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My gallery is a weird hodgepodge characters and fandoms, from surly plantdragons to odd half-insectoid monstrosities. When it comes to fanart, I tend to stray from topic to topic in hopes that I don't bore people with random obsessions.

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One Childhood Wish has Been Fulfilled

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 8, 2014, 11:10 PM
Finally, after 26 years, you can finally obtain the soundtrack to Felix the Cat: The Movie.

It's currently on iTunes. I currently can't think of a better way to spend your iTunes money.



You have no idea what this means to me, to finally hear these songs from this obscure film in crisp, beautiful HD with no talking or sound effects cutting the songs off. This dumb little movie with its terrible, outsourced animation that earned itself an episode on the Nostalgic Critic and a place on several "worst animated films of all time" lists was such a huge influence on me as a kid.

I mean, hell, just look at this character I draw from the movie occasionally. I'm pretty sure he's my spirit animal just from how many personality traits and style quirks from him ended up in my characters.

What Would The Duke of Zill Do Without Me? by Turquoisephoenix
I should probably draw this guy again...

And with this movie being so beloved and watched in my household (hell, I'll be the first to admit that I watch this damn movie at least once a year because the kingdom of Oriana is an amazing, inventive place littered with animation errors), one of the biggest teases of my entire life was that there was absolutely no way to hear the Princess's bubble dance song in its entirety. I would try to mime the bubble dance as a little kid with the VHS playing the scene, but I'd always have to end up stopping my dance short because Grumper and the Duke of Zill had to have a tender moment.

UNTIL NOW.


Some quick notes on the two songs I downloaded, Face to the Wind and Who is the Boss?

*Face to the Wind does not include the saxophone solo by Felix the Cat.

*That being said, the "escape" song is heard in the track and by golly will it melt your eardrums with sheer 80's-style beauty.
*While Face to the Wind obviously benefits from having all the background noise taken out, oddly enough, Who is the Boss? sounds kind of barren without the monsters, the Duke of Zill's opening speech, or the monsters splashing in time to the music.
*That being said, hearing the HD 80's drums and guitar in the song more than makes up for the parts of the song that sound a little empty. I'm just going to be a dork and include both a soundtrack version of the song and a movie version of the song on my iPod.

But by all means, download those two songs. Download ALL of the songs. Celebrate in this wondrous, magical thing that is Felix the Cat: The Movie of all things getting new material after all these years.

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To Do List

-Commission 1: Five characters, fully colored and shaded - Currently inking
-Commission 2: Two characters, fully colored and shaded - Idea stage
-Disney-club Contest Entry
-Redesigns for some of my characters (working on Randell)

-Cartoony sketches because I really need to loosen up my poses



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Turquoisephoenix
I'm a weirdly colored bird.
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
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Currently getting a BFA in Animation.


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:iconanthony-philippeau:
Anthony-Philippeau 5 days ago   Filmographer
thanks for the fave :)
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brittsdemesne Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How have you been holding up lately?
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Turquoisephoenix Apr 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Been doing great. Tackling some commissions at the moment. =)
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brittsdemesne Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good deal and glad to know that you are doing well.
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Turquoisephoenix Apr 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yeah, for the most part, things have been pretty peachy. Nothing too good, nothing too bad. =D
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Dustin565 Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Search Don Oriolo in iTunes.

I know your one of the biggest Felix movie fans of all time so you'll love this.
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Turquoisephoenix Apr 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
....

...oh my. It's...it's beautiful.

Excuse me, I'm just in awe that one of my childhood dreams has finally been answered. I just...I can finally own a decent quality version of Face to the Wind and Who is the Boss without background noise. Holy mother of god THIS IS THE BEST THING.

Also,
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Turquoisephoenix Apr 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
(whoops pressed submit too soon)

*Also, wow Sly as a Fox really is only that long? I guess THAT'S a question answered. I always thought there'd be a full version on a soundtrack but sure enough...
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NekoOnTheLoose Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry for the random comment, but you artwork is just really interesting! The first one I saw was the Chancellor Cole drawings you did, and the rest are awesome. Again, sorry for this out of nowhere comment. Just thought I'd say that. ^^
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Turquoisephoenix Mar 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
No, by all means, say it. I like hearing from people what they like about my gallery. =D I'm glad you find it interesting.

Also I'm glad that my Chancellor Cole drawings are doing something besides making people wonder about my sanity because I seem to only draw the worst characters in the Zelda games. Link? Pfft. I'm gonna draw the demon leprechaun no one likes and that half-gibdo guy that's only in one game and not in it for very long.  =P

But thank you so much for the compliment! :hug:
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