If Hotel Transylvania didn’t come out, this would have been the #1 animated film walkcycle in 2012
Jesus King Candy, HOW DO YOU EVEN DO THAT?!
His feet are just twirling on his ankles it’s fucking magical.
Okay I don’t normally do this but let me just say something about this animation and the sheer amount of detail they put into this walk-cycle in correlation to the character themselves. The way he walks in this first real ‘introduction’ to the character; notice how his legs go straight out to the sides of him while he twirls his feet- like the wheels of the cars he has been programmed to drive. Not only that, but the lull in his walk is exactly like spinning your tires while breaking (or revving one’s engine), which happens at the start of every cart-racing game. Also, his hand literally changes gears and ‘locks’ before his shooing hand gesture, before returning to the unseen gear-shift. Even in the second shot close-up, he stops in perfect time of 3, the same as the ‘ready, set, go!’ of racing games.
He is literally embodying both his car and racing games in general. His animation team made him into the true ‘king’ of cart-racing.