I started this animation back in mid January. This video short is a tribute to an amazing unofficial contest we have over at He-man.org called the Fan Staction Contest held annually by Thomas Tolman & it brings about the evolution of some of the greatest character concepts ever. The Winner of the contest is transformed into a 6 + statue by Mr. Tolman. Id like to clarify that all of these are not my original characters, each of them is created by fans at the .org. But I have done the entire Animation completely on my own with a few assists from Patreek Ireland & Andrew Cramer. This Animation has been done with Toon Boom Studio 4.5 & ofcourse Adobe Photoshop CS2 & complied together with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Also I in order to avoid any copyright issues this I came up with a totally different concept that would separate these characters from the MOTU Universe just for this particular intro & decided to name is Chronicles of the Forgotten Realm.
I would like to thank every He-man.org member for their support & permission to allow me to use their characters.
Last but not the least Id like to thank Mark Palenik for creating the original music for this 1:30 min animation with his song Lost. Thanks Mark!
Also I forgot to credit for his character Inkshot. Sorry bout that.
Following are the Lyrics to the song:
Lost, I was blinded in the middle of the night. Which way is darkness and which way is light?
Down to demons shall we bow? Does it even matter now as I fight the lies in truths that fall before me? Like a seed dropped in the sand as I fight His rightous hand. If it isn't arrogance, then what could it be?
My cries, so hated in your eyes, like they're just lies.
Lost, I was blinded in the middle of the night. Before me was the darkness, behind me was the light.
So without further adue, Heres Chronicles of the Forgotten Realm
hai gais, i was bored.... so i animated. college is over and i can't show my film here cuz i want to get it into festivals, so i thought i would do a small 10 sec animation just for fun. it took me about 3 days to finish despite my initial estimation of one day. but I'm happy with it.