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Animation that blows your mind

Cyanomega

Well-Known Member
We've all had those moments. Those "oh shit! That looks amazing!" Moments when watching something animated. Be it Anime or cartoon, sometimes you just have to sit back and marvel at how something so impressive could come to pass. let's share a few of those moments.
Ive never seen the last unicorn before. A friend of mine recently lent it to me. The animation is stellar, but the opening blew me away! I've been to the cloisters many times(it's one of my favorite museums in NYC) and seen/studied "the hunt of the unicorn" firsthand countless times.
https://thinkmuseum.wordpress.com/tag/the-hunt-of-the-unicorn-tapestry-series/
the opening was so faithful to the tapestry and so damn impressive I was taken aback!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7BvQLuy8fsU
what I'm talking about starts around 2:38
its even more impressive when you consider this was done before all this cgi, computer program bs.
hope to see more posts on awesome, mind blowing animation!
 

PrincessParrot

800 Salted Almonds
That reminds me so much of the intro from Bambi, which I love. I'm not sure if the last unicorn did it the same way, but how it was done for Bambi was they painted on glass and then removed each layer of glass so it looked like you were flying though the forest.

I personally am a huge fan of 2D animation which I hope will come back to popularity soon. I get really excited when the art is good and the movements are fluid, so my favorite art styles for animation would have to be the ones in 101 Dalmatians and The Aristocrats because you get the soft background with the really crisp figures moving though it. My girlfriend also showed me "Wolf Child" and I was blown away with the art and animation in that one to.
 

LegitWaterfall

Forever done
I fall victim to the art and animation style of Steven Universe every time...
 

Inkling

Delusional Idealist
I'm the biggest sucker for animation. When I watch animated shows or movies, sometimes I find myself paying more attention to the animation than to the actual story. :'I
I absolutely adore the style that the movies Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea (both made by the same people) are done in.

EDIT: ALSO Claymation. Dang, how did I forget that? Claymation is my fav! D: Tim Burton stuff, Coraline, Boxtrolls, I don't care. It's all eye candy.
 
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Cyanomega

Well-Known Member
@ princessParrot
Classic Disney at its best
@LegitWaterfall
Steven univers rocks! Pearl is the best gem!
@ Inkling
awesome movies both!
 

Byron

Moshi Moshi, Byron Desu~
It's not hard to see how this was animated, and it's damned impressive.

It's a pretty cool cartoon too, animation aside.

[video=youtube;ms2klX-puUU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms2klX-puUU[/video]
 

LegitWaterfall

Forever done
Im going to see Avatar in cinema and 3D in a few days. I never did before but people keep telling me that this movie in 3D completly blew their mind. I cant wait for it
You won't be disappointed. That movie's graphics were freaking eyegasms.
 

yell0w_f0x

~Foxy loves oreo~
Ernest and celestine is a really beautiful movie.

[video=youtube_share;PyU-mSUOnSs]http://youtu.be/PyU-mSUOnSs[/video]
 

ElectricBlue1989

Living a Boy's Adventure Tale
We've all had those moments. Those "oh shit! That looks amazing!" Moments when watching something animated. Be it Anime or cartoon, sometimes you just have to sit back and marvel at how something so impressive could come to pass. let's share a few of those moments.
Ive never seen the last unicorn before. A friend of mine recently lent it to me. The animation is stellar, but the opening blew me away! I've been to the cloisters many times(it's one of my favorite museums in NYC) and seen/studied "the hunt of the unicorn" firsthand countless times.
https://thinkmuseum.wordpress.com/tag/the-hunt-of-the-unicorn-tapestry-series/
the opening was so faithful to the tapestry and so damn impressive I was taken aback!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7BvQLuy8fsU
what I'm talking about starts around 2:38
its even more impressive when you consider this was done before all this cgi, computer program bs.
hope to see more posts on awesome, mind blowing animation!

THIS.

