Save up to 25% off ALL T-shirts from the NeatoShop! Hurry - sale ends Nov 29, 2015.

A Condensed History of Stop-Motion Animation


With "Nightmare Before Christmas" director Henry Selick's new film Coraline opening this weekend, SlashFilm's Kevin Kelly atkes a retrospective look back at the history of stop-motion animation, a discipline that still requires delicate hands-on precision to make the scenes come to life, one frame at a time. In an era of CG effects, this analog realism is a breath of fresh air.

These films started appearing more and more frequently because in 1897 an art teacher in the UK had invented plasticine: a non-drying clay that was easily malleable and would retain its shape well. Since it was easy to sculpt and manipulate, filmmakers soon found themselves using this instead of simply moving objects around and photographing them for their subjects.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by \'\' mrbabyman.

Newest 2
Newest 2 Comments

Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"A Condensed History of Stop-Motion Animation"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More