Fan Matthew Gafford has been working on his Star Fox fan animation project for several years now, and the other day Nintendo made the move to shut down via DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) the project’s Patreon page. Maybe the imminent release of Star Fox Zero has Nintendo more worried about the security of their franchise, but, in any case, Gafford found a wonderful way to get around the whole ordeal and continue his many-years-in-the-making passion project: he just changed the name.
That’s right. Matthew Gafford now has a Patreon page through which he earns over $1000 a month for his animation project simply called A Fox in Space. In fact, he’s already uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel entitled “My Name is Faulks MacLeod.” The project actually seems pretty cool, carrying an interestingly retro tone in its animation and voice acting.
Look above to check out the video and just below for Gafford’s comment on the whole situation.
“Yep, in case you can’t tell, I got popped by Nintendo last night.
I’m still working on the cartoon, just gonna have to rename the characters and be really clever with some other details.
For the people that have been supporting me on Patreon, THANK YOU. I’ve set up another one stating that it is devoted to my streams, live Flash/AI tutorials, and animations of nonspecific foxes in space.
Stay tuned, and in the meantime, enjoy a clip from the animated series, ‘A Fox in Space.'” — Matthew Gafford
Source: A Fox in Space