Stop motion: a comprehensive history

It would be interesting to look at the history of stop motion, from its first use in early cinema to its contemporary use nowadays. How has it changed? Why are we still attached to stop motion? What is the difference compared to digital effects and animation?

  • A good example would be The Nightmare Before Christmas and Tim Burton who lives off Stop motion. Coraline would be good to look at too. – SpectreWriter 9 years ago
  • I think as a comparison of stop=motion, 3D/2D animation and CGI could work very well. Comparing things like (as SpectreWriter said) The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Wallace and Gromit to things like Pixar, South Park, CGI in say Marvel films and even motion capture technology in the recent Planet of the Apes films and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit. – Jamie White 9 years ago
  • Stop motion, technicolour - Disney would be great to look at as well as Alfred Hitchcock, if we're thinking a more general outlook on the progression of film as a whole beyond just stopmotion. – kathleensumpton 9 years ago
  • The Boxtrolls was also nominated for 2015 Best Animated Feature if you want to use a more recent example. – YsabelGo 9 years ago

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