I'll be honest...
The animation and artwork are very lackluster, however, assuming it's your first cartoon, it's surprisingly better than most peoples' first attempts at Flash. My suggestions would be to avoid choosing ambitious projects for your first submission, because you'll only end up getting frustrated and wasting a possible well written story on a piece of work with terrible graphics and animation.
With your level of skill, I'd recommend doing several small projects first, before trying to make something like this. I can tell you have intentions of creating something decent for Newgrounds, but as of now, your abilities with drawings and animation need to be practiced. Keep trying--I actually gave up with Flash several times before I finally settled down and made good material.
It's a bit ironic...
It's funny that you make a big fuss about sprite artists not being real animators, and that you feel sorry for people who actually take the time to draw real Flash, when you seem to have an awful lot of those free protection point cartoons under your belt. You know what I'm talking about; Those things we get hundreds of each day... Those cartoons that under normal circumstances would get blammed, however with all of those endless amount of crews (i.e. Clocks, Locks, Glocks, Star Syndicate, etc.) they pass judgement. The kind of cartoons which feature long title screens to make them look professional, until eventually blinking screens and imported jpegs kick in...
Right. You feel sorry for REAL animators.
Besides, not all sprite cartoons include stolen artwork. What about mine, for instance, where most of the sprites are custom made or re-drawn? Actually, 90% of the Mario sprite cartoons which feature non-custom sprites usually get blammed or receive low scores anyway. The only instances where people automatically vote 5 for a Mario cartoon is when it's a video game mishap (or something similar).
Calm down, and don't make such a deal when you yourself can't contribute to any decent and original animations.
Wow you're quite the idiot!
You wanted some feedback, so here it is...
Although it's pretty good for a first episode, there were a few things you could improve on: Most notably, the backgrounds appeared to be imported images (I'm guessing you drew them in Adobe Illustrator). Typically, the overall filesize probably would have been dramatically smaller if most of the graphics were made in Flash itself.
The lip-sync was great. That's usually something most people have difficult with, but you made it turn out well. A lot of people skimp out by simply tweeing an open mouth over-and-over again (like in cheap animes). The pacing was alright, but there were a few instances which could have probably picked up faster.
Usually, I import my voice overs first, and animate each line of dialogue to go according to the voices, that way everything moves quickly. It seemed like you animated the cartoon first, then added the speech later. Oh well. It's not that big of a deal.
The humor was keen and originally, and seemingly void of cheap fanboy references like the kind seen in Family Guy. I especially liked the little anti-anime thing you said at one point.
Anyway, not bad for a first start. Keep on working, and you'll come up with some great flashes.
Thanks. Actually the problem with the Voice-Overs was we worked out the scene's timing in Audacity, then animated the timing of the cartoon to the sound file.
If you would like to take a look at the .mov version and tell me what you think (I'd really appreciate it) It's got the timing and sound normalization problems worked out, plus more footage and extra jokes. You can find it at http://www.rockstarscomic.com
Anyways, I really appreciate your review.
I like to see someone with the same style as me...
I've been trying to get my point across since Winter 2005/2006: Video game mishaps are very, very dull and overrated. Alright, the first few Mario Mishaps were ok, but soon everyone decided to make annoying bloopers of Mortal Kombat, Mario and Sonic.
Attention people: This cartoon is NOT poorly drawn; It's supposed to be satirical of like 90% of the cartoons you see in the portal.
The best part was the mockery of Luigi having sex with Princess Toadstool. I also laughed at the thing at the end about doing a Matrix parody, and that "it's never been done before!"
The people out there who make the same video game mishaps need to learn a lesson or two in this cartoon. Awesome job, Jerry Jackson!
Newgrounds is supposed to be a place for cartoons.
Yet for some bizarre reason, people with no talent continue to make anti-American, anti-9/11, or anti-Bush slideshows based on importing JPG's of stuff we'e all seen and heard about a million times.
