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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.



men I don't understand nothing
you need a storyboard
sooooo it lost the reason of the history line
aaaaaa, maybe the graphics remeber me rugrats, I don't know why xD

tacobuttfish responds:

Now it is possible that you only understood as much as we intended, which is not very much... I mean, this is the first episode of a long running series. We're creating this to fit television format, so it will take 3 episodes here on Newgrounds to make just One episode for television, so... there's not a lot of "history" to know just yet. Keep watching, it will make more sense as more episodes are released. A good storyteller never shows all his cards right from the get-go.

-Taco Buttfish


not to be mean or anything but that was really terrible. It had sketchy animation, bad jokes, and horrible voices. Bleh!

tacobuttfish responds:

Well, sorry you feel that way. We're normally received well at least for the animation or story. But different boats for all the folks I guess. Maybe as the story unfolds a little more and our animation skills improve with each episode we'll see you back here with a higher score! And yes, the sound quality falls very short of studio quality, but hey, isn't that why we're still on Newgrounds and not on a major network? We do, thankfully, have better equipment now, so that part of it will be a major upgrade in Episode 2. Hopefully we see you then!

-Taco Buttfish.


i don't like it, it was lame except the part of the sudoku

tacobuttfish responds:

Sorry you feel that way... Anything in particular you didn't like aobut it?

-Taco Buttfish.

load of trash

its was rubbish, you where trying to be funny and therefore weren't

tacobuttfish responds:

Well, we're sorry you feel that way, sure would have helped if you could have been a little constructive with your criticism though, seeing as how we spent months making it and tediously creating a flash that apparently was good enough for front page and third place for a Saturday. And you give a Zero for a reason we have yet to understand. Uh, thanks.

-Taco Buttfish.


Its like im on acid. Really BAD acid.

tacobuttfish responds:

Well, if we did that to you, I'd expect a better score than Zero since we didn't even charge you for the trip, but please, tell us why the zero?

-Taco Buttfish.

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Credits & Info

3.66 / 5.00

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