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*Since I now have a premium account thanks to MattFlameStar, I am curious about getting critiques for one of my most recent animations! Although I think that I have improved more since, it would be interesting to get some constructive feedback, being it is some of my latest work. All comments/ advice are welcome. Hopefully I'll have more up soon as well! Thanks guys!*

Be sure to WATCH my account for upcoming projects and bits! <3

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

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Also the following artists who helped:

Budj: [link] Voice acting

Seraphim: [link] Additional Art

Seymour: [link] Voice acting

Sonicrocksmysocks: [link] Voice acting

Tami: [link] Voice acting

Teejay: [link] Production

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I thought this was very lovely! It's a creative reasoning to what went on before Link came into this world.

The animation shows potential, though it is still stiff. The details you put into the backgrounds were great however! Shows you really put time and paid attention to your references. I really took a liking to the effects, like the vanishing Keaton.

And the voice actors you picked did great jobs! They didn't sound too flat and have some life to them.

I like the details put into it, having Cremia with Anju and Kafei, as most people wouldn't realize that she was a good friend of Anju, or even that rumor Anju's mom was spreading about Cremia and Kafei.

Good job on this and keep up the good work!
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derpypencilisawolf Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh the tail pun...
Eastbeastfilms Feb 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yup many Tails. I should have thrown atleast one sonic in there probs.

... lol

duh dum, tst. 
NayruFaroreDin Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eastbeastfilms Feb 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Coolio-Ryu Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
That was beautiful ;0;

warningyou May 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have see you in Newground! You are so epic!!! :clap:
awesome animation, fluid storyboarding and beautiful sounds, wonderful theme, based on the greatest game of all time! :worship: I am loving it in so many levels, AIFGIDFYIUAUHOU
I also love doing flashes, if you are ever going to make another zelda flash project like this, I would really love to lend a hand!
Eastbeastfilms May 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks!! I am so glad you like it! I was wondering if you might see it after I reviewed your Renaissance series :D

I would LOVE to do a project!!.. Maybe even based around our favorite Goddess Dancer Din? I have been wanting to do one like that quite a bit lately!

I am trying to start an original project right now, but if you want to start brainstorming it, I am sure we can get it started sometime soon :3
warningyou May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:excited: Din? OMG YES! I have been wanting to do one like that for years! (I have actually tried to animate Din several times, but never got to finish)
Awesome. Can you tell me more details of the project in the notes? :D
Eastbeastfilms May 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Absolutely :D I have always wanted to do one too! I just sent a note your way : >
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