Originally, I was a little put off by the style.
I'm not a huge advocate of "mainstream anime" styled cartoons, unless its something like Hayao Miyazaki, Satoshi Kon, etc. Aka, quality animation.
the story of your animation really pulled me in.
At first, I was a little skeptical as to what was going to happen, but it was done nicely. And I think adding Jack giving the little girl candy at the end, was a great touch... shows that he only shows malevolence towards those who ruin the Halloween spirit. Halloween is all about trick-or-treatin' yo!
Regardless, I was quick to get over my gripe about the style, and the, no offense, but poor and somewhat unbelievable script that the characters shared with each other.
I mean, them waltzing into a creepy person's house and Vince's urge to stay didn't quite make sense to me. But regardless, it was good.
If you ARE looking for improvement, and this is just my input:
Make them more of downers on the halloween spirit... like do more than just scare kids and take candy. The witch girl could totally be a whore too... like, she just wants to go to the party to get with cute guys there and hates trick-or-treating or even little kids. Vince and Dugg could totally TP and throw eggs at people's houses and do more crazy things. Maybe Dugg could take candy from little kids by force. If the characters are assholes, we feel a bit more relieved when they get turned into candy. I also felt putting their faces at the end in the candy was unnecessary... leave their fate extremely subtle. Or if anything, have them shake slightly. Candle thing was pretty awesome too.
On a personal note, I felt that the scares and their fates could have been creepier, too. Hands down, the witch girl's little trip was the best, but I didn't feel like her fate was really justified; she wanted to avoid trouble and just go to a party, nothing really wrong with that.
Vince and Dugg sorta of deserved it, but even then, not really... so then it really brings into the question of just how justified is Jack, the spirit of Halloween? Making them bad and extending their trials would be awesome, like all three sort of explore the different parts of the house or something... and meet their creepy end.
Holistically, this was good. I enjoyed it, and the ending was done well, just don't add the whole "help us! save us!" bit at the end.
so THIS is the real answer why the sky is blue. I wish science and history books wud revise their information to give accurate facts. :p
she just wanted someone to play with in the end. gahahahaha. I wudn't have wasted all that time if i were him. if a damn cute wolf girl wants to play, shoot i'd be game, dunno wut HE'S running from, lol
i can't believe the stuff you come up with. Simply amazing. But what I can't believe is... it's over?? Just when it was getting good too ><
This one was pretty good.
Felt really bad for the kid tho :(
I loved how smooth it was, and the taunts Ace uses.
This series is good, keep it up.
This animation, seriously, blew my face off.
This thing is sooo well animated, everything was smooth, flowed well, and my favorite parts were when that robot thing was standing in the flames, going "what should i do with you?"
And I love it how you don't show what's happening to the guy as he's getting ripped apart. Oh, and i loved what he said. "Welcome to my lair, said the spider to the fly"? Lol, don't remember it quite well, but I know it made me smile.
Keep up this awesome work, this is by far one of the best animations I've seen on Newgrounds.
It was a fun and creative idea, and i LOVED the animation for this. Was almost real commercial quality.
I loved their face expressions too, it wasn't at all unrealistic at all. Everything was convincing and great. Keep up the good work :)
Altho this isn't the GREATEST animation that i've seen, i still enjoyed it. About how kids want to be things when they're little, and the clever idea the mom gets. I loved it all and how realistic it was.
Kids do wish to be things that they can't be, and parents do find ways to change kids back around. I couldn't stop smiling until the end.
I do admit i did burst out laughing when he got hit, but then the pictures at the ending credits really got me.
It made me tear up slightly. How sad would it be to lose your child just like that?
And just when he didn't want to be a ghost anymore.
I loved this, great job.
Right on the button, friend. :)
You've pretty much explained every direction I tried to go with this animation.
Thanks for the lengthy and positive review!
it was alright...
I liked the idea that u decided to make an animation about a chess, and i loved the whole symbolism about being a pawn and wanting to be more... but it started feeling off with the idea of the princess piece.
I mean yeah, ur not sticking to the chess entirely, which i understand, but nevertheless, I thought it was pretty weird how a princess piece existed, how she randomly goes out into the battlefield. And how she falls in love with the pawn and then she was willing to marry the horse? She was okay with it? Even though the pawn saved her and she "loved" him? Whacked, and weird how the horse piece was actually a pawn, that didn't make sense either. If so, where's the "real" horse piece? And after he was heart-broken about "losing" the princess (even that was ambiguous), he instantaneously falls in love with the black princess chess piece.
I respect ur idea of making this animation, but I just believe that the story behind this one wasn't well put together. Plus, adding in pieces that don't exist in real chess is also pretty funky...
If u were going to, why not make a town of chess pieces and have more in depth story with that? That wud be pretty cool.
Love ur animation, music choice was alright, but i still believe the story wasn't so well put together.
It was really frightening to see that this may as well become our reality... our future. A good sorta eye-opener... but i noticed that the film focused more on the events than on the main character, which i sort of deemed unnecessary if this was more on WW3 than on the character. I mean, it's good to see destruction from the stand point of one lone female, but it sort of became unnecessary... unless u r making more.
I'm guessing she shot the soldiers, either cuz she went crazy or they tried to rape her, but that's just my assumption.
Regardless, an excellent animation with really cool and stunningly real effects. Hope you make more.
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