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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:

[link]

-- 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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Given 2008-12-02
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 Digital Artist
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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BanditDragoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am in awe of you i mean its just too awesome for words to describe :jawdrop:
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student General Artist
There are lyrics. It a combination of words from different languages.

They are:

Lizard's tail
Dew in the night
Silent night
Sunlight
A drop of mermaid's tear

The shadow of dead people
The pain of living people
The joy of darkness
The madness of light
Let us become one
Let's engulf ourselves in a beautiful lace

(Altadimana Cinqadimana)
By an edge of the shadow
I'm pulled into darkness
I gave a scream
(Altadimana Cinqadimana)
I'm crazy because of the Silence
Aquarion, Aquarion
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AnonymousLink Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This story is so sad and so happy at the same time. So contradictory to itself, but it fits oh so well. You are truly an artist. I have watched this animation countless times and it never fails to touch me. I cry, I laugh, I smile.

Thank you for astonishing art and a brilliant mind. deviantART needs more deviations like this. ^^

:heart:
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yay-Jena Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Such a sad story. I like how you animated the Fox, though it is choppy at times, and the dance is so cute. She's an adorable character, and she and you are so loved!

Lovely choice in melody as well. Yoko Kanno is amazing. The song is gorgeous!
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yay-Jena Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Oh, and would you know who sang the song?
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Fire-dragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!! :love:
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:iconfire-dragonfly:
Fire-dragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
OMG I LOVED IT!!!!! :love:
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DenKare Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Wonderfully done.
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BillabongMad Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't fave it :'(

But i love it, so simple but you have really nice angles and a flow to it that makes me wanna go do one of my own . . . but i'm lazy! . . this has made my Christmas!

Brilliant
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miss-Tao-Luath Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a kind of fan art, because I love this so much! I even downloaded the song! Here it is: [link]
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sheer0 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Wow, the animation is so good. cute story to! :)
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Mommy-Silver Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Please pass me the handkerchief. I cried my heart out... it's so sad!
*goes back and cries some more*

besides it's so sad, it's also very beautiful!
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leofire26 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
its beautiful and realy says something,gives me an verey strange feeling,and when she reached her paw at the screen after that flaping noise i mean wow it just hit,its a verey lovely flash:heart:oh and the movements are smooth and resimble the movments of a fox rather astonishingly.
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shadow9848 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
pretty
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keithyboo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats so adorable!:aww: Sad though :( Hehe, I almost cried
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Godikins Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
n_n
so pretty
its sad but it made me smile
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akuzhin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
This animation is so cute, and sad at the end, but still a little happiness too.
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watchingandwaiting9 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] um.. the foxy is so cute... :meow:
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PantheFox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
wow! it's beautiful! well done! is lip-syncing hard?
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jacobger Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Amazing animation you made there. I like the her (?) expressions. :blushes:
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Raphael56543 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
all i can say is i loved it great job!
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LightDragon777 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This has to be one of the sweetist animations I've ever seen.:aww:
Good work!
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Forest-of-Stars Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like I'm gonna cry when I watch this! ; . ;
I'm tearing now! Omg! But I love this sonnnng.
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BeenKilledFree Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thats sad...my 3 yr old sister started crying....but still very cute!
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bullahiiri Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
i LOVE this animation :)
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eritnger1000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
is it ok if i draw a picer for this?
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Larxiel-XV Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student General Artist
it made me cry its so beutiful!!!!!!!!
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Mattaki-chan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Filmographer
So sad... but so cute! :) Love it
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Toyger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I keep coming back to this. I have to see it again every now and then. I can't get it out of my head and I don't mind =D
So beautiful in a sad yet cute way =^_^=
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Relissa-of-Aggramar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
This was... amazing. Simply Amazing.

It was simple, yet it had a very deep story to it. Everything about it leaves me speechless.
Oddly, I only cried after I watched it a second time. I guess that is when it dawned on me how amazing that little fox is. Thank you for making this! :)
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Nightstormandme Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Its cute... and yet so sad *sniff* cool animation btw
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xenogal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Very Cute Yet very sad.. at least now he can fly =) faved
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KumoSama Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The first time I watched this, I almost cried. But at the same time it made me feel warm on the inside. Magnificant work...! :iconiloveyouplz: :tears:
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Painful--Truth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Luff it!
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sweetroseblackwolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
lol XD I love it sooo cute <3
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Zedaid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009   Writer
My word... it's fabulous! I love that fox!
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Yan-ryu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
I've watched this sooo many times but I love it! I saw it like 5 years ago or something on newgrounds, I remembered it the other day and showed it to my 3 year old and now she loves it!

I didn't know you were on DA so its nice to finally tell the artist how lovely this short is! well done!
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TRmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I saw the version with the music, so beautiful! ^^ Bravo!
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wolther Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
sad
happy
and overly amazing :)
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Zillychan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
This made me cry like a baby......
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