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Jun 28, 2009 | 8:21 AM EDT
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"Cripple Kane confronts the corrupt sheriff 'Blind-eye Bill' in an epic western showdown."

WATCH THE COOL CREDIT SEQUENCE AT THE END!

So. I started this in late April/early May of 2008. It all started when 'Decade Studios' Perry, a Newgrounds user friend of mine, sent me a song and said "This song reminded me of you". That Song was "A Gringo Like Me". Instantly I started animating the very beginning of this video, just as a fun little project. This fun little project expanded and expanded to turn into the ambitious monster that is this movie. All these ideas for the video came to mind. Make some sort of ultimate western extravaganza. Only problem is, I had always had trouble animating horses. That's what put this project on hold for so long. But thanks to ZekeySpaceyLizard, he jumped in and helped me with some horse legs on a front shot movieclip. That was basically the wall breaker and I wasn't stuck anymore.

Basically yesterday i sat down and animated essentially the second half of this movie. determined to finish this once and for all... It was hell... and by God am I thrilled to say it's complete.

Stylistically what I had in mind for this when I was animating was to try and give a western movie the old 1960's-1970's kung fu style of cinematography. with Westerns usually having a slow and tense pace. I decided to try and give it that in your face, zany sort of action.

Well. I don't care, it's done. I just gave birth to an overweight baby. Chicks can't give me shit about not knowing their pain.

Dim the light, I hope you enjoy.
-HVH

Special Thanks to Perry, he's the one who showed me the song and started it all. And Kevin Barrios (Buzzwerd) for bitching at me to finish this thing and standing me sending him every frame of updates.

Reviews


APeregrinaAPeregrina

Rated 4 / 5 stars

pretty cool

reminds me of samari jack


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HanParkHanPark

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Ahhh.. The Good Old WILD WILD WEST!!!

Mmmm... I like the Style indeed, the way you expressed the traditional feeling. the music was indeed part of the movie clip and it made me exited. Kane (The Main Character) was very unique, which I think is an important part of this movie( He is a Cripple Cowboy?! ) oh and the Reddish rising sun theme? I loved it. I really loved the fact that Kane had spare boots on the back of the horse we might have been a hint that he we'll need another one? I dunno I'm off topic here, great work, your effort have been totally worth it, and congratulations for becoming very best of the week!!! (oh and 3rd of all time.. wow)



SausauSausau

Rated 4 / 5 stars

When you eat crispers, you might enjoy the fluids

I know your style. I mean, I know how it looks like. But every time I watch one of your movie, I must tell myself "damn, it really looks like zekey's one" even though Zekey has two distinguished styles, but you know what I'm talking about. And when I read the credits, the light appeared. And then I read the description. I never read descriptions before. Alright, let's moov hon.

I don't really likes this style anyway, when it ain't exploited right, it looks hideously stiff, more like polygones moving all around. This is how I felt at the beginning. All cubes and lines. But after the sheriff arrived, it went pretty well, and the animation made its proofs. What I like the most is the expression you succeed to put in the faces of the characters, they are always accurate. It's quite a feat considering the "polygonal" aspect of the whole.

Otherwise, it's a pleasant hommage to westerns. You built a coherent story within a few minutes. I personally adored The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, thus I go for a good western whenever there is one. Since you sweat for it...a good score.


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AlmightyHans responds:

i appreciate your honest and well written review. :D


SirKilicSirKilic

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very cool.

This was a very good film, had some good animations, great job on the music too, though repeated caught my attention.



SkoolCoolSkoolCool

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A gringo like you maybe

Great vid. I tink sound effects kinda ruined some parts of it, tey were annoying. Plus, I liekd te song, made me lol.