You are not original. This submission is merely an opinion in the form of recycled footage. You figure no one's going to want to listen to your hippie bitching any other time, so you find the only way to get 1,000+ to hear about it at once... Making a .SWF file out of it and putting it on Newgrounds! Wow, what a very whorish thing to do.
There is no quality, animation (you used default effects), artwork, or ANYTHING new and original about this. Usually, this kind of stuff gets blammed, but every now and then one of these cliche anti-9/11 things make it through the portal because young kids who base their political knowledge off Michael Moore and Green Day like to randomly vote 5 on stuff that inflates their egos.
Guess what? You're not the first person to speak out against the government and claim 9/11 was a hoax. 50% of the world already beat you to it five years ago, smart guy.
This is one of the worst animations ever.
1 - There is nothing original about this. As we all know, video game mishaps are overrated. Not only that, but this is the worst rip-off of Mortal Kombat Mishaps I ever saw.
2 - The sprites weren't imported properly and the things you did draw (i.e. Sub-Zero's ice) were badly drawn.
3 - The jokes were old and repetitive. Adding Goku from DBZ? Oh wow, how original. The deaths and few "jokes" were boring and very predictable.
The only reason why this passed judgement is because everyone felt guilty that this was your first cartoon. Oh yeah, plus people on the portal are big fans of crap.
The only murder here is your murder of good taste.
Seeing how you've never stepped foot on a battlefield, read a newspaper, or learned how to speak proper English, it's safe to say you have no valid opinion of this war.
The graphics were mediocre, there was no sound (except from the Carmen song), and a lot of it made no sense. I can tell you're one of those rebellious teenager types who like to act controversal for attention, by tearing apart forms of authority.
From now on, why don't you do some research about the world that comes from sources which aren't lame pop bands?
There is no skill in this cartoon whatsoever.
First, this doesn't even qualify as a cartoon/movie... It's just a lame political rant slideshow with music in the background. You're the reason why entertainment is crap nowadays. People have their heads shoved up their asses because they think they know it all, thus the only form of "art" these days is to have people cram their opinions down our throats.
If you want to get your point across so bad, why don't you just make a rant website instead? Mixing biased political beliefs with entertainment to me is far worse than these "evil icky wars" you complain about.
I watched this thing, and I must say you have no concept of understanding the purposes of wars in general. Look, people die, okay? You can't make it seem like every little problem in the world (and every problem that existed before) is suddenly George Bush's fault.
People die in war for a reason: Because they believe in something so much, that they're willing to give up their life for it.
I don't get why if someone dies in battle, to you they're just a "mindless government drone", but if some hippie like Gandhi or Malcom X protests and dies, they're suddently a heroic martyr.
And for the record, war has existed as long as humans have, pal. Read a book.
People also die in wars because their lead into a false belief. Anyways I dont hate bush. This wasnt about bush it was just to commemorate the people who have dies, kind of a take a moment thing. And just because war has existed since the beginning doesnt mean lets sit on our asses and not evolve beyond being cavemen. I've read plenty of books and could probably outdo anyone on this whole site as far as the history of war and quite a few other things.Thankyou.
Another good movie!
I liked the new Bunny's child molestor-esque attitude the best, plus Buzz Bunny's cameo at the end. Keep up the good work.
Think for a minute...
Alright, from this day forward, you are no longer allowed to play video games. Stop using the internet. Stop listening to music and buying albums. You are no longer allowed to eat anymore. You can never again buy or rent a movie...
Like it or not, as much as you claim to hate "corporations", you're obviously living off them. Since you're making flash cartoons and using Newgrounds, it's safe to say you don't wear a loin cloth and live in the woods. You have to be a hypocrite if you type on a fancy computer, while bitching about consumers and companies. If you hate capitalism so much, what the hell are you doing here? You're technically not allowed to use a computer or the internet.
You are a consumer. Get used to it.
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