Tribute to Monty Oum

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  • gigantic

    10 months ago

    dont be sad guys monty's not gone he's just not here at the moment but well see him again.

    We Love you Monty thank you for everything

  • Valadhiel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This man is such an inspiration. I wish I had met him. It is because of this man that I am motivated to keep following my dreams.

  • ajsyav FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Monty Oum died 1 year and 2 days ago.
    I will honour your creative spirit.
    Cheers!

  • TheQueen117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Queen Bitch

    1 year ago

    I miss him. I'm suprised I hadn't seen this video before.

  • TahiWilliams Tahi

    1 year ago

    I wish that i had a chance to meet him :(

  • danbonrp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    he was not writing rwby. its still going on. miles and Kerry do the writing for it.

    • PrivateStock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      youre a prick. he was head of animation and created it.

  • KymberlyBour

    2 years ago

    did the creator team of RWBY will be continue his work and finish the series
    he put his heart and his soul in it he deserved to see it finish but at least we can finish it for him i think it might be the best we can do for him
    (i don't want to look like a selfish woman cause "ho look his dead ho so sad will the serie continue anyway" i'm not like that and just .... i think he deserved to see his work finish where he is )

  • Ryandege FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    This shows that at anything could happen at any point. So live life to the fullest. A great person and a great creative mind will be missed

  • Ayubus741

    2 years ago

    I remember seeing the email about Monty being hospitalized and I sort of was preoccupied to pay attention to anything other than school related after that and then I find this out. I always thought of the Rooster Teeth crew as immortal, I never really realized that they will someday be gone, and certainly not at that young of an age. R.I.P Monty

  • TDT_Ultra

    2 years ago

    this may be a little late but we shouldn't be grieving over the death of Monty, we should be celebrating the accomplished he made in his unfortunately short life, i'm not grieving, i'm celebrating what impact Monty made. At least that's my analogy.

  • BlairAndrews

    2 years ago

    Get ready for the feels train, choo choo :"(


    Rest In Peace Monty Oum, a loved animator who created one of the worlds best animations, RWBY and Red Vs Blue. I always wanted to meet the roosterteeth crew. But the one I mostly wanted to always meet was Monty. He was great. He still is great, even though he is in a better place, making heavenly animations. 33, life taken away at 33. He lived strong, and I think he would've wanted us to live strong, and perseverant in life, and follow his footsteps to leave a trail for the young.

    Rest In Peace, Monty Oum.
    We will remember, we will not forget. We love you, Monty.

  • The_Yob

    2 years ago

    Keep this video on the front page as long as possible

  • DonutReggie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Waffles

    2 years ago

    Figured out what the song was and the artist is aptly named.

    The Mighty Rio Grande by This Will Destroy You

  • DonutReggie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Waffles

    2 years ago

    I've watched this a couple of times now and I cry every time. He still motivates me and I think he does so even more now because I don't want to let him down. "Keep moving forward" will stick with me forever.

    The music in this tribute is also very lovely, I would love to have it

  • CGD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Thanks for all the awesome stuff, Monty.

  • pvt_coggins

    2 years ago

    we all will miss you Monty oum

  • LanceSayce

    2 years ago

    Mounty Oum was my idle,I still can't believe he has passed away! I know he has,I just can't come to terms with it the whole thing just boggles my mind. If their is another life,I hope to meet him in that life.

    R.I.P Monty Oum

  • HaganTreacy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Passerby

    2 years ago

    I can't believe that I am still hurting as bad as I am over this. We will always love you Monty Oum.

  • Shmoodle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    It still just doesn't feel real. My brain understands he's gone but my heart doesnt want to believe it. It feels like I've lost a good friend or family member, even though I have never met him. Which is hard to explain to people. I really cant imagine what its like in the RT Office right now. He will live in our hearts forever and his name and work will be immortalized with the other great artists of the past.

    I'll miss you and all you've done, Monty.

  • Baconator97

    2 years ago

    Thank you for uploading this! Monty will be missed R.I.P.

  • ChrisPerch

    2 years ago

    RIP old bean we will miss you!

