IAMW, Charlie Brown

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Full Title: "It's A Mad World, Charlie Brown"

After being kicked from his baseball team Charlie Brown struggles to maintain his sanity.

Note: Don't forgot to check out the extras for more back-story.
+ Small Easter Egg in the art gallery

Also on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=1XzhIlQAEpU


Nice work...

The art work of the new characters should match those around it, spacious, curvy, and simple. Hard to make an evil spirit in a series whose art is supposed to be childish. Maybe not tweak the art work so much as the movements. The original series does not have fluid movements, try to stick with that.

NEXTVIEW-Designs responds:

Actually the show and this flash both run at a full 25fps. The Peanuts specials are pretty damn fluid with much more character movement than what you see here.


Amazing work. The sequeal: The spirit of Lucy returns to haunt Charlie brown for his sins, as his friends all question and recoil from death. But unaware to charlie brown, his crimes has brought danger to him, as lucy only love came to avenge her death, having lacked the courage to speak, he is filled with dread, as he could have stopped the murder, if he just spoke.


I am glad that I am not the only one who interpreted Lucy's character that way. But the inclusion of literal demons clashes with the down to earth tone and setting of the source material. This made me realize that Schroeder was always a jerk to Lucy. I always thought that Linus would be the one who snapped and committed first degree murder. I envisioned him strangling everyone with his blanket and framing Charlie Brown for it.


This is amazing story plot. and to me lucy kinda sounds like Rukia from bleach or at least a younger version and one more thing how is Lucy alive in this one if she dies in the first?

A very compelling and comprehensive product.

Initally watching this I had very high expectations for this flash. Although not all of my expectations were met, I still very much enjoyed the flash movie and it succeeded in bringing out emotions and being a powerful peice of work. I'm not going to say I loved the story or that it appealed to me on every level, but I will say that this was a very professional peice of work.

The thing that really makes me like this are the extra comics that were included with this. That's what really made this stand out in my opinion. The best and most well written one was the first comic. If you ever release a compilation of this series, I would reccomend you include the comics in the animation first as they give great background and character to this. I feel like a lot of people didn't actually read the comics and that is what kept this from really achieving a higher status.

My only complaints are subjective critiscms with the concept. I think that the prelude was a hell of a lot more compelling and interesting than the actual work. The actual movie itself without the comics is kind of vauge and unfufiling. I'm just saying that the comics are the essential information to this cartoon and that they provide more character and depth than the actual animation.

Overall though, would I say that I loved every part of this? No. The plot itself doesn't really appeal to me, although it's interesting that the pills created hallucinations of the devil. I'd say it's interesting conceptionally, but there have been much stranger works than this that succeeded in provoking more thought and creating depth than this. In my opinion the best part of the whole thing was that first comic. After that the whole thing kind of spiraled out of control (in my opinion since I know this was your intention) and it became a bit outlandish. It works for what you were trying to do, but without the back story the cartoon itself doesn't really grab me. I'd love to see where you're going with this and where the story is going to end up considering the backstory ( I would love to see the whole beelzebub part of the story incorporated to the actual work). If I had to rate it on a 1 to ten scale, I'd give it a 7 out of ten. This is just for the review though. Since it's newgrounds and actual peices of work like this are so few and in between, I think you've earned a five.

I'd love to see more of this and I'll definitely check out the next part. Let's hope it comes sooner than the expected date you've given since I think this has a hell of a lot of potential that the overall production has kind of deluded. I can guarentee you that the next episode will do a lot better than this. This is a misunderstood work that I really, really hope succeeds as much as I know it can.

Fived, favorited.

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NEXTVIEW-Designs responds:

Awesome review. We wanted to put the comic more in the forefront, but given the audience here at NG we were worried that a lot of people would find that boring and exit the flash before they even got to the main part. We've gotten feedback that suggests are concerns were both valid and invalid, so I don't know. Damien and the demons will be integrated much more deeply in the main plot of the sequel. Not sure if we'll include a comic the second time around, but if we do, it'll be as prologue this time. Thank you for the review, I'm reading all the comments in search of feedback like this.

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4.43 / 5.00

Jun 15, 2011
12:26 PM EDT
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