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Friday, September 30, 2011

Flashback Friday! Rotoscoping (Cartoonish NSFW)

Rotoscoping has been used as a technique for animation a very long time. Almost anyone (male) my age went to the theater to see the movie "Heavy Metal". Aside from the animation that is old school and admittedly driven by adolescent fantasies there are things here that stand out (I know, I know). The movie was farmed out to several teams that worked on segments of the movie. The soundtrack has some things you just cannot get anywhere else. Nice tunes from Steely Dan and Stevie Nicks as well. 

So here is the raw footage of the rotoscoping of the heroine Tarrna. The live action part was played by Carole Desbiens.

So what does our fictional heroine do? Well this for starters.

Yes, a guilty pleasure from long ago. 


  1. That's Great, It's amazing to see how they did that back then. I saw that movie 3-4times and still watch the VHS once in awhile :)

    I'll have to share that later today!!

  2. I saw it on cable once. LOL! I might have to watch it again for the yucks!

    As I recall, there were several different animation styles.

    The heroine kind of reminds me of an AD&D cliche... ;) Or Aeon Flux.

  3. I saw the post title and thought we were going to talk about a medical procedure and my first thought was "YIKES". Imagine my relief we are talking about animation. "Heavy Metal" is such a great movie.

  4. It's one of my guilty pleasures too. I have it on DVD and watch it every now and then. Great soundtrack.

  5. I must have been a baby when this one came out~ I've never seen this one before.

    Hey does it come in a male version?

    WV~ bosseem~ Wonder why :)