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CAPTAIN YAJIMA! Featuring PROFESSOR GENIUS! (by Ian Worthington)

Patrick

Magic-User
(He/Him)
This is incredibly good, and I’m pretty sure everyone here will love it.

 
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lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
The fact that this is all animation and not actual stop-motion is blowing my mind a little bit.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
Wait for real???????????
The notice at the start of the video said it was all done in Blender, which is a regular old animation program. Apparently he even added fake wires to the characters to make it look more like stop-motion.
 

conchobhar

What's Shenmue?
(he/him/his)
Er… wrong Ian. Worthikids is Ian Worthington.

That aside, yes, this is absolutely wonderful. The animation wizardry is incredible; it's hard to believe this is really done entirely in Blender and not with actual puppets, since Worthi worked in so many small details to sell the illusion (like Yajima's collar moving slightly at times, as if there were a real person physically moving the puppet and nudging the collar slightly in the process). But it's also just really charming, and I'm surprised how well it sells the characters and their dynamics, simple as they are, as a long-running thing.
 

Patrick

Magic-User
(He/Him)
Thanks for the correction! The twitter thread where I heard about this was unclear and I got the names crossed.
 
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