Fan Made: Intro To 1990's X-MEN Animated Series Recreated With Action Figures

Hit the jump to check out a rather impressive fan made stop-motion video that recreates the intro to Fox's popular X-Men animated series. All of this was put together with action figures, 60 hand-drawn background images, and over 4,000 individual pictures.

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By nailbiter111 - 12/18/2012



With the 20th anniversary approaching of Director Kyle Roberts' favorite cartoon growing up, he wanted to see if his team could recreate the 1992 X-Men cartoon animated intro using action figures and stop motion! With over 4,000 individual pictures taken, Roberts spent two months rotoscoping and animating all of the special effects.

Art director Nathan Poppe drew over 60 background images used in this project with his "doodle" style rad artwork. Colin Nance and Zach Zellar recreated the original theme from scratch




Source: splashpage.mtv
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Thevenominside - 12/18/2012, 2:21 PM
Pretty impressive.
toco89 - 12/18/2012, 2:22 PM
Long live the 90's X-Men.
Optimus83 - 12/18/2012, 2:24 PM
¡¡¡Good for 90's X-Men Toons!!!. ...¡¡¡Best animated series Ever!!!. ...¡¡¡Now with movies!!!
MutantEquality - 12/18/2012, 2:26 PM
Wow awesome. Why o why can't we just get a super updated movie of the 90's xmen cartoon? Costumes music and a huge story!!! Do it. Release it theaters just like the Batman Mask of the Phantasm was. DO IT
JorLBola - 12/18/2012, 2:27 PM
That girl is beautiful! and the video was pretty cool !
RamonSuarez - 12/18/2012, 2:30 PM
That two minute stop motion film was more entertaining than the last two X-Men movies combined.
BrownandYellowWolvie - 12/18/2012, 2:33 PM
@RamonSuarez, agreed!!!!
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 12/18/2012, 2:34 PM
love it! taking this time to show off my own treasure...
DEATHbyEXILE - 12/18/2012, 2:37 PM
IcemanX - 12/18/2012, 2:38 PM
Theme played by Nightcrawler

TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 12/18/2012, 2:41 PM
Meh, once I saw this a few years back, nothing has ever topped it.

KarlRobinofEarth2 - 12/18/2012, 2:46 PM
IcemanX- cool ideas, played sloppy as hell.
CaptainObvious - 12/18/2012, 2:53 PM
Batman:TAS is my favorite cartoon of the 90's, but X-Men has probably the coolest intro to a cartoon I've ever seen. Every time I hear that theme song, I have the urge to go kick some ass. It's that cool.
write33 - 12/18/2012, 3:03 PM
yep.
that's awesome as hell. Great work!
lntrn8 - 12/18/2012, 3:19 PM
loved it!
Goliath - 12/18/2012, 3:19 PM
Very well done. One small bone to pick. I know for a fact that when they are running at each other, Blackhawk is on the Brotherhood side.

Like I said, very small bone. I give it an A-!
nowtheresaBATman - 12/18/2012, 3:22 PM
@KarlKingNerd
I love how you use your superhero collection as motivation to lift weights :)
nowtheresaBATman - 12/18/2012, 3:28 PM
I would go crazy waiting all week to see each new episode of X-Men. The into simply kicked ass.

I feel the same way about Game of Thrones now lol


jtown904 - 12/18/2012, 3:41 PM
awesome
TheDoc - 12/18/2012, 3:44 PM
Did anyone catch the Michael Jackson doll in the Thriller jacket in the last section?
CharlesLord - 12/18/2012, 3:46 PM
1. Aweosme

2. Was that michael jackson running away in the middle before both groups clash? lmfaoooo
gammabolt17 - 12/18/2012, 4:13 PM
@Karl, dude you have Bebop and no Rocksteady. [frick] yo problem is?
Durango95 - 12/18/2012, 4:53 PM
90s X-men sucked. Pryde of the X-Men was cool tho. Except wolveriine sounded Australian...
JerseyJoker - 12/18/2012, 5:04 PM
Does it bug anyone else that he put in Pryde of the X-Men and obviously making a title sequence for the X-Men animated series.
ClarkFarley2012 - 12/18/2012, 5:12 PM
Lol I didn't know anyone remembered Prudential of the X-men. Australian Logan accent was hilarious.
ClarkFarley2012 - 12/18/2012, 5:21 PM
Damn spell check.. Pryde..
DetBullock - 12/18/2012, 6:42 PM
Oh, dear, I loved this show when I was a kid and I had very fond memories of it.
However those memories were crushed by an integral rewatch I did two years ago, it really doesn't hold up like Batman TAS, especially the writing.
riseofloganX36 - 12/18/2012, 6:54 PM
Marvel legends are some of the best figures. I jusy odered apocalypse and juggernaught.

UNTIL next time TRUE BELIEVERS!
MisterMagurlypse - 12/18/2012, 7:09 PM
That was pretty damn cool. Bravo!
Superior - 12/18/2012, 7:34 PM
I'm glad I wasn't the only one to catch MJ
Spederman - 12/18/2012, 7:37 PM
where does he get those wonderful toys...
JDUKE25 - 12/18/2012, 9:23 PM
lmao that was good
DioFoRio - 12/18/2012, 9:37 PM
lol @ The people running for their lives...Thriller Michael Jackson, Peirce Brosnan 007 , Smiling Bruce Lee in pirate shirt and two twin cops.lol
mgeoff88 - 12/18/2012, 9:41 PM
That was great! I loved this show as a kid. I hope Marvel plans to release the TV show in season sets. They would sell like hot cakes!

The Gambit action figure looks really cool.

Lol, the new updated sound effects threw me off. In my head, I was imagining the sounds effects from the actual intro.
technodrome518 - 12/18/2012, 10:30 PM
i don't ever remember Nightcrawler in the opening...but this was really cool. That takes a lot of work, and time. Bravo for putting that together. That girl is freakin' cute too by the way.
GetsugaTensho22 - 12/19/2012, 12:29 AM
.....And instead of the video, everybody brings up the girl.
Ugh.
Martay - 12/19/2012, 7:00 AM
douche beard.
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 12/19/2012, 9:04 AM
gammabolt17- I've both, he probably is behind someone. Its hard to keep em all in sight...
SageMode - 12/19/2012, 9:27 AM
That's was pretty impressive
JediRob - 12/19/2012, 10:44 AM
No Warpath or Avalanche figures eh? No Yuri Topolov either, but I don't think they ever made one of him! :)

Great job.
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