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TheAngelWolf13 Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
@01:28Wow, its like the cat is death itself. Great job!
@01:31That was really good. The animation was so unique and I really liked the story. I'd love to watch more stuff like this. Big Thumbs up :o)
@00:29if he put some chapstick on that paper cut it would actually stop hurting
rainbowbiscuits35790 May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:16What I noticed during the short, eerie film is that the old man who's terrified of death and that cat foreshadows the old man's fate. Then when the old man got frightened, he tumbled down on the stairs, meeting his doom=death. Therefore, he meets himself dead after hitting himself from the stairs as a ghost which explains the priest and his siblings or other relatives next to him. You, madam, really captured everything. The mood and the effects literally can't let go of me from the film you made. :)
@00:02Freaking awesome :+fav:
BrownieAssasin Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
@00:18I feel sorry for that old man :(
@00:10wow nice and cool and sad
Verreax Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
@01:10awww, poor guy!
this reminds me of poes old story, the black cat.
PhoenixLlewellyn Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:33Best animation I have seen on dA :heart:
@01:26amazing! love your style^^ he had nice teeth
SavvySisters Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:59Hopefully that didn't hurt too much.
I think he should move to a nursing home. :D
@01:21This was spectacularly done!!!
Melina-van-der-Werf Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:06It has something Tim Burtonish in it. Love it
bbenatti Oct 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
@00:36What the hell... my cat just jumped over me right now! O_o (Heart attack, here I go)
@00:03wow ok I kinda do that already :3 I just need to do more. Thank you for your advice and your animation was INCREDIBLE. Such simple characters and yet it was perfectly creepy.
pupukachoo Apr 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I took some inspiration from his Black Cat short :)
WarriorSandstorm Apr 6, 2011
@00:52Wow! Really great! I love the emotions you did! It amazes me 03o.
@03:47you know i'm watch it with by friend~huhu
@00:32Very very very goood :)
@01:18the animation is fu*k;n awesome <33 love it !
Eezeelee Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:13my heart and mind have enjoyed it, absolutely!
livingfalse Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
@01:02I love this crazy cat. Great use of black, white, and lines to get that oh so creepy look. It's wonderful to see something so scary and that is also very original!
Well, maybe technically sort of a tongue-in-cheek horror than horror itself.

Since I now have film privileges on DA I thought I'd upload a real version of this instead of my crappy youtube version... I also thought today would be a great day to do it due to Halloween and all. :)

This is my first year animated short for the Open Show at Calarts. My film actually made it into the Producer's show so I was happy for that.

There's a lot wrong with it, but it was a lot of fun. My first time really extensively animating and I was just sort of thrown into it without really much of an idea as to what I was doing.

first year restrictions were:
no color (got the spot of color I have okayed)
no voice acting
1 minute 30 seconds
we wer given roughly 3 / 4 months to complete this assignment.

Animated by hand, traditionally, using punched paper and living off of a diet of cuties and poptarts.

The look was loosely inspired by Gorey's works as he is always going to be one of my favorite artists.

Currently working on my second year film. This time featuring a cute little girl named Maddy instead of a big fat man with whale teeth.

Music and sound by Jarred McAdams (my brother!).
Background Artwork and animation by me.
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It's very macabre-FREE AVATAR: What? Oo 
Neelai Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! Your animation style is very capturing! And the backgrounds are equally stunning. You say there's a lot wrong with it, but I can't see any errors.
Using a shattered clock as a sign/symbol for death.
And a black cat to act as the grim reaper.
The expression of fear on the old man's face was well drawn.
And the ending caught my attention, he fell down the stairs, died and awaken only to realize that he's dead.
This animation is very well done.
So AWESOME!!!!!!!!Spazattackplz  I love what you did to the cat into DEATH!!!!!Titan Skull Incomplete (Eren) [V2]                                                                                                                :lengeltongue: 
KidBellfire Jan 27, 2014  New member
Was the cat death?
TheAngelWolf13 Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
@01:28Wow, its like the cat is death itself. Great job!
SJeve Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It kind of makes it seem like the cat is the grim reaper. I really love how at the end,the cat is purring and rubbing up against him.
Wakerra Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode where a guy was obsessing with keeping an old clock ticking, because as soon as it stopped, so did his heart.

This is one of those creepy yet intriguing concepts that I'm attracted to, well done!  I swear I'm turning into a Tim Burton
@01:31That was really good. The animation was so unique and I really liked the story. I'd love to watch more stuff like this. Big Thumbs up :o)
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