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Irmelin og Midgaardsormen

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Apr 3, 2014 | 1:24 PM EDT

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Author Comments

A little viking girl called Irmelin finds out she wants to travel to the end of the world, and defeat the huge worm guarding Midgaard, when the people from her village doubt her being able to do what she wants to since she is so little.

This is a school project, and the assignment was to make a simple picture-book for kids at the age of 2-5. A part of the project was to make the assignment in InDesign, which, as probably most of you know, is not a programme made for animation.

I am sorry about the text being in Norwegian.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

This film should be in English, but the artwork was good.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

og midgardsormen er du norske
one of the first things they ask where my cousins live is "ir du Norske" and as I grew up I didn't hear Polish or Irish jokes rather Swedish jokes from my cousins and neighbors ....I don't speak it very well but I have a few books and can read enough to enjoy an exellent skit.

too many people I know limit themselves to one language. most of the world does not run on English

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I am sorry, but I could not get into this. It wasn't the fact that I couldn't speak (or I guess read) the language, but that it didn't have much for it. There was no sound. The drawings weren't that good either. I guess it kind of reminded me of the "How To Train Your Dragon" movies.

It was just a lot, lot, worse. It seemed like you just clicked on stuff over and over to get ahead. I guess it was easier that way. It was still nothing too noteworthy. I'm glad at least some people like it.

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Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Samuel L, Jackson said it best: "English mother fucker, do you speak it?!"

I wanted to really enjoy this but felt like I was missing some important information required to get the proper level of understanding and enjoyment.

Also super lazy with movement. Look you dont need to have mega detail levels, just look at South Park as an example. There is no individual leg movement in that program, but there is still bobbing and a side to side sway to imitate walking.

You have a shit load of work to do in order to make this a passable animation, and miles beyond that to make it watchable. Slavic flavored stories are awesome, and Im sure in Norway or Scandinavia this would be awesome and only have the complaint of lazy animation. However without even adding a language option or translation, this animation deserves to be blamed.

C- for effort
F for execution/presentation

Better luck next time, though its not luck you need, its better judgement with a large dash of real animation work. Half a star, because this is more of a rough draft than a fully finished animation/story.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

newgrounds is predominantly used by those who speak the English language
i think that the option for the movie to have its dialogue displayed in English would open this to a wider audience

that aside the art work was good but some things detract from that

for example instead of having the character glide across with simple tweening adding a walk cycle or a side pose would improve the animation

i will admit i didnt punch every letter into google translate so i can only judge your story by the Author Comments

i just tried clicking what i assumed was a "next" button to progress through the submission

but anyway
decide weather this should be a game or movie you could develop this into either

if it is to be a movie you need more characters and dialogues between so that the viewer can infer from this what the character is like instead of just being told

if its to be a game you need to challenge the player and give the player incentive to continue

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Mattylew responds:

This is supposed to be a digital "booklet" for children to read, having to click "next" was a part of the assignment that I had to add. Also, this is based on Norwegian fairytales, which makes few characters a part of it as well as the fact that there's a lot more telling thatn actual dialogue.

I do know the animation isn't very good, but I did only use Adobe InDesign for the animation-part here. This was made as a school project to learn more about InDesign and how you can use the animation-features there. The time we have to make these kinds of projects isn't very long either, and I do understand that I could have done a better job if I didn't use so much time on making the characters and the background, as well as the story, but I am pretty much happy with how it ended up.

Making this project in Norwegian was something I had to do, but I am considering to make an English version as well.