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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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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Awesome work :)
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Dadward Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You are welcome :)
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Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolest, just yesterday i've seen for another time Akira movie. Really similar.
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Dadward Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah, I looked at the footage to imitate it as close as possible.
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Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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JodyPSchaeffer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Hey, that Akira guy only did it once. You've done it twice now. That makes you twice the animator he is/was.

The big poser.
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Dadward Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'll take that!
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Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional
I hold you completely responsible for my ovaries exploding. You guys really set the bar ridiculously high for any future shows match up.

what an homage, bless you, sir. bless you.
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Dadward Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Perhaps the best most complimentary comment I've received, ever! I look at working on MC as a once-in-a-lifetime show, and I'm glad I had the honor to work on it! We made the show for fans like you. So I'm really happy to know you were inspired by the world we all created.
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Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional
;u; and if when Motorcity is miraculously granted a 2nd season, can I count on you guys for another round of ovary-exploding adventures? Cause I'd totally dig that.
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Dadward Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You are too kind. Titmouse is going to be around for a while. Even if Dinsey didn't fully appreciate and or promote MC very well, the ANIMATION INDUSTRY took notice of MC. Already, clients have requested shows have the MC look. That's just as good in some cases, because eventually, something will come out of Titmouse that will stick and the fans will love.
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Rice-Lily Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
That's just fantastic news, I'm getting all jittery with excitement. The variety of shows that has come from Titmouse alone is astounding. You guys may have started out featuring adult-orient cartoons but Titmouse can be kid-friendly and blow a couple of minds while you're at it too.

Motorcity has not only re-inspired and reminded me why I got into Art in the first place, but also a long overdue push to pursue Animation. I just haven't been really confident in my style. But no more. No more excuses. okay I better stop before this turns into a term paper oTL
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theflame234 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Congratulations on getting the opportunity and creating the scene, you did a good job man.
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SRYMoND Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
perfection Dadward.:thumbsup:
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SamuriKura Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I would love to see Motorcity one day get renewed. You did such an awesome job.
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Grimwell Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I fell in love with this show because it has visuals that cannot be matched on current television. And this makes me miss it even more.

Thanks!
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trilljacker6534 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I loved this moment on the show and the entire episode too.
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Gairon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It's a good tip to always look at the animatic on your own if you're not instructed to first. It makes you consider what the concept behind each shot is and if it's referencing anything, or it gives you ideas of something else you saw earlier that you can use. Good on you for speaking out! Must've been a good feeling to work on it.
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wheatman3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
you work on a show i like? DUDE THAT IS AWESOME!!!! :D:D:D:D
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NiccalsNightstalker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was one of the very best parts! There were so many wonderful parts though but I had no idea until last night that the pilot would feature so heavily in the finale, but what a fantastic thing that it did! The chopper scene was mind blowing and I could almost hear the rattle of those massive exhausts, hear the screech of tyres on concrete, smell the fuel... Brilliant! Thanks for being part of what has become the only cult following I've ever been in in all my 45 years, it's been an honour watching Motorcity and being able to see the talents of so many gloriously accomplished animators and musicians etc who brought this show to life.

Thank you.
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Guts-N-Effort Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
KANEDAAAAAAHHHH!!!
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Succubeth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Nice sequence! Love Motorcity. The show was a pleasant surprise for me as I wasn't really hyped on it, started watching it and thought it was awesome. Both this show and Tron, I am constantly impressed with.
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grimphantom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Ah, i remember that scene especially when you have seen the reference and the pilot of Motorcity. We have seen this done by many including TMNT yet it never gets old.

Was nice watching the finale and really show the hard work all of you have put on it which we really appreciate it and i know this but i think you guys have inspired many people :).
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CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Oh wow...dude thats amazing! :wow:
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Dadward Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!!!
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