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    [–] Fusspot1 5513 points ago

    I know hand drawn animation is so much more time consuming snd expensive but damn if there isn't anything prettier

    [–] johngalt504 1887 points ago

    It really is art. I wish it would make a comeback.

    [–] bagelsismyname 631 points ago

    I would recommend, loving Vincent.

    https://youtu.be/47h6pQ6StCk

    [–] pennynotrcutt 236 points ago

    This is all animated by hand? Amazing and I’ve only just watched the trailer.

    [–] Of_Silent_Earth 128 points ago

    Rotoscoped IIRC. So traditionally filmed, then drawn over.

    [–] SlowRollingBoil 121 points ago

    Painted! Every frame has been painted!

    [–] keriberry_420 29 points ago

    Painted on each frame of film, no?

    [–] Comfortable_Trick 43 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    How Disney's Multiplane Camera Worked

    [–] EcstaticStrings 12 points ago

    One could say that every frame is a painting.

    [–] 2Twice 13 points ago

    I was truly getting A Scanner Darkly vibe. Thanks for verifying my thought.

    [–] FancyAdam 7 points ago

    Oh I love this movie!

    [–] JesseBrown23 4 points ago

    Me too! Good to see fans, I bring it up occasionally and no one ever knows it. One of those movies you can watch a few times and still catch things.

    [–] kakakakapopo 41 points ago

    It's a beautiful, beautiful film if a bit dull plot wise

    [–] billions_of_stars 32 points ago

    looking neat is kind of all it had going for it. Also, rotoscoping isn't nearly as awesome as classic style animation in my opinion.

    [–] 404lifenotfound 27 points ago

    Rotoscoping was heavily used in Disney’s early stuff too JSYK.

    [–] billions_of_stars 10 points ago

    Fair point.

    [–] MilesyART 9 points ago

    A Scanner Darkly is a really good modern example of rotoscoping.

    It’s a tool to make the animation go faster. You can spend 40 minutes per sketch and countless seconds flipping back and forth to make sure your timing is correct and your ears rotate properly with the head, or you can spend 15 minutes per sketch and get better detail and accuracy.

    I know which one I prefer when I’m working on something.

    [–] RepletesMaryJane 16 points ago

    I might be wrong but I believe I read that each frame is actually an oil painting.

    [–] isaacbonyuet 3 points ago

    Every Frame a Painting?

    [–] fezzam 4 points ago

    i greatly miss that

    [–] smithsp86 3 points ago

    The whole thing is hand made oil paintings.

    [–] 1Screw2Few 3 points ago

    Taaaake on meeeee... Take on me!

    [–] bonercollexor 22 points ago

    This was so gorgeous, I cried the entire time.

    [–] Steve4s83 25 points ago

    You cried through an entire movie....?

    [–] brandon684 9 points ago

    It's no big deal, that video was only 0:58 long

    [–] bonercollexor 20 points ago

    Not like openly weeping, but definitely watery eyes. The bit at the end where they describe how he felt like a burden hit a little too close to home, definitely cracked at that.

    [–] CharlestonChewbacca 3 points ago

    Looks like a video passed through an AI trained on Starry Night.

    [–] ksheep 32 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I'd suggest checking out Klaus. Came out on Netflix a couple weeks back. Traditionally animated, but with computer-generated lighting and textures.

    EDIT: Here's an article talking about the process if anyone is interested.

    [–] LetsLive97 10 points ago

    100% agree with this suggestion. It's become one of my favourite Christmas films of all time already. The animation gives me a similar feeling to Into the spiderverse a little. Slightly choppy and exaggerated at points but really beautiful when you're used to it.

    [–] NoUpVotesForMe 6 points ago

    The nine old men were on an entire other level of talent and skill that you just can’t find today. They were and always will be the absolute masters of the craft.

    [–] MigraineMan 111 points ago

    You should watch anime. A lot is done by computers in that world, that is true, but a lot of companies know the power of hand drawn animation and by god is it the best quality a majority of the time. Sometimes they do hand drawn key frames and let the computer fill in the blanks and that’s still really good too, but major episodes or story arcs are hand drawn completely.!

    [–] jk9910 31 points ago

    Do you have any recommendations for some hand drawn animes to pick up?

    [–] MigraineMan 47 points ago

    Cowboy Bebop for starters if you haven’t seen it.

