We recently asked all budding directors to create a Poochy & Yoshi based stop-motion animation to celebrate the launch of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World on Nintendo 3DS family systems, and they did not disappoint!
Today we’re happy to crown the three winning entries. The directors of these videos will each receive a Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo signed by Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World producer, Mr. Takashi Tezuka, and associate producer, Ms. Emi Watanabe!
The Play Nintendo website has put up a sister feature to the original Japanese feature that detailed the creation of the Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World animated shorts. There's not too much new info in there, but it's all in English this time around!
By now you’ve likely seen the adorable stop-motion animated shorts created for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, available now for Nintendo 3DS family systems, but we want to see what you can do!
We have 3 Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo signed by Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World producer, Mr. Takashi Tezuka, and we want to give them to some budding stop-motion directors.
For those who don’t know what a stop-motion movie is, it’s an animated film created using still photographs. In each photo something is gradually moved to create the illusion of motion when they're viewed one after another, like a flip book in 3D. Take a look at the video below to see the pros in action...
So yes, using Yoshi and/or Poochy amiibo, a camera, some props and your imagination, we want you to come up with a tale – no more than 60 seconds in length – film it in a stop-motion style and then submit it to us. The best entries, judged on creativity and animation quality, will then win the signed amiibo!
To enter you can submit your video via Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #PoochyYoshiStopMotion, or send it directly via email, or as a YouTube link, to NintendoCommunity@Nintendo.co.uk with the subject ‘Poochy & Yoshi Stop Motion Competition’. The competition will close at 23:59 on 26th February 2017, and the winning entries will air on NUK social media channels at a later date, so keep the popcorn handy.
Don't fret if you need a little assistance putting your award-winning stop-motion vignette together, there are plenty of apps available on smart devices to help you. Simply search 'stop motions apps' on the Google Play Store or the App Store, depending on your device, and you'll find many tools to help you realise your Yoshi’s grand day out in no time.
Struggling to come up with an idea for your video? Be inspired by some of the animated shorts and find out more about the game at our official Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World website!
Good luck, and have fun! We look forward to seeing your epic yarns.
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is available in shops and as a downloadable version* from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS family now. A bundle containing the game and Poochy amiibo is also available now**.