Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Legendary Animator Monty Oum Has Passed Away

Sadly, animation legend Monty Oum has passed away at the age of 33. For those who don't know, Monty Oum broke onto the gaming scene when he released Haloid in 2007, a stunning fan animated film which pitted Samus Aran against Halo's legendary Spartan. The film showcased his unrivaled talent for editing, animation and passion for the source material. After this landmark short film, Monty released the amazing Dead Fantasy series which took the famous females of Final Fantasy and pitted them against the women of Dead or Alive. The results were quite stunning and each episode showcased some seriously thrilling battles between the epic fantasy women.

Monty Oum's success would lead to him working on the 2009 Afro Samurai game for PS3 & XB360. After this, beginning in 2010, he would work for Rooster Teeth on the long running Red vs. Blue series and ultimately his own CG anime series RWBY. The man was a legend within the fan community and a talent who was taken from us far to soon. To celebrate Mr. Oum, Treon's Realm will feature much of his greatest work and I urge you to share it with as many people as possible. Monty Oum, you will be missed.

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