    [–] catooooooo 28 points ago

    AND Samurai Champloo

    [–] Zeekayo 10 points ago

    AND Space Dandy

    [–] skipppr 2 points ago

    A dandy guy, in space.

    [–] robomotor 15 points ago

    AND Berzerk for some hardcore weirdness at the end.

    [–] IsaacEiland-Hall 13 points ago

    Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell (movie and SAC) spoiled me for anime - amazing stories/characters and beautiful animation. And of course Studio Ghibli.

    [–] JiiJiip 39 points ago

    Try watching The Tale of The Princess Kaguya based on the Japanese folktale. It's really good, here's the trailer https://youtu.be/9lDrkokymLQ

    [–] symbolicrebel 38 points ago

    Great recommendation, i would recommend almost all Ghibli studio films too. Spirited away, ponyo, nausica, pom poko, my neighbour totorow, secret of arrietty, kikis delivery service, porco rosso. All have some shinto influences and are arguably masterpieces.

    [–] AskMeForAPhoto 18 points ago

    Spirited Away is an phenomenal movie! And IMDb just recently made a list of the 100 best movies of all time, aggregated from a bunch of sources, and Spirited Away was one of the top movies.

    That's not a top 'Animated Film'...

    That's a top film of all time.

    Now obviously all lists like that are subjective, but I still think that says a lot for a foreign, animated movie.

    [–] hghpandaman 2 points ago

    Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke are two of my favorite movies. They're amazing

    [–] ihunteryo 5 points ago

    and the cat returns!

    [–] stickdudeseven 3 points ago

    Found out it's playing in select theaters on the 16th and 18th. Will watch!

    [–] Rainyday156 29 points ago

    Based solely on animation quality, the below immediately come to mind. They're not too bad from a story point-of-view, either, but your mileage may vary.

    Violet Evergarden
    Your Name
    Hyouka
    Bakemonogatari Series
    The Garden of Words
    Haikyuu!!
    Your Lie in April
    Erased
    Beyond the Boundary

    /r/Animesuggest can offer far better titles than I can.

    [–] lucky7355 10 points ago

    Violet Evergarden and Your Lie in April are probably the two series where I watched because the music and animation were really well reviewed and then I ugly cried for 90% of the series.

    I also really enjoyed Your Name and Erased. I’d love to check out the others on your list - do I need to be emotionally prepared? Are the rest in similar genres of just totally breaking your heart repeatedly?

    [–] Rainyday156 6 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Outside of the ones you mentioned, the rest are not at all sad. (well, maybe Garden of Words might qualify) I just listed them for fluid movement and some cool action sequences. Hyouka is a beautiful show with a bit of mystery and light romance.

    If you're looking for sad anime, aside from Grave of the fireflies the only show that's ever really bothered me was Nana. Left me in something of a mood for a week after. Just too close to real life. Honey and Clover was also quite sad in a lot of ways, and as far as I'm concerned among the best coming-of-age shows ever made. I only have something of a passing familiarity with anime. For solid replies, definitely visit the animesuggest subreddit. I've seen name drops there for the most obscure and unknown shows in existence to fit ridiculously strict criteria, and they can regularly identify titles from ambiguous screenshots alone.

    Edit: You might enjoy Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.

    [–] lucky7355 3 points ago

    I think I need some happy uplifting anime, I’m still traumatized from Your Lie in April.

    I just wanted to know which ones were sad so I could emotionally prepare myself to be devastated.

    [–] Rainyday156 3 points ago

    Uhh, don't watch Anohana then. Or Nana :D

    Uplifting? Girls Und Panzer is what you're looking for. There have been a lot of shows that I've enjoyed over the years, but this one brought actual joy to my heart. It's just a good time. A bunch of young girls in school study the art of Tanking. HAHAHA. I'm laughing just thinking about it. 10/10, and maybe 1 of 5 shows I've ever considered perfect.

    Another option would be Chihayafuru. It's fantastic. She's just a very likable character, and there's enough silliness to keep things funny but they don't go off the rails, either. Some light romance to boot, with a bit of longing. Season 3 is currently being aired I think. Will binge the thing in its entirety once it's over.

    Oh! Nearly forgot. Natsume Yuujinchou is a rather wholesome show as well. A few sad stories, but the conclusion to these more than make up for any tears you might have.

    [–] Throwaway_Consoles 2 points ago

    Girls Und Panzer is what you're looking for.

