With modern technology, skill and a lot of passion, some truly outstanding things can be achieved by small teams. The latest video by EmberLab certainly qualifies, as it pays tribute to one of Nintendo's most iconic games.
Majora's Mask - Terrible Fate focuses on the origins of Skull Kid, and how he came to own the fateful mask. It's gorgeously animated, and a name that leapt out to us in the credits was Joe Zieja - he voiced Fox McCloud in Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, and we interviewed him about it.
Directed by Mike Grier, you can check out this tribute below.
Let us know what you think in the comments. We're certainly fans, in any case.
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The skullkid wearing the beak as a separate thing is a neat interpretation of the design, and helps to make it obvious why he'd be more prone to put on a mask he found.
Wow, this is really awesome. Did not think it would be this well made when I first saw this.
I'm so glad I was wrong.
@Flauber I try not to use words like 'Gorgeous' lightly
@ThomasBW84 That's why I gave it a chance, hehe.
I saw it on my YouTube feed, but dismissed it, I trust you guys.
Now that is impressive. If there was ever a Zelda game to turn into a movie, it would be Majora's Mask without a doubt and this cements that belief. The story, the pacing and the feel of the game is perfect for a movie adaptation.
I'm contempt with just this 4 minute video
Very nice. And interesting interpretation.
Skull kid is my favourite video game character. I bought the First4figures statue from the Nintendo world store in New York and it is my most priced possession. (and not just because of how much they go for on ebay)
This is absolutely PHENOMENAL. Maybe there's hope for Nintendo in the movie industry after all, if handled like this at least.
Wow.. Just woww... If a movie like this would be in the cinema i would be first in line.
I hope to see more of this.
Good, but exactly why they gave the HMS a weird accent and made him a more vulnerable-seeming and expressive character is anyone's guess. Ruined the tone for no other reason than fandom overplaying its hand, as ever.
Would be great if they done a whole series of these... maybe even partner with Nintendo for it for a bit of extra publicity... their work clearly deserves it.
Whoa, that was good.
4 minutes of well-done animation by a fan inspire more confidence then a Hollywood director's pitch for a Monster Hunter movie...
Disk II of Time's End also came out at the same time
Words cannot describe.
Love the minute details like the dilatation of Skull Kid's pupils. Another case of quality vs quantity.
@shaneoh Where did you download it from?
Someone give these guys jobs in the film industry!
Seriously, the animation was fantastic. Better than most films, IMO. I hope Nintendo sees this and gets some sort of idea...
I didn't know Disney likes Nintendo.....get it....because of the animation......I'll leave now.
That was outstanding! That was the first time I have been convinced Zelda can work in a video format and with voice acting! That was just beyond expectations good. The cinematography was brilliant, the animation smooth and detailed, the music and VA work exceptional! This was just breathtaking!
I always have wondered what danger the Happy Mask man had to over come to obtain Majora's Mask in the first place, I wonder if we'll ever learn, of course if we do, I would half suspect it would raise questions as to why he didn't try to stop Majora and instead sent Link.
@Aurumonado I got incredibly excited when I realized this was part of Theophany's Majora's Mask project! Every fan of the LoZ series owes it to themselves to give his music a proper listen!
Very strong animation for a fan-project. Cool video!
That was...you know what? Never mind. Words don't quite do this video justice.
I'll settle for amazing for now.
@DiscoGentleman Absolutley...'Breathtaking' is the word.
It's embarassing to admit, but it's so beautiful that I actually teared up a little.
I use an addon for firefox, but there are sites out there that can do it too.
I think Nintendo CG movies would make killer sells. There are so many gaming universes that I would like to see and play, but time doesn't always allow, but a 1-2 hour movie would be a perfect way to experience some game worlds I don't always have time for.
Very cool... Now let's hope Nintendo doesn't take it down like they have for so many fan projects before this one!
"But it's not a fan game, it's an animation!"
Nintendo has taken down things like this before. And I suspect they're not yet done with doing so again.
@PlywoodStick This would be fair use. They created an original work (based on a property) for non-profit that is made with unique assets that does not replace the original work. Even Nintendo would not pull this one as it is about 4 minutes long.
Wow, just wow! The origin of the mask right there for us all to see! Stunning.
@crzysortagamer So true. Imagine what they could do with Metroid?!
@Pod the removable beak is also a nice way to incorporate the Twilight Princess design into the mix. Which is notably beak-less.
(Interestingly, their original OoT design also lacked the beak, but their orange lips looked remarkably similar anyway)
This is incredible! So many of Nintendo's properties could benefit from a quality CG animation or two!
If this was sample to show Nintendo what they could do. Nintendo, PLEASE give them some money!
I like the "beak is a little mask" idea. The only slight is the faeries look like actual balls, instead of non-distinct glowing, but still props for sticking to source since we have nothing of this era's faeries (save for tall women wearing only vines and boots)
WOW! Well done!
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