Fans of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past may remember episode one of Zeldamotion's Link to the Past Animated Series; the fan effort boasted impressive visuals as it began a re-telling of the game's memorable adventure.
It's been around 10 months since that episode launched, but the Patreon page setup to fund the series failed to take off. As a result Aeipathy Industries has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive and hopefully complete the series. The goal of the funding is to support the project full time to enable another six episodes to be completed.
It's very early days for the campaign, and at the time of writing it's raised just under $4000 of its $24,000 goal - with 29 days to go. There's a sizeable crew involved, and stretch goals are needed to fully fund the entire series.
The first episode passed by last year with no intervention from Nintendo, it seems, so it may be able to continue should the funding come through. You can see last year's début episode below - is this a project you'd like to support?
With thanks to Benjamin for the heads up.
Do people not realize they are re-drawing/tracing scenes and artwork from Akira Himekawa's Link to the Past manga? Should they really be accepting money for this? I find it disrespectful to the actual artists.
C&D in 3...2...1...
This is pretty perfect. The only qualm I have is that the character animations can vary slightly in style/quality. Hopefully with a budget the consistency would be better. The voice for Link is great though. Kudos to whoever voiced that.
Isn't it stepping on some toes--asking for money based on someone else's property? Don't get me wrong, it's a neat fan-animation but this feels somewhat immoral?
Is it wrong that I see the headline graphic and immediately notice that Link's holding the Master Sword in his right hand?
What's more is that it's the Ocarina of Time design, not the Link to the Past design.
That's what I thought, it's not a simple fan piece, they are selling something, I mean there are DVDs from a certain point on.
According to a comment on the Kickstart page, these guys have "the thumbs up from Nintendo". Take it that for what it's worth..
@KryptoKrunch well, considering in their pitch they say:
Creating a derivative, fan-work is always a risk, depending on how the owners of the Intellectual properties feel about the project. With the success of projects like ZREO's "Twilight Symphony," and many other fan projects, we have high hopes for Zeldamotion!"
I would say that they don't.
Shouldn't Nintendo have given them a big fat cease and desist by now? I thought they shut these kinds of things down, like, immediately.
I've backed this
Why is Link blonde? He isn't in A Link to the Past: https://s3.amazonaws.com/colorslive/jpg_256x0/604629-QfJwzO-hH__Uom5I.jpg
If they were raising money to get a liscense from Nintendo, sure, but I'm not gonna throw money at a fan project that doesn't have the creator's consent.
I won't back this unless it has an over abundance of Link complaining and a really annoying catch phrase.
I haven't completed A Link To The Past, will this give me spoilers?
@LexKitteh Really? are they actually taking stuff from it, or are they just using the style?
oh no, that link voice is awful xD Link shouldnt be emotional, he should be quiet and bad ass like samus
Isn't the the OoT and ALTTP master sword design the same?
Twilight Symphony was okay because it got a license from Nintendo through a record company
Is this licensed? If not who would support it since it will get shut down otherwise.
@RupeeClock some links have held the sword in their right hand. But yeah, this is super inconsistent. Mixing artwork styles from several games, and Im sorry I know some ppl on here like it, but I cant stand Link's voice actor. Hated it.
Won't NIntendo just up and cancel this?
He's holding the sword in the wrong hand.
I give this less than 2 days before Nintendo kills this dead.
The fact that it's taking a while to build up steam, and their first funding attempt failed... methinks this isn't really what people want. Or they think it's doomed to be shut down.
Or the DiC cartoon scarred them.
The writing isn't strong, imo. I like the idea and it's a nice passion project, but... the execution [primarily writing and direction] isn't up to par to the point where I'd support it.
Nintendo should kill it. Asking money for a product based on someone else's intellectual work is not immoral, and besides that, the end product probably won't be that great, based on the first episode. If you want a more cinematic retelling of the story, read the manga.
Michael Patch from Zeldamotion here. We have received a lot of controversial feedback, and so we have created a poll to help us make the best decision moving forward. http://www.poll-maker.com/poll362673x814E44Bd-14
Link's voice in this reminds me of those awful Philips Zelda games, and the worst thing is this humor seems to be unitentional.
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