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SRM short: McBurgerBell

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Well, this is my first cartoon since moving into college. Just an idea I had on the road driving up to Boston, nothing too special. I thought it was pretty funny when I was writing it, and I hope you guys think so too.

Also, this is continuing my new deal with using only royalty free music, at least until I start composing my own.
Thanks for watching, and hope you like it!

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refried boot...

So much symbolism in such a short piece...

Well, that was an interesting piece, that really got the the heart of the matter about fast food outlets that seem hell bent on extracting every single penny that we earn, just to pad their profits.

I love the fact that SRM bought the wacky meal for the toy and then he proceeded to eat it. I never knew that was why some people bought the meals, as they never seem to do anything with the toys - we used to keep them until the batteries ran out, or they got broken and then they got discarded to some toy box that was cleared out once a decade.

Still, the animation seems smoother than ever and the voices are now very clear. One thing I would complain about is that the subtitles are a little on the small side, unless you expand the screen - was that the intention all along?

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Battosai810 responds:

I thought up this cartoon on my car ride to move into my dorm for my first semester of college, and as such it's really my first complete animation from that point.

I don't really know why I decided to have SRM eat the toy; I probably just figured it was funny. I've still got all my old cheap fast food toys lying around somewhere in my parents' house. Those things are resilient for how crappy they are.

The subs were really tiny just because I thought it was nice to have them sort of out of the way. I would never do that ugly gradient subtitle box again though, ugh. The voices are so clear because at this point I'd gotten both a good mic and learned some decent Flash techniques for sound, so it ended up sounding really nice. Glad you liked the toon!

Entertaining but...

What was the plot exactly? They go to a restaurant, order bad food and then the climax ends up being:
"We should get going."

But I like the setting and that McBurgerBell character. If you made it longer to be a full 3 minute episode, it would be better - and with a lot more interesting ending, of course.

Good work, I hope to see your flash movies in the future, (SRM Goes to College - NOW!)

Battosai810 responds:

This was just a short I made to test out Flash CS4 on my then-new computer. I'm pretty satisfied with it, although you're right in saying it needs a better ending punchline. I'm not sure how well I could preserve the idea for a 3 minute short, but maybe McBurgerBell will be revisited in a future SRM toon.

And I want to make SRM Goes to College :( I just don't have the time right now. It could be my final for an animation class; who knows. Thanks again for reviewing my stuff!


but what really motivated niko to buy...... a boot.......

Battosai810 responds:

Not even he knows, and I've probably forgotten by now. Glad you liked it!

i love this thanks!!!!!!!

u rock thanks!

Battosai810 responds:

You're welcome?

Credits & Info

3.51 / 5.00

Sep 6, 2008
2:36 PM EDT