Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Animation

It’s already been established that I like the Scott Pilgrim comic series and unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this last week, you will have probably noticed that there is a film of the same name currently playing in cinemas. Never mind that it isn’t number 1, the best is yet to come.

Tying in with the film is of course, the obligatory video game but what really set the film apart from others base on comics is the fantastic short film broadcast on [adult swim] right before the film’s opening weekend. It is of course embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

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What did you think? It’s pretty darn good isn’t it? I particularly like how the design plays very close attention to the comics. Too often we have seen an animated “adaptation” that looks like something completely different from the original material, in a bad way, shows like Teen Titans are proof that it can be pulled off successfully.

The film doesn’t stray from the comic script. This does work in it’s favour but perhaps only because it is a short film. Having seen this, I can understand why the Edgar Wright used the comics as a guide for creating a slightly more original film.

As I think I mentioned in the previous post, I would personally have preferred to see Scott Pilgrim in animated form. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the film (I did) but I just feel that animation is a far better form of expressing comics than live-action.

Titmouse Animation should be heartily congratulated on putting together this fun little film that offers a glimpse into what an animated Scott Pilgrim would look like. It’s great looking, funny, spares no expense (thankfully) and keeps all the comics details intact. We are unlikely to see something like this in the future but what we’ve got right now is just perfect.

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