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Motor City Finale Muttcycle Akira Tribute by Dadward Motor City Finale Muttcycle Akira Tribute by Dadward
I did the final motorcycle sequence for the MC finale “A Better Tomorrow”. I was honored to do so, because Titmouse gave me the same scene to do in the pilot. My only instruction: Imitate the motorcycle scene in Akira. I was more than happy to do so! When I got the spot to work on FX for MC, I knew that this shot would be repeated in the finale. So I made sure to ask to specifically work on this scene. Since I had been doing FX for a year and a half, this was the first character animation I did for the show!
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Piddies0709 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
That moment when Mike flies out on that Motorcycle, I'm thinking, "Hell Yeah!" 
Amazing work, here. Just amazing.
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Dadward Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much!  I specifically requested to do the entire scene, from FX to character animation.  That entire season, I did all the FX so I wanted to make sure I had one of the most awesome and iconic scenes to animate on MC.
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Piddies0709 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
And I'd say you did a wicked job.
I'm just starting to learn Flash animation in school. 
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Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional
to this day, this scene still makes my ovaries explode. Every single time.
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tea78iscool Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
cool.:)
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garatis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
either way EPIC
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garatis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
it would seem i missed alot what IS? what are you working on or who do you work for?
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Katzy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I screamed when I saw Muttcycle in the finale. I did not expect it, and was very pleasantly surprised to see it again(after seeing the pilot). :D Awesome work, Dadward.
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Bramblerose4u Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG I totally had the same thought when I saw this scene! I love this show and its creators and I really hope that they are able to get back the IP and make a new season on another network!
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raya Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
As someone who was raised by bikers and is a biker herself, this was probably the scene I was looking forward to see the most. I am not even joking. For some reason I knew it was going to be a chopper (because that just makes sense am I right) but I knew I was not going to be disappointed. And I wasn't! The design is incredible but I am just so so so proud that you guys decided to pay homage to one of the greatest animated movies of all times. It's just fitting for such an amazing series like Motorcity.
My dear friend ~Rice-Lily pretty much said everything I wanted to say, so I'll rest my case. Bravo! Bravo!
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