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This was my final project for my 2D animation principles class. The theme was cowboys/and or indians. We were each given 1 month to compose an animation. I decided to go in a different approach instead of the traditional cliché's. I can't really tell you how I came up with this concept, it just sort of found it's way into flash. Much like my prior work, it doesn't necessarily make sense or have a definite meaning. I can tell you, the little turquoise lizard's name is Icarus. He can transform into a huge flying machine when threatened. His kind live on earth and are surviving the best they can, for they face extinction.

Special thanks to my 2D animation principles teacher, Wattana Khommarath

I hope you all enjoy, and I greatly appreciate feedback. Always room for improvement!

Stibby (Cody Brown)


Sound was the only thing holding it back

I feel like this could be a 9 or a 10 but I can't not be true to myself.
If you get some better sounds, the sky would be the limit

That was...interesting.

Though lacking in a story of some kind...
It does move along quite nicely.
Giant Robots killing lizards that are giant robots in disguise?
Whatever floats your boat dude.
I am impressed with the animation and colors.
Not impressed with your limited sound effects.

I liked it.

The colors were really pleasing to the eyes for this film. I thought you animated the explosion very well. The ending seemed fitting since the movie had a light tone to it and very creative characters. I was really impressed by the shading that you put on all of the characters, that is still a skill I desire to learn. Very well done, I thought the movie was highly entertaining.

There wasn't really any backstory to this so I felt lost at the beginning. I really liked the landscape you created, plus the whole cowboy robots theme is hardcore. The sound effects of walking and such matched the movements of the flash perfectly, I'm impressed this only took a month to create. Overall, it was an amusing short with creative characters. Keep up the great work!

Nice Work for Short Time

For having only 1 month to do this, it's not a bad film. Icarus and the other lizard both had a lot of personality in their animation, and though I have no idea if this was your intention or not, I've love to see some more shorts involving him. The story was short and simple and although I think you could make it funnier (if you wanted to) by really having the robot bully Icarus and having the robot be surprised when he transforms, it was fine as is.

My main complaints are aesthetic and not that absolute. I found the robots a bit bland, they seemed too human in design. The backgrounds also lacked detail and the little flare that makes these places look interesting and lived in. Some elements of the plot didn't make sense, but I got the impression that wasn't much of a concern here.

Nonetheless, for a month's animation, it was pretty good. Hope to see more from you. (4/5, 7/10)

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Very good.

This is a lovely piece of work. It had a very "Power Puff Girls" style of art to it but a more exciting cast ;)


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3.85 / 5.00

Jun 20, 2009
12:11 AM EDT
Comedy - Original
  • Daily 5th Place June 20, 2009