Lost Heart, Found Danger

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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.

Hope you enjoy!


You should do movies.

Suspense, violence, mystery, and a nice jazz beat to boot. This is one of the best flashes I've seen on this site in a long time. I just hope you'll continue with this series. Amazing work.

Very Nice Dave!

This is absolutely stunning!
I love your animation skills, Now i know i have no place too criticize animation but i think you should quickly edit the animation where he is punching his fists. The clip goes on for a while and is very jerky so by fixing it it may help your score!
Just an idea!

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Film noir meets Tarantino

I love it. It's perfect.


i loved it.


you have a fantastic voice ! " Brains might beat brawn, but hot lead always beats brains."

ScaredyDave responds:

Actually I didn't voice act at all in this entry. I usually do but not this time. The main character, Vic Aces, was actually voice acted by Jeff Lupetin, who played the main character in Hideo Kojima's game "Snatcher". Kevin Czarnecki (or Ebonyte as he's known on Newgrounds) played the voices of Mackey and Donavan King, and Gigi was played by Katelyn Foley, who did a great job considering she looks nothing like she'd be able to make that voice! lol Thanks again VA Crew, wouldn't be able to do this without ya!

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4.43 / 5.00

Jun 9, 2011
1:47 PM EDT
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