Love, Death, and Robots had several shorts that employed cell-shaded animation but Blind Spot is easily my favorite. While I enjoyed the previous cell-shaded shorts, some of them did appear to be a little stiff or plastic-y. Blind Spot feels alive with cartoony energy. The character proportions, fluid facial expressions, and unified coloration make the most out of 3D animation, emulating 2D esthetics. It’s like Borderlands 2.0!
I also enjoyed how the killer robot had a believable transformation sequence.
This is by far some of the slickest uses of cell-shading I’ve ever seen. I hope to see the same technique used in future projects.
Love, Death, and Robots is currently streaming on Netflix.