Mr. Sneaks - episode 2

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Mr. Sneaks goes out for a drink

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I love this. This a great take on old school cartoons. It gets that great feel of Fleischer cartoons and updates them really effectively, which can't be said of main of the attempts to update them.

I'd love to have seen it get more surreal. Just becasue that's my favourite bit of old cartoons. When they get messed up.

Thank you for this.

Ant0on responds:

Thank you! And yeah, I really love older cartoons :) It's just sad that not many people seem to care about pure cartooning anymore, especially since anime happened, so I guess thats why few animators do them today. But I'll still keep making them whenever I can!

I was very impressed by the animation and sound design during the drink-stealing scenes. Especially with the creativity of the scenes. Some very nice homages to a seemingly bygone era.

Was one of the dances a reference to "The Big Snit"?

In the latter half, I found myself wishing for more beautiful, fluid animation as seen in the first half.

Good color design & visually distinct style for Mr. Sneaks, less so for most of the background characters - especially in the scene where they're all filming him. There was clearly an opportunity for visual gags there, but (as far as I could tell) you played it straight.

Please keep up the good work.

Ant0on responds:

Thanks for the well written review!!
This film was a big experiment, as I my goal was to do a much longer version of Sneaks episode as fast as possible. You are very right that the animation changes throughout the whole film, so its never quite constant, as I was trying some things with limited animation as well.

Its really interesting you mentioned the Big Snit!! I knew about this film from the animation books, but I never really saw it. So now looking at the youtube clips, I can see some similar design choices there with Sneaks (big nose etc.).

The BG and other characters are very bland, indeed. I didnt really focus on that, as all the effort I put on Sneaks, to make him stand out more than in the previous cartoon of him (Ep.1). Its true that there were many gag opportunities that I missed, but I hope in the future episodes I will be more prepared to squeeze every bit of a situation :)

Thanks again , and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

This is amazing: style, texture, timing, audio, sense of humor, etc. I'm surprised there's not that many views yet.

Honestly the only thing I didn't like about this was a blank gap at the end of the animation. Maybe there's something wrong with how I'm viewing it, so I'm not sure. Regardless, it's not worth any deduction for my review.

I do thoroughly like the statement on cell phones, btw. Clever cartoon! 5 stars! Thanks for sharing it!

Ant0on responds:

Wow, thank you so much for the kind feedback! Really feels like a huge achievement when people have fun watching this independent stuff :)

And thank you for letting me know about the long gap at the end. Its weird since I thought I used the same file I used when uploading to youtube (without the long gap), so I didnt check the ending here after uploading.

BTW, speaking about youtube, I have more videos, so I hope you find something more you might like on my channel :)


Also, stay tuned for more soon!

I like the animations, I dont like however are the sound effects and music uses sometimes
for example the music when the girl turned into a vampire sounded awful
Its hard to put into words what it is that I dont like, so sorry for not going into more detail or giving more examples

Ant0on responds:

Thanks for feedback! And yeah, this was one of the first attempts to make sfx for a cartoon, so there was little experience on this matter.

Still, Im glad you liked the animation! :) Stay tuned for more!

Credits & Info

4.19 / 5.00

Jun 17, 2016
1:57 PM EDT
Comedy - Original