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A Keaton's Tale

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Dec 12, 2012 | 12:31 PM EST
  • Frontpaged December 17, 2012
  • Review Crew Pick December 19, 2012
  • Daily 2nd Place December 14, 2012
  • Weekly 5th Place December 19, 2012

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Edit: *Daily second, Weekly 5th, Review Crew Pick, added to the zelda collection, and front page! Thanks a ton NG I am speechless : >*

Ten years before Majora's Mask, which might explain why the characters are younger than in the game : >

There were a lot of starts and stops for this flash, but I am glad it if finally finished. Special thanks to the voice actors for being so patient through this. Also to the folks on the Skype Superlab, Budj, Joey, Tami, Teejay, Gustavos, and Anna for testing and helping me with the animation flow over countless hours. : P

I had this idea about a year ago and sent the script to a different animator. However before she got started, she dropped out of the project because of school, so I ended up animating the entirety of it.

The flash is a double narrative, featuring two different stories, that share a same meaning. Since a lot of people are not familiar with Majora's Mask, or have it fresh in their heads, I knew it might have people that wouldn't understand it or be familiar with the characters, such as the young boy "Kafei." So I equipped it with a moral at the end to make it interesting for non- zelda fans as well, hopefully.

Special thanks to Seraphim for the great looking loading screen art. Hopefully people can contact him if they need commissions done, he was great to work with.

I hope you enjoy the bitter sweet parable of A Keaton's Tale




Rated 5 / 5 stars

animation, cinematography, and production value aside (because im not in the mood to critique)...What a beautiful story! I'm so happy you took the time to give this to the world! I happen to believe it has a very touching and applicable message. its movies like yours why I love Newgrounds. keep up the amazing work and the mature creativity :)

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EASTBEAST responds:

Thank you, that is a very thoughtful review. I am glad you appreciate the work that went into this, not just mine, but the voice actors and other artists as well : >


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This came out just plain amazing, the story was great enough to actually be canonical to Majora's Mask.
Well done everyone~

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EASTBEAST responds:

Thanks seymour, I could not have gotten a better Keaton voice to keep that cannon going :>


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this. well animated and very well scripted. props to you guys for doing such a great job. :)

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EASTBEAST responds:

I did get lucky to work with a great cast, thanks for your review : >


Rated 5 / 5 stars

don't get me wrong here and see that i gave you 5 stars
but i am pretty sure none of that ever happened to kafei or he never mentions how he got he keaton mask i dunno but what i am sure of is that kafei uses the mask as a disguise so nobody would recognize him but still this was after so much stuff had passed
and the buttler's son i remember vagely but he went off two years not ten before everything happened
but still great fan fiction dude i liked it a lot

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Usually I don't comment on anything but this was great. I reccommend this purely for the writing. The animation could use a little work regarding spinning objects like the top of the clock tower but other than that it was absolutely perfect. Well done, please submit more.

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