremely interesting.

Everything I've seen on Newgrounds that involves Morrowdays is very cool and creative. This movie is no exception. The animation is obviously the best part of the whole movie. Cutting out pieces of cardboard and using them to create a movie is very creative, and the animation style was also very interesting. The preloader game was also a nice bonus. I wish the movie was longer, but it was still very good.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice :D

I needed this. Screw storylines!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I like it but...

...but it makes me sad at the beginning. The song with the brown colors... It seems like a sad city... but then it becomes cool.
Good work.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pretty awesome.

It's a philosopher's dream topic! I mean think about it, a rich man and
a poor man happen upon each other on the street. The rich man asks
the poor man where he lives, and the poor man says: "Why, i live in a box!"
With great respect for the poor man's answer, the rich man replies with
humility, "So do I." Dude, i gotta write up a comic about that! But anyways,
a really good show. Everything was beutifully animated, and with a genious
twist! Pretty awesome, and you deserve every star i give you.

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