  • Don_Nico

    2 years ago

    That man was something unique, we can only try to make him proud, maybe people that knowed him very well can let us know if we could make him proud with the stuff we make.
    I think that the community needs that video...
    May your soul rest in peace, sensei.
    Still really sad for this loss...

    Peace & Love
    Don_Nico

  • Jednumber2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Anyone else have the feeling of oh this will be easier to watch the second time around but it manages to get you every single time you watch it. Still mind blowing that a great animator like Monty Oum isn't with us anymore.

    R.I.P Monty Oum

    You worked yourself to the bone and you totally deserve the rest.

  • Crizzatik

    2 years ago

    A man words can't touch anything but the impact they put in people's hearts are forever. Monty Oum is a man of wisdom, intelligence, and many other more. I may have not known his personally but the stuff he has done was more powerful than i could ever imagine. But he is not gone, as i heard this quote before "a man dies twice, when they take their last breathe and when someone says their name for the last." Monty may have stopped breathing but his name isn't and will never be forgotten.

  • Aryc

    2 years ago

    There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said already. Monty was a man who created visions, enacted upon ideas, and wove the fabric of his own imagination into something tangible. We should all be so lucky. But most importantly, he created characters, people that felt as real as you or me, and with those characters, he touched our hearts. We can relate to character background in RWBY because he understood hardships people experience throughout their lives, and made it a goal to reach out and connect to us, the viewers, using that knowledge.
    I will admit, before hearing of his death, I didn't know who Monty was, but now I would give almost anything to see him. To tell him how his characters helped me live to fight another day, to tell him how much of a genius he was, but now I won't get the chance. RIP Monty, we love you.

  • Pigman1131

    2 years ago

    I cannot get over this loss. I feel regret for neglecting the Red vs. Blue series for the four years I have been watching Roosterteeth. I have watched and rewatched RWBY multiple times through. I appreciate his work, and am amazed at how he worked and what he accomplished. This world just suffered a great loss of heart. Rest in peace Monty Oum.

  • AdamFaguy

    2 years ago

    God got afraid of his progress.

  • FightFalcon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Ill say this as a Marine the good die young and thats true i hope you are at rest and peace Monty. You made many people happy including this Marine and his Company. So from the Marine Corps OORAH and Semper Fi devil

  • Dancebunny17

    2 years ago

    RIP

  • Shieri

    2 years ago

    We have watched Monty create awesome things for himself and everyone else.
    Now...it's his turn to watch us create awesome things for ourselves, everyone else, and him.

  • JakeCroyle

    2 years ago

    He maybe gone, but we will never forget the gifts he had, and given to us. may he rest in peace.

  • Harbinger753

    2 years ago

    It has been a LONG time since I've been back here. Started watching RvB back when I was definitely too young.. but it was awesome. I still remember the first time I saw Monty's HALOID short. Two weeks after it was uploaded I was talking to a bunch of my buddies about Halo and such when one of them said "Dude, you HAVE to check out this video called HALOID!" and so I did. From that point on Monty became an idol to me. He was someone who took something that I loved and made it completely awesome, to a degree that I sometimes still go back and watch it. (HALOID). Then.. out of the blue during an RTX video I was watching there was this insane animation of a warthog bursting through a wall, and Master Chief models that looked strangely familiar. And then he stepped onto the stage and I lost it. here he was, a man who I had admired but never seen. working for a company that I had been following since they weren't even a company. I just watched this tribute to him for the first time and it brought tears to my eyes, and as much as it hurts to say it..

    Rest in peace Monty, you're gonna be missed

  • Kal1331

    2 years ago

    "But even the most brilliant lights eventually flicker and die."

    Rest In Piece. You were always the person from RT that I respected the most. I'll be honest, I envy your creativity and your overall talent. You are amazing and I would sometimes imagine asking you things like if the name "Nevermore" from the giant bird Grimm was inspired by the poem "The Raven". I, along all of your fans, will miss you.

    -Your fan and admirer Kal.
    Rest easy buddy.

  • thallasus

    2 years ago

    What a fantastic person. You will be missed Monty.

