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Little Aviator

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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


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

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Very good stuff here

This wasn't amazing, but not terrible either. Infact it was somewhere in the middle but dont get me wrong I really like the style and even shows your effort and how well you are willing o take this, I was enlightened with this nifty flash movie, and all that it represents and thats all good as it was a decent entry. Very good animation here and the "VOICES" are awsomly perfect and so fitting for the story, you really gave it that feel of being in a different time and such. I was most amazed with all the little stuff this flash had to offer, it was alot of little things that really made me enjoy this flash, so a good effort put fourth and was pretty good i thought keep at it.

Ok so lets make this even better this submission has some good potential, And the facts are in that this could use some more changes, And I hope I can help you with that here today with a few ideas. Kinda ended shortly wish there was a tad more to the story, other then that it was pretty impressive.



This is amazing. All my life I was told I would never become a pilot and now I am. Found out my great grandfather died as an aviator. This video really speaks to me... thank you.

KartuneHustla responds:

Wow man, thats amazing to see you followed your dreams. Thanks for watching :)


Likely based off something that could've happened in WWII, Good job. Dunno why those 2 other people call it bad.


This is a very touching animation... I do wish it was longer so that we may be able to see what happens to the boy, what happens next and etc..... other than that you did an excellent job with this animation.

Just like when i was a kid

That remembers me when i was a kid, and i am a real aviator now, really touching, i loved it!

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4.66 / 5.00

Dec 10, 2008
3:02 PM EST
  • Frontpaged December 10, 2008
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