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kickme says:


Congratulations (:

Kae says:

...wow. Just wow. I...I can't stop laughing at the Awesome. I...I just can't! You guys are the greatest! Best start of the day ever!

Mimir says:

Sorry, I still don't trust you after the last April first. Lawsuit my ass!

Mimir says:

This is a rather elaborate prank though. Tell you what. If you give me the same news again in 24 hours, I'll beleive you.

Someguy says:

You win my best A1 award for the day!

Winterbay says:

Wonderful! I especially like the "great danger" and then Feiht with a big axe falling :)

Arisse says:

Wow, I love the work there.

Shrek says:

Just... WOA
(this one was surely worth waiting for)

Robbert says:

Wait What!?

Bo Ann Terreo says:

I think I just peed myself. That was great.

BIG says:

Would be nice if it was true. Hope it is!!!!!!!!!!

Fantasy Productions Inc. says:

Mithandir published this video on the wrong day. I am from the production company and I can understand while the quality of the trailer is rather low, that is because we have just started to really work on this project. It will look much better in 6 months. I rather think we must have a lot of work to do it you all think this is one of the other April Fools jokes. :D We are making the website for this project Mithandir should have that link in a week or two.
Fantasy Productions

Ferial says:

Fantastic! How on EARTH did you manage to keep so HUGE a secret for so long???
Congrats..you are both wonderful!

Ferial says:

...lol...um...IS it real? Or April Fool joke..I hadn't even considered that....

Lady Phoenix says:

Very nice 4/1 joke. The classiest one i've seen today. Well worth it just to have seen the "teaser." Good job, guys. :)

Pulsar says:

I was really expecting a text saying "you didn't really believe there's a trailer on april first right? :D" just after the title screen, but it really plays :D Awesome ^^

Elystriana says:

Wow, that's so cool- even if it is an April Fools joke. Looove the danger- Feiht with the axe. =)

Chakel says:


rhrobinson1 says:

That would be a great double -reverse, get everybody to believe it's a joke, then"APRIL FOOLS! Its real!"

Sabreur says:

Okay, wow. I'm impressed. I know it's April 1, but this is still pretty impressive.

Vagabond says:

Wow. Leaf looks like a boy in this movie.

Alien says:

Aye, I told them how to make Leaf, but they still got him wrong. Blarg!

Morg says:

ha yah right...

Dark Dragon says:

blargh indeed...well done trailer, although being one to pull off overly complicated "stunts" myself, I am doubtful...I would believe except for two things. 1) the "this preview..audiences" was just that...There was no "rated by" on it, and 2) Google Fantasy Productions Inc. yourself and see what you come up with. (This seems waaaaay to good to be true...

Rilfkyaburu says:

I like this!! They should make a movie hehe it makes for a good story-line. Though since it is a comic it won't end. But in the movie he can at least find his father!

Nebra Reppalk says:

I'm a little surprised Ayne isn't in the trailer...

And yeah, I have to agree with the majority here, I'll remain skeptical for the next thirty hours.

Seriously, someone put something weird on a door handle in my dorm this morning. Had to clean that off and it smelled really bad.

We are not amused...

weirdo says:

It's wierd to hear the voices they put on the characters. If this is real, I must consider as to my opinion on whether they're good or not. Also the animation style is...odd.

weirdo says:

I would rather see it animated the way Alien draws- the more cartoony style.

bluedragon_012 says:

well done, cant wait for it. ^^

margaretmay says:

Wow... that makes it look REALLY bad. Haha... You were right when you said it was a cross between a teaser and an electric eel! I'm excited to see the finished product!


Hahaha, it's great! I expecially liked the "mystery" part where we follow the fireflies, and sees the eggs...

Kitten says:

Forgot nick! Meow.

Skreyola says:

Awesome teaser. Simply beautiful.
This would make an interesting movie. :)
Hehe. :)

Duke says:

And Happy April fool's day to you too. Last year was more convincing.

hkmaly says:

Forget boy or girl. Leaf looks awful. Something with the hair, I think.

Good work otherwise, but still not the quality of professional films.

hkmaly says:

Also, if you plan to do more flash, could you look at workaround at http://blog.marcoos.com/2006/07/21/html-div-above-a-flash-animation-on-linux-its-possible/ for us linux users ?

Odo says:

Marvelous 4/1 joke -- not so good if it had been serious. I think CtS would be far better as a conventional cel-based animated feature. (Of course these days the cels are all virtual, but you know what I mean.)

Dark Dragon says:

much applause, for a joke well done. :) *claps enthusiastically*

Jourgenz says:

It's test.
I could't post a message...

Zeanana says:

*grins* Best April Joke I have seen :D Just a shame, I don't get sound... anyone able to tell me how to redeem that? I use FireFox Browser...

Nebra Reppalk says:

I suppose I could demand voicing rights for Nebra III, but that would definitely be pushing it. ^.*

Ladyfox7oaks says:

April Fool's or not, I still think this would be a GREAT Idea! I'd pay to see it, anyway. ... I wonder if Peter Jackson is available...?

InBetween says:

Beautiful, but i wanted a more high pitch voice for faith...

................ says:

clay animation?

coraphise says:

Zeanana - I use FireFox too, but was able to view the flash just fine... maybe you need to update your Flash player?

nik404 says:

Hack again?!

Elpis says:

I'm just waiting to see what you do next year.

EveryZig says:

April 4 and its still thetre O.O

Irish Drinker says:

The style reminds me of that of an MMO more then a movie... though I must say, its rather cool. Makes a great comic, and if done right, could make a good movie.. but Comics and movies usually don't mix..... at least from what I have seen.

If true though, I must say, congratz regardless! :)

Aerinelf says:


That must've taken hours.

hkmaly says:

Comics and movies usually don't mix ? You mean like XMen, Spiderman, Hellboy, Spawn ... ?

Narian Goldword (formerly bookbook) says:

This would be great if it wasn't April Fools...
I agree with the others, though, the animation isn't wonderful. Cartoony would be better than the thing you have now. (Revel in my animation-n00bness.)

Majestyca says:

when I watched this I was thinking "It's April First, isn't it" and "aw man, i wish it WASN'T April First..." wishing it was real and knowing it wasn't. nice job, though. I, too, was surprised that it had no Ayne.I mean, it had Rhyme! oh well

Fantasy Productions Inc. says:

hey Any one can use that name so it's probally just a fake at the top (or nearer to the top as i should say. really from: (...)

Irish Drinker says:

Yes, I mean like Spiderman and all that other crap. Not all of them are Terrible... but.... most of them are.

spark flare says:

that is so cool!!!

Ford Prefect says:

Wow. It's unbelieveable how many people fell for this 0.o
...But it is really cool...hehehehe

Phenoca says:

This is an April Fool's? The movie is already half-done!! I love it when Leaf says, "I am NOT a girl." And the animations were all realistic (go flying-paper-airplane)! But... Looking back, the shot with Feight and the Axe was definitely the best!

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