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Christmas with Sonic Ho ho ho?

#1 User is offline Tiranno 

Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:06 PM

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Hey there Retro! With the season in full swing, I wanted to share a project that my girlfriend and I just finished. It is a video simply titled "Christmas with Sonic". Instead of doing a traditional "Insert Sonic into X Christmas movie" we wanted to go about a more humble approach.

The video is not meant to be fully animated, but instead a storyboard style because it is easier to draw. I provide most of the voices while my girlfriend (RianaLD known as the one who had the Sonia art in All Stars Racing) illustrated the whole thing. I know it's not completely tied to the games and does include some characters from "Sonic Underground", but I believe that most of you can enjoy it anyway. Please feel free to share your thoughts!

Since posting the original there have been 3 other videos in the series with a 5th on the way for 2015.

Here's the entire series playlist

Happy Holidays!
This post has been edited by Tiranno: 07 December 2015 - 08:39 PM

#2 User is offline Chimera 

Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

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...I'm surprised. This is actually REALLY well done!

A bit of praise/critique:

-Sonic living in Station Square... Well, the guy's gotta have settled SOMEwhere, but his mom living there? Is SSquare in Mobius, or is this a comic reference I don't know about? :P
-Sonic's dad being a business guy; at first I thought that was a coverup for him being roboticized like in the comics so Blaze doesn't freak out/worry/feel sorry for Sonic or anything, but I guess it was funny to see that Sonic's dad runs around on work more than he himself does :P
-Shadow's voice is perfect. The actor and art works exceptionally well for him. MAJOR props there!
-Lol Manic being a "dude" who watches South Park/parodies. Nice touch.
-Sonia's voice kinda threw me off a bit, but I could deal. I mean, I just didn't see that voice "clicking" with Sonia, but that's just me.
-Sonic's attitude is picture perfect for who he is. In fact, everyone's personality is spot on for however they were portrayed. Congrats on that.
-More etc. stuff that I don't feel like typing. :P

All in all, this was a very good concept and storyboard, and actually feels like something you'd see if Archie Comics, the makers of the old Sonic TV series, the Colors writers, and some new talent banded together to make a Christmas day for Sonic that didn't involve ass kicking. I loved it :)

I'd very much enjoy having permission to do an animation of this, if I could have your permission :D (would take a long time if I ever do so, but hey, it's fun to draw :P)

#3 User is offline Lobotomy 

Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

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Voices needed work, but it has a decent story.

#4 User is offline Lord Kanti 

Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:26 PM

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This made me like Christmas even more. It's so .. dare I say .. damn cute.

#5 User is offline SomeSortOfRobot 

Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

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"Don't any of you have any actual families to spend Christmas with?!"


#6 User is offline Cyrus Parker 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:06 AM

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Very nice, definitely got a few laughs out of me.

#7 User is offline Mercury 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:27 AM

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I would totally watch this as a regular series. It was brilliant.

#8 User is offline Lord Kanti 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:55 AM

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View PostMercury, on 24 December 2011 - 01:27 AM, said:

I would totally watch this as a regular series. It was brilliant.

I whole heartedly agree. This was FANTASTIC to watch. And the comedic scenes with Dr. Robotnik were hilarious!

#9 User is offline Jaseman 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:05 AM

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That was really really funny and well done.

Keep it up! This beats out Christmas Blast any day of the week.

#10 User is offline HarrisonJ 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:16 AM

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Oh God yes... This is fantastic! A+ job.

Although I couldn't understand Sonic's last line.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:21 AM

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I really loved it. Very well done and funny.

#12 User is offline Shadix 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:07 AM

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This is remarkably awesome.

Manic is the best.
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#13 User is offline Ritz 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:25 AM

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I'm flabbergasted. I didn't cringe once! Remarkably well written, decently drawn, voices were competent all around save for the female hedgehogs. And even then, the mother was tolerable, Sonia was appropriately awful and Amy was defenestrated. Manic was my favorite and not at all as cancerous as I was expecting.

I can tell that Sonic's gift was where this whole concept began. It was too perfect to be incidental.

#14 User is offline SpeedStarTMQ 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:50 AM

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I'll be totally honest, I came in to this thinking that I would be unimpressed- storyboards don't usually take my fancy, and especially ones by Sonic fans with Sonia and Manik in them...

But THIS was fantastic. Well drawn, well voiced, despite being a storyboard everything was clear, and was easy to see what was going on, well thought out, and the layout of the house and such was cosy even in blue and white. The voices were superb, and the personailites of the characters and the writing was brilliant.

I actually felt quite bad for Robotnik, I felt that he's only realy bad because he's lonely, and that came through spectaculary.

Thanks for making this. Merry Christmas!
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#15 User is offline Twilightzoney 

Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:17 AM

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I enjoyed this quite a lot. Kudos to you guys that worked on it.

Only things that made me cringe where the Women or high pitch voices, but even then it wasn't terribly bad. I just felt it suited the characters and conveying them.

Did a great story that is easy to relate to as well. And Eggmans shenanigans were quite funny.

Amazing job!

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