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December 24, 2012

‘X-Men’: An uncanny animated tribute to the animated series

Posted in: Animation,TV

X-Men stop-motion animation. (Reckless Abandonment Pictures)

“X-Men” is the latest source of stop-motion fun for Kyle Roberts and the crew at Reckless Abandonment Pictures. (Reckless Abandonment Pictures)

It was 20 years ago that “X-Men,” the animated series, launched on Fox.

Over the course of 76 episodes, the show, which stands as the longest-running Marvel Comics animated series, packed in a multitude of mutants, even adopting key story lines from the pages of the comic book.

To commemorate the anniversary, Kyle Roberts and the crew at Reckless Abandonment Pictures used their unique stop-motion skills, and great action figures, to re-create the show’s introduction.

Roberts, who also appeared on Syfy’s “Viral Video Showdown,” has produced many stop-motion tributes to great moments of fandom past, with subjects including “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and a 007 spoof.

With “X-Men,” Roberts and his team added a bit of extra fun with a little live-action humor. Enjoy!

– Jevon Phillips

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