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Lost Heart, Found Danger

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Jun 9, 2011 | 1:47 PM EDT
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Thanks to everyone who helped me make this possible! Namely Ty Bucek, Jeff Lupetin, Kevin Czarnecki and Katelyn Foley. Without you guys there is no way this would have been nearly as good as it is!

This is my submission for the Tournament of Flash Animators (TOFA) 2011 First Round. The theme was "Lost and Found". I decided to go with a stylized Noire not only because it fits the theme so well, but because I've been wanting to do something involving detectives ever since I finished watching Twin Peaks, and just recently beating L.A. Noire certainly helped fuel that some more.

This is my first animation working with professional voice actors and not lending a voice myself. You may all know Kevin Czarnecki here on Newgrounds, his name seems to get around alot. He is one of my friends from College and was happy to lend a hand, he also found Katelyn Foley for me, who had just the most perfect voice for this! Jeff Lupetin is a veteran when it comes to voice acting, he's starred in Radio Dramas and video games (like "Red Faction" and more cult notably, Hideo Kojima's "Snatcher".) Ironically, I met Jeff and Kevin in the same place, as Jeff was my Voice Acting for Animation teacher.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

What a twist!

This detective is diffrent from the others, because he isn't clever, or book smart on any way. But he's a good fighter, a great shot, and knows his way around the street gangs like the back of his hand. Is there a reason for that? Or has he been doing this long enough to know all the kingpins in the city? we may never know. :D A good flash all around.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

That was real swell.

Seriously, very VERY good story. very well done. I think the color play didn't always quite work. Interesting idea though. I think it's very well done, very well acted. Maybe one or two lines i think could have been delivered a bit better. But the one main thing it didn't have going for it was the pacing. I think all the pieces were there, but you didn't hang enough on certain moments and you rushed some other jus a tad.

But i really like this piece it was freaking awesome. the simplicity of the story and visuals worked well with each other. congrats!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

real nice

I don't normally like "noire" themed cartoons but I thought you did a nice job with this. Even with some corny dialogue it wasn't over the top and it had a realistic/stylized feel to it. I'm playing L.A. Noire currently and I could see the similarities right from the beginning with the case introduction. The colors were a nice touch also.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazing voice acting.

That voice ... It reminds me of Cowboy Bebop, phenomenal music track as well all on top of smooth sleek animation. Well don!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well done

Nice story, great use of color in a b/w environment... sure hope the detective survives. ;)