Mitch Pond on the rotoscoped animation in Fruit&Sun and In My Eyes

If you were to look at recent animation productions, you could make the argument that the industry is in a rotoscoping renaissance. The animation technique, which involves tracing over live action footage frame by frame, was first invented by Max Fleischer in 1915 and is enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to its surreal aesthetic and the increasing ease and efficiency of using digital solutions like Toon Boom Harmony.