This Scene from Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke was Drawn by Hand and Took Almost Two Years to Finish

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Fans of Japanese anime classic Princess Mononoke would recognize the scene at the beginning of the movie, where a monster called Tatarigami appeared.

The animation is remarkably fluid – so much so that most people would assume it’s CG (or computer generated). But @hitasuraeiga explained:

“The leading scene in Princess Mononoke where Tatarigami appears isn’t CG; it’s drawn by hand. The part where the snakes move sluggishly was so difficult that–even though the scene is only a couple of minutes long–it took one year and seven months to finish! It apparently took a total of 5,300 drawings. One of the artists explained, ‘It gradually got so confusing to draw that it ended up bogging us down.’”

via SoraNews24

Source: neatorama

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