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Rotoscope-Animated Films

Spun-off of my Movies with Weird Gimmicks list, this is a showcase, hoping to be comprehensive, of movies that make significant use of rotoscope animation.

Rotoscoping was originally a technique created in early animation to speed up the process of animating characters by filming a live-action actor and tracing over each frame of their actions. It was used in many early Disney features and in contemporary animated shorts, and is perhaps most widely known as the stylistic feature of many Ralph Bakshi movies (though he himself hates the technique and only did it due to lack of budget). Now, using rotoscope animation is much easier thanks to computers and is used mainly for its interesting effect on films that would otherwise be normal live-action films.

This does not mean all movies that use any rotoscope animation since tons of animated movies will use it in parts, but when the rotoscoping is a significant stylistic factor.

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  • Waking Life
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Loving Vincent
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Alois Nebel
  • Year of the Fish
  • Tehran Taboo
  • Heavy Metal
  • How People Got Fire
  • Kid's Story
  • A Letter to Colleen
  • The Scarlet Flower
  • Snack and Drink
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Out of the Inkwell
  • Out of the Inkwell
  • Tom Waits for No One
  • Renaissance
  • Life Is Cool
  • Wizards
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • American Pop
  • Fire and Ice
  • Cool World
  • Tower
  • Princess Iron Fan
  • Child Bringing Bouquet to Woman
  • The Case of Hana & Alice
  • Baton
  • I, Destini
  • Never Like the First Time!
  • Grasshopper
  • Love, He Said
  • Black Tape
  • Tussilago
  • Lies
  • When the Day Breaks
  • Color Test
  • Project Incognito
  • Exordium
  • Gulls and Buoys
  • Reasons to Be Glad
  • Two Silhouettes
  • Cosmic Cartoon
  • His Mother's Voice
  • Future World: City of Mass Destruction
  • Newscaster/Dragon/Maggots
  • Myself When Fourteen
  • Haunted House
  • The Hobo Hero
  • Rubber Cement
  • Rag Dog
  • Le bulbe tragique
  • Ghost of Yesterday
  • Ko-Ko's Kane
  • Audition
  • Journey To
  • This Room Is White
  • Petra's Poem
  • Confino
  • Flash Flood: A Rotoscoped Documentary
  • A Minute Ago
  • The Telephone
  • Телефон
  • The Flower with Seven Colours
  • The Tale About The Fisherman And The Fish
  • Skazka o rybake i rybke
  • Kashtanka
  • The Frog Princess
  • The Wild Swans
  • The Golden Antelope
  • The Snow Maiden
  • I Love Hooligans
  • Fat, Bald, Short Man
  • Synchronize
  • Amazing Nuts!
  • Asparagus