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I wasn’t sure what to expect when browsing the refined corridors of Metafilter and happening upon a link to a stop-motion Batman short but it took me to a video that’s actually quite fun.
Fun and eerie. The photorealistic quality of the toys used by the filmmakers and the jerky stop-motion lend this six minute fight scene a strange quality, and don’t expect any actual story here. It is essentially a fight scene made with toys, nothing out of the ordinary, but there’s a keen sense of fun here – the Joker switch is a particular example.
Here’s the vid, whack it up into full screen why don’t you?
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- Jon Lyus
What the world needs now is stop-motion action figure brawls, sweet stop-motion action figure brawls. That's exactly what you'll get in "Batman: Dark Knightfall," a stop-motion short featuring your favorite Hot Toys-created Batman action figures going toe-to-toe against each other. Derek Kwok and Henri Wong are the mad geniuses behind "Dark Knightfall," which gives fans a whole lot of service including cameos from two Tim Burton era "Batman" favorites, a veritable army of Joker thugs and a back-breaking brawl between the Caped Crusader and Bane that puts "The Dark Knight Rises" to shame.
See it all below!
Mega thanks to friend of Splash Page and top-of-the-line toy nerd Caleb Goellner at Comics Alliance for pointing this one out.
Tell us what you think of the "Dark Knightfall" short in the comments or on Twitter! »
- Josh Wigler
Here's a terrific fan film that's been making the rounds called Batman: Dark Knightfall. Using detailed toys from the various Batman films, this stop-motion short features Batman battling Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight, Jack Nicholson's Joker from Batman and Tom Hardy's Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, all set to Hans Zimmer's haunting score (one of our favorites in recent years). For directors Derek Kowk and Henri Wong's first attempt at stop-motion, this is pretty impressive, if a bit too sensational. Make sure you stick around for the ending, which is our favorite part. Follow along on Twitter @ErikDavis and @Moviesdotcom.
- Erik Davis
So what have you been doing with your toys lately? Odds are, if you're not still a child, you've long since stopped using action figures to re-enact scenes from your favorite movies or TV shows, or best of all, mashing up different characters-- Ninja Turtles vs. G.I. Joes!-- to make entirely new ones. But that doesn't apply to animators Derek Kowk and Henri Wong, who put together a short, stop-motion animated film using the most detailed toys from many different Batman movies. Watch Batman fight two versions of The Joker, plus Bane, in this astonishingly realistic video below. No, it's not as seamless as a more traditional stop-motion movie, in which the animators are able to build fully customizable models to play around with. But it is really damn impressive, especially the way they use minimalist sound effects to tell the story, and have some genuine fun by »
Why so serious? Batman: Dark Knightfall, a fan made stop-motion animation is not the case apparently, using Batman figures from Hottoys Ltd to play out some of the unusual scenes just for the sake of fun. The short is directed by Derek Kwok and Henri Wong of Parabucks co, a Hong Kong company that focus on art direction, graphic design and animation for TV and film. Some of the company's filmography include Ip Man 2, Dragon Tiger Gate and Galliants. (see their Vimeo channel for some examples).You'll find the 6-minutes short embedded below. »
Batman: Dark Knightfall is seriously one of the coolest fan-made Batman films I think I've seen! It's a stop-motion animated short that was created with a collection of Hot Toys Batman action figures. The animation is done extremely well, it's action-packed, and I love that The Joker is in it!
- Joey Paur
6 items from 2012
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