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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.
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It was alright. The effects were nice, but like most were saying, the monster is just silly. Also, why must it face the viewer and not the family? Also from start to finish, nothing was really gained on the viewers part. I kept expecting something amazing or whatever, but it was hard to like the characters for their deaths to even leave an impact.

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I honestly couldn't stop laughing everytime I saw the monster. Everything just seemed to drag on so much. You did not need 13 minutes to tell this story, you probably don't even need 5. Everything just seemed so dull. Everybody jizzes over blur effects and contrast though so it's going to get rated up by pretty much everyone who watches it, but I really see no value in it. I can tell you put a lot of time into it and you really did try, but you could have done a lot better, I'm sure.

Nice. This is a beautiful animation, great combination of silloutess (and whatever their bright counterparts are called), vivid effects and a shadow that bathes in alternatingly darkness and light. The inspiring music to back it up makes it all the more powerful too. Great work!


I liked most of it but I have a few problems. The scene titles seemed a bit too long, the monster was a bit goofy looking honestly, and the ending was just sad; there was just a sadness left with no comfort. That being said, the animation, sound, music, and overall emotion of the piece was great. If you were going for sad, scary, and lonely for the feelings portrayed then good job. Personally I don't like animations with an ending like this, but I can admit that it was worth watching.

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4.39 / 5.00

Feb 20, 2013
10:36 PM EST
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