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Calumn & Castello

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May 15, 2012 | 5:48 PM EDT

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Author Comments

Not all bedtime monsters are your worst nightmare!

A first submission anywhere is always nerve-racking haha...

Anyway this is an animation I created as a final piece for college! It took around 5 weeks, I had to make a multimedia outcome so I decided to do a trailer/opening sort of thing haha. this is my second stab at doing some 2d animation so this was one hell of a challenge, it was also my first time working with toonboom so I learnt loads from this project.

I have to apologise for the quality dulling at the end, but with a 20mb limit and exporting from toonboom as an flv, some of the sharp quality was lost ):

I'm starting Uni this september to learn character animation so if you have any constructive crit about the animation or how I can improve in general- fire away!

For anyone who would like to see the hd version in muuuuch much better quality, it's up on my youtube :) tch?v=IFnqsQQE4g8
If the youtube link doesnt work I apologise! It looks like newgrounds is automatically breaking it



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent story and the frame by frame animation style is very fitting; I like it alot, keep on producing!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Reminded me of both Monsters Inc. and Where the Wild Things Are. Very nice animation. While I don't necessarily agree with previous commenters' opinions that the lyrical music was a bad choice (Owl City has good music for these kinds of fantasy settings IMO), I think it would also be great to use music that does not have lyrics. There is undoubtedly an abundance of musical material to peruse and choose. I'd love to see your animation style with a different setting or story. It's very pleasing to the eyes.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Aw, really cute and aventurous! I'm excited to see more. ^^


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

For a second try, this is really something, especially for frame by frame! You have a distinctive style and cute characters that work really well in motion, knitted together into a in interesting story of what I can only describe as dreams vs nightmares. Castello and the shadow monsters in particular all have really interesting designs, and the attention to detail to backgrounds and special effects are top notch and really adds depth to the film.

Overall great short animation which really suits the Owl City track that you chose for it, I hope to see more from you!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I thought it was really good, and could potentially be expanded on for a story. I also liked the song. All in all I liked it. Keep 'em coming.

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