What would Animal Crossing: New Horizons look like if it were made into a television series? Well, if director Gabriel Salas had his way, it would look a little bit like Rilakkuma and Kaoru with its adorable physicality. Salas recently shared a brief teaser featuring Isabelle going through her morning routine to show off what such a show might look like, and it's downright charming.
"This fan made project stems from my appreciation of Rilakkuma & Kaoru TV series and the Animal Crossing games," says Salas in the description for the teaser. "After playing New Horizons for a few days, I wondered how merging both universes would look like & thought it’d be fun to expand on Isabelle’s character a bit. This is what I imagine a TV show or short film would look like in this style."
So happy to finally share this! What started as a shower thought evolved into a full blown animation project.— Gabriel Salas (@gabrielsalas_) November 13, 2020
We made a fan teaser for an Animal Crossing TV show. The link to the video is on the replies. Hope you like it! pic.twitter.com/wv5ZoP4aZL
Directed by Gabriel Salas— Gabriel Salas (@gabrielsalas_) November 13, 2020
Previs & animation: Jaime Mora
Modeling, rigging, textures, shaders, fur, lighting, rendering and compositing: Gabriel Salas
Storyboards: Ale Carrasco
Music: Jeremy Neroes
Japanese writing: Camila Asencio
Special thanks: Florencia Reyes
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is currently available for the Nintendo Switch. It continues to receive regular updates, with the most recent being the fact that mushrooms are now appearing around islands. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the Animal Crossing franchise right here.
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