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*EDIT* A DD? Oh mai~

Many tanks to *KaiThePhaux and ^NikiVandermosten for the feature. Many tanks for you~

My Round 2 entry into TOFA 2010, hosted over at Albinoblacksheep.com

The theme for the second round was "One wish" and thus we had to make a 30 second - 10 minute animation in 18 days centered around that theme.

I wanted to do something different since i've heard the others using genie's and what not. So here's the story of Bear Bear, who's only wish is to be loved~

Feel free to pass on critique on the animation side of things, ah needs improvements~

Also, there are a total of 10 OC cameos, see if you can spot'm all~

Royality free music provided by Kevin MacLeod: [link]

Sound effects by Soundsnap: [link]

TOFA 2010 Hosted by Albinoblacksheep.com: [link]

TOFA 2010 Sponsored by ADOBE
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-08-13
TOFA 2010 R2: Bear Bear by *Zeurel "I choose this Deviation because it really speaks to the child in your heart. You remember your first stuffed animal, and it's really interesting seeing it from the bear's point of view. The animation style is just so original and smooth, it's like watching a movie. The entire sequence is so well-done, and the music, so fitting, that I really believe it deserves this Daily Deviation. Simply brilliant work." ( Suggested by KaiThePhaux and Featured by NikiVandermosten )
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I'm not just giving you all 5 stars because all of your works are amazing, I'm giving you 5 stars because this could be your best creation yet.

Josh, your animation skills are top caliber, and between characters like this stuffed bear and Black Ace, you could bring a new level of horror to flash animations. The dream sequence felt like it was the reality at the time, due to the behaviors of Ashley and how probable that note could of been in reality. The opening alone leading to the bear's arrival at Ashley's house was filled with dramatic suspense, and I loved the way you had characters communicate through the spasmodic text method implemented in this film. Overall, this flash replicates a nightmare that most kids have, but with such dead on precision that it deserves a special mention.

Vision: You took a common nightmare and made it seem real, that's pretty impressive by any means.
Originality: The musical scores from Kevin are so perfect for this movie, it's almost as if they were made for it. Plus the opening part was pretty unique, compared to most "The parent arrived at home with a new toy" stories.
Technique: I love your animation technique, it's gorgeous, fast paced, and filled with emotion. Character movements seem natural and the positioning always gives viewers the perfect angle for watching.
Impact: Haunting, mesmerizing, gorgeous, brilliantly devised, I could keep adding more words to describe the impact of the film, but the end point is still the simple over-exaggeration of how amazing this flash is.

These shorts that you've been doing recently show amazing originality and great style, and I hope you keep making more fantastic films like this in the future. :)
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Top notch animation is something I have come to expect from your animations and this is no let-down. Despite the undisputable quality of this short I have a few comments, some of which are a bit subjective so don't take them as a critique to your skills.

Chase sequence montage From what I see in your style, you like to go into detail within the movement of your characters, which is great for the long dramatic bits of your scenes, but sometimes make your battle and chase scenes feel a bit slow and "cumbersome". Making more cuts within the chase and even some hyperfragmenting (making lots of small cuts throughout the scene) could really help pick up the pace and even do good to the already palpable suspence and fear.
Musical SFX As to incidential sounds like punches, running, and the like, your choice is quite good, but adding certain musical "umph" to certain little events within a scene could punch up the story and emotion of what's happening. I'm not saying you didn't do this at all, but some more strings in a crescendo or some sudden "punches" of different instruments in fortissimo would help accentuate fear, or the suspence that the thing is catching up or relentless in its pursuit.
Expressions You have always been great in the expressions you animate and your exceptionally good in making creepy/psychotic smiles. Though I don't know if you purposely put them in, but the kid's expressions when the bear isn't beside him and is painting creepy stuff seem a bit too comical for the scene that is unfolding... if this was deliberate and you wanted to lower the fear factor a bit then you did well. If not that's something you can surely fix next time ^^.

Besides what I commented the whole thing is awesome, entertaining, and gets the job done. I only put 4 stars in originality cause well, it's not exactly the first or second time I see a story about a traumatized toy going nuts... but it's not like I have seen too much of it either.
Well done and once more, awesome animation ^^
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HopeInONE Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Bit spooky for me but i love how you've made the animation ayh.
Great job on this.
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Livsam12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
This was amazing art and horror.I give it 5 stars.You were focioused on the setting and everything.Bravo
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N1CK0L1E Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O My GARSH! this is gonna give me Nightmares!!! 

You did a good job tho... in a creepy way. :0
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commando5017 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... creepy. but very good! nice work
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electrichedgehog09 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have a plush animal Thats also named Bear-Bear, and I still sleep w/ him...how ironic. I love the animation
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Birishimi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
O             -                O

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InsideTheFro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well I won't look at my stuffed animals the same way ever again...I am a dummy! 
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HarrySaxon1234 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was cute.. then it was scary
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Katieladybuggie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
for some reason... i think this is like slender... i don't know why
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sajadmohassan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dude, we know you use adobe flash
but there no point to put adobe logo in preloader
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