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Feb 20, 2013 | 10:36 PM EST
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CHILDREN, created by Mohammad Ahmed Fikree. The film won Special Jury Prize at Dubai International Film Festival 2011.
The drama of a mother and her children planning a desperate escape from a scary, hungry beast that preys on them is captured in this short animation film.
Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @mohdfikree // ildren



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Chills, man. The sound effects for the demon were amazing and the story was so incredibly sad. Ima do something nice for my mom when she wakes up tomorrow.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved the art and music. Very suspensful.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Didn't really do it for me. It seemed like a pretty standard formula to me, and the animation was a little jerky and unnatural at times. I especially didn't like the ending. Ending it with the mother breaking down and crying makes it kind of hard to detect a plot, aside from killing off two black and white characters in under 15 minutes. It seemed as though the writer was trying too hard to instill sadness in the audience, and felt as though that alone was material enough for a story.

Things you could improve on include but are not limited to: fluid animation, camera angles, less cookie-cutter storylines (if you're really serious about the animation, I can acknowledge the fact that some animations are made solely for practice), perhaps adding some sound effects should it be appropriate (although the music was great and very atmospheric), off the top of my head.

Don't get me wrong, it was definitely worth watching and I liked it, but my standards were rised abnormally high due to the numerous praises in the review section, leading me to be slightly disappointed.

This is my opinion. Everyone has their own; I'm simply sharing mine with the author in hopes that he may take my advice and improve. Please don't lynch me.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was utterly, and heart-wrenchingly sad. It was so simple, with beautiful but perfect and quiet music. The monster was strange and truly horrifying. And the, "Chapters", gave such a haunting touch that was perfect. Amazing, sir, that was quite astonishing.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was beautiful, I am literally crying right now.

You friend, are amazing at this.

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