‘Legend of Zelda’ gets a legendary claymation adventure on Vine

His fighting skills are even more swag in stop-motion.

 

Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Published Mar 11, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 8:17 am CDT

We’re two months into 2015, and you’ve probably already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions and returned watching too much Netflix and playing around on the Internet.

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While the rest of us were wasting our lives, a Vine user named Johnny McHone has spent the last two months making an incredibly detailed stop-motion animation adventure starring Link from The Legend of Zelda

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Seriously. Like we didn’t already have enough reason to feel like perennial underachievers, now a series of six-second Vine clips is making us feel worse. 

But honestly, these are amazing. The series started in January and ended this week after 29 installments created under the hashtag #LinkandtheVine.

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The story sees Link questing to find a treasure and fighting off claymation monsters:

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In the end, he finds, what else? A Vine treasure chest.

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Once finished, McHone compiled all 29 short films into a full video. The whole animation is barely 3 minutes long, which is still basically the Vine equivalent of War and Peace.

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McHone is a professional stop-motion animator, which is pretty obvious based on the quality of the work. It’s not his first foray into Vine animation; in February he won an award for this short, surreal Vine series:

So what have you done with your life lately?

Screengrab via Johnny McHone/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 11, 2015, 12:15 pm CDT