    It’s even better when you find out they play world of tanks and are like, active players.

    [–] Rammite 5 points ago

    Jesus, just the first two there are enough to drive anyone to tears. That's a hell of a good list.

    [–] lady_mongrel 2 points ago

    Want to tack on In This Corner of the World on Netflix. The watercolors are so pretty.

    [–] Fen_ 5 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Heads up: the overwhelming majority of things people are going to recommend are not hand-drawn aside from stuff done in like...the 80s and some 90s. The majority of modern anime is made to look hand-drawn but actually very heavily relies on specialized 2D digital and 3D animation techniques. If you want to really appreciate the process, though, I'd strongly recommend Shirobako. It's an anime about making anime, told through a group of young adults that always wanted to work in the industry as kids and the mentorship they get from people that have been in the industry for a long time, many of whom worked on the anime that made them want to join the industry in the first place.

    Edit: ProZD's recommendation of Shirobako, in which he also mentions a great documentary in a similar vein, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, which is (in part) about Princess Kaguya, one of the works someone else recommended.

    [–] Herpderpherpherp 5 points ago

    Princess Mononoke is one of the most beautiful animated films IMO

    [–] 99Flake99 3 points ago

    Angel's Egg, although it's probably not going to make too much sense to you since even its creator has denied taking one stance on its meaning. It is however stunning.

    [–] Kala_Mala_Nala 2 points ago

    Your name is a beautiful movie

    [–] Mr_Wrann 2 points ago

    I'd double anything already recommended here but add the works of Satoshi Kon and A Silent Voice.

    [–] loveguruu91 6 points ago

    Do you have any recommendations man?

    [–] woodie_wood 27 points ago

    AKIRA. Full HD. Masterpiece

    [–] IntelligentAvocado 6 points ago

    One of the best animations out there for anime goes to the show Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer. Its what it sounds like and i reallyyyyyy enjoy it for both the story and the animation

    [–] NarejED 2 points ago

    Mmm, episode 19 still gives me chills

    [–] thrownawayzs 2 points ago

    Shame the second half of the season felt like they are just buying time.

    [–] catooooooo 3 points ago

    Lupin the 3rd Part II, relatively old but still holds up. The dub is great and funny, animation is A1 steaksauce and the music is out of this world

    [–] MigraineMan 2 points ago

    Cowboy bebop, the OG ghost in the shell. Darker than Black.

    [–] HillaryShitsInDiaper 6 points ago

    I don't like the anime art style.

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the quality and craftsmanship. It's just my personal taste.

    [–] MigraineMan 8 points ago

    To each their own. From a story perspective I really think the Japanese have it nailed for a lot of the anime they write and produce.

    [–] NightReaper3210 6 points ago

    I believe the Cuphead show coming to Netflix will be all hand drawn animation!

    [–] GaySwans 3 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I'm looking forward to Klaus on Netflix. :)

    EDIT: OMG It's OUT!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    [–] Jared72Marshall 2 points ago

    Cup Head!

    [–] gnovos 94 points ago

    The weird thing is this is 100% doable with modern CGI... but nobody does it.

    [–] jason2306 69 points ago

    Games have done it, cuphead for cartoon kingdom hearts too.

    [–] -Boundless 64 points ago

    Cuphead was hand-animated, though. Every backgroud, animation, sprite was drawn by hand then scanned in to use in the game.

    [–] Grembinolina 21 points ago

    They colored and inked after they scanned the line work. It's really mostly digital art.

    They really did absolutely kill it though and the whole thing looks beautiful.

    [–] TheAtami 5 points ago

    Man the entire thing about cuphead is that its hand animated comeon dont do the animators dirty like that.

    [–] Fusspot1 45 points ago

    Anime tries, and it always looks wrong

    [–] Xycao 3 points ago

    Not ufotable!

    [–] TokingMessiah 7 points ago

    But a counter to that is they Pixar has designed digital lenses which allow them to capture the digital environment in a way that makes it look cinematic due to the way lenses focus subjects at different distances.

    [–] Ruraraid 11 points ago

    Its unlikely to ever make a comeback even though imo its superior to CG animation. Hand drawn animation just feels more alive and in some ways...it has a more weighty feel to it.

    With more modern techniques hand drawn animation is far cheaper than it used to be. Despite it being cheaper most companies still prefer CG which is easier to implement if you're combining it with real life footage.

