This is the first and only hand painted feature movie in the world

It’s the world’s first feature movie animated by actual real canvas paints. The new animated movie is composed of roughly 57.000 oil paintings in the painting style of Vincent Van Gogh.

The film brings Van Gogh’s history to life; over 100 painters have animated fictional interviews featuring the characters of his paintings. The result is an unprecedented 12-paints-per-second frame rate.

The company behind this eye-delight is BreakThru Productions from Poland, reinvented animation work stations in its studios to facilitate the process. Each shot consists of separate oil painting. Academy Award-winning producer and co-director Hugh Welchman has termed the process “stop-motion painting.”
Credit: Breakthru Productions

For some scenes, the production team shot live-action footage with an actor. Then projected frame by frame onto a canvas, where painters then sketched the action with their brushes.


Only one similar production has been done in history. In 1999, Aleksandr Petrov won an Oscar for his breathtaking 20-minute adaptation of The Old Man and the Sea.

Loving Vincent, however marks the first feature film of its kind.




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