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The Battle of New Orleans

Directed By: Joshua Leasure

Genre: History, Action, Comedy
Length: 02:53
Released: January 4th, 2004

Content Advisory:  mild violence.

Director's Comments

I made this video in the summer of 2003 when I was an active member at Brickfilms.com (before YouTube or anything like it existed). Much has changed since then.

The music is, of course, by Johnny Horton. It's a classic American folk song that many are familiar with about a battle that took place in January 1815, after the signing of the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812.

The scenes with lots of minifigs marching were done by me and my multi-talented cousin James "The Janitor." The excellent custom props (drums, cotton bales) were created by my mom. I had help with set building and animation from Dr. Clarke.

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