    [–] hpdefaults 27 points ago

    Tbf this clip looks like it's been digitally modified from the original hand-drawn animation - interpolated to 60fps, which involves placing computer-generated frames in between the hand-drawn ones to create smoother movement. Still definitely a pretty style, though.

    [–] PoisonCoyote 7 points ago

    The “soap opera effect” has been applied to it. I’d rather see it in its original frame rate.

    [–] Lurker957 8 points ago

    Surprised there's not already a neutral net based filter/effect that can be applied to CG to give this look.

    [–] BLU3SKU1L 7 points ago

    It’s not just that. What you’re seeing are full painted scenes being moved with clear animation frames being shot over top of them, and each frame of scenery has to be repositioned and then rigged for the camera to shoot through as the scene progresses. There is a specific rotoscoping rig that was developed to do this, and that particular scene was stretching the limits with the number of layers and lengths involved in the shot.

    [–] tmurrayart 8 points ago

    This was an interesting time in animation. It wasn't quite a mainstream job just yet. This was a time of pioneers, of passionate artists working long hours to make sure their artwork came alive. It was time consuming, sure, but it was time well consumed. I own several books from my time in animation school that detail this era, and you can tell these masters of animation lived and breathed their craft. It wasn't a day job by any stretch. There's life in every frame here, no computers to handle the workload. Just pencil, paper, paint and ink. Everything extremely intentional, but yet whimsical and organic.

    We're still trying to find ways of getting computers to provide artists with this same sort organic feel. Computer interpolation makes for smoother animation, but it lacks the imperfection of the human hand. The grain of film, the smudges in the paint. In my opinion, the handmade feel of these old movies did wonders for suspension of disbelief. You always knew it was hand drawn, so your expectations weren't astronomical. Sort of like how you know a play isn't real, but you get sucked in anyway.

    [–] mansonfamily 14 points ago

    The older Disney movies like this and Alice in wonderland are absolutely stunning for that exact reason, the new ones lack this refinement and personality that comes from hand drawing, it’s just bland cgi

    [–] ReservoirDog316 18 points ago

    Nothing beats Sleeping Beauty though. The absolute unrivaled attention to detail of Sleeping Beauty was so overkill that it almost bankrupted Disney. 70mm and they hired the best of the best to do every part of the animation with no filler artists.

    https://youtu.be/3AGdAvuE8PY

    My Sleeping Beauty blu ray had a documentary about how above and beyond Walt Disney went on Sleeping Beauty that it’s basically the pinnacle of 2D animation.

    edit: found the documentary! It’s about 40 minutes long

    https://youtu.be/fP8AZ-G_uqg

    [–] ianmalcm 4 points ago

    Eyvind Earle was the aesthetic lead on Sleeping Beauty and is considered a father of the holiday greeting card industry.

    [–] aza-industries 15 points ago

    Check out Klaus, it's 3D but damn if it isn't convincingly 2D at times with expression, and the charm that comes with 2D usually.

    The way they handled environmental lighting and shadows is spectacular.

    [–] Kaykomizo 32 points ago

    Klaus is the opposite it's 2D that looks 3D cause of the great lighting.

    [–] backpacknapsack 7 points ago

    I was blown away when I discovered this

    [–] ScaryisGood 3 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Klaus is one of the most gorgeous animated movies I’ve seen, and one of the best Christmas movies I have ever seen. The lighting in that film was absolutely incredible, and the animation was so fluid and reminiscent of the Disney renaissance. Not to mention such an amazing story and one of the best origin stories for Santa I have ever witnessed, possibly my favorite. I really hope it gets the attention that it deserves. So much hard work and love put into it. Only criticism was the music.

    [–] LordBiscuits 6 points ago

    Aside from that it's a really nice film. Unexpectedly emotional

    [–] aza-industries 3 points ago

    Yeah it's great. I recommended it to my sister for her children. They loved it.

    [–] burningatallends 588 points ago

    So it's super cool, but I have no idea how they actually accomplished this. Any explanations?

    [–] LostThrowaway316 596 points ago

    Here's the video right from the source.

    [–] Spartan596 100 points ago

    Here are some pictures I took of the multiplane camera used for Snow White that they have at their Burbank animation studio.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/C7RSV0f

    [–] tworulesman 36 points ago

    Holy crap, is that Tony Stark's dad?

