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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

G R E A T style!

You have just set the reference for western animations!
Great style, great music choice, amazing action sequence.
I wanna see more like that.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

very good song!

I would almost classify this as a music video. the song fits so well with the animation, and vice versa that it could almost qualify. Even the style is reminessant of the music. I really love it. some story, just enough to hold it together and lots of no holds barred action! great short.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ending Credits.

I think it was awesome i i really liked the credits do did just lower the color on the Text and the other animation playing in the background?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

The Best Movie!

The Best Movie!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


that's THE western-tribute.
good choice on the soundtrack.

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