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So a while back Cartoon Network ran a pitch competition where you could pitch an idea. I didn't win, but I thought it was a fun enough concept to take a little further with. So over the last couple of months I've been tinkering away with fleshing out the concept a bit.

It's rough around the edges and there's things I'd do differently, but it's time to work on some new projects as this was taking me a fair bit of time to get through now that I've been taken up freelancing.

To get a bit of background on it here's my original submission: [link]
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Given 2012-01-09
Glitchd Intro by ~cronobreaker ( Featured by nasakii )
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
It's very cute and I like it :) But as anyone else pointed out, the animation can be better. Why not try to add a bit more frame-by-frame instead of having everything tweened?
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eppoif1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I do have a bit of a quarrel wit the animation, the designs are great, but the way the characters move, specifically while they're running's a bit off to me.
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eppoif1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Cute, this seems like something I would watch.
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love the character designs and the very polished artwork and backgrounds given to it, but I felt that the animation did injustice to your designs and settings.

I dunnoe, quite a few scenes have really bad pacing or timmings on the animation. like it felt "slow" despite the upbeat and fast music.

like that monster arm grabbing the kid in the starting into the TV, I felt it could be more faster and forceful to give more impact to it.

it felt slow and I think it was a irk to me being someone who also does animation, felt it could had some impact.


the rest of the scenes also follow the same issue, I think your tweens are probably slightly too stretched out to deliver the speed it could had being intended for.

I dunnoe if its just a mockup initially, but after going through some quick checks on your other animation works, it seems like this is your current style. but yeah, I felt its sorta "slow" for such a upbeat and fast intro, which was really nicely composed.


but yeah, its a shame really, if the animation pacing and timming was abit more faster and edgier, I think it would really be great cause I really love the polished characters and the design of the entire set.
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
just to addon, heres a flash animation that has the videogame theme to it too.

[link]
I cant find the actual .swf file of it on the internet, and that video does injustice to its actual speed of it as theres a slight drop in framerate from the video capture.

also motion tweened, but has really good speed and timming to its action. and also great use of gradients for special effects, which I also noticed in your animation that you didnt really fully utilize gradients for some of the effects that could be used in some scenes like your female character doing a magic spell cast, which was just a green vector blob.
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cronobreaker Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for constructive feedback. I really appreciate it. Every animation I work on I always see areas for improvements and there's definitely a look that I'm always trying to achieve but haven't fully grasped the medium yet. I've only ever taught myself but always wanted to do do a proper professional course. Maybe sometime in the future:)
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yeah, self-thought is a great alternative, tho slower I guess. I'm also a self-thought animator and I'm also slowly improving on my craft over the years.

when I hear some friends who went into professional animation courses, I kinda was quite shocked about the amount of stuff they have to do and had to learn that I thought to myself, I probably would end up hating animation if I went into this back when I first started out lol.... just saying that, these dedicated courses really filter out the passionate ones to succeed and be good at it in a short time. Which I personally felt that back then when I started out on animation, I just wanted to self-learn animation for the fun of it lol.
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the DD! I wish Cartoon Network had actually gone through with this idea!
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Bigguy11757 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That would've been awesome!
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kidchuckle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow!
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Dominator6 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awesome! They should totally make a tv show about that. Love the music <3
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chalengerx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Do you know what won?
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spasticbenji Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Jeez, who did win then? :P

This is an awesome Legend of Zelda meets Tales meets Cartoon Network.
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Tarred-and-Feathered Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome you absolutely should have won!
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SaMtRoNiKa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are great! :) would be great as a cartoon show! keep on! one day you will do it, I'm sure :) kises!
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SachQuatch Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad it didn't get accepted. Looked nifty to me.
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Siouxstar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though I'm not 8-12 years old, I would still watch it. If it came from a dA member, it's going on my DVR.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
This is awesome! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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fritogotlayed Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Dude, that was awesome. I really hope you get somewhere with this idea. I really enjoyed the intro!
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Aretasim Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Hehe
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rhinestoner Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is amazing!! great job :D
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buckheadgar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
that was awesome very scott pilgrim esque
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kagamin3Len Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to watch this. . . .
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TazerJMarks Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
i would love this to be a series!
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STickelman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist
wow!Amazing!!i don know what say!!:D but i love that cruel devil!!nice work!:))
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LightLoveAngel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that'd be sucha cool cartoon, i'd totally watch it o:
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MA-Graphics Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is very cool :clap:
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clearwater04 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
its cute
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Slash0mega Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE,
do NOT do the many mistakes shows of this nature due that really offset the world it takes place,
examples include inconsistent hud (score display and such) or changing the battle system out of no where......

if you want a wide verity of game styles, i would recommend making a fictional multicart. look up the game "action 52" for a example of what i'm talking about. then you can have the charitors chase him through many games.
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keroseneSteve Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that IS AWESOME.
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Redbookbluebook Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This is so awesome~! I would totally watch that since it made me laugh. I love the looks of the characters and the bits of personality you can glean from that short intro. You did a fantastic job.
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AeonsShadow Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I'd so watch that! XD
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PiPeRn-n Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
its done so well! whats the girls power? unclean hands attack!?
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suramene Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
this is pretty groovy
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TATARA14 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
wow completely awsum n the characters r uuuuuuuber cute!!!!!!!!


~but there's a side to you
that I never knew, never knew
all the things you'd say
they were never true, never true,
and the games you play
you would always win, always win~ ADELE!!! <3
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SciFiPenguin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
this is the best thing ever
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AleMexx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, Why do i have a chrange feeling that this should be a real show on Nicktoons ??
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XxDe-JixX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Sounds like Scott Pilgrim music. :D
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A-Rob Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!

i would totally check this out!
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des1gnerman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I dig it
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Ophiguris Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This Is Great! I'm Sure It Would Have Been Amazing, And It Would Have Been Nice To See A DECENT Cartoon For Once - Today's TV Is Just. . . Bad : P.

Good Luck With Future Endeavors :].
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Watching this just made me really, really happy. :D
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oCrystal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this ever became a show... I think id watch it.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DD! :iconbwavoplz:

-Scarlet
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CHBININJA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Artist
I think this should have won that Idea Pitch! ((I actually submitted an Idea to that too but it wasn't my own idea i put the idea as "But Naruto Back On B*itches!"))
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DoReMiMagical114 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
how did you not win this??
is there a website to all the submissions are or is it over?
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nicholasGaunt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I think that was... AWESOME!
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Talis-Man Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
neat. very Scott Pilgrim-y. plus I like that pink haired girl, she's neat. I'm Sorry to hear about your rejection, this is MUCH better than all the crap they have on CN right now. but it seems that this cartoon wasn't "Spontaneously outrageously ludicrously randomly Makes you feel like you got hit on the head and put into a coma while you were high off your ass" enough. plus this art looks like it was done by a professional cartoonist, and not a ten year old hyped up on sugar coated rum cake. you know, like how Adventure Time is.
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Lu-1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
great animation, may I have a link to the song? :3
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Kjdragon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
MAN THIS IS AWESOME HOW DARE THEY!
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