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Fred the Monkey Relaunch!

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It's time to start anew! Fred the Monkey is back in action, and completely redone from head to toe. Featuring more frame by frame animation than ever before, you can hardly consider the old Fred cartoons "animated" after you take a look at this. And hooray! Going forward they're ALL going to be like this! Not only did the cartoons get a makeover, but FredtheMonkey.com is all new as well. Stop by if you'd like.

Running time is about 5 minutes, framerate sitting pretty at 30fps. I hope you enjoy! Also feel free to leave comments; I read them all. Thanks for watching!

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I really like your animation style - it's a bit ascetic but filigree simultaneously. Actually, i see your works first time and i am really catched and i watched nearly all of them during the last hour. I was wondering why some of your really good animations weren't actually noticed, like few reviews and few hundred views. Maybe some jokes here and there are not for everyone and are not in one style with Fred. For example jokes in Fred the Notable Monkey are more... suitable for the style you made Fred. And that movie was more popular. Other your movies are a bit boring sometimes. I don't know if you care about this or just having fun while makin a movie... Let's say imho you could create better movies if you didn't mix your style of humor (not sense) and your style of animation.
Anyway, i want to watch new animations from you in the future!


This is a gem of humour that should have made it to the top of the chart. One to keep in mind for the next treasure hunt.

JKR responds:

Thanks, glad you liked it. By the way I love your icon. I don't know what that's from, but it looks awesome. Can you PM me with where you got it? Did you make it or is it some famous thing I just don't know about? Looks hilarious.

Thanks for leaving a review!

Zesty b/w Tangy

A great animation, im feeling somewhat harsh giving this the lowest reveiw so far (the rest are only 9-10), but i really REALLY like this, but there are a few things.

First, I love the new designs, I love almost all of them, why I say almost is beacause something irks me about SC and Sceb, this might sound like nit-picking, but I just had to mention this, it's probobally the eyebrows.

Next, a few lip syncs (Mr D/ BBDB) were a bit off, yet were still above average at best.

Next, the jokes, this is hands down the funniest FTM toon yet, yet I found one joke (The Fred bag) a little repititive, but it is still good for a chuckle.

This is great animation, and I would reccomend it for anybody.

+ Great Animation

+ Good jokes

+ Good ending

- somewhat off lip-syncing at some points

Overall:8.9 A

(P.S. I know this is EXTREMELY off topic, but, im quite sure I posted on your blog sometimes, under the name (my name) Ray)

JKR responds:

Wow, thanks for such an in-depth response! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I totally agree about the Mr. D and BDDB parts. To be perfectly honest, they were one of the last things I did and I was rushing a bit at that point. I'll try to improve them for next time. And give SC and Sceb's new looks a little time. I think you'll find they grow on you. Maybe it's just me since I've been staring at them while animating for weeks. :)

Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! It really helps me to see what I can improve.

Sweet, it passed

Awsome this was one of my favorite flash animation. I am surprised that it didn't got a reward. Everything was great the style, animation, the characters, and the humor. Anyway great animation dude.

JKR responds:

Thanks. I thought I might squeeze out a daily fourth or fifth with it (couldn't compete with Larry, for sure) but it was not to be. That's okay, though, I'm just glad people are enjoying the cartoon! In the end, that's what really matters.


style and animation were great, really top notch, that could hit tv!

how did u make mouths movement, was it frame by frame too?

JKR responds:

The mouth movements were half frame by frame, I suppose. They are the same symbols repeated over and over, but I match each line to the correct mouth movements. I just don't redraw them every time (though a few places I did do that just to get it spot on).

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a review.

Credits & Info

3.40 / 5.00

Nov 10, 2010
1:23 PM EST