You might have run across My Heritage’s new “Deep Animation” online tool recently. The site created it so that you can “animate” photos of your loved ones from the past.
Our SB Nation Cardinals site Viva el Birdos did this with some famous Cardinals from the distant past. It looked like fun, so I did the same thing with some well-known Cubs from team history. These are cool, if a bit creepy.
Deep lines under his eyes, but you can still see a sparkle on that face.
The unibrow makes for kind of an intense look.
“The Peerless Leader” was his nickname, and you can see that look in his eyes.
This was from the early 1950s, when Cavvy was Cubs manager. (As you can see, the animator doesn’t handle baseball caps too well.
Mr. Cub, in the 1960s.
The popular Hall of Famer, shown in 1990.
Another popular Cubs Hall of Famer. This photo is from his first year as a Cub, 1987.
And one from the present day...
This was fun to do! If you like, go to the MyHeritage site and try it yourself. Note: The site will only let you do three of these animations before you have to put a credit card in. You can cancel anytime — I did so after I downloaded the rest of the animations.