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Since I seem to be remaking a lot of Genesis Sonic game intros, I thought that I might as well animate this one from Sonic & Knuckles. In my opinion, it has the best opening of them all, it just screams "ADVENTURE!" as soon as you see Sonic.

But I digress...

Now for all of the technical aspects of the flash. I just want to point out that EVERYTHING here was drawn in Flash. No sprites, no previously-made images; 100% recreated. And boy, did that take a toll on my wrist. The background was about four layers on its own, and I spent about 2-3 hours staring at references. Even the Death-Egg was hand made, but it was surprisingly easy to make. Especially the 3D-esque shading. The title was about 7 layers, but much easier to draw.

Onto the characters themselves... Sonic was a PAIN to draw, especially when adding in the shading. Knuckles, on the other hand, was much easier to deal with as his movements are much more sedentary. He's a life-saver. I wanted to add in lighting on them, but I nixed the idea. I got tired of this project after the 5th day.

If anything bothered me the most, it was the timing. I had to constantly refer back to the intro (via Youtube) to get the timing right: "When does the Death-Egg land?" "When does Knuckles appear?" "How should the background be positioned?" and so on... I didn't quite get to "finish" the animation because I wanted to add in the fade-out that all of the games used to do when the title theme finished. That will have to wait for another time, though.

And there you have it.

Made in Flash CS4
60-72 hours in production
Music: "Sonic & Knuckles" Title Theme
9 Layers (not counting symbols
Tablet Used
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:iconedwinshy:
EdwinShy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We really need another Sonic game focusing on Sonic & Knuckles again
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:iconbluerosethehedgehog:
Bluerosethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this brings back memories
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lazarusninja Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:iconarrowleftplz: my icon is the reason why I favord this animated pic.
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:iconicewolfknight36:
icewolfknight36 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww no Thrash the Tazmanian Devil.....
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:iconteamjacobismylife:
TeamJacobIsMyLife Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it don't work on my mac CRAP!
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:iconloboproto:
loboproto Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
good!
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:iconexcalibur5k:
Excalibur5k Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
ha nice. subbed you on youtube
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:iconkindtails:
kindtails Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
UNLIMITED SONIC N KNUX
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:iconfirelegend13:
Firelegend13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Artist
Pretty Cool are u going to finsh this any time soon?
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is as far as I am: [link]
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:iconstako:
stako Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This made me remember the day I first played this... one of the best days of my life, and one of the best games I've ever played. This is great, thanks for sharing and giving me the joy of remembering one of the best times of my childhood. Damn, it almost brings a tear to my eye that intro... <3
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:iconyeyeialba:
YeyeiAlba Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I missed so much that classic "SEEGAAA..."
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:iconshadowfan009:
shadowfan009 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
AWESOME!!!!!!
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:iconthedeathsock:
TheDeathSock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO CUTE! omg It brings back memories~
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, it sure does.
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:iconthedeathsock:
TheDeathSock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;D
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:icondarkshadow188365:
DarkShadow188365 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Nothing like the old school :)
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:iconmeleesonic32x:
MeleeSonic32X Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great animation, love it!
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconshadowthehedgehogzx:
shadowthehedgehogzx Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing =D
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:iconohoho1227:
OHOHO1227 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Cool!
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:iconohoho1227:
OHOHO1227 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Cool!
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:iconallieman:
Allieman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
When sonic took a landing, it was abit too fast to notice the animation in it when he got up. Try making the landing more smoother when he gets up, but if you were trying to make it fast pace, it's ok, just try double framing.
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, the entire animation is based directly on the original, in which the stand-up animation was quite speedy and hard to see as well.
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Allieman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Yea, but instead but just keeping it the same, you should improve it. You can't just look at an animation and expect to make yours look the same, just improve it. Everything looks great, but the land just bothers me.
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, since I've been planning to make edits to this animation anyway, I can get around to doing that as well.
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:iconallieman:
Allieman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Cool, really looking forward to your work.
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:iconturbo-hedgehog:
Turbo-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AHhhh, I can't start the game!
XD
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Insert Credits. XD
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:iconturbo-hedgehog:
Turbo-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What the...
NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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treecko777 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
omg 1 of my fav sega games i love this flash great job too!
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:iconirengard:
Irengard Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelente.
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you. C:
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:iconsmoke130:
Smoke130 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Awesome! I love it!
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:iconspeedytheneedlemouse:
speedytheneedlemouse Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O WOW!!! I love you for this! That is one of the best flashes I have ever seen! Shiny death egg, the lottle Sonic and Knuckles at the bottom, changing round, and then Sonic and Knux waving and shaking their hands at us! It's... AMAZING!
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh, thank you! I'm glad that you like it. C:
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:iconspeedytheneedlemouse:
speedytheneedlemouse Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I wish I could animate. My best is SHEEET as hell. DX
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:iconfirehearttheinferno:
FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome =D
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you.
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FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome =)
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ThatNoOdLeguy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
hey were any of your animations in any of the sonic volumes?
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nah, I'm not too good at making jokes for me to animate. And it also wouldn't feel right for me to recycle some from my gallery. I would sure love to have one of my animations in the volumes, though.
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:iconnkognz:
NkoGnZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KickAss! Nice rendition of the S&K intro, well animated indeed!:D
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ChicAndy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute~ <3
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:iconaerobian-angel:
Aerobian-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you. CX
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:iconchicandy:
ChicAndy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur welcome xD
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tomoe342 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I always thought they should remake the first 4 sonic games and make them for the 3rd gen consles...with improved graphics maybe cut scenes and more character choice. This just reminded me of that.
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ExploadingRabbits Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that was really well done when i saw this i would have guessed that the title and background were made in photoshop it was nicely animated too and i agree sonic and knuckles has the best opening intro and to see it in your unique art style was amazing i hope to get this good later on but with time comes experience
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MrBubbaAce37 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
SUPER AWESOME :D
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Naxal710 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Amazing! The only thing I wuld have changed is that I would have used this remix:
[link]

But I guess it would lose that classic feel huh? Either way, it's still AWESOME!!!
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