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Epic Stop-Motion Batman Short Created with Action Figures

Filmmakers Derek Kwok and Henri Wong of Parabucks created this ridiculously awesome stop-motion short film titled “Batman: Dark Knightfall” using highly-realistic 1/6-scale collectible action figures by Hong Kong toy company Hot Toys. Be sure to turn on HD when you watch it.

The cinematic lighting and sound effects give this film a realism that you’ll be hard pressed to find in a stop-motion video — at times you won’t believe that what you’re seeing isn’t showing real actors.

If all that isn’t enough, here’s another crazy fact to shame you: this is the duo’s first attempt at making a stop motion film.

Check out these screenshots for a taste of the realism:

Browsing around on the Hot Toys website, we find that the action figures are so fancy that they have what’s known as PERS (Parallel Eyeball Rolling System) built-in to allow you to control the eyes. The bodies are also equipped with 32 distinct points of articulation. No wonder the movements in this film are so crazy!

(via Fstoppers)


 
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  • Chris

    This video is not available in your country.

    Shame on the copyright/license police.

  • RmnTz

    So Sharp!
    It’s pretty stunning, even more for a first attempt.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    We just replaced the YouTube version with the Vimeo version. Does it work now?

  • Jorell Rivera

    This was awesome. Robot Chicken can go suck it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.dashnaw Cindy Conover Dashnaw

    Love the surprises in the story line! Incredible work all around.