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The Muffin Man

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Got the idea when I saw a t-shirt that read "Muffins are ugly cupcakes." That got me thinking of how the Muffin Man would react to such a statement.


Not what I would call a solid concept, but it's better than a bunch of the stuff on here. Still not saying much, though.

Your character designs are decent. Not necessarily great, but decent and passable. Your inbetweening isn't. It's jittery and all over the place. The muffin man's legs enlarge and lack any proportion at all; the arm is poorly looped and poorly inbetweened.

The voice acting did not fit. I am not saying to take out voice acting completely, but even if you can't do a good job, there are several places like voiceacting.proboards.com and the Voice Acting Club that are dedicated to voicing for animators.

While I appreciate your inbetweening efforts, they are jittery and lack any timing or pacing. I would suggest picking up a copy of a book called, "The Animator's Survival Kit" and studying up on timing and pacing.

so that's it

"The Muffin Man" is a "FleckMyLife" production that wishes to be funny but turns out morbid and depressing, the product of an emotional breakdown.

Here, a Muffin Man, a legitimate baker, has his life turned upside down from the slander of some dirty punk. He sobs and arranges his suicide inside his own oven, only to come out as a series of depressed, saddened little muffins.

Now, when I see things like this, I think, "Jesus Christ, someone just died recently (Edward Gould), why do I need to see something like this?" For one thing, there is no punchline, no turnaround for the muffin man, just a breakdown on realizing your brand of baked goods are somehow displeasing to the eye. What the hell? Is this supposed to be humorous? I didn't laugh, hate to say, and while I might consider this to be an example of hazing at work, it doesn't exhibit any level of realism that would sustain that claim.

"The Muffin Man" is not a very good movie, from a technical standpoint or as a composition. Instead, it just comes off as an attempt to produce a diabetic pastry without adding sugar or anything remotely sweet to it. What we get is a product that tastes like paste. The inspiration for "The Muffin Man" warrants a harder attempt, or perhaps drop it entirely. It's just not fun, and its release is one of the worst-timed I have seen this year.

The fuck? I'm not sure how to react. Not a bad audio quality. Not bad animation. A bit anti-climactic...

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deep... and it kind of reminds me of that tanning Solon "accident" from Final Destination, but over all great job fleck. You still need more voice actors. -1 point

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2.96 / 5.00

Mar 30, 2012
4:42 PM EDT
Comedy - Original