Amazon’s Undone Series — Analysis of an Underrated Masterpiece About the Self and Reality

Have You Heard of This Rotoscoped Animation With Themes of Psychology, Mental Health, Human Experience, and Timey-Wimey Multiverses.

Adrian Nenu 😺

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Undone cover image by Amazon

The Undone series (2019–2022) is not what I would call your typical animated series. On the surface, it melds rotoscoped animation with reality, but beneath that, it delves into the realms of psychology, mental health, and the human experience.

Its creators, Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg grapple with heavily intertwined themes of trauma, time perception, and the boundaries between realities and people, using what I personally consider beautiful animation, music and story-telling.

I want to showcase Undone from two angles, psychological implications and philosophical themes. This way we can let surface the beautiful undertones of this series!

I cannot recommend enough the fandom wiki dedicated to this series.

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Adrian Nenu 😺

Software Engineer @ Google. Photographer and writer on engineering, personal reflection, and creativity - nenuadrian.com.