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The Bug Trainer

The best stop motion film ever? Or do you prefer The Night[mare] before Christmas?

Wladyslaw Starewicz' childhood passion for entomology led his career: he began producing short documentaries in Moscow around 1909-1910, beginning with a documentary about insects in Lithuania. In his spare time, he experimented with stop-action films using beetles, which he articulated by wiring the legs to the thorax with sealing wax! This, of course, led to his big breakthrough, released by the Van Kanjonkov Studio of Moscow: "The Battle of the Stag Beetles", the first puppet-animated film. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Dec 30, 2011 - 16 comments

The Mascot

The Mascot - Complete and Uncut (1933). [Via ECTOPLASMOSIS! and MONSTER BRAINS]
posted by homunculus on Aug 7, 2008 - 2 comments

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