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Stop-Motion

And I'll Form the Head!

I Don’t Know Why LEGO William Shatner Is Time Traveling To William Shakespeare & I Don’t Care.

Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you!

(via io9)

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so long and thanks for all the fish

Master Of Monster Motion, Ray Harryhausen, Passes Away At 92

An inspiration to millions – creator, storyteller, pioneer, Ray Harryhausen has passed away.

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The Cake Is A Lie

Someone Made A Stop-Motion Portal 2 Short With LEGO

Kooberz Studios has entered the Machinima Interactive Film Festival with Part 1 (of 2) of their LEGO Portal 2 film. It features, well, everything you loved from Portal 2 (as well as some thing you might not remember), in stop-motion animation form. And now I really need to replay the game.

(via Kotaku)

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Warning: May Contain Feelings

Adorable, Crocheted, Four Legged, Stop-Motion Octopus Can’t Turn Everything Blue

This video for Wax Tailor’s “Time to Go” (featuring Aloe Blacc) was shot over a period of three months using a chrocheted blue octopus.

Okay, okay, fine, it’s a quadropus.

(via Colossal.)

Curiouser and curiouser!

Performing The Painstaking Production That Is ParaNorman [VIDEO]

We were already super excited about ParaNorman, even before they sent us a zombie to unearth, but seeing some behind-the-scenes production work on the film is making us even more so. I freely admit to always having a fascination with stop-motion animation so ParaNorman is totally up my alley but I’ve never actually seen it being done. Here’s a time-lapse look at just a fraction of what it takes to create the look achieved on the big screen. In theaters August 17!

(via Collider)

This is just like magic!

A Musical, Stop-Motion Send-Off: “The Rifle’s Spiral” by The Shins [Video]

Jamie Caliri has a well-rounded career in music videos and animation (including work for the opening and closing credits for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), and for The Shins, he combined both of his talents in this Edward Gorey-inspired, stop-motion video for the band’s single “The Rifle’s Spiral.” There’s much to like about it, especially if you like androgynous magicians, slightly twisted imagery, and bunny rabbits. Perhaps evil ones. After the jump, watch the making-of video.

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Tim Burton Returning to Stop-Motion Animation Again — This Time With Seth Grahame-Smith

After working on Dark Shadows together, Tim Burton and Seth Grahame-Smith will reunite for the former’s return to the ooky-spooky land of stop-motion animation. It’s yet another project the new dynamic duo will be working on in addition to a possible Beetlejuice sequel. We like this friendship! It’s not just peanut butter and chocolate — it’s peanut butter, chocolate, and cinnamon.

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Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

A Lego, Stop-Motion Version Of The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

We’ve seen our fair share of The Dark Knight Rises trailer mash-ups the last few months (see below) and although this one is more of an homage with Lego than a mash-up, we felt compelled to share it. ParanickFilmz put this one together and it is glorious. I need that Commissioner Gordon figure immediately because that mustache is epic, and also, Catwoman’s hat is and Miranda Tate’s (*cough*Talia*cough) facial expression is spot on.

(via The Beat)

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Almost Totally Excellent

The Annie Awards Honor Jennifer Yuh Nelson As Best Director, Politely Acknowledges Tintin

The woman who was named Hollywood’s highest grossing female director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, can add another honor-notch to her belt: She was named Best Director at last week’s Annie Awards, which honors achievements in animated films. Rango won Best Picture, and if you thought that this is where The Adventures of Tintin would catch a break … you were mostly right.

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The Final Frontier

All the Trekkie Ladies? All the Trekkie Ladies! [Video]

How this has been sitting around on the internet for nearly a year with only about a thousand views is heartbreaking. We are here to rectify this situation and give this Robot Chicken-y video the love it deserves. Ladies and Gentlenerds: Captain Picard, Geordi LaForge, and Data, as action figures, dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” Made by YouTube user pivotalproduction.

(via Elliott Serrano)