I was really surprised when I got there and saw Zangief, Bowser, and M. Bison sitting in Bad Annon. That was the first sequence I saw and couldn't believe Disney had gotten the permission to use actual well known video game characters in the movie. All of the cameos were great and are surely part of the appeal of the movie!
Thanks! Crowd animation is usually done by animating individual cycles and then populating the scene with multiple characters and applying the various cycles to them. Normally the characters don't all exist within one maya file, since that would be super slow and heavy. Once the animation goes downstream, some other department puts it all together.
YOU WORKED ON THIS???!?! I have to say I found it one of the best animated movies 2012 - I totally underestimated it, thought the story would be super flat but it was awesome! Amazing you worked on it!!