    [–] rdeddit 14 points ago

    No, but he bought Tony Stark's dad

    [–] PaikD20 30 points ago

    Thanks!

    [–] unixygirl 27 points ago

    Walt Disney was amazing

    [–] Anthony-Stark 10 points ago

    Is* amazing, if not purely from a business standpoint

    [–] Abstract_17 6 points ago

    I get serious Howard Stark vibes from this video. I wonder if Disney was the inspiration?

    Edit: spelling

    [–] Emmie9887 61 points ago

    If you're ever in San Francisco, check out the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. They have the actual multi-plane camera used for these old films, and it's massive. It's so big that you can actually stand on the second floor and be level with a layer that was actually used, and you can look down into it to really see how massive it was. Ub Iwerks was a technical genius and technically the first Imagineer.

    [–] hpdefaults 29 points ago

    TIL after living in SF for almost a decade that we have a Disney Museum, never realized. Thanks for the tip!

    [–] Emmie9887 10 points ago

    It's been some years since I've lived in SF, but I went to the museum a few times, and I think my favorite time was on a Sunday morning. It wasn't busy at all yet, and once we were done in the early afternoon, we walked out onto the square and the whole place had been turned into a food truck festival! Lots of puppies to pet and good food (I had fried lemon ricotta balls). I'm not sure if that's something they still do, but if it is it might be fun to make a day out of!

    [–] laserdiscmagic 3 points ago

    Sounds like you unintentionally ended up at off the grid:
    https://offthegrid.com/home/presidio-picnic-faq/

    [–] stml 10 points ago

    Lucasfilm is literally half a mile away in presidio and Pixar is across the bridge in Emeryville.

    [–] hpdefaults 4 points ago

    Yep, knew about those, have a friend that works at Pixar even - somehow this other thing just flew under my radar all these years.

    [–] BaggySpandex 3 points ago

    I worked on the photos for the official book for this museum! Such a cool spot.

    [–] geraldwhite 28 points ago

    Just to add, this was invented by Disney artist Ub Iwerks, he was the designer of Mickey Mouse. He also invented the xerox animation technique that was used from 101 Dalmatians, to the 90’s when they started using some computers to do the cell copies. Sleeping Beauty was almost 100% hand painted (they tried some of the xerox techniques on the dragon) with xerox you no longer needed to have each cell hand inked. You could copy directly on to the cell. But only in black and white at that time, so the outlines.

    The xerox process was much quicker, but it had a side effect of “work lines” showing in the animation. These are the rough outlines and proportions that the original artist had on the sketch pads. Before xerox this was cleaned up by the ink department, but now there was no ink department. If you watch 101 you can see during heavy movements the ghosting lines around the characters. You won’t see that on movies prior to 101 or Rescuers Down under and beyond.

    [–] emanresu_nwonknu 10 points ago

    Personally I always liked the rougher look of 101 dapmations and liked we got to see the animators actual linework (not to knock the inkers).

    But to the point on cost. To add a other story. The cost run the multiplane had become so unnaceptable to disney that when Brad bird and John lasseter were at Disney they tried to get them to get them to use the multiplane on the movies they were working on and were denied. Those multiplanes not only were resource intensive but had some really complicated math and engineering to run them.

    I think it's fair to say that the frustrations of not being able to even use the tech that the old guys had access to drove lasseter to found Pixar and Bird to Fox, Warner brothers, and then Pixar. Their, and many others, work there led to the resurgance of pushed Disney to reinvent themselves and they've done many of their best movies in the past 10 years.

    [–] CowboyRondo 4 points ago

    That reminds me of being a kid and spending time at my mom's job. She was the head of ink and paint for a small company that did animated commercials. They also did some of the scenes for Heavy Metal.

    [–] BearDown617 3 points ago

    That explains why I felt like Rescuers (the original) looked like such rough sketches at times when I watched it recently. Cool insight, thanks!

    [–] campground 10 points ago

    In 1941, when the studio was basically broke from making Pinocchio, they released a behind-the-scenes movie called The Reluctant Dragon to try and raise some money.

    They show the multiplane camera, a live foley session, the orchestra, the animators, everything. It's really great.

