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:bulletred: CLICK HERE FOR THE VERSION WITH SOUND :bulletred:
The version currently on DA is a silent version and is NOT THE REAL VERSION. Due to song copyright restrictions I may not host the actual song on DA without Yoko Kanno's written consent. So I encourage you to read the description for further information

:bulletblue: It is my request and I encourage you all to still favorite and comment on it here and treat it as if it was still hosted here, because I LOVE getting all the feedback (I never go on New Grounds so any comments on there will probably go overlooked):bulletblue:

Anyway, on to the normal stuff:

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-- Meaning: At first when I was making this it was just for the soul purpose of animating something singing, but after a little while I began to develop a story to the character. Basically, she is a little fox that dreams of flying, and then something happens. In the end, she gets what she wants though. So, it is sad and happy at the same time? :o
(Also, please quit comparing this to the Kiwi student film. I made this before I ever saw or heard of that short but I know they have a very vague similarity, thank you)

There is a message in this, simple as it is. I will let you guys decide what it is.

-- Song:It's from the album "Genesis of Aquarion."
I will not post a link to where the song can be downloaded but rather encourage you to support the greatness that is Yoko Kanno and buy her music. If you search for her name or album titles on Ebay or AnimeNation you will find her great music. Believe me, it's worth it. Here is one helpful link to where more of her music can be found
The Lyrics, as many have disputed, DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO ANY EXISTING LANGUAGE. The song is a made up language which is characteristic of Yoko Kanno. She does that a lot (check out the whole soundtrack to Escaflowne). As far as I can tell, it is just a bunch of languages mixed together, so naturally, there is no direct English translation of the song so please don't ask me. However, in the CD booklet japanese lyrics are written for the song. It is my understanding that those are simply the thoughts and made up lyrics behind the song and the actual audio of the song is not an existing language (once again, Yoko Kanno does this a lot. I have several sound tracks where all the sung songs are jibberish yet they still have a japanese lyric written out in the booklet). So thanks for the heads up, turns out there is a meaning behind the song.

-- Program Used: Macromedia Flash 8

-- Official Art:

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-- Fan Art: (please see this journal for prefferances: [link] )

HOLY FRIKIN CRAP... fan art of "Fox Wings" and her cartoon by some great artists :heart: Freakin adorable:

Fly Again
Halo
Soaring With the Stars
I Have My Wings
I Wish I Could Fly
So This is Heaven
Cloud Walker (WIP)
Bounds Broken
Singing Out
Winged Kitsune
Fallen Angel
Loosing the Dream
Touch the Sky
She Flies
And the Skies Answered
Little Fox's Dream
Sometimes
Please Just Let Me Dream
Heaven Spare Your Wings
Looking to the Sky
Poem: Fox Wings
Kitsune no Tsubasa Negai
Poem: Bittersweet
Fox Wings
Give Me Wings
So many!
If Only...
Wish of a Fox
Plushie!!
Reach For It
Foxwings Sculpture
I Will Wait
A Beautiful Fate
Poem: If Only To Fly
Make My Own Dreams Come True XD!
Wishes Come True
Falling From Wishes
Look Up
If I Only Could Fly
If I Only Had Wings
To The Light
Oblivion is Falling Down
Come Fly With Me
Crashing Down
Clear Skies
Not Gone Just Yet
Fox Flies
Represent, yo
This one is just frikin cute. XD
Watch it fall
They're Waiting
Stop Snowing
Away
To Fly
Losing the Dream
You Need Wings to Fly
If only to rise
Taken
Catching a Feather
Doodles
Gold
Gained Wings
Flying
Freedom of Flight
What's Next?
It Can Happen
Falling
I Can Fly Now
Finally Free
Why Is It?
A Simple Thing
Aquarion
Floatin on Feather
In The End
Bliss
Feather
She Flies
If Only...
Dreams I Left Behind
On A Cloud
Wee!
Dreamer
She Has Her Wings
Just Floating

@x@ Thank you so much you guys.
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Not many Flash deviations can lay claim to having over 80 pieces of fanart dedicated to it but If Only to Fly by *SilverPoot is one that can. I know it's already popular, it's not the most detailed of animations, but you've got to give it credit - it works great with the music and conveys the story effortlessly. ( Suggested by Tigzz and Featured by Age2003 )
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DeniesMilia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Could you tell me who is the singer of the song? And what's the title of the song?
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girl-adicted-to-wolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
its lovely with the music. so she is depressed and dies, then gets her with and goes to haeven?
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Hienkaaaaaaa Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is... avansomeee!!! Great work!
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EverythingBurnsLover Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I was gonna ask you what the critter was, cause my friend and I were wondering, but then I saw your thing that said she was a fox................
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yuriyukionna Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Hello, really wonderful animation, I was wondering if this person has permission for using your vid on youtube ( [link] ) if so, sorry for bothering you!
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japanimater Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
The download button in the upper left corner is broken, it just puts the video up on a white background. Is there a way I can download it?
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Gemdrop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that was so friggin cute!!!!
something sad but beautiful and funny and..... it was amazing!
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Rick-da-kirb Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
:O WOW! That was so amazing! You did a really good job on the animation! And the music fits so perfectly too! It even sounded like it was meowing at times XD But yeah, really good. The animation was seamless and you did a really good job of making it look 3D.

And the story's great. I feel sorry for the poor cat, dying in the end though, but it's still great. AND THE CAT IS SO ADORABLE! :D
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Sabriel-chan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for allowing me to use your flash video for my attempt at the song. In case you wanted to see here's the link:

[link]
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hammyhammy22 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awww it made me cry (and that takes a lot) the poor little fox :'( i thought 'oh no she's falling' then when she didn't get up that started the waterworks.

thats my fault for thinking it would be all happy, jolly.
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