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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



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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was very touching and pulled me in emotionally, I really enjoyed it and felt bad for them at the end


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 4.5 / 5 stars

This is absolutely amazimg, a very good balance of all the different sorts of sadness. The only thing that I didn't like, was showing the full monster. Before I knew what it looked like, there was the fear of the unknown, but once you showed it, well, it wasn't as scary anymore. Everything else absolutely blew my mind. 4.5.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very pretty atmosphere and I enjoyed the story very much. I wasn't too fond of the characters being so rigid compared to the organic and lush scenery around it, though it did remind me of a little box puppet show. The fireflies were pretty as well though they did at times seem to center in on areas that had little interest, which became distracting. The music fit very well into all of this, there were times when the music and the animation together would give me a sinking feeling especially in scenes involving the beast. This was certainly worth the watch- keep up the awesome work.

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