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



Lost points for spelling Hemisphere wrong. Gained points for adding in Pepsi.

But srsly, I liked the jokes and lolled at some of them. The first bit was kind of annoying because I thought it was over already, credits dont really work in the middle of the video. Overall I liked it.


funny smart clever, its all these things. and its also got some really fucking nice looking credits. keep up what your doing. but the voice acting was totally and i quote: "meh." so yeah sorta funny and clever but voice acting was meh.


sorry bro but this is boring as hell. 5 for effort.


Right, I am personally fine with your style of art. However, I believe making it into a series of shorts, or adding in an actual plot, maybe a superhero or two ect would help. Also, if youre going for series of shorts, make sure to include some morals or values. even if they are completely f ed up. :D

Personally, I was expecting a story of someone who rises to power and starts killing and taxing people. and stuff. yeah. >>

Oookay, where to begin?

Alright, lets begin with the basics. Character design... I'm sorry, but if it took you months to design those characters, I don't have much faith in the rest of the series. If by character design, you mean the artistic process of animating them, then yes, you did a good job, take a momentary pat on the back, only for it to be taken away for the voice acting. Yes, I've heard worse, but for the quality of animation, I was led to believe that the voice acting would be semi-on par with that. Speaking of things being sub-par, lets talk about story... Oh that's right, there really isn't one. So to sum it all up, good animation, poor character design, pitiful voice acting, and a story so shallow I could step in a puddle of it and remain completely dry. And the title has nothing to do with anything... You may want to fix that.

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3.65 / 5.00

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