X-Men: The Animated Series opening recreated with action figures

Any superhero fans old enough to remember the early 1990s will no doubt have fond memories of Marvel’s rather fantastic animated X-Men series – and of course, its outstanding opening sequence (which was made all the sweeter thanks to an insanely catchy theme tune).

To coincide with the show’s 20th anniversary, filmmaker Kyle Roberts of Reckless Abandonment Pictures has decided to recreate the opening of his favourite cartoon with action figures and stop motion animation. Consisting of 4000 individual pictures and over 60 background images from art director Nathan Pope, Roberts spent two months rotoscoping and animated all of the special effects, and the resulting video is certainly one of the best things you’ll see today.

Check it out here…