“Mario RPG: Rawest Forest”
Originally submitted to Newgrounds on June 8th, 2007

This was a music video created as the final project for my animation class in my final year of High School. It was created in a week using only a mouse and a ridiculous amount of hours clocked into playing Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the SNES. It was previously uploaded by several other YouTube users without permission, but in the process, the video spread and become something of a meme on sites like Nico Nico Douga, where many tributes and alternate interpretations were made. The song is a remix of a remix - the song of course is “Beware the Forest Mushrooms” by Yoko Shimomura while lyrics originate from “Geno’s Forest || ROBOvoice” by Newgrounds user DJ XBrav in 2004. Martin Hagwell, also known as “Marta” created the remix used in this music video in particular. Here it is in HD for you all to enjoy!

A quick typographic memorial to a fallen star of my childhood. Quote by Robin Williams, handdrawn type by me, photo by Sean Hagwell

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