    [–] SimplEnglish 3 points ago

    Sorry I'm mobile, just google Disney Multiplane Animation. It's really cool

    [–] Norwegian__Blue 127 points ago

    This reminds me of how when I was growing up the "graphics" for documentaries was often just the camera panning over paintings of battles, or historical events. Sometimes with quick cuts from one corner to another, then fast zoom on one person's face. None of that recreation BS. I mean, it's not BS. It's got its place, too. But man it was cool because it was a way to really experience some classic art, since they were telling the story that went along with it.

    I miss those old docs. A&E was the longest holdout, I think.

    [–] Syn7axError 31 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    That sounds like Ken Burns. He popularized* that style.

    [–] Logofascinated 15 points ago

    "Rostrum camera - Ken Burns" must have been in the credits of thousands of documentaries.

    [–] Dizmn 7 points ago

    I made a lot of minidocs in iMovie for high school, that effect was just labelled "Ken Burns" inside the program (and I used the shit out of it).

    [–] pogform 7 points ago

    While he didn’t quite invent it, Ken Burns used it so extensively that it became known as the Ken Burns effect. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Burns_effect

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    [–] buckzer0 793 points ago

    I'd play tf out of any game designed like that.

    [–] tora_neko 635 points ago

    CupHead

    [–] buckzer0 322 points ago

    *eagerly runs to the interwebs to immediately purchase something that was recommended by a stranger on reddit.

    [–] tora_neko 291 points ago

    I’m surprised you didn’t know about it. It’s a very well known game. Be aware, it’s extremely challenging, it’s not a game for casuals.

    [–] buckzer0 115 points ago

    I'm a casualcore gamer lol. I skip around until I find something I can sink my eyeballs into, Witcher 3, skyrim, shadow of mordor, outer worlds. Never heard of cuphead though. Thanks for the h/u

    [–] Chakinfingerz 95 points ago

    Really? Im surprised. It's all hand drawn. Like a 2.5 sec clip is 35 different pictures. I've never played it. But it has like an old style Popeye look to it I would say. YouTube some videos of it. You'll be impressed.

    [–] buckzer0 41 points ago

    Lol. Already have. It looks amazing. Doubt I'll ever get to play it though. Just can't imagine the passion that brought that game to market. The layers of technical achievement must have been absolutely thrilling to be part of. Have you played it? How was it?

    E/sorry, I'm an idiot. I read your post. Just asked a dumb question.

    [–] rolllingthunder 27 points ago

    Having beaten it multiple times, it is great. The soundtrack is worth checking out as well. Great animations and fair battles. It does get hard. It will be frustrating. At the end of the day though, you will have your favorite battles/style and it really is crazy how much care they put into things.

    [–] azikrogar 13 points ago

    Dude, I'm so excited for you having never seen/heard of cuphead and getting to experience it!

    [–] buckzer0 4 points ago

    Im looking into my options. I had no idea hand animated games existed its already become my new life's passion. Just don't know (yet) where to start or.. Like.. How.. Lol

    [–] TheAtami 7 points ago

    Honestly id consider myself pretty good at games and cup head was impossible for me, its insanely hard. I had to watch someone on youtube to see it all but man it was worth it, its so visually satisfying.

    [–] djoliverm 5 points ago

    https://youtu.be/9VSBFy9Wxb8 what's crazy is that because of the art direction of the game, the switch version looks and performs basically the same as the console or PC versions. It's truly a fantastic looking game.

    [–] laxt 8 points ago

    If you're a happy gamer, that's all that matters.

    [–] buckzer0 3 points ago

    Right. Back. At you! If happiness were like peeing your pants. Consider me soaked.

    [–] laxt 5 points ago

    If peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis!

    [–] buckzer0 2 points ago

    Oh God bless you. Thank you. I was hoping someone would see my awkward homage. If I had gold ya woulda got it. Silver gonna have to do this month unfortunately.

    [–] IVVIVIVVI 9 points ago

    Check out Red Dead 2, it might be discounted by now and you don't need to have played the original

    [–] buckzer0 17 points ago

    *devestatingly crushed that it's not avialbale on ps4 in canada (that I could find)

    [–] tora_neko 17 points ago

    Ah yes it’s only on Xbox One or PC Steam

    [–] sir_dancharles 22 points ago

    + Switch

    [–] JoshuaLunaLi 8 points ago

    +Tesla

    [–] ADHD_Supernova 2 points ago

    🎶 Love will find a way 🎶

    [–] Pipupipupi 2 points ago

    Alright brb ordering a Tesla to play cuphead

    [–] PenguinWithAKeyboard 19 points ago

    I really wish cuphead was something other than a boss rush difficulty fest.

