Over the last year, The Reanimation Station brought together 30 artists from around the world to recreate the opening of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Melee. Each artist brought their own unique style to the piece in both 2D and 3D techniques. Some of them purely paid tribute, while others would toss in a quick joke. The game first appeared in 2001 and was the best selling Gamecube title of all time. Enjoy.
The video is only a minute and a half, so each animation runs only a few seconds tops. You’ll definitely want to go back after your initial viewing to watch bit by bit because you’re probably going to catch things you completely missed the first time around. I swear there’s a moment when Mario is wielding Sailor Moon’s crescent moon wand. Oh wait, yes, that definitely happens.
And for a quick reference, here is the original opening to compare:
Last year, The Reanimation Station released its version of the Pokémon intro. It’s pretty sweet too. Here’s the video:
Currently, they’re putting together a new project reanimating one of the many Power Rangers openings, so that’s something to look forward to. We’ve heard plenty of fans recreate music or rewrite lyrics before, so having all new and collaborative animations is pretty unique. We look forward to seeing what else these guys have in store for us.
What TV openings would you like to see The Reanimation Station tackle? Let us know in the comments!
Featured image credit: The Reanimation Station Artists