Fan creations are always something that spark a lot of interest, as they allow fans to see what could've been without them having to wait for it to actually happen from the official source - if ever. Take Project M for example - a modified version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl created by dedicated members of the Smash community - which gives players the opportunity to use characters with revised physics, buffs, and nerfs to how the community sees fit (with on going patches to sustain any oddities found in the game). It also allows the player to play the game under various exclusive game modes.
Without digressing, YouTuber Callegos-Y has created a rather impressive animated video of a comedic sketch taking place in the Legend of Zelda universe. It's entitled 'Racing for Rupees', and tells the story of Link trying to obtain enough rupees to purchase a Hylian Shield due to his old shield burning into smithereens.
The video was constructed in Source Film Maker (SFM), a popular online video capture and editing application that operates inside game engines. Sure, the character models are notably sourced from various games within the Zelda franchise (the Link shown here seems to be from Hyrule Warriors), but the video's smooth animation really turns this video from just another fan mock-up to something a bit more substantial - much like the Majora's Mask Wii U HD fan trailer released in 2012.
Despite the sketch's lack of voice acting, its general comical theme really opens one's eyes about whether a Zelda animated series/film could come into fruition in a Pixar/DreamWorks-like production.
Are you a fan of Callegos-Y's creation here? If so, would you like to see something of the sort as an official production from Nintendo? Let us know below!
Pretty decent and comical.
THIS IS EXCELLENT.
I love this video .
Yeah, I saw this after someone posted it in the LOL thread. I love it, it's like one of the very few SFM animations that has so much effort and detail put into it that's also all around funny. Glad that NL is covering it, it deserves the views.
I like this characterization of Link.
People need to use SFM with Nintendo characters a lot more, instead of flooding Youtube with even more Team Fortress 2 videos. I mean, come on!
Awesome. Truly awesome.
When Link started moving more fluidly, I got a Toy Story vibe from it.
Whahaha this is amazing!!
So in reality, Link only posses as a hero but he's actually just a commen thief. I like this perspective. The video made me laugh
I can never bash pots in LoZ anymore without feeling like a thuuuuG!
The new dimension just adds to the experience.
Thanks for the video!
Heheh, I caught this one earlier today.
Good fun. I like the idea of a store that just takes care of putting rupees in pots.
That ending was perfect but that shopkeeper was beyond greedy.
The part that gets me every time is when he grabs the spiritual stones and wiggles his eyebrows. But this is an amazing piece of work. Absolutely needs more views.
Very good animation quality! And just fun as hell!
A fantastic piece of work that you can really see the love and hard work someone has put into.
Nintendo cease and desist order in 5...4...3...2...
Ha. I dig it.
Hhahah. This is why I was hoping that the pikmin shorts would do really could, If nintendo could make something like this with a tad more polish, id pay money for this stuff.
That was actually pretty cool.
Link is a menace to society and must be stopped.
Wow, that was so good!
That was TOO AWESOME
DID SOMEONE SAY POTTEERY?!
Sorry Link come back when you're a little MMM richer!
That was pretty awesome
I need one of these for everything.
As @Alexsora89 said, there needs to be more of this with Nintendo characters. The Nintendo community (and those who used to be a part of it) is really creative. Pump em out!
Just wait 'til Mario Maker hits the shelves. It'll sell so well, the cries of "Why didn't we release an official level editor soonerrrrrrrrrrr??!!" will be heard everywhere in the world!
I really love Link's facial expressions. The quality of this is something akin to Disney/Pixar animated shorts at the start of movies. I was thoroughly impressed.
@Lukaz2009 Haha me too!
Ha ha! That was a lot of fun.
Hahaha awesome! I want to see more of these, it's so cool! I can't believe he sold the sacred stones for a mere silver rupee Too funny! What an expensive Hylian Shield...
(^_^) Wonder how he fits all of them in his pocket... Rupees are rather unpractical compared to coins and paper bills, at least when it comes to storage.
That was great fun. I didn't expect a fan creation to be this well-detailed and expressive in HD-ish graphics. Really impressive. The staredowns with the shop owner were a particular highlight for me.
I remember watching this yesterday, I was not disappointed.
This is the kind of thing I imagined when Nintendo announced the Wind Waker shorts. I liked it!
This is terrific and really captures the player's mischievous behavior.
That is fantastic!
This just gives me confidence that a movie could be made about Zelda, and maybe with the Ocarina of Time story.
@Samuel-Flutter It kind of felt like after some story was introduced this scene would play and we see Link for the first time.
DIRTY STREET RAT
I love the way that Link is staring at his shield in the beginning.
That was excellent. Great work.
That was excellent. Great work.
A lot better than I was expecting!
Though I feel it's more suited to Toon Link, I'd welcome an animated series like this! A much better idea than any of the live action stuff I've seen anywhere
The HW Link model looks so weird. It's like a woman's head on a very short man's body.
Incredible! It looks las if a Nintendo made it!
After this I really want to see more short videos featuring Nintendo characters.
That was funny!
Also, this really reminds me of one of the shorts that might play before a Pixar movie. It definitely has that personality.
That made my day! Nintendo should be taking note. I'd love to see more.
Best fan made zelda video ever!
This would be a great Netflix series if it was serious
My son thought this was the funniest thing ever. I could totally see something like this doing well as shorts on Netflix.
Very well done. This was probably incredibly time consuming to make even with these pre-made models. It took me a considerable number of hours to make my own 3d Zelda animation on my YouTube channel, which was simpler and shorter.
Very good quality animation!
Freaking hilarious, loved the part where he just stole the blue rupee from Ilea's hands and then ran off!
This is so well done and the lack of voice acting just adds to the overall comical nature of it. We need more of this!
On a side note: Can't believe he actually sold the spiritual stones to a Horror Kid, I mean after what happened with Majora's Mask...
That was brilliant
Pretty funny but for that price that shield had better be able to make Ganon explode just by him looking at it.
That was cute XD
Fun! Link is a hooligan!
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