A big new commercial for PlayStation Japan, pitched as a music video featuring all the platform’s big holiday games, has a lot of cool animation throughout. Pity, then, that loads of it is copied—down to the smallest detail—from other people’s work.
Here’s the trailer in question:
Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK K.O.! (who has also worked on Steven Universe and Adventure Time) noticed some of the similarities earlier today, like this sequence:
It appears that @PlayStation_jp made a promo that swiped some of @porigoshi's animation from Steven Universe The Movie. This looks to be more of a direct trace than an homage:— ianjq (@ianjq) December 4, 2019
(Steven Universe: The Movie first, @PlayStation Promo second) pic.twitter.com/k8Ru2IjION
Animator Oleg Kositsyn found another, where one of his pieces of animation was almost directly copied by the commercial:
My part of the great stolen playstation video pic.twitter.com/weV9jR1Oh9— bbwb anim (@brdbrwthbeer) December 4, 2019
And here’s an even more damning record, a video put together by Okama Sorteos showing just how much of the trailer is lifted from other artist’s work:
PlayStation Japan has since removed the trailer from its YouTube page.