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Day of The Tentacle - Animated by CoolSurface Day of The Tentacle - Animated by CoolSurface
As a kid I loved playing Graphic Adventures, especially those by LucasArts. Day of the Tentacle (or DOTT for short) was the sequel to Maniac Mansion and was the first "Talkie" game I played (this was the first game to have speech throughout which seems like a bizarre thing to mention in todays world, but back then it was a big deal!)

For those that don't know, the main characters, Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne used the Chron-o-John to travel through time to prevent the evil Purple Tentacle from manipulating time to control the world! As you can probably guess, it was a very surreal and funny game!

This one was just begging to be animated!

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:icontheunisonreturns:
TheUnisonReturns Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Very damn good, I must say! :)
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:iconkami892:
kami892 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I used this on a vine here is the link:vine.co/v/5mgnrWUWIgJ
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:iconnataliacubillas:
NataliaCubillas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome art + animated gif = instant fav!
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Wicked cool take on them and animation!
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:iconcrowbrandon:
crowbrandon Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
nice!!!!
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:iconmaiku-sempai:
Maiku-sempai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is really good, i played this game sience it came out, a lot of memories!, cool animation good job!!
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:iconmyurhee:
MyuRhee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Amazing!
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:icongaucelm:
gaucelm Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
So nice, I am a big fan of DOTT.
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:iconmiboi:
MiBoi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done!
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:iconmollycarroll:
mollycarroll Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
This makes me really happy. :P

Good idea animating it, it was totally begging for it. ;)

Nice seeing such great character in a new light, wonderful job!
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:iconcorvenicenail:
CorvenIcenail Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Can I use it as banner for my FB biography? Please, please!
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah sure; as long as you put a link to www.CoolSurface.com and credit me "David Cousens" somewhere on the page that's fine. :)
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:iconcorvenicenail:
CorvenIcenail Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thanks, man.
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :) Thanks for asking
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:iconparksie:
Parksie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"we may not live to see yesterday!" this is fantastic, I love this!
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"This must be that Woodstock place Mom and Dad are ALWAYS talking about..."
Thanks very much!
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Timewyrm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I think DOTT was the only Lucasarts point and click I ever finished (actually i might have been the only point and click I completed at all)
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I completed these things almost religiously. DOTT, Sam & Max, the Monkey Island series (even the disappointing #4)Full Throttle...well, you get the idea! I'd love to have that much free time again!
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calistamonkey Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leaping labrats, this is awesome D: Awesome job there! I love your colouring and line art style and you really captured the moment in the game, heh. It's awesome to see fan art of this :3

I really have to play this game again soon XD It was such a fun game. I remember being particularly excited about the fact that this game had speech in it. Was never keen on Maniac Mansion though XD It freaked me out D: Lucasarts' graphic adventure games were amongst the first games I played. As a child of 4, I sat with my dad watching him play The Secret of Monkey Island and LeChuck's Revenge XD I love all the cross references and in jokes in Lucasarts games XD Gyaaah, your pictures. They make me happy :3
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You and I have a lot in common gmae-wise. I'm not really fussed with Maniac Mansion (I don't like graphic adventure games where you can lose!) but DOTT was great fun. Can you remember they made a huge deal with the speech on the packaging; I always insisted on getting the "Talkie" versions!

Pleased to see you're noticing all of the little references and in jokes in my work. I hope you have a fantastic day. :D
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calistamonkey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah XD That's one of the best features about them - you have to try really hard to actually lose the game. I love how there's always some top secret hidden easter egg or in joke when you can "kill the main character" somehow in those Lucasarts games XD Heheh.

Yeah! It was just so exciting having a game that spoke to you - it was like playing a cartoon XD Ahhh, the early 90's... Le sigh XD

Why, thank you! I hope the same for you :D And your arts are totally awesome! Consider yourself watched :D
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Eninaj27 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I played it as a child with my uncle, hehe. Such a cool game
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of people playes these games with family emembers; it's really sweet. Thanks for commenting.
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SmokeNmirorJono Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
WAY KEWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :)
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SmokeNmirorJono Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconmoon-spirit42:
Moon-Spirit42 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I remember playing this with my aunt. Loved it
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You have a cool aunt!
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:iconmoon-spirit42:
Moon-Spirit42 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, she's a bit crazy, but that's what makes her fun. She's more like an older sister to me than an aunt.
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Pawppy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
it has more frames than the actual game had :D very nice to see this again nice job
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's what Tim Schafer said when he saw this!
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:iconthundermagi:
ThunderMagi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see some DOTT fanart! Am I the only one to notice the Chron-o-John looks like a tentacle?
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd never spotted the similarity until drawing this. Just another piece of great design by the old LucasArts team!
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:iconchris-darril:
Chris-Darril Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a masterpiece.
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a lovely thing to hear, thanks so much
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Culu-Bluebeaver Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha XD awesome. I remember this time-travel-scene from the original game very good.
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think I have about 80% of this game ingrained into my memory!
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:iconjericam:
JEricaM Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this game :D
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You have great taste!
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:iconjericam:
JEricaM Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thx you :D you too!!
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:iconeverandever:
EverandEver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
You got one thing wrong. Purple Tentacle doesn't manipulate time to rule the world. His two new arms are enough to make him ruler of the world over time.
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's true!
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:iconandleite:
andleite Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVED THIS GAME AS A KID.

when i grew up, i could never remember the name of this so i just assumed i had made the whole thing up o_o this animation is perfect! it really brings back awesome memories.
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you mean you don't still love it? ;)
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That must be quite surreal realising the game actually did exist! You should replay it on SCUMM VM
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:iconandleite:
andleite Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it definitely was! i'm looking all over the place for the download link...
and what's that?
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you've got the original game CDs SCUMM VM is a free downloadable program that will let you run them on the latest version of Windows
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:iconnerdsharpie:
nerdsharpie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
CAN I USE THIS AS MY WEBCAM PIC PLEASE I LOVE DOTT (as you can tell by my avatar) PLEASEXXX
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:iconcoolsurface:
CoolSurface Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it (although can you give me a mention somewhere on your DA page please? Thanks :) )
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:iconnerdsharpie:
nerdsharpie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
thanks :-D
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