Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
March 24, 2011
Image Size
6.0 MB
Resolution
550×400
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,080
Favourites
67 (who?)
Comments
93
Downloads
47
×
In the midst of the English countryside, two hungry foxes who simply want to feed themselves are continuously being thwarted by a greedy and avaricious heron. I owe a lot of the inspiration for this animated short to the classic Looney Tunes shorts and several Cosgrove Hall cartoons. Those cartoon models sheet scans sure do come in handy.

This is my ninth Flash animated cartoon and probably the one that I have spent the most time and effort on - nearly six months in the making! Also, at over four and a half minutes long it is the longest cartoon I have ever made as well - and I never anticipated that it would ever get near that long!

I would also like to say a special thankyou to SeizeTheMoment, who went out of his way to compose the music for this cartoon.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcomedyestudios:
comedyestudios Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
Now this is the stuff I love :D
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) Yeah this one was fun to make even if it did take a few months!
Reply
:iconwolfgang-jake:
WolfGang-Jake Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome animation Mark.
I watch this over & over & it never gets old. I love this animation.
Reply
:iconvulcan-uk:
Vulcan-UK Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Great animation, and liking the representation of the East Coast Main Line, with the East Coast HST being one possible factor for the fox losing his tail ;) That and the bird got what he deserved at the end ^^
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I enjoyed that scene with the train :)
Reply
:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Filmographer
Pretty good short you've made there. :) The moment where it showed the fox's tail being cut off by the train I was all like O.O. I just noticed the bird had Muttley's laugh. And I thought the dyimite part wasn't going to work and I had the feeling that the bird was going to be too overweight to take off! :) Nice one! Give me five!
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers mate ^^.
Reply
:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Filmographer
:D
Reply
:iconross-sanger:
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   General Artist
Oh, I saw this on youtube. Pretty good animation. Nice backgrounds, very looney-tunes style humour, although I can see the Cosgrove Hall influence in the drawing and animation style and the musical score (and yes, I did read that you were influenced by both in the description).
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep ^^ The reason I've not made anything like this since is because it took so long to do!
Reply
:iconross-sanger:
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   General Artist
Ah, understandable, and I can imagine, this was quite long for a short. Still, the hard work certainly paid off :nod:
Reply
:iconthemightyzeus:
THEMIGHTYZEUS Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, can u say,

LOONEY TUNES lol.
Reply
:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... after all that trouble he put them through, he totally got his comeuppance there! :rofl:
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep ^^. There is no debating it!
Reply
:iconjustcallmesly:
justcallmesly Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
very similar to wily cyote and Road Runner. I also love that train animation (trains: my other interest). very accurate to the British Railways over on your side of earth!
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Reply
:iconmrracoon:
MrRacoon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is the best cartoon you ever made.
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Apart from 'The Toxic Vigilante', which was for university, this one is probably the one I spent the most time on =P Thanks!
Reply
:iconmrracoon:
MrRacoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you study? I bet that stand here osmewhere but I am to lazy to spy
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I studied Computer Arts but I graduated last year.
Reply
:iconzackfox5:
zackfox5 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
take that bird! foxes rule!
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe yeah! :D
Reply
:iconzackfox5:
zackfox5 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
hey. are you going to make any new videos? i was on youtube and found your profile and saw the video with the racoon with the roller skates. it was funnnnnnnny.
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I would like to make some new ones eventually ^^ Right now I'm not in any mood for it.
Reply
:iconzackfox5:
zackfox5 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
ok. you live in UK right. what's it like there? i been to italy and i wondering what the rest of europe is like.
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The UK has a mild temperate climate and we moan a lot up here! XD
Reply
:iconzackfox5:
zackfox5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
cool! as for USA, hot weather that can trun eggs into bombs and the Bulls are trying to win the NBA. almost there bulls.............almost.
Reply
:iconbri-rock:
Bri-Rock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I just saw this on Newgrounds. Really great stuff :D Shows a lot of commitment on your part to complete a project like this. :+fav:
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) I'm quite honoured to get Weekly 3rd Place as well, even if the Weekly Users Choice did deny me Daily Feature ;)
Reply
Flagged as Spam
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You don't need an enormous amount of time to make something short and simple. I think this one was the most ambitious I've made (and boy, did it stress me out!).
Reply
:iconspongefox:
spongefox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It's a great cartoon, but the sound effects are pretty off sync.
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Make sure you don't scroll away from the animation when you play it, and it should be okay. It plays perfectly in sync on most computers.
Reply
:iconspongefox:
spongefox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
ok.
Reply
:iconcitynetter:
citynetter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Funniest short ever!!!
Reply
:iconbanditringtail3:
BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Hah! Good to see them win in the end. Too many of the old cartoons had some poor sap gettin' the short end of the stick when they didn't do anything to deserve it!

This time, the heron definitely did.
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe I went a bit far with actually killing the heron off (poor guy!) but then I decided to go ahead with it since it looked like the most satisfying conclusion since he did endanger the lives of those foxes :P
Reply
:iconbanditringtail3:
BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I'd have to agree. He was asking for it!
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thats what makes him different from say, the Roadrunner. Because the Roadrunner was not really out to hurt the coyote!
Reply
:iconbanditringtail3:
BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Not really, no. But he certainly didn't keep him out of harm's way!
Reply
:iconnwolfman:
NWolfman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
How many hours a day would you estimate you spent on this?
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Typically I'd say several. I spent just over a month animating it, after several months of pre-production among other things.
Reply
:iconnwolfman:
NWolfman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
And I suppose pre production means storyboards, writing, etc?
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that includes concept art and background art as well ;)
Reply
:iconnwolfman:
NWolfman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Ah, I see. I'm thinking of doing a super short cartoon myself and I wanna get some idea of how much work goes into it.
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It depends on how high you set the bar and how much you are prepared to commit to it.
Reply
:iconnwolfman:
NWolfman Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
Obviously. What I'm planning takes place in one location (so not too many backgrounds) and has, at the most, two characters.
Reply
:iconfreyfox:
FreyFox Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is an easy place to start ;)
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconcartoonprincessml:
cartoonprincessML Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
that was awesome :D
even my best mate giggled at this ;)
Reply
Add a Comment: