Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is now available on Switch, sprucing up the GameCube classic in major ways. The game now looks better than ever, with all the paper pieces looking more crisp and colorful than ever. That said, as nice as the graphics are, you still can’t beat a real-life interpretation.

Spurred on by a love of the game and the release of the remake, animator JoPro set out to recreate a sliver of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in real life with a stop-motion animation tribute. In particular, this animation takes the Hooktail boss fight from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and translates it into actual paper. You can see how the project turned out in the video above.

The animation is absolutely gorgeous, and as you probably guessed, it took an insane amount of work as well. Traditional stop-animation is grueling work, and it took JoPro a whopping 130 hours to create the tribute, which was built throughout the course of a full year. Now that’s some serious Paper Mario dedication!

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