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Dec 10, 2008 | 3:02 PM EST
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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


orlymanorlyman

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

Wow... Just Wow

A wonderfuly heartwarming story, brillantly drawn and animated. The voices where spot on as well as the charming musical score, great work, simply great


KartuneHustla responds:

Yeah, Deven and Francine did an excellent job with the voices. Andrew did an amazing job with the music. I love these guys to death.


rbumrbum

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

beautiful

wow...
it's just beautiful,
you've actually made me somehow sorry for the little guy.
Although there's one thing that i thought that you could have made better, when you zoom in/out, especially in the beginning it was a bit flickering,
it doesn't ruin the movie, but it was a little bit annoying.
keep up the awesome work!


KartuneHustla responds:

Thanks for the review. Well i think it does that because the backgrounds are jpgs, so when it zooms in it doesnt know how to locate the pixels correctly. I could be wrong, but i tried fixing it the best that I could


Drybones1995Drybones1995

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 10, 2008

That was amazing!

First time with the tablet eh? My brother has 1 too, he's pretty good with it,
And so are you! It looked and sounded awesome! A little short, but Maybe a seqeul would make up for that? Keep up the beutiful work!^^


KartuneHustla responds:

Thanks! I don't know what I'd do for a sequel. I kind of just want this to be the only little aviator, but you never know. Maybe next Christmas............. I'll think about it