Stop-Motion

Why do I love stop motion so much? Because the sight of something so obviously fake seemingly come to life is almost magical to behold, because there's a warm intimacy to knowing each and every frame has been carefully crafted, because—and this might be the most important of all—it takes someone who really believes in the story they're telling to go to all that work to slave over their characters' every motion in the most meticulous detail. I adore stop motion, and I hate that I haven't seen much much more of it. Here are my favourites. Tell me what to watch!

  • The Mascot
  • The Hand
  • Darkness, Light, Darkness
  • Mary and Max
  • The Cameraman's Revenge
  • Alice
  • The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
  • A Town Called Panic
  • Dimensions of Dialogue
  • Jabberwocky
  • Food
  • Harvie Krumpet
  • The Sandman
  • To Die By Your Side
  • Balance
  • The Tale of the Fox
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
  • The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer
  • The Last Trick
  • Peter & the Wolf
  • Historia Naturae (Suita)
  • The Cat with Hands
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • A Close Shave
  • A Grand Day Out
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Gena the Crocodile