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One Quiet Winter Night

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Dec 21, 2008 | 4:38 AM EST

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Hi everyone. This is my first-ever completed film, made for Newgrounds' Christmas 2008 collection.

It is about a young boy who dreams of journeying in Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve.

This might be a little soft-toned for Newgrounds, but I hope that some of you will appreciate it anyway. It took me about a year of intermittent work.

Some of the scenes are quite dark, so it is best viewed in dim or no light. Oh, and you probably need a fast computer for it to play smoothly...

Happy holidays!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is.. by far, the best artwork in a flash I've ever seen!
Very calm as well, no crude humor or anything, just a nice & short flash!
How could I not give this a 5\5 and a 10\10?

Esn responds:

Thank you!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Truly superb work of art. The animation was fairly smooth, the drawing was beautiful, and the overall theme was brilliant. 5/5, 10/10. Keep it up.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

i dont know wtf....

i dont really know what was going on but the art work was brilliant

and i think i nearly cried

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Esn responds:

The first part is in the description: "It is about a young boy who dreams of journeying in Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve."

As he's marveling at the sights (in his dream), Santa's hat is blown off by the wind and lands near him. So the boy turns around to give it back to Santa and gets a good look at him for the first time, only to see Santa's beard also blown off by the wind, and Santa revealed to be a lifeless straw scarecrow with button eyes. At this point, the dream turns into a nightmare and the reindeer fly off, leaving the sleigh to fall to the ground. Then (back in the real world), a shadow falls over the sleeping boy, a hand with a Santa-like sleeve pulls up his blanket, gently pats his hair, and then leaves. The boy wakes up and sits up, only to see a departing shadow at his door. The cat on the couch turns its ears at the sound of footsteps, but doesn't open its eyes. Then we see the presents left under the tree, and the hand that may belong to Santa takes a cookie from the table that was left for him.

Hope that helped.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Very Nicely done, Greatly enjoyed the artistic style of it. Very peaceful music to go along with it. 10/10 Good Sir! Keep Em Coming.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I fucking love you man.
Just great. Unique style.

Esn responds:

Thanks! I guess you may not have expected this from someone who was excited about the pixel tool you used, huh? :) This is only one of the styles I like, though. It's just the only one I've made a film in so far.