Death & Taxes Ep. I

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Whew. So, after months of character design, recording, animating, and flat-out procrastinating, I've finally managed to crank out this Goddamned cartoon. I don't know how well this is going to be received, but I personally think that it's pretty funny, I put a lot of effort into it, and I had a lot of fun making it. This is, as the title cunningly hints at, the first episode of a series I'm putting together. The way I'm writing this series, however, is so that each episode has a completely different tone as all the other episodes. I'm doing this partly as an experiment, and partly just to keep myself from getting bored with the series. Now, one other thing you should know is that there are actually two versions of this animation. In addition to the color version you see here, I also made a version where every color is red (in kind of a tribute/rip-off of Michael Swain's Mastermind series.) I personally prefer this version, as it's much more stylized then the regular color pallet, but nobody I show it too actually likes it, so I decided to hedge my bets and upload it on YouTube. You can find it here: (http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=t8XLqeDt0OU) (You'll have to remove the space in the middle of the URL, of course.) So, watch both versions, and tell me in the comments which one you think is the best. Whichever style gets the most votes is the one that I'll use for the rest of the episodes.
Alright, so that's pretty much all I have to say about this.

EDIT: Holy crap holy crap holy crap I got daily fourth place! Thanks for all the great reviews on this, I didn't respond to all of them, but I have read them all, and thanks to Tom or whoever decides which submissions get frontpaged. :D


Good work, but voice acting.

I love all the backgrounds and little photos and everything, I see you went and put in extras for laughs and it's pretty funny,
It's very monotone through the movie,
and when that happens halfway through, you tend to think why am i watching this (like i could be doing something productive)or ok, so...
With the Voice acting try to add more life and not like you were just talking in a mic.
It's not horrible or bad, it just could've loads funnier with a tad more exaggerated lines and what not with pauses, tone change, and all that good stuff.

And the writing is funny without a doubt, but they dont sell over with the VA.
And i stress this the most on the News anchors and Supervillian at the beginning i dunno what they are feeling if they are surprised, sarcastic, scared i dunno..
And i was really wanting to laugh at the villain but the VA was just dull. Maybe give him more life and be more cartoonish villain, maybe with a semi-english pompous accent or something i dunno. Just more life.
That is all.
Great job though 7/5 just to help you out.

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A Little Too Monotonous

I think the biggest problem I had with your animation was the pacing; how the elements were linked together and how the whole thing flowed from start to finish. I think your work would benefit greatly from having something more interesting and exciting than the somewhat lifeless-feeling dialogue to break things up. I felt that the piece just seemed to drag on and on.

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I like the jokes, reminds me a bit of MasterMind. Sound wasn't too good though, good thing there were scripts on the bottom. I really like this style of humor and looking forward for the next episode!

5/5 Because I'm interested in a sequel ;)


that was like 2 seconds

NerdvanaStudios responds:

Did you stay through the credits? because you might have just watched the intro. I really need to think up a way to signal that the movie isn't over during the opening credits . . .

Made Me rofl!

I love that super evil guy of EVIL

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3.65 / 5.00

Nov 15, 2009
5:14 PM EST
Comedy - Original