Cuphead, a game with a paid arrow that works like nails, is released today on the PlayStation 4. MDHR has announced the arrival of the game on the Sony console with a fun (and scary) trailer stop-motion with the image of Cuphead and the evil King Dice.
Cuphead already famous for his hand-drawn artistic style, which made it feel like a 1930s cartoon that could be played. But the new trailer has put the two most iconic characters of the game in a whole new style of animation, inspired by the experimental short of 1933 Peanut supplier, Said MDHR interlocutor Chad Moldenhauer in the publication of the PlayStation blog.
According to Moldenhauer, MDHR worked with the Toronto-based Stop Motion studio, and they “went the extra mile to make sure they were holding on to many of the same techniques as stop motion animators.”;
The film itself was animated without the help of computer programs that allow modern stop motion animators to view their shots and correct mistakes. Instead, Philip [Eddolls] and Evan [DeRushie] limited to folded diagrams and metal sensors to record the position of each doll before lining them up to the next position. This followed the “try your best and see what happens” restriction, limited to early stop mode.
Finally, all of this was filmed with real 1930s lenses, known as “C Mount” lenses, which blow out the shots and give it a conscious look. Each image was used as is, without corrective editing or composition, that is, if you look closely, you will see support and other animation tools in the background.
I would say that the original short is much more restless than today’s Cuphead trailer, but you have to watch the video to judge for yourself.
Cuphead first launched in 2017 on Xbox and PC and made its way to the Nintendo communicator last year.