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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 4.5 / 5 stars

wow, it is pretty sad, and it is not what I expected. Overall the tone is a more freaky, scary tone since this world is largely unknown. I would also like to say that it was even more unnerving when the colors were switched, the dark people & overall landscape, juxtaposed with the creature, that is a heavenly white. You changed the connotations of the colors.

the animation for the monster was in my opinion OK, compared to the rest of the animation. It seemed too jerky with only a few main joints. (also what was that red thing hanging out of its mouth)

Lastly I give this a 4.5 because of the ending. It is a metaphor for something that happens to parents in what could be considered a worst case scenario, when the parent can no longer protect their child, and can only watch what happens. THe music was extremely scary, I was surprised at how scary it was when paired with the video, which added to the overall effect.

Great job, please continue to post your animations here (as well as on your website)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ansolutly beautiful. I would like to see the uncompressed film, since the visual beauty of this animation is splendid.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

No happy ending...Life. T_T

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Was just so tragic.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

excelent work! great animation and story line! its great to finaly watch something that doesnt turn out to be stupid. keep up the good work.

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