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Mar 3, 2009 | 7:12 PM EST

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The idea for this movie came form a random doodle I did of a little turtle standing by a rock, and a single heart above his head. The image was very cute and touching, but also very sad... How could a rock love him back? I had the idea, but didn't have the urge to animate it... until I heard this song. A friend had sent it to me and after a few listens I said to myself "This is the song I'm gonna use for the turtle movie!" The original idea was more of a comedy, but the song mellowed it way out.

The turtle, Beep, is named after the song. Now THAT'S adorable.

I was a little limited by the length, so I didn't get all my ideas in. But I hope you guys like it for what it is!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


This was an extremly nice change of pace.

the concept...well same story as some but I've never seen it presented in such an awesome way :]

good job man, keep things like this coming out.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great concept

When I was younger I used to be much more into your stuff. But I started visiting your site less and less. My interest in you subject matter (namelyvideo games) waned.
But after that i got into other areas of underground animation, outside of internet flash folks.
It was truly wonderful to see the guy who in part started my love of animation do something more serious. I always love to see an artist successfully branch out. Especially when they've already found a stable nich and a fan base like you.

Song was beautiful and the imagery was great. My only problem was that for something emotionally symbolic as this it could have done with a few more dynamic angles . Some shots of the sky might have been nice maybe looking from the turtles perspective through the flowers.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Same as always but a bit different

It's the same sort of animation you've used before in previous movies. I ain't saying that's good or bad, but just sayin' the obvious. Most will either criticize or praise for this, but I'll do neither since each is easy.

I will say that it's an emotional bit of work you've done and is unexpected from a guy who makes some very good and funny pieces. It's defintely a cutesy concept and kinda tugs the heartstrings, but I can't say I've had the pleasure of being so moved as others have or will by this.

As always, I look to seeing what you're gonna do next and hope to see something new in a league with this. Although if it's something we've already seen, I'll still watch regardless. Here's to ya.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

That was pretty heart-breaking

We throw our affections at something that doesn't care about us, then to add insult to injury, one day it just up and disappears without warning. Been there, done that, still have the scar in my chest from where my heart was ripped out. Thanks for re-opening the old wound. Heh. Nice flash!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good on yah mr. blanchette

Turtles are my favorite animal.
Very simple but powerful if you let yourself get into it.