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January 8, 2013 11:55 AM   Subscribe

10 damn fine examples of it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (18 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool. I just read about this iphone app that allows you to make your own SMAs and I can't wait to try it.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:27 PM on January 8, 2013


Frameogragher is awesome, very good way to start out.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:45 PM on January 8, 2013


Some good things there.. I agree with his take on Yuriy Norshteyn's bit. That has been one of my favorite pieces of animation for quite awhile.
posted by edgeways at 12:56 PM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Needs more Kirsten Lepore.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 1:13 PM on January 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


My little bro's LEGO Lovecraft movies.

Everything That Clucked Along
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 1:35 PM on January 8, 2013


I ♥ Street of Crocodiles
posted by brundlefly at 1:36 PM on January 8, 2013


Street of Crocodiles is one weird movie. I remember seeing it about 20 years ago... weird, weird, weird. It's the Eraserhead of stop-motion animation.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:38 PM on January 8, 2013


Alas, Street of Crocodiles appears to have just been DMCA'd due to a claim by Zeitgeist Films, Ltd.
posted by bz at 2:02 PM on January 8, 2013


I loved the 10th one.
posted by Evernix at 3:13 PM on January 8, 2013


Creature Comforts.. always a great time.
posted by ReeMonster at 4:22 PM on January 8, 2013


My favorite stop motion animator is Pes. He mostly uses food and various objects, but makes absolutely beautiful films from them. My favorites are Kaboom and The Deep.
posted by ruhroh at 4:30 PM on January 8, 2013


Fresh Guacamole on that Pes page is just great.
posted by painquale at 4:52 PM on January 8, 2013


I agree with his take on Yuriy Norshteyn's bit. That has been one of my favorite pieces of animation for quite awhile.

Hedgehog in the Fog is great, but four years later Yuriy Norshteyn made Tale of Tales, which is even more marvelous and brain-tickling than Hedgehog and has actually been voted 'best animated film ever' in multiple critics polls (more). Have you seen it? If not, you're in for a treat; I think the Flavorwire listicle-maker kinda missed the mark in prioritizing Hedgehog over it.
posted by mediareport at 5:56 PM on January 8, 2013


Seems like the place to mention Bruce Bickford.

Who exists on a plane all his own.

And who defines, through his very existence, the word "painstaking".
posted by vverse23 at 6:39 PM on January 8, 2013


Needs some Bagpuss

(Slow to start - go to about 2 minutes in)
posted by DanCall at 1:39 AM on January 9, 2013


I totally dug,... Fetiche on Honeymoon.
I think its #8.
posted by quazichimp at 2:42 AM on January 9, 2013


Would have been better as an <ol> ...

Street of Crocodiles (pulled)
Dimensions of Dialogue Parte 1
Kevin Parry - The Artic Circle
Robert Morgan - The Cat With Hands
Cheburashka
Creature Comforts from Nick Park and Aardman Animations
Monica Cook - Deuce
Walerian Borowczyk - Fetiche on Honeymoon
Vincent by Tim Burton and Rick Heinrichs
Yuriy Norshteyn - Hedgehog in the Fog
posted by mrgrimm at 7:43 AM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Cat with Hands.... OMFGWTFBBQ.
*hides under the bed and shivers*
posted by Too-Ticky at 12:49 PM on January 9, 2013


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