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A Recipe for Bad Dreams

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An old chef heads to the usual marketplace to buy ingredients for the special of the day but runs into some trouble. I hope his cooking doesn't give you nightmares...


omg I can't believe I finished this on time. What started as a simple idea by me and VickiChomps kept growing into my most ambitious animation yet. Funny how you go big when there's a time limit... Some additional scenes had to be cut due to time restraints, but I'm pretty happy with what I ended up submitting. I also wanted sound fx, especially for the fight sequence, but ran out of time. o well... Regardless, I'll probably keep working on this in my spare time to polish it up. It was really fun!

Big thanks to Bosa for writing a score for part of this animation. Couldn't have done it without you!


tl;dr: making this was a nightmare


Update: Thanks for 1st place in the first round of the summer jams everyone! As for participating in the rest of the jams, I just landed a new job, so I might be down for the count for the rest of summer... Maybe... I also reuploaded a newer, more complete version of this movie. Enjoy!

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this is pretty good

My favorite kind of grandpas are the ones that are determined and can fight even though they are old.

Gives off a very anime esque vibe

This is Awesome! i can see a lot of effort was put into this, Good Job! the art style is really nice, the story, EVERYTHING! you are very well talented. :)

antdung responds:

Thank you!

Creative, nice looking animation. I really liked the colors you used, especially for the stuff that gave the dog nightmares, that stuff did have a dark aura just by looking at it, and that's how the graphics visually showed it, very creative. Great music, great graphics, overall a great short animation.

antdung responds:

Thanks for the thoughtful review! I always have a hard time with color so I'm glad you noticed!