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You might remember these guys dueling in the ballroom on Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.

Among the more viscous of Madame Leota’s wicked traits was that of being an indiscriminate flirt--leading on unwary suitors and at times playing one man against another. This was the case of Etienne Lalaurie and Antoine Germaine.

These two gentlemen were born on neighboring plantations and grew up the best of friends, always in each other’s company--drinking and gambling together. As the sons of wealthy men, Etienne and Antione were given the finest educations: together they attended various schools and were trained to duel in the fine art of self defense and chivalry.

While at the party of a mutual friend, they made the acquaintance of the evil Madame Leota. She danced first with one and then with the other, whispering wicked promises and lies, her eyes now gleaming with the excitement of her new game.

On the way home the two gentlemen shared stories of the night’s conquests. During the course of the conversation, the slanderous lies of Leota came to the surface. A fight ensued and the gentlemen challenged each other to a duel of pride. Seconds were chosen, a place named, and the duel was fought.

Each gentleman fired his pistol and was mortally wounded in the same breath. As they lay dying, the lies were exposed and they vowed revenge against Leota. They continue to haunt the Mansion to this day, still seeking their revenge.
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Duel by ~ctrl-alt-delete is a brilliant idea for a double avatar, and impeccably executed. The details of the portraits would be fantastic just by themselves; the palpably 3D animation of the ghost figures make this avatar exceptional. ( Featured by livius )
Villian-KucingKecil Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
OneGirlStudios Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RegalZeagle  Art goals, This does remind me of your art though! :D
RegalZeagle Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh neato! I'm not to this level of art yet though :lmao:
chelano Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that is very cool.  This actually brings back memories. 
ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kataang15Love Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that. is so much win.
yamihoole Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh how fun! One of my fav parts of the ballroom!
v-smoke Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This reminded me most of the nonsense poem:

One fine day in the middle of the night
Two dead men got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
drew their swords and shot each other!

Excellent work on the animations, as well as the wonderful colour scheme and the detail in the background. Great stuff!
InnsmouthFishwife Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
With your permission, I would love to include this in the Haunted Mansion group gallery here on dA :skullbones: Thank you very much for your time and consideration!
CuriouSolo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Purely delightful! Awesome work! :boogie:
bunnystick Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit! ::hides::
Mady-Was-Here Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Great idea! :clap:
therealsimmer3 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
These two are absolutely my favorite part of the ballroom scene.
Oktanas Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,

I have featured you on my Journal and Shoutboard here [link]

Have a nice day!!!
Toesim Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Awsome! How did you make this?
ctrl-alt-delete Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I drew all the frames in MS Paint and assembled them in Jasc Animation Shop 3. If you're interested in learning more about pixel art I could send you some links to tutorials.
Toesim Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Yes, please! Amazing job for MS paint! I couldnt do that with MS paint. Do you have a wacom tablet or something?
Asterisks Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this has got to be one of the best avatars ever!
xelloss100 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007   Digital Artist
Awesome!!! :w00t: I really like the animation and colors... :D Very very cool!!! The level of details is amazing!!! :giggle:
Great Work!! :clap:
Roseling Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
very cool! nice work! :)
TerrierGal Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
This is one of the best parts in the ride, :D Good job, :)
puppet-soul Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cloud-no9 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
So cool idea! :wow: Colouring and animation are stunning! :wow:
mansionfans Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
absolutely brilliant!
ayokaeu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007

Grats, srsly.
lollige Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Congrats on the daily dev cntrl!
JonBeanHastings Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
talkingtoe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Captain planet approves.
Really though, its absolutely awesome.
RoseSagae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME portayal!! I recognized where it was from immediately! What a cool idea - and the original drawing plus the smooth ghosty animation makes it really realistic!

A well-deserved DD!
Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
IS brilliant actually.
DrYosh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
manga-ka-wannabe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
This is so totally wicked~! I :heart: the Haunted Mansion, and the Ballroom is my absolute favorite room in it. Very neat idea! : )

-J <3
neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible timing on the animation.

I have to confess, though, it's been a very long time since I went on that ride. This is quite an evocative picture, though.
AlmasNamir Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007   Writer
omg, that's awesome!
milo2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
oh geez, i love the haunted mansion! :o

congrats on the feature; i'm so glad this got some publicity! well-deserved :clap:
artspazz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist
^_^ how amusing!
candysores Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Wow! Well done :D
demonic-mind Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Ariel523 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
This is wonderful <3 I love it so much as a fan of Haunted Mansion/Disneyland/Walt Disney. So creative and cute x3

I LOVE that you added the story to it! I never knew the story, but I always wanted to know what was behind the different details and scenes in the ride. Could you share where other stories throughout the rides are posted?
ctrl-alt-delete Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I had always wondered about the stories behind the ghosts as well. [link] has an excellent virtual tour of both mansions at Disneyland and Disney World, full of pictures and stories about the mansions. SLG Publishing [link] even has Haunted Mansion comic books about all the Disney ghosts.
Ariel523 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Ooh, I'll save that site, thank you~!

And doi, my mom got those comic books xD If you read them, did you read the one about the guy afraid of graveyards at night yet works the graveyard shift at night? It was cute.

Anywhoo, thank you again~!
ctrl-alt-delete Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
No, I don't have them, but I want 'em! :D I love little short stories, especially ghost stories. Always used to check out ghost stories at the library when I was younger. Is that guy you mentioned the one with the skin-and-bones dog? That dog always made me sad. :(
Ariel523 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Yes, that guy x3 Who is Jack Skellington and Zero during Christmas : D His story is cute~

Did you ever read those stories that were accompanied by black and white creepy pictures? Those were all-time favorites at my elementary library.
ctrl-alt-delete Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
They sound familiar, but I couldn't put a name to them.
Ariel523 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Yeah, I can't remember their names, only how to describe them. And the Hearse song is in it, that's all I could tell you. xD
perfect1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
haha! I was just about to tell you about the Haunted Mansion ride. lol

I wanted the Haunted Mansion movie this weekend too and the scene where the ghosts were dueling in the cemetery looks almost exactly like this too.
touma123 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I recognized these guys right off, especially since I was on that ride a month or so ago. Awesome job, they're wonderful. :D
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