The 1990’s X-Men animated series is one of the few superhero cartoons that I’m familiar with, but even if I wasn’t I could still appreciate the work that went into recreating the open in stop motion. Take the jump to view all of the uncanny amount of work that went in to making this astonishing video.

It took the team over two months to complete all the rotoscope and animation work needed to put together the 4,000 pictures and 60 different backgrounds together. Also just as impressive, Zach Zellar and Collin Nance recreated the original theme song from scratch which you can download from Collin’s Sound Cloud page.

If you can’t get enough of the stop motion goodness make sure to head over to Kyle Robert’s YouTube page where he has more video goodness, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opening.

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Zach Woolf

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Zach is a recent college graduate who’s love for consuming media is surpassed only by his love for creating it. He has a firm belief that if we could all just play with LEGOs for 30 minutes a day the world would be a better place. If those two statements don’t tell you everything you need to know about Zach, follow him on Twitter at @zwoolf.

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  1. Russ Catt
    December 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    All I can hear during the theme song is Rodrigo singing “fighting and fighting and fighting some more!”

  2. Hater
    December 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm — Reply

    Those guys’ most impressive superpower was getting that girl in their bedroom to make the video. She should’ve be scared for her life.

  3. December 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm — Reply

    Pfft, you call that a geek bedroom? My bedroom is geekier than that.

    But that was pretty good. I liked the TMNT one they did as well.

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