Majora's Mask Cartoon Is Real Good

Majora’s Mask: Terrible Fate is a fan-made animated short that serves as an origin story for Skull Kid. If Nintendo ever get serious about making Zelda cartoons again, they could do a lot worse than this kind of art style.

This is a cool little Zelda story! But it’s also a showcase for just how damn professional these “fan” projects are getting in 2016. It was made by Ember Labs, and was a collaboration between their film-making and the music of Theophany (you can get the soundtrack here).

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This was cool to watch, on top of being really technically impressive as far as fan films go. To my completely untrained eye, this looks like something out of a professional animation studio.

I don’t think the fairies were ever supposed to be physical balls with wings, though. They were tiny fairies obscured by the bright light they give off.