The Parable of the Sacred Turtle

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This weeks parable is about a wise old Taoist master, and those who would seek to use him to advance their own personal goals.

Parable of the Sacred Turtle was designed, drawn, and colored entirely by our dear Brad Jackson! Give him a round of applause for his stellar work on this parable!



Animatic, Design and Coloring by Brad Jackson
Narration, Shading & Motion by Jordan Pearce
Hand Pan Music by Terra Tonz - Played by John Hand

Intro video animated by Kevin Zaw
3D Light Tunnel by Anthony Farrow
After Effects by Jordan Pearce
Intro Ukelele played by Taiiwo
Inspiration by Animaniek
Tutorials by Andrew Kramer at Video Co-pilot

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I was kind of confused by this. The actual parable didn't start until halfway through the whole cartoon. It was a weird narrative device. I would have preferred if you just told us the story directly. I wasn't expecting that turtle's throat to be slit. It is rather unpleasant.

Well, I guess it made sense with the story. It was nice to see this animation. The voices are quite good too. It is a pretty unique cartoon. It's just not one of your best, IMHO.

RiverJordan responds:

Yeah the intro is too long. I cut it shorter in the next one, and they'll probably only get shorter from there :P

That was pretty good.
Seemed to be the basis for a philosophical kid's show.

What an interesting tale! Great to have some philosophy every now and then on here

That was a really good animation, the art and the whisdom is great, good job.

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3.77 / 5.00

Jul 4, 2016
11:49 AM EDT
Comedy - Original
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