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The Ballad of CrippleKane

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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.

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.

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Pretty amazing

Wow this is pretty good stuff I love the whole "WESTERN" theme here the animation effects on this was cool like the running of the horses and the lighting effects in the backround a really nice film here, I would encourage you to make more of this style it is just pure amazing, anyways nice work here.

~~THINGS TO IMPROVE ON~~
I would encourage you to make more of this style it is just pure amazing

~X~

holy shit, your one talented SOB. I'm at awe......absolutely magnificent..I have watched it over and over to capture each detail. My all time favorite - than you Hans!
-Robert
Curator @ ha! adult cartoon channel

Excellent animation. Great pacing & timing.
Great music choice.

Hahah, I liked the extra boots on his horse, and that wilhelm scream was a very nice touch!

everything is so perfect in this animation...
All those details made me moist...

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Jun 28, 2009
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