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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


kevuukevuu

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome

Your movie is great, the story was very touching i gave you a 5/5 but you only get a 9/10 because its too short for my taste and i really wanted to know what happend to his mum and so and how actually the story ended ;)



RumantikRumantik

Rated 5 / 5 stars

really touching

this is a great vid with a really good story.. touching but very good .. good job !



ajmm610ajmm610

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I expected more

That was quite pro, like wow, but the thing is, that i saw the back of the plane and expected a flashback of his mom fighting in the war and being killed, then i also expected the plane to come back ot him with a note that said i love u or something, that would have truly been touching but its still pretty awesome



SuperSarioSuperSario

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beatiful

Very good voice acting. Very touching. And very good artwork.



mrfox775mrfox775

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really nice!

A really heart warming animation with a strong storyline.

Well done!