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The Magic Hat

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I wanted to get some practice animating without the pressure of having to redraw, trace, and scan like I usually do with The Brass Seal, or create some semblance of a story. So my roommate and I each put 8 words into a ball cap. They had to be nouns, and the idea was I would draw morphs between one object to the next. Also, I wasn't allowed to spend more than a day on any one part of the animation, and the art styles had to change as well . I got kinda carried away with some more than others and ended up doing only 7 because I work full time and it became hard to motivate myself to finish this. Below is the order I pulled the words from the hat.

1) The Great Gatsby's car (Which looks like a dong if you've read the book.)
2) Mac Tonight the McDonalds spokesperson of the 80's.
3) Cocaine substitute (Ended up being Magic coffee that turns into blow.)
4) A Taco
5) A tree raining apples
6) The girl from "The Ring"
7) ******* (I won't spoil the ending)

I really want to thank all the people who put their audio work on Newgrounds. This animation would have been OK to watch, but the music I found here really pulled it together and made it a solid animation. Thanks for sharing your skills that I don't have.


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There is one thing... no two things wrong

Its a very nice (and random) thing but.... where is the magic hat and.... OH F*** I FORGOT IT

punbeard81 responds:

The hat is in the authors comments. I pulled the subject matter out of a hat and animated it in that order.


what the hell is wrong with you. dont put freaking random ass clowns in shit like that. you have to give people some warning. you can seriously hurt someone ike that.

punbeard81 responds:

Oh my god, random stuff on New Grounds that has never happend. Also it's not random because it's listed in the order about and tells you the process. Thanks for the 1, I'll keep it on my mantle next to my, "Most seizures given to a single class room" trophy.

LOL nice

This was a great flash and i like how you used all the songs
My favrite was Into the pit [unfinished] by mrpibbs1


That was actually one of the best things I've seen on Newgrounds in a while. Good job. It was great how you connected all of the "themes" in an entertaining way.

punbeard81 responds:

Fantabular, is a great word. In return for me using it I offer you awesolishious. Thanks for the comment.


Hey thanks for using my song. I thought this was awesome. I loved how you used so much music. All the animation was smooth and very well done. It was always hilarious. Great job man!

punbeard81 responds:

Yeah, I normally don't use this much music because I can't be bothered to actually take time to hear what's out there. Bare minimum, the ring scene had to have music otherwise it wouldn't be nearly as creepy and the song actually inspired the rest of that scene. That music was just perfect for what I had in mind and I can't thank you enough for making it available. Keep on making creepy ass tunes.

Credits & Info

3.05 / 5.00

Aug 30, 2008
8:12 PM EDT