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Captain N Reboot Pitch Animatic

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Is it possible to reboot Captain N The Game Master in the current gaming scene? Possible, but more than likely impossible to convince of one's vision for it. Four years ago I pitched the idea of doing this reboot, as a longshot among two other ideas I came up with then, to a local studio but was rejected. I kept drawing and thinking about the idea afterward though and came up with the idea to do a pitch animatic of a hypothetical trailer of what my concept was for a new Captain N.

This was a storyboard project six months in the making, with time also dedicated to art and managing Cats Don't Dance Reanimated while this was in the works. Almost all the voice clips here are recycled from games that had featured these characters and picked to match the context of the animatic. Maybe one day this Captain N might be able to get officially made, but for now the best I can do is not keep this bottled in with the other Nintendo fans of the world.

I present to you a "what if!"

Storyboarded and edited by I. Knox Robbins (@knoxrobbins)
- Drawn almost entirely in Photoshop Video Timeline, only two shots animated with Flash CS6

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I want it, I want this so bad. I want the action, I want the story. I WANT IT TO BE A MOVIE SO BAD SO I CAN WATCH IT OVER AND OVER. How DARE you make something so good that it hypes everyone, I want it to be a thing!

The Problem with doing a reboot of so many characters is a lot of licenses to deal with. Often other companies license to Nintendo for extra money for game sales, but that doesn't mean they can use it for animation other then perhaps advertising current releases. Remember the original Captain N was to market the Current games & accessories. This also means your wasting time pitching to animation studio, when you should be pitching directly to Nintendo or the License owner as they have the advertising budget needed to pay for the animation & network to distribute. Also the power glove was a failed product & has been replaced with the more successful wii or something.

Overall the animation is choppy & unfinished. The plot is also hard to follow possibly due to using existing voice clips rather then record new voices that fit the story line. It starts with live scenes about Nintendo, then hops to animated Nintendo shrines of gameboys, then jumps into battle with characters from various worlds with know idea who's working together or fighting. There's no real plot other then then a chosen one comes from another world to save us in land full of existing heros by going on a quest to find ancient artifacts (Nintendo accessories that are no longer for sale).

Nintendo Must Do This! It Would Be a Great Blast To The Blast! But Hopefully They Fix Mega Man's Voice... Just That Old Voice... UGGHH!!!! Anyways... Great Animation!!

How dare you make me desire what can never be...

This is so freaking well done! I wish it was real!