Stop motion and jazz hands? Count me out right now.
Cuphead, the platformer known both for its difficulty and unique 1930s cartoon art style, is now available on PS4. To announce its arrival, Studio MDHR decided to release the following trailer:
Chad Moldenhauer, Co-Director of Studio MDHR, states that they worked together with Toronto-based studio Stop Motion Department to create this animated short inspired by The Peanut Vendor, an experimental short from the same 1930s era the game's art style is based on.
Inspired by our love for the eerie, off-kilter style of 1933 experimental short The Peanut Vendor, Stop Motion Department went the extra mile to ensure that they were holding themselves to many of the same techniques as stop motion animators of the era. Puppet Fabricators Karen Valleau and Lauren Craig built the King Dice and Cuphead puppets with wooden heads, leather hands, and lots of primary shapes to reflect the children’s toys of the 1930s, which were made with simple manufacturing like drill presses and saws.
Well, if you thought the new Cuphead trailer was eerie enough, wait til you check out The Peanut Vendor. We'll leave it here for you to judge for yourselves.
Anyway, Cuphead is out on PS4 now, so go give it a whirl and try not to think about what you just watched.