This Pumpkin Zoetrope Is the Jack o' Lantern King

The "pumpkintrope" is the perfect fusion of animation and gourd-carving.

by Beckett Mufson
Oct 28 2015, 5:00pm

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Think you've got pumpkin carving chops? UK production house Picturesmith is celebrating the most haunted time of the year with an animated Jack o' Lantern zoetrope, a.k.a. the Pumpkintrope. The spooky face etches itself in orange—as if by a ghost—thanks to stop-motion magic. Watch the fruit (gourd?) of their labor possess your browser below.

See more of Picturesmith's work on their website.


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