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A short film based on the Greek myth Persephone and the pomegranate seeds made for Animation11 an animation competition based Manchester. I was highly commended in my age group.



Considering you're about 11(?), it was not a bad animation. I saw one of your previous animations as well, and I can tell that you're definitely working very hard to improve. In terms of the drawings themselves, I think one of the reasons some of them looked odd, besides just needing more practice, was that the straight lines you used looked really out of place. I don't know, they looked way too precise next to the rest of your pictures. For instance, I know water is really hard to draw, but the lines made Styx look like a rug.
Like other reviewers, I thought the voice acting needed improvement, especially Hades'. I think you tried a little too hard to make him sound creepy, and he ended up being really hard to understand.
Just curious, I saw another submission in the Portal for Animation11, and it was about the poem Jabberwocky. Were you all supposed to do an animation on literature?
Anyway I like that Hades grabbed Persephone by the hair. It's a very God of the Underworld thing to do. Plus, this is one of my favorite stories from Greek Mythology.

MrFiggins responds:

Thanks! That is really helpful! No, it wasn't about literature. That is funny the cause the Jabberwocky was my brothers.

you deserve 10

i can see that you put an effort the animation was good. that was long and sedesfaine.
but you neet to practice in voiceacting.

all thogh. that was good. but you deserve 10

MrFiggins responds:

Thanks! That is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about any of my newground
I particularly value comments from people who make things


The animation and voice acting made me cringe, but the educational worth of the entire thing made up for it. Definitely need to work on voice acting to a point where it doesn't burn my ears. Not bad though, just needs more work.

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2.27 / 5.00

Jul 3, 2011
2:07 AM EDT