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This Animated Earthbound Tribute Is Just Incredible

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Look, let's be straight: if you've played Earthbound, it is impossible to watch this video and not tear up a little bit.

Just try. I dare you.

Animator Sagan Yee has been working on this short film—POLLYANNA—on and off since 2010, and she describes it as "a simple re-telling of the major events in the game."

The concept I had in the back of my head as I animated was, "If Earthbound was a Saturday morning cartoon, what would the opening theme look and sound like?" with a colourful children's pop-up book quality to the visual style.


That beautiful track, by the way, is from the original Mother soundtrack, and performed by the singer Catherine Warwick (who was just 14 when she sung it). SO MANY FEELINGS.

[via GAF]