Many people are hating the BBC’s animated athletes, but get ready to see plenty of them at the end of the month as they’ve unveiled the opening titles for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Here’s some of the hi-res images to take a closer look at what they consider looks like the perfect athlete.
I still think the big highlight for the 2012 London Olympic Games will be Daniel Craig’s James Bond appearance for some ‘Skyfall’ promotion, but there’ll be plenty of animation use this year. The BBC started the animation approach four years ago, and while many viewers complained, they’re continuing the tradition with the athletes that look somewhat superhuman and otherworldly. You can see in the trailer below along with some of the images above and below. I’ve not seen calf muscles quite like those before, but it also looks like we can expect this quality in their Olympic game which will hit PS3, XBox and Wii.
We’ve also put a trailer in with the real athletes so you can compare. I personally always like to see real athletes in action, but I’m sure this saves a bundle and makes it easier to do these types of shots.