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Animutation (a portmanteau of "animation" & "mutation") is a genre of animation that uses vast array of pop culture references to create a humorous and often shabby-looking video. Generally, the animation is set to foreign or gibberish music that lends to the structured randomness of the video. Additionally, the creator occasionally gives "misheard" English subtitles (known as soramimis[10]) for the video, similar to Phonetic Translations.


On February 28th, 2001, Neil Cicierega, an internet celebrity also famous for creating Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny and a web series known as Potter Puppet Pals, released "Hyakugojyuuichi," the artist's most famous Animutation and, perhaps, the first known Animutation.[17] Within two decades, the video received more than 580,000 views on Newgrounds. [7] Introducing numerous Animutation character, such as Jay Jay the Jet Plane, Colin Mochrie, Pee-Wee Herman, and Harry Potter, the video was uploaded to YouTube by AlbinoBlackSheep on May 8th, 2008[14], receiving more than 370,000 views in 10 years (Animutation Archive reupload shown below).[6][8][9]


On June 14th, 2001, Cicierega released "The Japanese Pokerap." Occasionally cited as the first Animutation. On Newgrounds,[2][3] the video received more than 132,000 views in 17 years. On April 27th, 2012, YouTuber Ashkdies posted the video to YouTube[15]. The post received more than 10,000 views in six years (Animutation Archive reupload shown below, left).[1]

Later that year, on November 26th, 2001, Animutation artist Veloso released "Irrational Exuberance."[12] The video was reuploaded to YouTube on January 20th, 2010[16], where it received more than 150,000 views in nearly nine years (4K repload shown below, right).


Cutout Animation

Animutation shares many of the traits of "Cutout Animation," found in the work of seminal British sketch comedy group Monty Python, or the American animated series South Park (Python example below, left). The first recorded use of cutout animation was produced by Argentinian animator Quirino Cristiani in the early 1900s (example below, right).[4]

Hatten är din (the hat is yours!)

Even though "The Japanese Pokerap" is established as the ever first Animutation, several fans of the Animutation genre of flash animation believe that the 2000 video Hatten är din can be considered as the first Animutation seeing as it bears the necessary qualities of an Animutation and precedes "The Japanese Pokerap" by about a year (shown below). Cicierega has cited this video as an influence.[5]


On February 15th, 2005, the Wiki "Fanmutations" launched.[11] Currently, the site holds a large list of different videos, many of which exist on Newgrounds, Animutation Portal, YouTube, and Albino Blacksheep. Fanimutations are generally created with flash, and though many creators have uploaded versions of the videos to YouTube, they retain a higher quality in their original format.

Log in Page Discussion Read View source View history Search 구 . Main Page Note: Registering accounts is disabled right now. If you want to create an account, please email me, or go to my message board. Dwedit Main Page Must-see Animutation Animutation Authors Recurring Characters Recent changes Random page Editing Guide Article Template Animutation Portal Welcome to FanimutationWiki Welcome to FanimutationWiki, the guide to Animutations that anyone can edit! Our mission is to build a free database on Animutation in general, its history, its artists, and its memes. Feel free to look around and contribute to our project. You must register and login to edit Tools Starting Points for Readers Starting Points for Editors What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Page information All Animutations, sortable by numerous properties . Must-see Animutation, works that any newbies Editing Guide, some things to keep in mind when creating new pages or editing existing ones should see to get a good taste of what animutation is about Animutations sorted by Complexity (incomplete) Animutations sorted by Length (incomplete) . Basic movie article template, a useful "skeleton" page to help you start an article here about an animutation Alternate movie article template, like the basic template, but not full of instructions, for those who already know the rules . Non-Flash Animutations Features a small group of animutations made outside of offical Adobe Flash products, including RPG Maker 2000, RPG Toolkit, Windows Movie Maker (most of which are called Picimutations), and LiveSwi . Sandbox, an open page where you carn experiment with this wiki's editing features Needs Work, pages which require attention, either in the form of additional information or fixing incorrect formatting . The old Animutations List Characters and Props . Recurring Animutation characters . This wiki's host, the Animutation Portal Articles For Deletion, discussion of articles under debate over whether they should remain on the wiki or not. Animutation Mailing List, this handy guide helps new members of the Animutation Discussion List in a meaningful and informed manner must-read for new users!

Recurring Animutation Characters

Some popularly known people and fictional characters often recur in several Animutations. This list contains the most notable of those characters.

Real People
Fictional Characters
Original Characters

Because of legal issues concerning some pop culture characters being featured in Animutations, some of the videos had to be edited so as to be posted on YouTube again.

One notable example is an Animutation known as JamezBond. After Randy Costan filed a copyright claim against using his image in videos not his, the creator of the Animutation, Dwedit replaced Peter Pan Guy with a green silhouette version of the man with text below him that reads "DMCA Violation."[13]

Various Examples

Search Interest

External References

[1] Animutation Portal – The Japanese Pokerap – FanimutationWiki

[2] Evil Trail Mix – Poke Rap

[3] – The Japanese Pokerap

[4] Wikipedia – Cutout Animation

[5] Animutation Portal – Hatten är din

[6] Evil Trail Mix – Hyakugo

[7] Newgrounds – Hyakugojyuuichi

[8] Albino Blacksheep – Hyakugojyuuichi!!!

[9] Animutation Portal – Hyakugojyuuichi – FanimutationWiki

[10] Wikipedia – Soramimi

[11] Animutation Portal – Animutation

[12] Animutation Portal – Irrational Exuberance

[13] Animutation Portal – JamezBond – FanimutationWiki

[14] YouTube – Hyakugojyuuichi!!! by Neil Cicierega

[15] YouTube – Japanese Pokerap (REAL VERSION)

[16] YouTube – Yatta! Irrational Exuberance

[17] Albino Blacksheep – Archive (February 2008) – Happy Birthday Animutation

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Autumn Able
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A lot of the really good classic animutations still haven't been properly archived to YouTube in HD or higher, so the best means of watching them is using the Ruffle flash emulator plugin. There's been some good preservation efforts going on lately though, sometimes even going a step further and remastering them with higher quality audio than what you could find in the early 2000's.

Anyways, if someone could archive the following animutations to YouTube (or at least somewhere we can comfortably embed them on this site) (at 1080p, 2K, or even 4K), I'd be extremely grateful. Best method I'd guess would be with either the Ruffle plugin, or the standalone Ruffle player combined with something like NVidia Shadowplay. (And for the love of god stop uploading them at 480p and lower! This is archival work!)

- A Sticky Night of Love (Kelenar)
- Pokey and the Ojombooiebaseo (Misteroo/Disaster Labs)
- Dan Hibiki's Armageddon (Mr. Homie)
- Dan Hibiki for Prezidente (Mr. Homie)
- Mostly Metal Jacket (Bill Volk)
- Miko Miko Nurse! (Dwedit)
- Suzukisan (Dwedit)
- Darkwing Duck! (Dwedit)
- French Erotic Film (Andrew Kepple)
- Plan 9 From Underpants (Andrew Kepple)
- Conquest of Animutopia (Andrew Kepple)
- Japanese Pokerap EX Plus Alpha (Waitohooru) [DeviantArt Exclusive]

And probably more I've forgotten

Also, the Animutation Portal Wiki doesn't even seem to be archiving the original SWF files, so what isn't on Newgrounds or AlbinoBlackSheep is in danger of being lost.


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