Animal Crossing’s Stitches literally comes to life as adorable plush - Dexerto

Animal Crossing’s Stitches literally comes to life as adorable plush

Published: 17/Feb/2020 20:53 Updated: 28/Mar/2020 17:53

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A skilled Animal Crossing fan has transformed fan-favorite bear Stitches into a real-life plush toy just in time for New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch.

Stitches has been a long-time character in the life simulation series, his first appearance being in Wild World for the DS in 2005. He is a lazy-type bear made to look like a patchwork child’s teddy, and it’s his cute image that has made him such a hit with fans.


Because the franchise is so popular, Nintendo has made countless merchandise from stationery, apparel, console accessories, and more. Several characters have even gotten officially licensed plush toys – something you’d think would be only natural for the bear. It has never happened though, at least not in a permanent form, so a fan took matters into her own hands.

Stitches’ house also matches his playful theme, and looks like a child’s playroom.

Adorable Animal Crossing plush

On February 10, user ‘Courtnipie’ shared her cute creation to the Animal Crossing subreddit. If Stitches could jump out of the screen, he would truly look like this in real life – it’s so realistic!


Every single detail is nailed to perfection, including all of his multicolored patchwork stitching which must have taken hours to sew together and stuff. Even the villager’s cross eyes are accurate, and breathe life into the toy.

In the games, the lazy-type wears a Star Tee shirt – something that the talented fan also made for her plush, making him look even cuter… If that’s possible.

I made my favorite plush villager into a plush for real! from AnimalCrossing

In a surprise twist, Stitches’ head, arms, and legs are jointed, meaning they can all be moved and positioned into different poses, making the creation even more true to the game.


Animal Crossing isn’t the only series Courtnipie has taken on – she’s also made plush toys of characters from popular games and movies such as Pokemon, Digimon, and How to Train Your Dragon.

According to her website, the talented maker has over 17 years of experience with drawing and illustrating and over 10 years with sewing, making it no surprise that she’s so skilled at her craft. She also has an Etsy store where she sells various plushes, and even has the option for custom orders in the future.

Stitches is in many Animal Crossing games – including mobile game Pocket Camp.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes out on Nintendo Switch on March 20, after an agonizing seven year wait for the next mainline entry in the series.


There’s also a limited edition console releasing too, alongside a plethora of different accessories, meaning fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.


The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.


Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.


Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.