Yet another reason to check out The Last Unicorn.
There have been many moments where animation has blown my mind. Too many to count, especially in recent years, particularly when revisiting older shows and movies.

Let's see...

éX-Driver:
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There have been many anime, car-based and not, with great animation given to their driving sequences. When this mini-series was released, the Initial D anime had already been out for a couple of years with their traditional animation/CGI hybrid, a sign of things to come. éX-Driver is said to be one of the last traditionally animated car-based anime (the movie Redline is too space-y, IMO).
While éX-Driver would eventually bite the bullet and jump into the traditional animation/CGI hybrid bandwagon with their movie, I applaud that the series didn't, as it's one of their redeeming features (the story isn't its strong suit) that makes it stand out... aside from being a car anime.
 

PlusThirtyOne

What DOES my username mean...?

The Last Unicorn is one of my favorite movies from childhood. Honestly, i didn't grow up with Rankin/Bass cartoons growing up in Japan. i wasn't introduced to them until the late 90's. i grew up blown away by Shinsha/TMS animation which is strikingly similar in quality to Rankin/Bass; especially their opening animations to shows like ThunderCats and SilverHawks. Funnily enough, i recognized the quality animation even at an early age from American cartoons like Ducktales as a kid. Disney farmed out a lot of their animation to Shinsha in the late 80's and early 90's. Pretty much every breathtaking cartoon opening in the 90's was done at Shinsha. Nearly everything they've touched, globally and Japanese is fucking GOLD as far as animation goes.
 
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Ahkrin Descol

RELIC Specialist
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within blew my mind on release... spent several hundred million on the protagonist's hair alone!
 

Kaizy

Emotional Mess
As cliche as it sounds, I've always adored the unique-style and fluidity of Ghibli films
Just some of the visuals in Spirited Away never fail to amaze me no matter how often I see them
 

Roose Hurro

Lovable Curmudgeon
Banned
As cliche as it sounds, I've always adored the unique-style and fluidity of Ghibli films
Just some of the visuals in Spirited Away never fail to amaze me no matter how often I see them

Yes to this... one of the most beautiful animated films I've seen. Shame Miyazaki has retired.
 

Cyanomega

Well-Known Member
@yell0w_f0x
ill make it a point to check that out!
@electicblue1986
damn, that looks amazing! I'll have to see if I can watch the series!
@plusThirtyone
yeah, both thundercats and silverhawk were amazing.
 

BagelRabbit

New Member
I personally really like the animation style of Stéphane Patar and Vincent Aubier.

They started fresh out of college with a very interesting (and IMO absurdly underrated) kids' show called Pic Pic et André. Their hand-drawn animations tended towards extremes and would probably go viral if released today. Sadly, the series enjoyed only a short run before Stéphane and Vincent decided to move on.

Here's one of my personal favorites of the surviving Pic Pic et André cartoons:

[video=youtube;ZG-w-tLykfw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG-w-tLykfw[/video]

After some time, they advanced to "Panique au Village." This utilized some very primitive stop-motion, constructed with small plastic figurines (the standard 'cowboy,' 'indian,' and 'horse' figurines were the main characters, and were actually named 'Coboy,' 'Indien,' and 'Cheval' [French for Horse].) So, y'know, this wasn't the most sophisticated thing. And yet, somehow, it worked.

Here's an episode in which there is a cake, a bear, and an absurd plot which is quite typical of the show. Sadly, I can't embed more than one video here...

Patar and Aubier actually recently (2012-ish) created a wonderful film called "Panique au Village" and based on the above show. I cannot recommend the movie strongly enough. It's zany and absurd and very different, and while it's certainly not mind-blowing animation, it was made by a tiny team of people over five years. I think that's pretty impressive :)

-Bagel
 

TrishaCat

The Cat in the FAF
I don't know what the hell happened but it was sexy and vaugely threatening.
An otaku was too obsessed with anime porn and it made him lose his girlfriend. He missed her and tried to break his addiction to porn but he was consumed by porn and failed to break the habit.
I think.
 
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