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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


This was lovely! Mate a serie, you do know that you can make a tv show for Cartooon Network, try it , send them this and then thank me :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this is incredible, alot of people like westerns i think u wuld do well to animate a series about Cripple Kane, id definately watch every episode

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This was absolutely STUNNING.
I think this could eventually be a series (I know how much effort this one took but I think it would be one of the best series on newgrounds)
I loved when he puts his stump into the boot it sounded like a gun being cocked.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


hahaha!! was good! made me laugh!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent choice of music

I've always loved this song and it's about fucking time someone set it into flash, and it seems you were the perfect person to do it. The animation was flawless, and had a delightfully smooth cartoon style to it. Sound was just flawless (If it wasn't there wouldn't really been a point to make this flash. And it was just great, charming enough, but with still enough action to keep you intrested.

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