The voices were so accurate it was scary. It parodied the Epic Meal Time series perfectly, but even though the art itself was good (identical to the cartoon), the animation could use some work, it needed to be more fluid at some points. Still, great job on this. 4/5 and 8/10.
What can I say...?
The art, the quality of the voice acting and the choice of music were all good, but the concept itself, well...
I understand that the purpose of the movie is to make a point (memes are a cheap way to try to get laughs, and they're so overused they're not funny anymore). But apparently you guys didn't do a very good job making that point clear.
Honestly, the first time I saw it I thought it was more a "tribute" to the memes than a parody of them, and I chuckled a little, but the flash was over so quickly that I got confused at the end.
Overall, I think it wasn't as bad as other stuff I've seen, I kinda liked the memes you chose (although falcon punch is kind of old). The flash as a whole is okay, it wasn't very clear what your intentions were, but at least you tried. It's 7/10 and 4/5 this time.
On a side note, according to Know your Meme, MLP is now considered a "subculture", not a "meme" anymore. Not sure if you knew that already.
Not bad at all!
I like how you animated the battle fbf and you actually show the battle instead of just special effects and shaky camera movements. Good music choice too, it's always best to use music you make yourself or from the Audio Portal. The humor was good too, the ending was priceless.
The only thing is, as others have said, including yourself, is the voice acting. It's not as bad as you think though, maybe if you practiced more or got someone else to do the voice acting. Of course, that depends on you. I think if you're gonna keep making stuff like this, is best that you focus on animating, which is what you already do well instead of practicing voice acting and spending money on better quality recording instruments.
Still, it's up to you to decide what to do. Keep up the good work, I hope to see more from you in the future. It's 4/5 and 9/10 from me this time.
Yeah ,I was thinking about getting somebody else to do the voice acting too next time.
Thanks for the review!
The quality of the voice was awesome, the music was a nice touch but the best was that it is both informative and funny. I already knew that the pronunciation of the words is very important because it changes the meaning, and that example with "ma" was hilarious, specially the "you f--- a horse".
I hope you're planning a "Lesson 2" of this because it's amazing, keep it up. 4/5 and 9/10 from me.
Doesn't feel like you...
I know why it got rejected. Just as the rest of your animations, the voice acting quality is great, and also the art/animation, but the problem is the humor, it's just not the kind of humor that makes you so great.
You usually write stuff that's either clever or just random, and most of the time it works and it's funny, but the problem with this one is that it's very predictable. I just had to read the title to know what was gonna happen.
And the other thing, the very detailed wrinkled face at the end is almost like a "signature" joke, something that is very common on your flashes, and it's good, because it makes the main joke funnier, but using it as the punchline for the whole flash is just...not a good idea, you're using a common joke as the main one, and you've never done that on any of your other flashes, it made me smile but that's it.
I know you just submitted this to "fill up" the space between submissions, but still, it just seems like you're stopping to care so much about the humor that made you so well known, almost like if you thought "oh well, until I finish my new flash, I'll submit this old one that got rejected, Newgrounds is going to frontpage and insta-five it anyways".
That's just my opinion, still, most of the flash is good, so I give you a 4/5 and 7/10. Hope whatever you make in the future is, well, nothing like this. I'm a big fan of your flashes and I don't want that to change.
I remember seeing this one
A few months ago, I don't know but I forgot to review it, so I do it now.
I really liked it, specially the voices, pretty high quality sound, and also your art style is cool. Simple backgrounds but characters are well animated and drawn, plus the lip-syncing is very accurate, which is not something that is very easy to do, and I also like how you used only songs of the Audio Portal.
I will give you a 5/5, and a 9/10, took 1 point off because well, it's a story you didn't create yourself. The "you are the demons" part made me actually laugh the first time I saw it, but again, it's not your story. Still, that's no reason to give you a low score.
Okay, I hope you create more stuff in the future, looking forward to your next flash.
Now make a REAL flash which you can put this intro in. Really, buddy, put more effort, don't submit stuff you make in one sitting.
First of all, saying "try to enjoy" and "I'll be able to do quality animations soon" implies that you already know the flash is not good and you didn't put much effort into it. If you yourself think that, what do you think others would say about it?
Want advice? Work on a good script, solid jokes, spend time making good backgrounds, don't copy other people's styles (Cyanide and Happiness) or at least do that right, get a good quality microphone, and don't submit anything you're not proud of.
Hope you continue to practice, and I expect more from you in the future, but it's a 1/5 and 4/10 for me this time.
Thanks for the review,
This is a practice animation to learn animation a bit better before jumping into more serious projects. Because this is not a "serious project", I didn't put in all the effort this animation most likely deserved.
Hmm, I hardly see how this follows the "Cyanide and Happiness" style, their bodies are more square for one. All I did was draw a few circles and lines. If I wanted to copy their "style", I wouldn't float around the boat, I'd use the good old fashion copy and paste technique.
Thanks for the advice! And thanks again for the honest review, any advice will not be discarded. :)
Not bad, but you could improve a few things...
When I saw the title, I immediately thought: "Oh, cool! a flash about pokemon as real animals, this has a lot of potential!!" Sadly I was disappointed I didn't get to see Squirtle depicted as a realistic turtle or even Pikachu as a mouse, instead, the starter pokemons got replaced with...a dog, a cat and a snake? kind of sad, but I let that one go. Now to the actual review.
First, the voice/music/sfx. I don't know if it's the microphone you used or the amount of compression of the audio, but the quality of the sound was not very good, and with flashes with voice acting, you shouldn't save space by compressing audio, it should be the highest quality possible, keep that in mind for the next one. But I did like the fact that you used real music from pokemon games, thumbs up to that.
Second, the art, it's okay if that's your style for the characters, simplistic is not bad, it's actually better, because it's easier for the author to animate and easier for the watchers to remember, but come on, at least make decent backgrounds, it looked like you drew them in one minute, and most of the time there was no background at all.
Third, the humor. When I saw that proffesor Oak didn't remember Gary's name (just like in the games) I though: "Oh no, please, no, not that same joke again, please!!" and of course, you did it...I think it's the third time I see that joke, Oak not remembering his own grandson's name, Ash saying some insult, and Oak believing it is in fact his grandson's name...
Not sure how many pokemon parodies you have seen, but try not to copy jokes, even by accident. This joke was like almost a tradition, so it's okay, but just saying, be careful. For the rest of the humor, it was okay, but please, don't use memes, I'm serious, they're not funny. If they're just slight references and placed in the correct situations, they're funny, otherwise it looks like you forced them into the flash, and they just look out of place or something.
I guess that's it, I can't say much about the story, it's a parody so you don't have to think up a story, just try to follow the actual events from Pokemon, but with funny twists, and you will do fine.
I look forward to your sequel, I'm sure you will improve. But for now, you get 7/10 and 4/5
Good to see another E rated flash from you ;)
As of the animation itself, the fbf was great, it's a plus that you drew the characters with your own style instead of with Dan Paladin's, and the choice of music was good (I didn't even knew there was a full version of the Castle Crashers theme with better quality). The effects of fire and lightning were great too.
The only thing that bothers me are that it's WAY too short, so when it just started to get interesting it cuts, it was disappointing. Also, as others have mentioned, it's not the best idea to use the prefix "CC" for Castle Crashers, because most will think it means "Clock Crew". Well, I hope you keep making more stuff like this, 9/10 and 4/5 for you this time.
PS: The first time I played the game, I chose Red and my brother chose Orange (Soooo to me Red won in this flash xD)
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