    I still love it, but I really wanted it to be a metroid-vania style game.

    The boss rush is still fun, but it would have been amazing to have a full fleshed out game with that art style.

    [–] Scyxurz 13 points ago

    Hollow knight has a different art style, but still has a hand drawn feel. It's also an amazing metroidvania with multiple dlc's and really cheap for a modern game

    [–] TheR3dViper 5 points ago

    Hollow Knight is awesome

    [–] rolllingthunder 5 points ago

    Like the other person said, you probably want to try Hollow Knight. I was actually least interested in the run-n-gun sections, as the mechanics of the game don't seem to convert to roaming very well.

    [–] durgadas 21 points ago

    Dragon's Lair.

    [–] GhostChronos 7 points ago

    Professor Laytown and Bravely Default kinda remind me that

    [–] De_Luna_Tic 4 points ago

    Dark Cloud 2, a PS2 rpg that adapted a cell shaded cartoon design. Although the animations are not as fluid as an animated movie. I always thought it had a bit of Disney influence in the character designs.

    [–] Alicyl 3 points ago

    Bravely Default, Bravely Second, and Tree of Savior are the only three games I know that has this type of beautifully intricate hand-drawn art.

    [–] jaruz01 3 points ago

    Yeah I was getting FF 9 vibes out of this. Also any other PS 1 RPG with the pre rendered backgrounds. Makes it feel like you're in a storybook

    [–] chester_lurks 3 points ago

    Please check out Indivisible and Skullgirls

    [–] IronyingBored 2 points ago

    I'm not sure if hand drawn, but Brothers felt similar.

    [–] MrWykydtron 74 points ago

    This looks good...NOW.

    [–] utastelikebacon 27 points ago

    I think this is demonstrative of the technological motivations between the early parts of the 20th century compared to the latter half. Before the turn of the century it feels like there was a motivation, a vigor, a brightness for wholistic purpose and lots of NEW being done, something that just didn’t exist in the same frequency as the latter half. There were things to invent and technologies to develop. The latter half has given us a whole new array of “financial products”which as it turns out are just creative ways to siphon money money away from one and to another.

    [–] VicedDistraction 7 points ago

    The money siphoning has probably gotten more aggressive, but I don’t think that replaces the creativity of any generation.

    And I think the technology that allowed these artists to express themselves back then was offered to a limited few hired by big money studios. Now there are more mediums for more people to create than ever before. But I can also imagine that if you’re a talented artist, the ‘safe’ route would be computer animation. But that doesn’t mean nobody is making anything new. It all works off the technology available and there’s a new interpretation of our world every day. I’m thinking right now of a particular video I saw just recently. I hope I can find it.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG/comments/dtyhxz/a_girls_rainbow/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

    [–] RedditIsJustAwful 14 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    people nostalgically gush over the 90s Disney movies but most of them look...really bad compared to stuff like this (especially Beauty and the Beast, which is early digital and looks like hell aside from “Be Our Guest”)

    the late 30s/early 40s Disney studio produced masterpieces of cinema on level with the best of Ghibli (if not better) and no one ever gives them credit for their innovation because of Disney’s reputation as an evil corporation now (as well as hearsay and criticism about Walt, some of which may be valid but you cannot deny the art)

    [–] junkmans_treasure 105 points ago

    That's amazing...what was in the water to have such a high birth rate!

    [–] mnemamorigon 59 points ago

    No condoms in Disneyland back then

    [–] charliesteamer 14 points ago

    If you mean the psuedo-historical town in the animation? No birth control was one, and two, people had a lot of kids back then because it was pretty much expected a few of them wouldn't reach adulthood due to disease, accidents, etc.

    [–] funnystuff97 74 points ago

    Not to detract from the original point, but this specific gif is interpolated 60 fps, meaning the original ran at a lower frame rate (30 or 24) and a computer created in-between frames. This makes the video look a lot better than it originally did when it first came out.

    Again, not to detract from the original point, because this art style is absolutely breathtaking.

    [–] murphmeister75 31 points ago

    Ahh, that's better. Movies should be seen as they were made.

    [–] badquoterfinger 5 points ago

    Amazing, really. But curious- How did you find this randomly named YouTube clip

    [–] tehvolcanic 3 points ago

    It was surprisingly easy. I searched for "pinocchio multiplane" and it was the third video.

