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The Ballad of CrippleKane

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Jun 28, 2009 | 8:21 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged June 29, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice June 30, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick June 30, 2009
  • Daily Feature June 28, 2009

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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


I've just submited two videos also about a GRINGO!!^^
you're movies is really great!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


The art style really struck me. The audio blew my away then the ending finished me. Amazing piece of animation you have here. Everything about it i adored. And congrats for being nominated for a tank. And Weekly User' Choice, Review Crew Pick, & Daily Feature. Impressive- You deserved it Hans.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

You Know,

It's been over a year since you submitted this movie, and I never took the time to appreciate how much effort you really put into this movie. That changed today. I mean DANG. You got the movie right, you got the credits right, and oh my word, you got the loading screen RIGHT. The combined sound of that whistle and that wasteland wind created a perfect atmosphere that helped bring me into the mindset that begins this movie. And the music is........beautiful I love this kind of western music. It really transports you into the Old Wild West! All I can say is 'Thank You' for creating this wonderful story for us! You are AWESOME.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


me gusta la música y ha animación agradable ... especie de Samurai Jack gusta.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I have always loved the western genre! And overall the western movies performed by Clint Eastwood, and the song of hte menu remembers me some of that good old masterpieces of the cinema...