Forbes has an article about a fan based animated short based on the classic side scrolling game R-Type. Personally I never heard of it but the animation Paul Johnson did is pretty sweet!
From the site:
For anyone that grew up with the brilliant side scrolling shoot-em-up R-Type, then the recent work of animator Paul JohnsonÂ will fill your heart with joy.Â This new animated short for Mashed, which is a programme on Channel 4 in Britain, covers the scenario of a smack talking gamer that is sucked into the first level of R-Type to prove his skills.Â The short specifically covers the first level of the first R-Type, up until the levelâ€™s boss fight. From the enemy spawn patterns to the layout of the level, itâ€™s all been brilliantly done.