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the Last of the Dashkin

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Dec 9, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST
  • Frontpaged December 11, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice December 15, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick December 15, 2009
  • Daily Feature December 10, 2009

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This is the story of the last of the dashkin. The people are all gone and in a world of innocent animals, the solitude, the sadness and bitterness have corrupted his view of life. What does the future hold for such a tragic creature? Will he wander the planet, forever alone until his death? Will he always be the wild King of Brackenwood?

It's a massive honour to be nominated for a 2nd Tank Award, thanks NG! Thank you for front page, all the great reviews and the incredible score for Daily Feature.
Thanks to Brackenwood fans and donors for all the support not only during the 4 weeks I spent making this, but also in the 2 years since I submitted Waterlollies.

Since then I've been working on the Brackenwood feature film outline with my good friend Ryan O'Loughlin. With no plans for a new web episode in the meantime it occurred to me that Brackenwood fans could be waiting years for the feature. I didn't want to abandon them altogether, so this new movie is my way of staying in touch with them and the NG audience.

This is the first Brackenwood short to break away from the "character introduction" style movies that had little or no character motivation and plot. This is a story, not only answering a lot of questions, but asking just as many new ones.

I used Flash CS3, the .fla is over 300MB (half of that is audio) and it took me 4 weeks.
Don't worry I won't be leaving it another 2 years. I plan on starting storyboards on the conclusion in jan-feb 2010.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

So because he was abandoned by the big feet is why he's against them

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful animation and storytelling. The characters and world you created is amazing!

I've been a fan of your work for a while now. I first heard of you when Jazza interviewed you. Around that time I had just heard about Toonboom Harmony, I was a big flash user mostly for websites with the use of actionScripting to communicate with javascript and other scripting languages. I had decided to forget about a career in web development and get back to my roots in drawing and learn to animate, but I didn't want to just animate with tweening I want to learn to do real animation. After listening to you talk about Toonboom I decided to purchase Harmony and when it came out your book "Animate to Harmony", so I'm on my way to becoming an animator. I have a plan I believe will help me to learn which is what I'm calling "Re-animation". I'm taking scenes from existing animations and from scratch re-animating them to learn different styles and techniques. I think of it as when you learn to play the guitar you don't start out writing songs you learn to play a Jimi Hendrix song or whatever and learn some scales, then when your comfortable with the instrument you can start to create for yourself. So far I've done a few scene from Charlie Brown, my childhood favorite and currently I'm working on a scene from Gravity Falls. I think next I'm going to try out a scene with Bitey.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Such a great story, audio, and music. Backgrounds are fantastic. Couldn't ask for more


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow... Words fail me. This is fantastic.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yes! More more more!!!
This has to be the best one so far!!!

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