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Feb 24, 2010 | 12:39 AM EST
  • Review Crew Pick March 3, 2010
  • Daily 5th Place February 25, 2010

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UPDATED: June 08,2010

Animated from FLASH, background with PHOTOSHOP, effects and editing with AFTER EFFECTS, and add 3D objects with 3Ds max. this is my 5th flash/second submission and i will try even harder next animation project.




Rated 5 / 5 stars


*sob*that was*sob*so buetiful*cry*ummm could somone lend me a hankee?

manuelberja responds:

:) thanks!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Tecnical Animation

This for me it's a very tecnical animation. All but the script are good, the 3D/2D enviroment was very good.

I gave a seven because the script was kinda confusing... it seems like the dashkin animation but it's to shot to make a sense.

manuelberja responds:



Rated 2 / 5 stars

No Emotion!

The facial expression is almost the same during the whole movie!

try to fix that next time ;)

manuelberja responds:

you got the got me.
i watched my cat and i saw same emotion when chasing the dragonfly.
rather i put some of scenes diff emotions.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is really great. Great animation, nice music. Sad in the end.
but kudos to you. Keep it up

manuelberja responds:



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Firstly, and lastly; NICE art.

I really loved the merging of the 2D and the 3D, as well as the different styles of colouring used on the different things (Background/foreground/characters). There were a few instances, especially with the cat, where the outline seemed quite rugged or something about the lines/colouring could have been improved a little, but in general it was nicely done.

The storyline is pretty simple, but it fits well with what's generally a light-hearted and near-comical flash. The things like the slow-motion falling out of the tree were perhaps more funny than I should have found them, but again, they just add to the light-heartedness of the beginning. While this first section may have been a little too long and could have possibly done with a little more going on than the cat chasing the butterfly, in general it was wonderfully inoffensive.

Your choice of music and sound effects are also very fitting; again, quite a cheery accompaniment, with enough sound effects to highlight events without there being so many as to be irritating.

The part where the cat falls asleep and seems to fall into a brief dream-sequence involving butterflies confused me a little, as I wasn't sure whether the cat was dreaming or whether you'd just changed the background colouring for effect. Maybe if it had been a little longer at THAT point you could have established it a little more, but given the brevity of the sleeping-cat scene in general, perhaps it being short works in its favour.

And the ending, while quite sad and unexpected, was pretty well done. Although it did go a little too fast between the forest and the shop and the museum, perhaps.

Just to be a bit of a grammar pedant, your ending dialogue doesn't make grammatical sense.
I think it said "It exist thousand years ago"...when it should have said "It existed thousands of years ago", or some such thing.

All in all, this was a really nice flash. Until the unhappy ending, of course. Deserved a little higher than 5th place, given how everything fits so well together, but c'est la vie. Very good work, overall.

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manuelberja responds:

more thanks!