Animation is perfect. Music is wonderful. But...
It lacks sound effects, and sound makes the movie. Even many music videos make light use of sound effects. By electing not to use any, this animation seems rough, incomplete, and to be honest, it's even a little boring. You're talented and you'll do very well, but only if you finish your projects. You can have a lot of sound effects and still keep the focus on your soundtrack choices. For your next project I recommend adding sound to keep your animations from feeling repetitive and bland. There's an excellent project buried in here, though, make no mistake of it.
The only other criticism I can levy is that your brilliant frame-by-frame was marred by the occasional and obvious use of tweens, object stretching, and so forth. Maybe there's a better way to mask them.
I'm not going to repeat everyone by praising you, so just assume it from my rating. That said, I would like to give some serious constructive criticism.
I've noticed a rising trend of 'music video'-type animations that use one music track set to an animation. This is beginning to become irksome, especially with animations that have great potential like yours. Sound effects seem to be a thing of the past, and they really should not be.
You can have the music be a focal point of the animation without it being overpowering. Watch some full movie trailers - you'll see that they integrate the movie, music, and sound effects to draw you into them. This animation lacked drive, it lacked intensity, because there was no sound track to speak of. When cannons fired, there was no explosion. When dragons spewed fire, there was not a sound. And that, for me, makes it very hard to immerse myself in an animation and accept its characters and story.
So I found this movie lacking, unfortunately, and believe it is overrated. It could be much more if it didn't hold itself back as it does.
That was fucking awesome.
I mean, like, imagine that two rockin' naked lesbians jump on top of each other and start playing tonsil hockey while gyrating and groping. Outside the window, there's a fucking Tyrannosaurus Rex climbing into a Panzer tank which is mounted on the side of a nuclear submarine. Now, simultaneously, there's a meteor the size of Wisconsin plummeting toward Earth. This meteor is made solely of compressed G.I. Joe action figures. The Tyrannosaurus Rex drives his tank off the side of the nuclear submarine onto the lesbian lovers, the meteor crashes into the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and when they all implode, they vaporize every known copy of Indiana Jones 4 on the planet. Then Captain Planet is summoned.
That would be approximately three percent as awesome as this animation.
The most disturbing (and oddly, realistic) depiction of a nuclear holocaust I've seen in media since Terminator 2. Very well-done, as is to be expected for all the time you've put into these episodes.
Well, you've done things in Flash I couldn't have imagined. It's not that I thought they were impossible, it's that they were beyond anything I could have thought. The music was a bit icky, but this is by far more stylish and unique than anything on Newgrounds. Don't stop animating! Your artistic progression is mind-boggling and your next animation... well, you are a star.
Not too shabby!
It was of suitable length and managed not to be too low of video quality, which is pleasantly surprising. You maintained a nice style throughout and the fighting wasn't bad either.
However, my big issue here is with the sound. The music fit at first, but didn't really work with the fight scenes. Also, when the voice acting came in, it was way too dulled and distant even when the protagonist was supposed to be screaming.
If you work out the sound details, though, it could shape up to be a rather charming little flick.
I love you.
I always think you can't get any stranger, and every time I'm proven wrong. I... I'll never get that song out of my head. Never. It's embedded in me like the Star Wars Rap and The Ultimate Showdown. Ridin' On a Murshaq Back.
(By the way, are they sometimes aggressive? I saw one the other day and he looked kind of mean, but it could have been the whiskers)
Cute. Very cute.
"Everything is gay when you taste that salty spray"? Was that intentional? Other than that, I loved the style--everything you've done is unique and original and this is no exception. Very cute. I don't think there's anything this cute and light-hearted as this animation on Newgrounds. It was like peeking back into Nickelodeon.
You are the only artist on this entire site who can invoke feelings about something in so short a time. Salad Fingers is a fantastic character who's deeper than the Marianas Trench, and now we get the Pulch. I love the Pulch, and it gave me happy vibes. I hereby declare September 9th to be Unofficial Pulch-Mourning Day in honor of that splendid tree.
And poor Luxembourg, and so soon after the passing of dear Montenegro... so much suffering!
Yet your work inspires hope in us all, that we may one day exude the vibes of pure happiness and take on the responsibility of the Pulch in its stead.
Keep up the marvelous work, Mr. Firth.
See this animation, kiddies? THIS is how you do a tribute! A slideshow of the first page of images off of Google is a disgrace.
Bleego, you actually took the time to capture Steve Irwin in quintessential (and wonderfully caricatured) form. Visually, it's the best one you've done so far. Stylistically, it also captured a little bit of heaven. Sound-ally, it wasn't bad but the voice clips were lower than the other effects or something. Violence-ally and interactivity-ally, there's none to speak of, and finally, it made me laugh.
A bit short, but fantabeaulificent for the amount of time you had to make it.
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