Being a Disney animator used to mean you were among the world’s best creators of hand-drawn, 2D animation – an art form that’s lately fallen out of favor in Hollywood. Luckily, there have been a few times that Disney alums have lent their considerable skills to making 2D games, and we’ll dive into five of the best. After that, we snap back to modernity with Control, Knights and Bikes, the apparent resurrection of Telltale, and your favorite bad and weird translations from videogames past.
Question of the Week: What game series would you like to see get the hand-animated 2D treatment?
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3 thoughts on “Animated by Disney – Vidjagame Apocalypse 331”
QotW: the franchise i would like to see a hand animated version of is Kirby. I’m surprised Nintendo did nothing like that around the time of Kirby Right Back Ya in the early 00s since it seemed like Kirby was the franchise they use to experiment with new styles/gameplay.
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QotW: The franchise I’d like to see a hand animated version of would probably be Castlevania. I really think it would up the quality of the games, getting away from 3d models, and pixelated sprites. As we’ve seen from the netflix series, it can look fucking beautiful.
With the new Avenger’s Square Enix game looking like it’s off to a rocky start, how about a new side scrolling Marvel beat-em-up? Think of all the new sprite work that could go into a well done game made in the vein of X-men arcade or Punisher and Fury. With all the new mutants that have been created since then, and new takes on classic characters, if they released levels like season packs we could have a new set of levels to play-through every few months.