Stop-motion Animation

Vugar Efendi  put together THE EVOLUTION OF STOP-MOTION featuring film clips that range from the The Enchanted Drawing in 1900 to 2016’s Kubo and the Two Strings. Open the full post to get a full list of all the films Efendi features in this fascinating short film.

 With the release of Kubo and the Two Strings, it is a perfect moment to go back in time and see the evolution of stop-motion animation throughout the years.

The films included are:
– The Enchanted Drawing (1900)
-Fun at the Bakery Shop (1902)
-El Hotel Electrico (1905)
-Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)
-The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912)
-The Night before Christmas (1913)
-Häxan (1922)
-The Lost World (1925)
-The Tale of Fox (1930 version)
-King Kong (1933)
-The New Gulliver (1935)
-The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
-It Came Beneath The Sea (1955)
-Earth vs Flying Saucers (1956)
-The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
-Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
-Closed Mondays (1975)
-Star wars IV: A New Hope (1977)
-Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back (1980)
-Clash of the Titans (1981)
-The Terminator (1984)
-Robocop (1987)
-Beetlejuice (1988)
-Wallace and Gromit: A grand day out (1990)
-The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)
-The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
-James and the Giant Peach (1996)
-Chicken Run (2000)
-Corpse Bride (2005)
-Coraline (2009)
-Mary and Max (2009)
-Fantastic Mr.Fox (2009)
-The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
-Paranorman (2012)
-Frankenweenie (2012)
-Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
-The Little Prince (2015)
-Anomalisa (2015)
-Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Music: Michael Danna- The Streak (Moneyball OST)


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The Holochess Scene from Star Wars

Check out this clip from the 1977 documentary on Star Wars featuring the famous holochess game that made use of classic stop-motion animation to achieve the effect:

Fast forward a few decades to the production of The Force Awakens when the old team (Phil Tippet, Jon Berg, and Dennis Muren) was brought back together to participate in a new staging of the chess game. The Force Awakens production could have used computer generated animation for this scene but chose to match the look of the original with traditional stop-motion techniques.

The Force Awakens – Tippett Studio Holochess Stop-Motion Reel from Tippett Studio on Vimeo.