X-Men: The Animated Series, which debuted on Halloween 1992, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. In living rooms across the United States, kids of the 90s sat down with bellies full of candy, unaware of the cartoon renaissance that was to come. Kyle Roberts decided to take his fandom to the next level with his very own stop-motion interpretation of the X-Men: TAS opening sequence. Every instance of nostalgia begins to flood back with the familiar synthesizer sting of the Ron Wasserman theme song.
The video was created in 2012, when X-Men: The Animated Series celebrated its 20th anniversary. Oh, how five years can fly. Roberts’ studio Reckless Abandonment Pictures described the video:
“With the 20th anniversary approaching of Director Kyle Roberts’ favorite cartoon growing up, he wanted to see if his team could re-create the 1992 X-Men cartoon animated intro using action figures and stop motion! With over 4,000 individual pictures taken, Roberts spent two months rotoscoping and animating all of the special effects.