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Sketched - Happy Birthday

rated 4.13 / 5 stars
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Apr 12, 2009 | 12:10 PM EDT

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Birthday's aren't always fun for EVERYONE...

UPDATE - Front page! Awesome. Thanks to NG and everyone who voted.

Something a little different this month. The Sketched crew made this short cartoon as an online birthday card and we decided to post it here.

Feel free to pass it on to any friends or relatives you know who may have a birthday coming up.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Conceptual, but needs a little something more

I really liked the concept of using the birthday candles and their suffering when the blow out comes.

The animation accompanying it was great, it was smooth, creepy and dark, felt a little sketched at some points but that is in the title and overall, it did work with the creepy and desolate feeling of the candles.

The music was excellently chosen, very happy at some point yet very creepy most of the time like The Nightmare Before Christmas, one of my favorite movies of all time and it went very well with the flash.

The voice acting was decent, there were some points where it unfortunately broke and crackled, but no recording is perfect and I do commend whoever voiced this flash.

Finally, the humor needs more work since I would've liked more mad raving feelings rather than despair and of course the feeling we get when something evil like this makes us smile, but it was decent.

Overall, this was good, worth the front page, yes, but it only ranks as a 4 and an 8 on my book.

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sirjeffofshort responds:

I do agree with you and thank you for your honest review. There are a number of things in here for us to work on for our next cartoons so I hope you will stick around as a viewer to see how they come out. Thanks again for your review.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


that was funnii xD i loved how the candles were all moaning in pain at the end

sirjeffofshort responds:

That was probably my favorite part too, haha.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great concept

The art and animation are pretty good and this was a nice flash.
The voice acting was really good, nice job on using different voice actors for each candle. Music was great as well.
The concept was really good and unique as well. I'll think about this the next time I'll blow out my candles. :P

sirjeffofshort responds:

Thanks man. I always do prefer using different voice actors for different characters, that way you get more than just one person's interpretation of how the cartoon should be.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


very good that guys face w the sunglasses was so priceless

sirjeffofshort responds:

Haa, thanks. I'm really glad you enjoyed the short.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


coincedentally, my birthday is april 15...2 days from now!

sirjeffofshort responds:

Well hap-pee burf-deigh! Just think about this when you blow out those candles. Haha.