Cartoon Culture This One-Man Animation Team Can Recreate The Look of Any Animated Film By Amid Amidi | 10/10/2012 9:03 am | 42 Share Tweet Email Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Email 42 Animation studios had better watch out. Some guy claims he can recreate a still from any animated feature in just half an hour using Maya. See if you can tell the difference: (h/t @SomethingSavage) http://www.standalone3d.com mathias I can’t see the difference. Looks perfect. Guest I second that. http://www.toddharry.com Todd Yeah the baby is spot on. http://www.joeltrussell.com jtruss No, Buzz’s nose is way wrong. http://mattmaners.blogspot.com Matthew Maners Actually I think the remake of the Shrek and Pixar stills out do the originals. You cant beat ugly. http://baldmessiah.blogspot.com Nathan Sure you can. That’s why they invented the ugly stick. http://www.forthebirdsblog.blogspot.com Michael J. Ruocco The Tin Toy one is actually pretty close. That baby gave me nightmares as a kid. http://cargueconcuidado.blogspot.com x Which one is the original, again? http://www.rynda.com Phil Rynda This guy is a genius. Jody Morgan If this were someone sincerely believing his recreations were as good as the originals, then we’d have something, and I would chip in to a Kickstarter to have him make his own cartoon. But someone using Maya to make purposefully incompetent knock-offs of CG stills? I just don’t see the point. Quiet Desperation We all got a chuckle? Well, almost all. Liesje I think the ‘point’ (other than the obvious chuckle) is perhaps garner some respect from the people who think animators just push a button and – viola! Award-winning animated feature! christy these rule! T.D. Someone please fund a feature of this kind of animation. I would gladly pay to watch such a film. Mick The shriek donkey is genius. I like this fella Spencer The shot from Tangled looks more original than the real thing! Julian Oh c’mon! You can’t say Donkey’s face isn’t pretty damn epic in his remake of the Shrek still. Jim M Brilliant. Anyone else think this is another David O’Reilly troll? http://www.brettwmccoy.com Brett McCoy Oh, I see, he was the lead animator on ‘Alpha and Omega’. Lewis Danng,lmao! iseewhatyoudidthere You mean “modeler”, right? Altair I love Rapunzel’s new hair. It should go on a Hair Beauty Ad. http://909pop.com Mike Scott A++ wgan people need this to get motivated Toonio All I need is this guy and another than can draft like Glenn Kleane in half of the time for me to start my own animation empire. http://richbailey.blogspot.com Richard It’s uncanny Kevin Martinez Some of these are surprisingly good given that they’re done by individual people in a half-hour. The Hollywood stuff looks as good as it does because armies of people slave away for years on those films. http://www.caricaturesbydave.com Dave Stephens …And so a bottomless pit of SUCK suddenly opened in Uncanny Valley… Glowworm The Shrek one was awesome–loved what he did to Donkey. Mac I love this so much. Its so the moment right now. How many students turned on Physical Sun and Sky and thought they could do anything. It’s hard to appreciate how the hours and hours of detail hammering that go into a feature film. 100 million dollars may seem like a lot, compared to a small commercial studio made up of like five guys. What do they get paid? Multiply until you have 90 minutes. But it’s wrong. Thats why we’re not inundated with boutique studios going from “service companies” to “product companies”, as they say in the Silicon Valley. Alê Camargo His Pixar baby is compelling… compelling me to end its misery with a hammer. John Stare at Dreamworks’ HTTYD, then yell, “Let’s get STUPID!”. Look at the reproduction. You see? The reproductions are just PARTYING HARDER!! http://empire-of-dust.tumblr.com Daniel Werneck A new concept in uncanny valleys. Steve a. Maybe this is the same lady that tried to touch up that painting of Christ in Spain! http://www.cementimental.com Tim Drage I’d much rather watch his versions :) Eric It’s actually much better than the originals. I’m gob smacked. peter campofiori Somewhere, in an animation studio not so far away.. an studio exec is reading this post and saying to himself “that’s not so bad, why does it take the studio’s animation staff so long to do the same thing …Martha (that’s his secretary [they’re all named Martha]) get me that guys number” https://www.facebook.com/shawshawshaw Shaw Is this the same person who did that terrible Jesus painting restoration in Spain? Lewis The Pixar baby looks the same. I like how the tin toy box is just a red cube. https://www.facebook.com/norobotico Francisco Reminds me of this masterpiece. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HV_DHv9UQzo Justin Is that a baby or a predator? http://www.wingedelfgirl.com Lauren Sparks This entire comments section is is a teeming jungle of sarcasm. :) Previous PostEXCLUSIVE CLIP: The Fairest One Of All Next PostBook Trailer: "The Where, The Why, and the How"