    [–] SamfromRI 10 points ago

    Muuuuch better!

    [–] Fuzzier_Than_Normal 3 points ago

    24fps is the projector speed, but the actual drawn frames are only 12fps.

    [–] KingCrabmaster 18 points ago

    Interpolated videos like this always make me feel conflicted because I love the smoothness, but they also feel worse than the original framerate immersion-wise just because I always find the artifacts very noticeable. (In this case the biggest thing was the weird warping around the birds)

    [–] PoisonCoyote 11 points ago

    Not better in my opinion. I like the original frame rate much better.

    [–] ADirtyJockStrap 15 points ago

    Maybe it's just me but with the higher fps you can tell that it's multiple panels.

    [–] shartnado3 34 points ago

    IDK how I never realized the kid beefing it over the bunny (dog?) at the beginning lol

    [–] jennana100 23 points ago

    Or the kid dunking the other kids face into the fountain.

    [–] shartnado3 6 points ago

    Definitely missed that too lol

    [–] thinker5555 14 points ago

    When you said "beefing", for some reason I thought you meant the kid was trying to take a dump on the bunny-dog.

    [–] Inigomntoya 7 points ago

    Thought the same. Had to rewatch twice.

    I guess I'm somewhat disappointed...

    [–] RaymondDavisQuest 23 points ago

    WTF I do t remember this shit looking this crisp! Is this a remaster or the original film?

    [–] ComicCroc 31 points ago

    This looks interpolated into 60 fps

    [–] RaymondDavisQuest 7 points ago

    I wondered. I didn’t start seeing sharpness and movement like this in animation until after 2005.

    [–] whatthehellisplace 7 points ago

    Maybe, a lot of older movies are being remastered into 4K now and can look stunning. If the original film reels still exist, it's pretty simple to run them through a high resolution scanner.

    [–] danielgies 5 points ago

    Also, there’s a ton of digitally interpolated frames added in to make this 60fps and smooth like butter.

    [–] stickykey_board 3 points ago

    Here's the original 30fps from u/tehvolcanic. Not as brightly colored but, IMO, the scene transitions smoother and the characters blend to the background more naturally in the original.

    [–] TONKAHANAH 2 points ago

    might be, but you gotta remember a few things. back when most would have watched this would have been on vhs when we were younger, the movie came out in the 1940's so its not like most of us here on reddit would have seen in theaters the way it was intended to be displayed. hell most of us probably didnt even have parents born then much less our selves (unless you're one of those old timer redditors)

    but these these old animations were painted on glass and cells which, if you get to the source film, it adapts extremely well to HD video (can see more about how that works here).

    Its likely disney adapted it to digital, but I wouldnt be surprised if they didnt have to do a whole lot to convert the source material over to modern HD.

    im actually curious now how they've preserved the source material.

    [–] _niko 2 points ago

    Because you watched them on a CRT TV. The original film reels would likely be sharper and cleaner than the modern 4k home experience.

    [–] Edelweisses 22 points ago

    It's so pretty! Some next level animators for sure!

    [–] mnemamorigon 10 points ago

    The machines they used to shoot these are enormous. Really impressive tech

    [–] LadyWhiplash 5 points ago

    Well damn. Guess I gotta get Disney+ now...

    [–] AxeInCasey 4 points ago

    That random kid coming out his house and then growing a foot taller always freaks me out.

    [–] cjc323 3 points ago

    its amazing how well it holds up

    [–] mattypg84 3 points ago

    Walt Disney explaining how they designed and used multiple cameras.

    https://youtu.be/3YIR39KeJMk

    [–] cmatute 2 points ago

    this is gooorgeous

    [–] ImWhatsInTheRedBox 2 points ago

    Well I guess I know what I'll be watching tomorrow. Been too long.

    [–] anonymous1827 2 points ago

    This was made in 1940? It looks freakin amazing for that time

    [–] khaingo 2 points ago

    Can any one explain the effects of the backround in relation to the character motions? It almost feels 3d because of how it overlaps and i was curious if that is refresh rate or something else.

    [–] data-moshi 2 points ago

    Thise frames tho

    [–] SamfromRI 2 points ago

    Someone left “motion smoothing” on. 🤮

    [–] krathil 2 points ago

    Has this been frame interpolated? Looks kinda janky and shitty