Randomness Ensues

Over 30 Animators Re-Animate Pokémon TV Intro, Epic Ensues

Last year, Moon Animate, Make Up! arose as a truly inspiring piece of fan art. Over 200 fans came together to re-animate an episode of the classic Sailor Moon from scratch. The roster included fans of all stripes, from amateurs, to seasoned pros that worked on shows like Bob’s Burgers.

It was a true labor of love, with countless unique styles coming together to give life to a beloved episode of the series.

It seems that the movement is inspiring groups to work on similar projects, albeit on a smaller scale. Pokémon ReAnimated is a collaborative project by a group of 32 animators. Spencer Moreland, who led the effort, served as editor on the project.

The feature itself is a quirky blend of nostalgia and parody, with some taking the opportunity to lampoon the beloved series, and others opting to craft a more proper tribute to the series. It’s fun, quirky, and just the right brand of “out there” that really works.

We should warn you that, due to a small segment at the 25-second mark, Pokémon ReAnimated is definitely not safe for work.

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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