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Ogre & The Witch

rated 4.29 / 5 stars
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May 22, 2011 | 7:54 PM EDT

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Well, after some technical issues here we go!
This movie was created using traditional experimental techniques- by doing the artwork with crayon and pastel, then scanning and manipulating the images in flash. This was a school project, but I think it's quite entertaining ;) Anyways, Enjoy

YOUTUBE: tch?v=bwupQP4-EGI




Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I found this to be rather short but you did a really good job considering it looks like you just used color pencils, not sure if you used crayons either. Really short but it was still corny and clever I think. Experimental and funny.

The animation was nice since it was drawn from scratch on paper too. Do not see those or claymations too often either. The chest and one eyed ogre were cool while the witch and wizard at end stuck to the stereotyped looks which is nice to see since now in modern books and such they aren't stuck to a stereotype anymore which is good as well.

The voice acting was rather solid on this so I was happy to see some of that come in here. Not sure what the witch said half the time and I recognized just one spell from Harry Potter and that was about it. Funny how the ogre locked part of itself in the chest and returned to the cave after killing the witch with her pot.

Overall, probably took a bit of time but it turned out well so nice work there. Looking forward to future pieces as well.

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ToonCastleTV responds:

Ty very much ^^ This did take A LOT of time... and I used mostly PASTELS, with a bit of crayon ;) I did the voice acting lol :P had to get right into it hehe. and yea i just went with what felt natural during the entire production. Thanks for the review, really reviews like this is what keeps me working :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

fresh and interesting!

wow, i gotta say this isn't your run of the mill flash because...well..its crayon!

i have never seen an animation done in this style, and i gotta say it was interesting.

"unlockus maximus!" XD i like that line.

you would get a 10 except for 2 things

1- the audio cracks a bit when they talk, and its a bit distracting.
2- the loading time...its a bit big considering the length.

besides that sweet flash and interesting idea!

ToonCastleTV responds:

Haha, I just went and fixed the sound issue the best I could ;) Should be good now. Thanks man ^^
and word, I could have had a 5mb file with OK quality but I wanted high quality so thats why the big file.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Mi gusta

Pretty fun, just a bit short.

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ToonCastleTV responds:

Yea only a minute but fuck, i covered everything i wanted 2 with it


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Negative aspects first: 15MB, I was hoping for something longer here. Good thing that I got VDSL installed at my home two months ago. With my old connection this flash would've taken forever to load.

Ranting done, on with the actual review:
I don't know what it is, but I really like the graphics here. Sure, they may look "childish" in some way, but at least I haven't seen any flash before that made use of this crayon-like graphics. So you get some points for originality here. ;)

The story is very fast paced, but at least you don't drag the flash along endlessly. You come straight to the point, which I really like (may sound like I'm contradicting myself here with my previous rant. But I was only ranting about the file size, not about the length of the flash).

I think the animations should be a lot smoother. You have some very good animations in this flash, like when the witch pours the liquid, but sometimes you only have still frames, which destroys the flow of the flash a bit.

Overall I give you 8 stars because I found this flash highly entertaining and I want to encourage you to produce more episodes in the future. :)

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ToonCastleTV responds:

lol thanks I apreciate it. I'm well aware that animation could have been smoother but it works well enough to visualize at least. This was only made for school and I am working on flash based projects now! but they will still continue to be dope ;)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I liked it

yeah it was a pretty big file you should cut it down somewhat, but i like the idea you had with this one, the color, and such that was pretty interesting so props to you on that one, the animation was right on could be abit more {SMOOTHER} but for the mostpart i rather thought it was just fine, as for the voices that was notbad could be a little more clearer and sharper sounding at times, but again other then that this was an alright piece, and while the file was very large it was a good flash kinda short but still entertaining and very amusing, so once again nice job and i look forward to anything else you may have worked up for us, untill then good luck

I mentioned a few things were animation could be abit smoother and voices could be sharper aswell, file was really large maybe that could be looked into aswell.

A short yet amusing flash.


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ToonCastleTV responds:

Well it was either normal quality at 5mb, or high quality at 15 mb, and i pursured the high quality in hopes of higher entertainment value. True animation could have been smoother, but animating in this style takes time so I took every shortcut I could that would leave me with a sufficable submission. This was a school project also, and I LITERALLY, finished this without 1 minute to spare... ^^ As for the voices it was due to the mic I used unfortunately =( I have a good quality one for future pieces. thanks buddy