Be a Supporter!

Credits & Info

Uploaded
Dec 10, 2008 | 3:02 PM EST
  • Daily Feature December 11, 2008
  • Weekly 4th Place December 17, 2008

If you liked this, check these out!


Plenty more like this here!


Author Comments

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


Mack999Mack999

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow

great i wouldn't mind seeing a seires of this 10/10 animation and all



spitfireuk1spitfireuk1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow...

is the only word i can use to describe this. Truly beautify animation, Amazing piece of work.



XxflyffxXXxflyffxX

Rated 3 / 5 stars

not bad

guess it was alright



Paesano2000Paesano2000

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great animation, very touching.

Sound , animation, and voicing was great, almost like something that could be on TV although the lip syncing needs to be a little better :) maybe its my computer.
I feel that this animation could have had more feeling in it, to become a real heart jerker, maybe if it was longer and developed that, or if you could really feel the pain in the father & son's voices about their loss, with the added sad background music. The toy plane embodying the memory of his mother's spirit and love.
But I can feel the potential for it to almost (MEN DONT CRY) bring a tear to my eye. :) At the end it kind of caught me a bit, and thats how I could see this really hitting some heart strings.


KartuneHustla responds:

hahah thanks man. Men also dont have tear ducts so they cant cry


GotSkippy1091GotSkippy1091

Rated 5 / 5 stars

SWEET!

dude....please, please.....PLEASE MAKE MORE!!!!


KartuneHustla responds:

Ill be making more submissions overall during next year to contribute more to this site. I love newgrounds and I feel like need to give more because it gave me so much. Thanks again for the review