All 54 movie Reviews

The Naruto Collab II The Naruto Collab II

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty sweet!

It wasn't one of those super long collabs, just the length of a good song, which seemed to work quite well with the animation. The variety of animation styles was also quite appealing, and despite the variety, all the submissions were of good quality. It was extra awesome when the parts would match the music.
My only real complaint would be that section without animation. I'm not sure whether it was intentional or not, but the music seems to glitch a bit during that scene (I don't have a real problem with the lack of animation). Furthermore, maybe a little biography on the artists would've been nice; perhaps a little cliche, but sometimes I like to read them.
Overall though, very nice collab, I enjoyed it!

The Only Thing I Know The Only Thing I Know

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nicely done

Smooth, slick animation paired with nice drawings. On top of that, a clear and justified argument, somehow to capture your views without imposing them on others (necessarily). On a side note, I agree with your view, for the most part.

The dynamic and changing animation styles were also quite appealing, in reference to your use of a character, a hand puppet, sprites, and some real life footage, which I think really aided your point concerning the balance that needs to be struck between life and games.

I could probably go on listing things I was impressed by in your animation, but I should also mention that there were quite a few pictures and stills, and not a lot of animation. Sure, what was animated was (in my eyes) good, but if there was a little more, it would be... more interesting? Unfortunately, in doing so, adding humorous animations of your view of video game addicts may just as well detract from the credibility (due to apparent bias) of your message. As is, I liked it, enjoy life (some more)!

CirrusEpix responds:

You are right. I could have animated more, but one must strike a balance between "message and box."

Blue Tot and Birdy Bird Blue Tot and Birdy Bird

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Short and a bit scrappy

The art itself was slightly less than decent on the whole, unfortunately. Whilst it looks okay, little things stand out as scrappy, for example the 20cm or so river, the tree with its roots put in through erasing part of it, and the uneven brush lines (in general).
This animation featured mostly motion tweening and looping symbols. Furthermore, the little bit of frame by frame was quite obviously rushed. Animation is a pain in the butt, but if you could just put in a few more frames and be more careful about how it's done, it'll make your animation look much better, like when the bird poops on his tongue, he seems to wipe it away, and it sort of disappears. Perhaps you could animate it being slowly wiped off onto the ground.
Lastly, besides the length, you need more sound. The sound the blue fuzz makes when mocking the bird would almost be more appropriate for the bird defecating on the blue fuzz. Other sounds could include frustration at the bird and something similar but not quite the sound you used for him mocking the bird.
It was alright though, keep working on it!

Stress Bunny Stress Bunny

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Pretty nice and smooth

A relaxing and well done frame by frame animation.
The detail put into each frame seems great, and personally I'd struggle to have the patience to do something (for a specific example, I'm looking at the waves near the beginning of the piece).
Whilst I like it and it is very good, there are still a few issues with it. The length is decent, but sometimes small segments seem a little jerky or rushed. Furthermore, the song is a little soft and fuzzy... Despite that, it's not bad, and it sort of fits into the background as a song which isn't too obtrusive.
Simple tip though- end the song before the animation starts again. As is, the music is playing multiple times since it's running as I"m writing this review, and it's starting to overlap each other many times, ruining it ever so slightly. All you need is to put a keyframe at the end of your animation, select the song, and set it to "stop" instead of start, as I'm guessing you have it set to.
It was good though, looking forward to any future work of yours =)

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StressBunnyInc responds:

thank you for your very detailed review
i didnt realize that my video would loop like that while uploading im goiing to fix that and repost
you had said that certain parts of my animation seemed rushed, may i ask which parts?
im probably going to delete this video and fix it
it took so long i was just kind of rushing it finaly being done
it is very tiresome drawing every frame for like 735 frames

hope to hear from you again soon k<3

N.U.K.E. N.U.K.E.

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It was pretty well done, actually!

When I first read your description, I was prepared for the worst... I didn't quite expect someone who supposedly just turned from sprites to actual animation to have anything of quality.

I have to say your drawings are actually of quite high quality. Not necessarily the best, but certainly good enough to warrant a good animation. I like your use of effects too, such as the smoke and the explosion of the nuke. They were very well executed, in my opinion.

Furthermore, you did the music quite well, there was no dialogue, but the story was moving, in its own small way, all thanks to everything that you put together. If you were to make another animation, my only help I could offer would be to make it a little longer (perhaps? This was of a good length though, I think) and I guess you could slowly work on the frame by frame. It'll be painful, but your art would certainly look good if you put the effort into putting in more frame by frame. You certainly have the still art down!

Looking forward to future pieces from you =)

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Bonehead: The Cereal Box Bonehead: The Cereal Box

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It was pretty good!

You have a nice drawing style (maybe neaten your handwriting just a little bit at the beginning when you tell us that "this gets better"). The animation is smooth, and as a whole it's very random, which I like =)
The only real issue i have is probably with the sound. The sound you use for being hit or an impact is used again and again, which maybe is find for you, but I find it makes it a little boring. The other other problem is I can't understand what the voice is saying when he uses the laser bazooka thing (maybe I wasn't meant to understand?) and what Bonehead says before he says the cereal is good.
Otherwise, as i said, there's no real issues with this. Good ideas, drawings, animation (delicious radial), and sort of entertaining too. I'd be looking forward to future parts of this series, keep it up! =)

Spread His Wings Spread His Wings

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I don't quite get the joke

I think it has to do with the parrots/birds being the turtle's parents, but never mind.

The drawings themselves were okay, but I can tell *someone* was being lazy with the animation. It was largely motion tween with a looping mouth for when the parrot talks.

The music was alright (at least it seemed fitting to me), the voice was clear, and the joke wasn't that great... So I suppose the only real piece of advice there is for me to offer is to put more time into making everything- less motion tween and looping, please =)

Insanimation responds:

OK, thanks. There was a bit of FBF, but not much..

Guitar Hero Hat Guitar Hero Hat

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Hahaha, pretty funny actually =)

Short, simple, to the point, well animated, nice drawings, and a nice idea too!
Of course, there were a few tiny issues, one being the length, another being a little bit of a glitch at the replay button (the guy moves a bit, which is easily solved through onion skin, I would think?) and the looping music hat, which was pretty good except when it skips a little between loops... I'm listening to it as I'm writing this review, and it put me off a little =P
So basically I'm saying this was a good animation with only the slightest of imperfections. Hoping to see future work from ya! =D

Dinner with Frenchie Dinner with Frenchie

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Was pretty good!

I liked the animation and drawings, looked real good (although the jokes weren't very appealing to me =/) and it wasn't particularly short either. Maybe because I'm not so familiar with the movie, but I had a chuckle or two anyways =P
It's good since there's hardly any parts where there's overwhelming silence, so I'm really not sure what to suggest... Maybe to let those bracketed words appear for longer than they do... I can't read them quite fast enough...
It was good though!

Bobert-Rob responds:

Yeah, a lot of the jokes in this are pretty matrix saturated, so knowing the source material really helps enjoy it. Oh well, glad you got some enjoyment out of it anyway!

Welcome To Sam's Club Welcome To Sam's Club

Rated 3 / 5 stars

It was alright I guess

Maybe I haven't experienced something like that so I wouldn't know, nor think it was really funny...
There wasn't actually too much animation although the drawings were okay (except for the assistant guy at the end... he was extraordinarily messed up). The voices were understandable and wasn't done too badly. The backgrounds were relatively effective too, even if they weren't drawn. The swearing also seemed a little excessive, and as a whole, I didn't find the jokes funny at all (personal opinion).
In general, this was more of a sound clip with mostly-static pictures, although it didn't look too bad. =)

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