Many people have described the popular freeform game Minecraft as "kind of like Lego
", so a few enterprising stop-motion animators have decided to jump on that idea.
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 26, 2011 -
Looks like The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
have been slated to star in their own stop-motion animated movie
, Grass Roots: The Movie
, produced by bolexbrothers
! Here, the Freaks' creator, Gilbert Shelton, talks about the movie.
In true stoner fashion, though, it's been "in production" since 2006, but you can watch a teaser here.
While you're waiting for the movie to be made, here's the youtubed version of bolexbrothers award-winning stop-motion feature length film, The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb: 1
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 27, 2009 -
The puppets Pat and Mat are beloved everywhere their Rube Goldbergian antics have been shown on TV. A couple of inventive handymen they consistently solve simple problems in outlandish fashion. Pat and Mat traveled far afield from their Czechoslovakian origins thanks to their short running time and silence, which made translation unnecessary. Considered ideologically impure by Czech authorities, creators Lubomír Beneš and Vladimír Jiránek were allowed to make around 30 episodes by the Slovakian arm of the state television corporation. They continued making new episodes after Communist rule ended and production was kept going after they passed away. First, let me present my sentimental favorite, Wallpaper
. Below the cut are all the episodes I could find online. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Sep 7, 2009 -
George Herriman's Krazy Kat (previously
) has been animated several times: in 1916 under the aegis of William Randolph Hearst a series of at least ten shorts was made, including "Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing
," "Krazy Kat Bugologist
," and "Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus
." By 1930, under the control of Charles B. Mintz Krazy Kat had lost much of the Kat's own look, and had become, in films like "Alaskan Knights
," a knockoff of Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse. In the 1960s, Gene Deitch's Krazy Kat series
got back to the original look of the Kat, but animation quality was poor, and the Kat was—GASP!—made explicitly female. In 1996, director Derek Mogford gave Krazy the stop motion treatment in a well-made short that's meant to be an introduction to Herriman's kooky love triangle of Kat, Mouse, and Pup
posted by ocherdraco
on Jun 12, 2009 -
"Once upon a time there was a game that nobody ever played, sitting on the floor in the back room of an empty arcade. The game was full of life and strife, mega-monsters and robot fights.
We Are The Strange was the title. Now meet the players who live inside, idle." The story
of filmmaker M dot Strange
and his solo indie masterpiece, We Are The Strange
. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Apr 9, 2009 -
Skeletor and Gang:
What is it about the combination of stop-motion animation, He-Man action figures, and sped-up heavy metal that makes me laugh until I hurt? "Skeletor, Mantenna and Grizzlor are having a party! Oh no! Moss-Man attacks! Defend us Squeeze!"
posted by emptybowl
on Apr 5, 2002 -