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Straw Boats Borrow Arrows (HQ - Short cut)

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Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

The full cut (which won the grand prize in the 2009 Bay Street Animation Film Festival, including an additional scene, some extra features and an easter egg) is available in flash format on Newgrounds.com here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view...

See also, my other work on Newgrounds: rpgsrok.newgrounds.com

This is an original animation based on chapter 46 of Luo Guanzhong's The Three Kingdoms, a classic chinese novel forming the basis of franchises like Dynasty Warriors and Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It's not a comedy, nor is it some bloody showdown - its a battle of wits featuring one of the greatest military minds of all time.

Zhou Yu, director general for the Southland forces under Sun Quan, is jealous of Zhuge ("zhu-guh") Liang, director general of Liu Bei's forces (united with Sun Quan at this time, to oppose Cao Cao's invasion force from the north). So Zhou Yu conceives of a scheme to eliminate Zhuge Liang - he asks for 100,000 arrows for the army, and he wants them in ten days. Failure, he emphasizes, will be met with death, according to military law. Zhuge says he'll do it in three days. Thus our story begins.

This is the updated, premier version of the short cut.

The original short cut entered in the KCSM Spotlight film contest (should you somehow want to see it) is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJleXe...

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