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The thief and the guardian

by Arthur Guttilla

Final Rating: 7.19. Finished 4 out of 100 entries.

5,740 views including the voting period.


Animator: Arthur Guttilla

Description: A kung-fu expert thief tries to overcome the solemn and powerful temple guardian to gain access to immeasurable treasures.
Tragedy ensues.

Experience: Worked on several stop motion projects and had 2 years of animation course

Time taken: Between jobs in total 3 days.


(Commenting only available during the rating period)

Joe Darko:

this is sickk loved it :D !!!

Kiran Jay Babla:

This one will do VERY well!

Aaron Rivera:

Dang near perfect and beautifully animated. the only issues are that there are too many cuts for actions that don't need it. The audio is very fast paced so I can see you had lots of great framing ideas but no time to really focus on them. I also don't think the shuffling noises match the smooth dragging motion. Regardless, this is fantastic!


awesome traditionnal!!!

Caitlin Cooke:

Well done!

Yue Yuan:


Cuck Man:

that...was pretty impressive. All those sounds were pretty authentic in usage.


Fantastic effects animation and follow-through


Great! would like to see more in-betweens!


Wow! This is really good! Very very nicely drawn. It's a shame it's not coloured - though that's a LOT to ask from in such a short period of time.Movements, timing and camera angles were all great!


Very well done. Maybe there should have been a quick establishing shot at the beginning, showing the outside of the building shown at the end. That way when the guy is knocked out of the building the audience can keep up. The quick movement from dragging the character from the floor to punching him out of the building is a bit confusing.

Shows a lot of potential. Would be interesting to see something of yours completely finished.



Yinan Hui:

Love this Japanese Anime style! The robot's pose could be pushed more extremely, I think. Overall great work! Keep going man!

Jim P:

Alot of work no doubt. great job. too bad the sounds were just so fast that alot of the action was missed (had to view in slow motion to see the last sword "ping" off his head.

Abhishek Banerjee:

good work

Sergane Sariani:

that was like professional work, good job !

Guillaume Gimbert:


J.K. Riki:

Nicely done! It was a bit hard to follow at times, probably some breaking of the 180 degree rule in there if I had to guess, but the quality was very good and you did a nice job with the drawings.

Diane Aarts:

holy detail. Nice drawing. Clearly put a lot of work into this.

Benjamin Berg:

This is the best 2d animation I have seen this month! Good job!!! Is any of it done in 3d?

Christopher Lovejoy:

Nice. That sound IS an arm breaking, isn't it. Fits really well. I particularly enjoyed the final transition from defeated, to scrapping, to being thrown SO FAR AWAY.

Abhishek tiwari:

Awesome.. Work... Inspirational I would say. :)