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Dec 10, 2008 | 3:02 PM EST
  • Daily Feature December 11, 2008
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I guess with all the request, Now I have to make a sequel :). But first, I must finish my schedule projects before I come back to this. Anyways, that was just a quick update after reading all the reviews and pms

*Thanks for the daily award you guys

* Thanks for the front page Tom! And thanks to all the voters on newgrounds

Let me clear things up really fast. This is not actually based on the great Howard Hughes. I just used it as an name because I wanted to keep the aviator theme going by adding that little reference. It is NOT based on Howard Hughes

MY OFFICIAL ENTRY FOR THE CHRISTMAS CONTEST

Let me give you guys a quick run down of where I got the idea for this story. When I was a little boy, my mother would read me this poem about this kid who dreamed of following in his hero's footsteps. Everyone as a child had dreams about becoming someone they looked up to or thought was really cool. Some might want to be astronauts... or a hero of some kind... However, the boy in this story wants to be an Aviator

So that's where the basic idea came from. I took a tiny bit from my life and applied it to this animation. I want to thank Deven Mack (also known as D-mac Double) for doing the voices of the little boy Howard Hughes and his father Jonathan Hughes. Francine Louise did the voice of Laney Hughes, the boy's mother. She nailed it in like two takes. I'm glad to be working with these voice actors yet again. It was tons of fun

Andrew Sinclair, a really talented musician, created the musical score for the animation. I didn't want to rush him because I felt like if the music was bad, then it would just ruin the submission. However, he did a bang up job on the music in this piece and hopefully I'll be working with him again sometime in the future. He really needs to be doing this for money like Cambo said because this guy is amazing :)

This is the first animation I have ever done using a tablet. For the backgrounds, I used Corel Painter X and Flash was used for the animation and effects (such as snow). This story is really close to my heart, so I hope you guys enjoy it. I started this on the week of Halloween and finished two day prior to today. Anyways, like always, I'll be reading all the reviews and trying to reply to everyone of them,

Running Time: 2 minutes

Video clips used in this movie are from King Kong, the original 1933 version created by RKO pictures

Reviews


MarkfaceMarkface

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

Beautiful.

In all honesty, I expected an abrupt ending like 'Colin and the Wishing Tree'...

You created a really well told animation without resorting to violence, sex, parody humor or anything else like that that absolutely floods the majority of Newgrounds animations.

The animation was fluent, visually amazing and thought out. It really went well with the sound and brilliant voice acting.

I hope to see more like this from you, it was incredibly refreshing.


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TriphophiptopTriphophiptop

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

I..

I love you...


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KartuneHustla responds:

I love you too man


FracturedPlanetFracturedPlanet

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

Amazed

This was fantastic!! Great animation and style. I loved the story and use of footage from King Kong.



b-29erb-29er

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

wow...

awesome.

and for the idiot who didnt know what an aviator is, i wont waste my breath.

this does seem like it has room to grow. maybe you could expand on it a bit.



TebootataTebootata

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

Hard not to like this

Short, but very well done, my only beef is that this peice seems so unfinished, in the sence that I was waiting to see what happened to his mother in the war, aftermath, ect... We can all assume what happened of course...

My point is that there is potential here for much more, including tear jerking scenes that'll really make a powerful series... This little vid is the tip of the iceberg man... I'm sure you know where you could go with this...

I'd love to see this continued... It'd really add to the site...


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KartuneHustla responds:

People want a sequel... so maybe ill do something next christmas. Im not sure yet. Thanks for the review