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The Ballad of CrippleKane

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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."


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.

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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

what song did you use for the music i give 5/5 great work


Rated 5 / 5 stars

One of My Favorites

It just has that Spaghetti Western sort of feel about it, and say what you will about those films, I'm just a sucker for them. The Wild Bunch, The Magnificent Seven, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and so on.
Though really, I think it was the music that really brought it together; without it, it just wouldn't be as good as it is.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it.

This makes me want to watch The Good, The Bad And The Ugly again, and, in that sense, it succeeds entirely as a flash film. Well done!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hhm. What do ya think...

then you listen to that intro tune?
A Vestern. A good old one. But always EXTRAordinary, yeah?
Got one!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it!

Man, i love westerns, it was a pleasure to see this

Loved the Ennio Morricone soundtrack, it gives that feeling of a real hell hole