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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!*



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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
-Esty

Check out more stuff on my newgrounds page: [link]

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

Check out all our stuff here: [link]
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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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NovaLupe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and through link and his masks they had their adventures :3.
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
:3 Yes indeed.
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derpypencilisawolf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh the tail pun...
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yup many Tails. I should have thrown atleast one sonic in there probs.

... lol

duh dum, tst. 
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NayruFaroreDin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thankies
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superjaegar-aviator Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was beautiful ;0;

*BRB CRYING*
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Very nice!
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warningyou Featured By Owner 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!
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner 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
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warningyou Featured By Owner 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
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner 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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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really REALLY enjoyed this. I absolutely love keatons, shockingly not a lot of people seem to know about keatons. Even some Zelda fans, I'm thinking it's because the keatons only made their appearances in the older games. I wonder why they haven't shown them again in recent works?

One thing's for sure I'm sick of people mistaking keatons for pikachus T -T

Fantastic effort on the video, the story telling was perfect. I especially adored the voice of the keaton.
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks Issy! I had a great time looking through your animated works as well. You have a really smooth style :D I am definitely looking to improve myself in terms of animation, and any advice is helpful <3

Yeah the pikachu thing got WAY old after awhile lol I had like 20 comments saying that same thing on NG XD I was like, yeah we get it move on lol

I got lucky working with such great voice actors, which adds a whole new element to the art :) Seymour had fun doing Keaton I think XD He was great to work with. Have you ever worked with voice actors before?

I am not sure why Nintendo hasn't touched upon the Keaton again in recent games, especially since it is such a cool ephemeral in Japanese culture.

I would love to talk to you more about animation and art some time, if you'd want :) even through notes would be cool.

Thanks for your review :D

Esty
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks a lot! :-D Yes, if ever you need some critique or advice on something I'm happy to oblige! ^ u ^

No I haven't had voice actors before.. actually no, I do remember an assignment in my course YEARS back. It was an animation assignment and I had to have voice actors since I'd planned the project that way. But I didn't have american voice actors available, only kiwis. And kiwi accents really aren't suited for cartoon characters D= And these guys weren't very good at acting x-D So it was quite an experience OTL I'll never use voice actors unless I have to X-D One things for sure though, I'll hire the help online, maybe have auditions on Youtube, find people that way.

No problem, keep up the good work =) Yeah we should touch base again sometime <3

(Btw sorry for the late reply, I get bombarded with a stack of comments sometimes D-X )
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skysoul25 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
nice, i like the script and prequel it was fantastic, my only problem /only nitpick was the voice of the Keaton fox ghost. Seymour just doesn't fit the character at all. other then that, I love it, good job,and I'd like to see more form you my friend. Maybe you can do your own Zelda anime series, or something else.
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DreamPuppeteer Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
I-I just-
NO WORDS
EPICNESS
PURE EPICNESS
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks :D
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DreamPuppeteer Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:'D your welcome
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Ask-Minish-Vio Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
((amazing! the story seems like it actually came from the game too!))
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks I tried hard to make it seem cannon :D
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AskVaatiCoyote Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconaskthekeatonfox: 0_0
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Groovey, glad you liked it : >
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AskVaatiCoyote Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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EzzieLynn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I FRICKING LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!
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kittydoseminecraft Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!i allways wonderd about dat scrub and that mask dat looks like :iconpikachuplz:
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Indeed he does XD

Lol thanks for all the faves so far!
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kittydoseminecraft Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np,keep up the good work :D
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Sionari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
The Keaton gave me chills at first, but he slowly grew on me. This video was gorgeous and kinda sweet.
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Glad to hear. : > His voice actor Seymour was a cool guy to work with and did a very nice job I think. Thanks!
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Sionari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
It was my pleasure to watch; I should be thanking you! :D And yes, I agree, Seymour did a very good job. His little chuckles in the video even seemed genuine; it's actually kinda hard to do that. :clap:
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Attack-On-Maou Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was beautiful in so many ways.
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Regards! I am still learning about animation as I go, so thank you : >
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Waaaaaaaat was that little giggle the Keaton did at the end was that coincidental? Omgash.... that just.... made me wonder is all. :iconteheplz:

Why this entire thing was just delightful! :la: What a treat! :D Lovely animation, lovely acting, lovely story, just very sweet overall. :aww:

Wonderful work. :clap:
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Haha Thank you kindly! :D there is a lot of stuff in this that I tried to play off the themes in Majora, one of my favorite games. I hope you'll look forward to more of my stuffs :3 and I appreciate you comment. : >
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Triforcefangirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that was..........beautiful in every way.........
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you, I am glad to hear it resonates. : >
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Triforcefangirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome ^^
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Zeldaboyz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!!!!!!!!! and thank for adding captions (subtitles).... im deaf, and i simply enjoy this story.... :)
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
I am very glad I did now :3 thanks for enjoying!!!
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Zeldaboyz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no plm.... :D
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Kuroispark Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a very interesting take on those stories. :D
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks :3 we felt like doing something more drama based than parody
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KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the silly pun at the end!
Great animation!
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Lol thanks I am glad you liked that XD
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Suveru Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
GOD - I love it <3
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Eastbeastfilms Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Why thank you
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Suveru Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
the voices and the whole vid are yo cool - very nostalgic <3
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eramthgin-1027501 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Awesome work!
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