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FrogMan and Pico

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Edit: Thanks for the frontpage! :D And daily 4th! And 3rd place movie for the Pico Day contest!

Note: Please be patient with the loading, it's a HUGE file.

Finally after over 2 years since I started working on it, FrogMan and Pico is done and here for everyone to see!

Although it's been two years since I started working on this, two years of work wasn't put into it, 'cause I made some things inbetween. If i add up all the time spent on this though, it probably was a good solid year of work. Hopefully all the time and effort I put into this pays off and you all enjoy it. This is the longest thing I've ever animated and I can say I'm proud of it. I've been wanting for it to be finished for so long and it finally is.

This was originally intended to come out Pico Day 2013, so some references are a little outdated 'cause that's just what was going on at the time. This thing was also going to be originally around 8 or so minutes long, and due to rewriting some stuff and adding some stuff since starting this, the runtime increased quite a bit. Clearly I underestimated how long this would take to make, 'cause after I didn't finish by Pico Day 2013, I thought it'd get done by Pico Day 2014. Nope. Everything worked out in the end though, as this year is the perfect year to submit, because it's Newgrounds 20th anniversary! What better time to release my "love letter" to Newgrounds?

Anyways, I have a fuckton of stuff I can say about the production of this, especially these last few months, but I'll save that for a newspost.

PLEASE let me know what you thought by leaving a review! It only helps me get better as an artist, and since I put an especially long amount of time on this, I really want to know what people think.

Hopefully you enjoy watching this as much as I did making this!

Also, a serious huge thanks to MistyEntertainment and Nat29. Without their assistance this might've not gotten done in time.

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Been a member here since '06, (don't mind the alt lol) and I miss the golden ages ever since. It seem just too easy to pass a submission through the portal with little to no effort at all. Hardly anyone looks through it and only would just watch stuff through the front page instead. I admit, I'm no different from Pico. But then, I came across THIS movie. It left me a with a smile on my face, it's everything I remembered from the 'golden ages' but a bit more 'modernized'! The parodies are just as it should it (lol cock joke!), and everything else is just perfect.

Sure, we had some falling outs, Edd Gourd dying, the ads, Youtubers and the memes. Dear god, the memes. This flas- I mean, video submission was just I needed I think it's one of my favorite Pico movies of all time... next to Unloaded of course, lol.

What's more, you actually got Tom Fulp to voice here, wow! It's literally a love letter to Newgrounds as a whole.

Bless this flas-... submission!

artistunknown responds:

I'm glad you were able to find this movie, and that it had an impact on you. Yeah, previous years have been a bit shit, but Newgrounds seems to be on a slow but steady rise.

I really tried to cram as many nods and references to the "golden ages" of Newgrounds, so I'm glad those were noticed. And yes, what would a Newgrounds tribute be without a good cock joke? ;3

I'm glad this put a smile on your face. Seeing that people still find this and review it always puts a smile on MY face ;3

And yeah, had to get Tom to cameo in some way. It just wouldn't have been complete without it.

Thanks for the review!

Wow... This just sort of has a campy charm to it. One of my favorites of all times on Newgrounds!

artistunknown responds:

Whoa, one of your all time favorites? Thanks!

This is my absolute favorite Pico Day animation, without a doubt. Out of almost hundreds of animations from the past nine years of Pico Day (time really does fly when you have fun). It's so hopeful and dreaming, but it reminds everyone what the website needs to improve on.
It doesn't just convey the message that Golden Age Newgrounds was better, which I already agree with.
It conveys the message "Yeah, the Golden Age of Newgrounds was stellar and full of fantastic stuff. But that doesn't mean you should undermine the new guys. Give them a chance. Let them grow and develop. We might just have our next golden age with these folks."
About that bit with the parodies, I completely agree. They're the easiest, most shameless way to get views on here and it doesn't encourage original content. Half the time they're recycled jokes we've heard the past 50 times from an Egoraptor animation and everyone thought it'd be best to recycle them instead of making new jokes, so I completely agree with everyone else here.
But, to be perfectly honest, I don't think everything started crashing down in 2013. It started in 2012.
Think about it; Edd Gould's death left everyone on the site feeling pretty crappy, the KONY 2012 shit, and the memes. The horrible, horrible memes. It was a bad year for the internet in general, and that included Newgrounds. Things have gotten better in 2015, but we've got a bit to go before it gets REALLY good. And as I'm editing this years later to be more coherent (2018 here, hi!), it looks like it did get good.
All that aside, this is an excellent tribute to Pico, and Newgrounds as a whole. You've heard this loads of times, but I find it even better that you got Tom Fulp to voice in this.
And yes, I want Frogman to tap feet with the finest characters of Newgrounds.

artistunknown responds:

I feel so bad for not being able to respond to this review immediately. It's great that you found this and decided to review it.

Thank you for the great review, and I'm glad you were able to see and agree with the message. I really did put a lot of time and thought into this and I'm glad it shows and people can appreciate it. The fact that you would consider this your absolute favorite Pico Day animation really means a lot to me. And yeah, hopefully one day FrogMan will be among the Newgrounds greats ;3

And yeah, the stuff definitely started before 2013. 2012 does seem like a meme-filled year now that i think about it, heh.

I agree with everything you've had to say and I'm still amazed that this is still getting reviews. And yeah, I just HAD to get Tom Fulp to have a cameo in this. It wouldn't be my ultimate tribute to Newgrounds without it ;3

Again, thank you for the wonderful review!

nice movie i would have to say plus i think if you work hard enough frogman could be a famous newgrounds character too!

artistunknown responds:

Thanks! Yeah, only way he'll become famous is if I keep making stuff with him in it. Which I plan to ;3


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