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Watch the Intro/Opening (how the cartoon comes on) here :

http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/478106

Watch EPISODE 2 HERE: http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/485617

Watch EPISODE 3 HERE: http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/488109

Daily 3rd Place! Wow! Thanks everyone for the votes and views and reviews! And the TROPHY! Whoo! *dances slightly*

We started this series back in late November and have concentrated almost all of our time into designing the world, characters, voice talents, picking the right music, adjusting volume levels, animation quality, and story development. So we hope this flash is as special to you, the viewers, as it is to us.

Mark of the Beast Snacks

Episode 1 : Dreams of Beyond

Two young boys have always wanted to leave the confines of their village, however it is surrounded by a magic barrier that they cannot pass... However, with the sighting of a strange talking beast and the calamity in the skies, they might just get their chance at adventure...

We would like to thank all the test viewers and people that helped us along the way in getting this series up off the ground and making it a reality. We'd like to thank our girlfriends for sleeping all alone because we were up tirelessly working and pushing toward perfection and utilizing our skills to their full potential. There is always room to grow, but I am unashamed to say that this is our first flash that I feel we poured everything we have into.

About the upcoming Episode 2 : We already have the full script and story line and even the basic outline for Episode 3 and are currently working on the animation and voice acting process for Episode 2. We'll have it launched as soon as we feel it has gone beyond what we have accomplished here for Episode 1.. As they say, practice makes perfect.

Enjoy the flash and let us know what you think.

We hope you enjoy,

Nathan Gibson and Steve Garnett
Taco Buttfish.


Very Original

Pretty good, a very odd, original story. I liked the Cyclone Ranger there at the end of the story too, he was pretty cool. Why a moose for the bad guy though ?

The fight with Ryu was great, I really liked his leaving theme playing as he walks off into the sunset.

Overall, pretty good !

tacobuttfish responds:

Hey thanks! I know it all seems a little odd, but believe it or not, there is an intelligent and yet humorous plot that will unfold in this series that will explain all these "random" events! Glad you liked it! We'll see you Episode 2 then?

-Taco Butfish.

The most ridiculous thing I have ever seen

That's all I can say.

tacobuttfish responds:

hah hah, I think that means you liked it! Thanks for watching! Be on the lookout for Episode 2!

-Taco Buttfish.

Honest Review

That was a great start of a cartoon! Very original . I can say so many great things and how much potential this really has.
The art style was unique -
The animation was a little choppy at times but that can be fixed
The frame by frame was great

The only problem I have with this was the humor. The Sudoku joke was funny, but I just don't think it fit this story. I think this should be a story with witty catch phrases , not all about jokes - because frankly this has a great storyline and I would like to know what happens next without it goofing off too much and wasting an entire episode on something that no one wants to hear.

Otherwise great job, cannot wait until episode 2!

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tacobuttfish responds:

Hey, I see your point, and I'm glad you enjoyed the animation and I think judging on what you said that you'll truely fall in love with our series in Episode 2, since the script is already wrote, I think it will be right up your alley! We'll see ya then!

-Taco Buttfish.

pretty good

and yet pretty funny aswell lmao nice!!

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tacobuttfish responds:

Hey! Glad you liked it! So.... we'll be seeing you for Episode 2 then I assume!

-Taco Buttfish.

Great dialogue

I just felt this would have been so much better if you had turned down the mics a little bit. It was sometimes hard to listen to.

tacobuttfish responds:

I'm doing that now, sorry, sometimes it's hard to tell, on my setup it isn't loud but anyway, I'm fixing that issue. Glad you enjoyed it though

-Taco Buttfish.

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Credits & Info

3.66 / 5.00

Feb 7, 2009
8:47 AM EST
Comedy - Original