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Best stop-motion animated films

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Pumpkin kings, princes and princesses, mad gods, fantastic foxes: Feel like you’re wearing the wrong trousers? Never mind: pop in your button eyes, get your shoes on, attach your two strings and tell us what in the Wak Wak are the ten best films on this fantastic planet that deal in stop-motion manipulation of puppets or objects. The science of sleep says it’s time for a claydream; features, shorts and predominantly animated with live-action moments are all wildly welcome. “If you make things too real, sometimes you bring it down to the mundane,” says stop-motion wizard Ray Harryhausen.

Most mentioned

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Coraline
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Chicken Run
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • The Wrong Trousers
  • Corpse Bride
  • Mary and Max
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Anomalisa
  • ParaNorman
  • Mad God
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • A Close Shave
  • A Grand Day Out
  • The House

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