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Majora’s Mask: The Skull Kid – Live Action Short

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm by Justin Cavender

They will pay…

The Skull Kid

The Legend of Zelda franchise has brought us some amazing games over the span of three decades and Majora’s Mask was no exception. The game proved to be incredibly difficult at times, but truly a rewarding experience in the end. Filmmaker, Jared Potter takes the game a step further with The Skull Kid, a live-action short based on Majora’s Mask and is featured on Machinima.

The setting is a dead ringer for Termina and fans of the game will recognize Clock Town immediately. I’m not gonna lie and say I didn’t feel sad when Skull Kid was kick out of town. Those little yellow eyes of his just broke my heart.


THE SKULL KID, a harmless but troublesome imp, has been cast out of the city of Clocktown. Deep within the lost woods he must face the harsh realities of his banishment. There, amongst the trees, an ancient evil has also begun to stir, seeking out a creature suitable to become its puppet.

Let the events of Clock Town be a lesson to all of you and try not to banish any imps from your village. Imps come in all forms and a little mischief never hurt anyone–that is until said imp decides to set the moon on a collision course for your home and ruins the Carnival of Time. Eek! Mr. Potter captured my attention from start to finish and I hope Zelda fans every where get a chance to watch this amazing take on Majora’s Mask.

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    • fake_brasilian

      This was definitely one of the better live-action adaptations I’ve seen of a Zelda game. I love how they captured Skull Kid as a person that is really just a mischief maker by how doesn’t hurt people but still pranks them. Link was also fantastic as I NEVER see a child-Link in these at all. Very awesome.I can nit and pick at this (it IS my favorite Zelda after all) but I totally think this was awesome.

      • jxcavender

        It cracks me up how you said you could “nit and pick at this.” Stephen and I were just talking about Zelda fans on the Pixelated Podcast. You guys are a special breed of gamer fo sho.

        • fake_brasilian

          The difference between me and them though Justin, is that I can appreciate the effort. 😀
          Those people rage when Link’s Shield doesn’t have the exact same RGB value as the game. I look forward to listening to the show, as I do each and every episode!

    • I loved the cinematography and the CG was impressive for an indie film, but I hated that Majora’s thoughts were done through title cards.

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