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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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Great film, little jerky but overall awesome. The art style is very similar to limbo, which I love.

That music was quite incredible, they way it flowed with the storyline was excellent, and I really enjoyed the pause sequences in-between each scene to show the shift in day, but also to show the shift in mood. I do believe that the tongue on the monster was unnecessary, and that the way it died made no sense what so ever. If the first rock hadn't gotten it, I have a hard time believing that multiple rocks would be it's demise, especially since you perceived the monster to be magical. Though, my comments may seem a bit rough, I did really enjoy this animation and it's storyline. A solid 4.5 in my honest opinion. Great job.

Well I must say this is a truly splendid animation that deserved its award.The music cleverly adds weight to the atmosphere as the story progresses,well done.A point of improvement would be the monster.I liked the idea of its means of behavior and glow but it could be more physically improved,other than that good work.4.5 stars

You clearly put a heck of a lot of work into this because it shows. The art was very beautiful, the sound and music created the perfect mood, and... well there's not much else to speak of sadly. Some of the animation was quite jagged (mostly on the limbs) which was distracting. I didn't feel like it needed to be as long as it did; I often found myself daydreaming because the pace wasn't very engrossing at all. The story was cheesy and the monster, like someone said earlier, was kind of silly. It didn't have to be though, you could have saved yourself a bunch of work and just kept the monster hidden. That could have made for a potentially more interesting story and kept some of that much needed suspense. Those are my personal feelings though, maybe you intended to present the monster as more of an imminent threat, I just don't see the purpose in that.

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I am so sad right now. The kids man, The kids! Why did it have to end that way. T-T

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4.39 / 5.00

Feb 20, 2013
10:36 PM EST
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