So yeah, pretty sweet animation.
I loved that Darnell's lips were so stereotypically huge-- pretty hilarious move.
Opening credits being done as drawings on paper in front of Pico = awesome and creative. Nice.
Who was the guy pumping weights?
Also, on the computer, written in Wingdings 2, is the words "Angry Face."
I love when little things are put in animations to make them even more fun for the observant watcher. I read below about the equation on the board-- Love it! Great way to pay homage to other artists/creations!
Overall, cool fight, although it's kinda weird to have Tom Fulp be the hero that saves the day.
OMG, you just deciphered it! I added it to make the computer more alien-like but to see that someone took the time to look for it makes me really happy. Thanks for that. :)
The guy pumping weights was MindChamber, he is part of the NG staff. He makes cool animations plus he did the preloader of this year's Pico Day.
I couldn't shake the feeling that this shares a lot in common with that show, "Venture Bros." In particular, that scene where ton's of ninjas are on the son.
Top Notch Work
I have been very pleased with the quality of the pico day submissions-- and this was definitely a top notch addition to the bunch.
Gotta love Darnell shaking his head at the end.
Also, when the bandits first enter the grocery store, Pico slides some cereal over to look at them-- the cereals name is "NG-O's," which I appreciated, just because animations should always have something extra for those that pay close attention.
Very nice work. Perhaps not the smoothest animations, but the use of conversation bubbles to let the audience have some control of the pacing was well done (especially because the foreground pictures looked so good!) Also, the bus blowing up/pan up of Pico standing heroically with the emptied rocket launcher... pretty epic stuff.
Also, when the "son" takes off his mask in the easter egg scene, he uses his left hand, but the thumb is facing outward-- basically, it's his right hand coming from his left side.
Best... Weebl... EVER!
Loved it! The scene on the elevator by itself was good enough to warrant a second viewing.
Lighting was great.
Music was cool, lyrics humorous if odd (not as odd as most Weebl creations honestly, but still very cool).
Woot! Let's watch it again! Kinda surprised it isn't an automatic loop like normal-- but whatev!
Philosophy Through Art
I was pleased to see Jszostak's interpretation of your animation (read a few below this review)-- I'm glad others can see that this actually has some depth-- albeit some ambiguity. The father's appearance and behavior seemed especially important-- he was completely black, a void of color and connection. I would think the animation was more a comment on lack of connection than lack of control-- but definitely see how it could be interpreted another way. When it's this ambiguous, it's hard to say for sure what the author truly intended.
As far as animation goes, I thought the use of filters and blurring to denote depth was masterfully done. The father's movement, especially during the brief close-up, was amazing; very fluid and appropriately blurred.
Anyways-- very cool animation. Keep up the good work!
It's awesome that people are thinking about this little thing and offering their own interpretations. I could've gone into detail describing the meaning, but I think that (like most things) people who like it will get more out of it if they can look at it from their own angle.
Sort of like some kind of an animated rorschach test?
Okay but I'll stop now. Thanks for your review~!
Puny Eukaryotic Beings!
Great frame by frame animation, awesome voice acting, and a very humorous look at anime.
Also, when they shoot the cook the first time, someone drops the f-bomb, which sort of negates the first f-bomb joke that comes later.
LOVE IT-- I'm sure by now that Egoraptor could submit a flash animation of a dog crapping and I would give it a 5 just cause he made it, but this animation definitely deserves a 5/5 on its own merits.
I taught fourth grade English for two years-- watching this seems oddly therapeutic. In fact, if you weren't a 19 year old student, I would have guessed you had taught as well-- hopefully you didn't have a teacher that actually acted like this as your inspiration!
This is a fine entry, with good voice acting, a unique presentation of humor, and pretty fluid animation, as well as perfect music. However, what impresses me the most is watching how quickly you have improved your skills, both in presentation and story telling (although the story in this is decidedly odd, it is told in a very humorous way). Having watched and enjoyed all of your other submissions, but being keenly aware of areas where you needed improvement, I was very pleased to watch a lot of the flaws of your previous works (slow and disjointed storytelling and jerky animation) get ironed out in this piece.
Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see what you can come up with next-- hopefully you'll have some time between classes to entertain us some more!
I bought LFD yesterday, so this is rather well timed for me :P
I would definitely play that game-- I especially liked that mushroom tank!
Very cool and well done!
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