  • Rhodrisport

    2 years ago

    Here is a tribute drawing of monty im sorry its not brilliant. Love you Monty you will be missed #KEEPMOVINGFORWARD [link=http://roosterteeth.com/members/images/image.php?id=3682354]

  • Rhodrisport

    2 years ago

    Dose any one know how to get a pic on here because ive drawn a pic as a tribute to monty

  • Rhodrisport

    2 years ago

    Dose anyone know how to upload a pic here because ive drawn a pic as a tribute to monty and i whant to get it here

  • Babyshambles

    2 years ago

    I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow.

  • missmuggins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Please consider getting the tee-shirt I made for Monty. All proceeds will go to the Oum family or to a charity of their choosing. teespring.com/do-it-for-monty

  • Bigflank FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

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  • Ockspra

    2 years ago

    Words cannont express.... As I can say that I've ever met you in person though I wish I did, I feel like I've known you for awhile now. From the work that you have displayed with RT I have come to know the person who is Monty through your spirit that you have have instilled from every production that I have watched. Thank you so much for your work, faithfulness, and character. And now as I continue on in my future with my projects your creativity has struck a cord with my heart and will forever be with me as I live. Love you very much Monty Oum!

    - Nick

  • Coffu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    "Hello Mr. Monty Oum." "Hello Burnie."
    Gets me every single time. Monty truly touched my life and many others in an amazing way.
    Rest in peace Monty..

  • AshleyB18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    We love you, Monty.

  • TimmyEisenha

    2 years ago

    I usually don't cry over the loss of people, not to say I'm some tough guy, or that I'm a badass or anything because I'm not. This took me by true surprise and I had cried over the loss of a great person, who was taken before their time. Though he may physically be gone, he shall live through everyone. I've always heard that Monty was an amazing person, that no matter who he was talking to he was always chill and cool. I never met him, and now never will. May you rest in eternal peace and animate with the best of them on the other side.

  • BloodRedRook FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    You had an impact on my life that I never truly realized until you were gone. You were an incredible person, and a true inspiration to all those who create. You showed us what can be accomplished if you truly set out to make something with all the willpower that you can muster. I can only hope that one day I will have a fraction of your creative genius.

    Rest in peace, Monty.

  • Chris_wcd45 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    The world is a little less bright without you in it Monty. We love you xx

  • SkeletonKing322 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    I'm really missing my hero right now. smiley2.gif

  • Arwenestel1

    2 years ago

    As I had looked through the comments, I see how much Monty meant to a lot of us if not every single one of us. And in a lot of the post we say we didn't know him personally. But if we actually stop and think about it. We knew him... His characters he created, he's animations he had don't regardless rather it's fight scenes or breaking through barriers, was and is a look at his thought process. Through the mind of Monty Oum. So really the reason why we are so sad and even cried for him (like I have) is because he was our backbone and we knew how him personally because he was an open book to us without even realizing it. And subconsciously we had followed him just to see what more he could become or which way we would take roosterteeth. He had went somewhere with this time and to know he had done it right is the result of all his followers you see now. I didn't know him face to face either. But anytime before now I was gitty anytime he came on screen rather it was the podcast or rwby or rvb or even a lets play. I would rematch those episodes just because he was on it. And I will continue to re watch those same episodes and continue reading his open book mindset that he had left for us. If you could do the same would be awesome! We love you , Monty!

  • irot9791

    2 years ago

    Not sure when it got there but watching RWBY on Nexflix. You left us a beautiful gift Monty,
    Thank you

  • SylviaDragon

    2 years ago

    My condolences to his friends and family. I can’t believe he is gone. I am a pretty thick-skinned person and am no stranger to death and how it can show up in the blink of an eye without much warning… but this still hit me so much harder than I thought it could. Monty will forever be an inspiration to everyone who knew him and those who will continue to discover the work he left behind.
    Have you guys over at Rooster Teeth considered keeping Monty’s RWBY character around as a sort of tribute to him? Perhaps as a mute or something? Monty seemed to make Ren in his image and I think it would be fitting to have part of the man who dressed like an anime character live on in the anime he created....
    Anyway, I may not have known him personally but he inspired me to work harder to obtain the things that are important to me and to enjoy and seek out new ways to be creative. I did not realize how much of a role model he was and still is for me until I found out about his passing. He will be missed.
    Rest in peace Monty.