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A Flash animation based on this old song, Hole in the Ground sung by Bernard Cribbins.

Introducing Cribbs the Cat and Fred the Dog, the Cat 'n Dog Odd Jobs team, this is one of my biggest Flash projects to date. It took about six weeks to complete!! :faint:

I've been trying out a few new methods of animation, using more layers for facial features, which is the most complicated part of any character animation!

As the story behind this short goes, the pair are working the road when this bloke in a bowler hat comes along and tries to shove his oar in, much to Cribbs' annoyance...

Cribbs, Fred and Blake the goat and this animation is Copyright © me.

Disclaimer: I observe that the song is not mine.
Hole in the Ground was written by Ted Dicks, with lyrics by Myles Rudge and is sung by Bernard Cribbins. It is used here only for non-profit purposes.

Update: Now viewable on YouTube here: [link]
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:iconkelaiah:
Kelaiah Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Ahh, this is way too cute. :aww::love: I wanna snuggle that kitty. :icondragonkekeplz:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... thanks! :aww:
By all means, check out Right Said Fred, its sequel! ;)
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:iconkelaiah:
Kelaiah Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Your welcome! :D And oh, I've seen that before (and already faved and commented on it ;)). :)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, righto... :XD:
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:iconkelaiah:
Kelaiah Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
*noogie* ;)
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
That was a riot!
The dog was cracking me up! =)
Beautiful animation work!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks! :giggle:
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Your welcome!
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:iconmerrymancomics:
MerrymanComics Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stellar work bro!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :) And this is the old of the Cribbs & Fred cartoons...
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Excellent job!!! :clap:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
You're welcome! :D
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:iconashbasher22:
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :XD:
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:iconashbasher22:
ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, mate!!! :D
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:iconheathertrelawney:
HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha! :XD: Hilarious, I love it! :D
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... thanks very much! :giggle:
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:iconheathertrelawney:
HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: You're very welcome! :aww:
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:iconenglisch-mario:
englisch-mario Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
why dont you do another music video but with right said fred or the laughing policeman?
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well actually, "Right said Fred" is on my to-do list... I just haven't got round to that one yet.
And it will feature Cribbs and Fred again, of course - and a horse called Charlie! ;)
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:iconenglisch-mario:
englisch-mario Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Im looking forward to it. but what about the laughing policeman? I know its not sung by bernard cribbins but its a good song to use
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hadn't got anything planned on that one... :hmm:
Though I had considered a spoof on "When a felon's not engaged in his employment" (A policeman's lot from Gilbert & Sullivan)
Nothing is set in stone, though. :XD:
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:iconenglisch-mario:
englisch-mario Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
never heard of that one? is it a good song if it is a song lol
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a good sing-a-long clip: [link] :)
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:iconenglisch-mario:
englisch-mario Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
i've just remembered now, why not use "when Im cleaning windows" I'll give you the music clip if you want to use it :emailsend:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
George Formby? Heh, wow... I never thought I'd find a reference to him here! :XD:
Mum has several of his songs on CDs - it'd be the work of a moment to rip them to mp3.
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englisch-mario Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
ha! thats really funny and weird lol
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:iconflytermo:
flytermo Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Student Digital Artist
lol, i still cant get enough of this flash, i watch it reguraly :XD:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... thanks! :XD:
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Dan-L-James Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
That.....was.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................AWESOME! XD
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was..................... a lotta dots! :XD: Thanks!
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Dan-L-James Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ LOL!
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Goodbye-kitty975 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   Photographer
wow. i can't even IMAGINE how much time that took. i admire that. the colors in this were great and the animation ran smoothly. love the characters... especially the one in the bowler hat!!! their facial expressions were great and everything was timed VERY nicely. plus that song is stuck in my head now...
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
Heh, some of these old tunes must have been catchy... :XD:
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FlyingMonkeyofOz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Oh! How wonderfully English!

This animation is flawless with tweening and convincing movement. The models are well designed and when they do 180 turns or just walk it all flows very well and gives the impression of 3-D. They are a bit flat looking, but hey, I CANNOT do any better; so good on you. A charming song too, I liked it very much and how you portrayed the characters through the animal you think they suited and how they acted out the song. This is one of the best animations using models I've ever seen! Well done!
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! Glad you enjoyed it! :D

Yeah, I put quite a bit of work into this at the time - though I tend to use flat colours since it's easier than gradients. You can see the join with them! :XD:
But still, I can get good enough 3D effects with good old FBF. Like when turning, all that's needed is a series of character models showing side, three-quarter and front views. ;)
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FlyingMonkeyofOz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I'll keep that in mind. I'm hoping to get a Wacom Tablet soon, so then I can animate far more swiftly and it'll look better; plus, I won't lose the will to do it.
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! :)
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Maxonian28485 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Awesome mate, I've only heard that song once and could never picture the situation in ly head... until now!

Definite fav mate! Thankz for postin' it !
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D Glad you liked it so much!
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:iconmirandathewolf:
MirandatheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
The song was rather catchy....
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it is a bit... :XD: Thanks!
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:iconmirandathewolf:
MirandatheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
I nearly bursted out singing it in the middle of a restruant the other day. ^^;
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, blimey! :giggle: Have I really introduced my generation to the sort of things our parents used to listen to...? :XD:
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:iconmirandathewolf:
MirandatheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Yes. Bad hare! Bad!
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Taggurungtheotter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Lol i love it!! fave'd
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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:icontaggurungtheotter:
Taggurungtheotter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Np :D
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:iconflytermo:
flytermo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
That was awesome! every movement fit with the song and i love the funny tidbits where the cat was mocking him and when he knocked him into the hole :XD: u rock at animated comedy! :dance:


(at first the random break off into singing A Hole In The Ground freaked me out for a second :lmao: but i overcame it and learned to apreciate the song and i thank u for that :rofl:)
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