Stop-Motion Innovator PES on How a Pizza Becomes Pac-Man

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A Reddit AMA session with stop-motion artist PES revealed the thought process behind one of the web's most innovative animators, known for showing ordinary household objects in a new, often clever, light.

Says PES, "I'd say that each film kind of has one idea in it that I couldn't stop thinking about that I really wanted to make. For instance, in a film like Game Over, I read an interview with the creator of the Pac-Man character, Tōru Iwatani, and he said he based the character of Pac-Man on a pizza with a slice missing. I never knew that and thought it would be a really interesting idea for a film, and wanted to apply it to other arcade games. And that was really the birth of that idea, for example."

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