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Aug 23, 2009 | 5:00 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 23, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice August 26, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick August 26, 2009
  • Daily Feature August 24, 2009

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The Tarboy SOUNDTRACK is now available for download here:


Whoa! We're totally blown away by the response Tarboy's had so far :O We can barely keep up with all the incredible reviews, notes and emails! Thank you everybody for the daily feature and front page!

It's taken us a long time to finally upload Tarboy, so thanks to all the people who've been waiting patiently. We hope you enjoy it :) Check out the Bonus features too, we put a lot of work into it!

The score was composed by Newground's own Hania Lee.

Now that we've got this one out we can focus completely on Tarboy II.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

the best newgrounds flash?

This has to be in my opinion one of the best if not the best animations on new grounds, period. Awesome animation and a story that was well told, with a wonderfully surprising plot twist. I figure tar boy was going to win, but in the end he lost, but with a cliff hanger that was welcoming. I hope to see a sequel to it. I plan to show every one I know this video, and you should to.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

An Awesomely Balanced Approach

I feel bad since I probably would not have watched it unless it was on the front page, but I saw Hania's news post saying 1) she made the music and 2) it took you a longass time to complete so I gave it look.

I am happy to say I was more than satisfied!

No sappy, dark, or cute narrative here. While there is nothing wrong with those types of movies, I tend to find animations of this style (sold color shapes with vector styled drawings) like the types mentioned above. Those types may leave a feeling of art expertise and well crafted narration...But sometimes there is a disconnect between my interest and my appreciation.

This animation had it all. A unique story, a visually appealing and talented style of animation, humor, and oddly enough, action! The music was also varied and fitting for its respective scenes, and helped to keep the story connected and succinct.

Your characters were legitimately interesting. Tar boy's origin was like something out of an action cartoon, but you took a 'silly' idea like that and took it to another level, even though the base premise was already interesting. Telling the story through the view of the boy and (Grandpa?) added that bit of humor and a peek at the world you have created about the robots. And absolutely love that you are making a second part to this. I could have never guessed a tar pit of robots would become a demonic humanoid *boy* though (why did you go with 'boy' instead of 'man' anyway?)

The action was surprisingly well done. Especially that scene with the glowing special effects in the dark. And I read one review that trashed the animation for being "mostly tweens". Obviously people like this have no idea what they are talking about since most of the animation seemed frame by frame, even if it wasn't redrawn every keyframe. But no. I'm SURE you spent 8 months just being lazy.

Overall, excellent animation, entertaining story, and interesting characters. Looking forward to the next month.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This was the most epic, beautiful, flash movie I think I have ever seen. I couldn't find a single thing that I didn't like about this. You will go down into Newgrounds history for this flash.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


that was onestly one amazing animation made, the quality, the work and etc. all perfectly done.

like i said


Rated 5 / 5 stars



That was spectacular. Voice acting, animation, music direction, graphics- all of is was so fluid and amazing! Favorited, Five'd, and Ten'd.

Seriously.... great job.