The Ballad of CrippleKane

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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.


its moving

i like the music and the fact that that cowboy didnt give a shit he kept his hand on his gun

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love it

great style, great sound track, overall awesome. style does remind me of samurai jack, but i like the twist you put on it.

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Loving the music

God i love the music, i love watching westerns, and I love the technique you used to move the backgrounds-I've noticed how you moved the same texture, but made different shades-very cool.


i like it, especially the song, animation reminded me of samurai jack, props all around hans

An absolute delight!!!

This was terrific! Its so refreshing to see something that just oozes style. Animation very reminiscent of Samurai Jack, and the music reminded me of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" soundtrack. Both winners in my book!

d(^o^)b Teh Fonz approves!

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4.48 / 5.00

Jun 28, 2009
8:21 AM EDT
Music Video
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