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


Great style but needs better audio

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quite good i think. the colored one is much better, if your going to make a series, make it your own i say, being close to a mastermind type movie as it is, you wouldn't wanna go all out Copycat with the red. the humour was very english like (i can see thats what you were kinda aiming for). the voice acting was good, microphone sounded 90% ,it could have been slightly clearer but 90% is still good. I noticed though at some points an American accent slipping through when you were doing the English characters.. Not a great deal just every now and then you could hear the american deep 'R' emphasis in the speech, probably wont notice it allot if your from the US. the animation quality was alright, as i said, looks better in colour,the mouth movement was okay and was consistent with the on-off period of talking and not talking. everything was nice to look at. i was worried for a bit at the start after the running race when credits came up, i thought it was all over..lol. but yeah i think your movie all up was nice.
if you wanna make a series of this then go for it, pm me when you get more episodes up.

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NerdvanaStudios responds:

Thanks for the comment! I am working on the voice a bit, and I probably will go with the color version. Again, thanks for the great rating.

good but could be better

its almost perfect but to be honest i think your voice acting needs a little work

it needs to be clearer and have more emphasis

animation and humour were fantastic though, i especially liked the 16 tonne weight.

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lmao i love it one thing you could do is make the evil dudes voice a little lower

that is awsome

hell ya the was kick ass!
you should make more!

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3.65 / 5.00

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