The Box Man

The Box Man

A man passes by an overturned box on the sidewalk. He stoops to peek into its hole, and finds a pair of eyes staring back at him. Nirvan Mullick’s stop-motion short was inspired by Kobo Abe’s eponymous novel.

Submarine Sandwich

Submarine Sandwich

Oscar-nominated stop-motion filmmaker PES is raising funds for his next short film. Submarine Sandwich will feature old sports equipment as delicatessen. Pledge rewards include HD copies of his cooking short films, t-shirts and toys.

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Marilyn Myller

Marilyn Myller

Mikey Please follows up The Eagleman Stag with another metafictional stop-motion short. Marilyn Myller calls attention to the perverted catharsis that we’ve come to prefer over tedious tasks such as examination and reflection.

CHROMA

CHROMA

This awesomely colorful candy for our eyeballs combines Kandy Kruisers’ Firecracker LED wheels, Chris Chann’s skateboarding talents, Darren Dyk’s slow-motion camerawork effects artist John Felipo’s VFX to amp things up.

Retrograde

Retrograde

Director George Metaxas proves a good story and creativity trump slick production values in this amusing paper-cut stop-motion film about two passengers trapped on a doomed space station after they miss the chance to evacuate.

Animating with Adam Savage

Animating with Adam Savage

Adam Savage and Tested invited illustrator Marty Cooper – the man behind Aug(De)Mented Reality – to ask him how he makes his viral doodles and stop-motion short films. Then they make one clip, which you can see at 6:45.

Attack on Giant

Attack on Giant

Did Michael Bay disappoint you yet again? Let Harris Lourero restore your Transformers faith. He used Make Toys’ Giant Type 61 (Constructicons/Devastator) and Battle Tanker (Optimus Prime) to make this stop-motion short.

Movie Car Battle Action

Movie Car Battle Action

It’s the stuff that childhood fantasies are made of in the latest stop-motion film from Counter656, as Optimus Prime takes on the Batmobile and the DeLorean from Back to the Future in an epic fight. Be sure to stick around for a surprise.

Fight!

Fight!

Two pro wrestling puppets duke it out in this hilarious commercial for the 2013 Festival National du Film d’Animation. Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels directed the stop-motion animated short.

Butter Ya’Self

Butter Ya’Self

(NSFW: Language) The contents of your pantry have never been as hardcore as in this stop-motion animation by Julian Petschek, a hip-hop clip based loosely on the story of Drake and Lil’ Wayne. We kid you not.

HISHE: The LEGO Movie

HISHE: The LEGO Movie

How It Should Have Ended and Brotherhood Workshop take on the stop-motion animated LEGO Movie, and the implausible capture of all of those LEGO superheroes towards the end of the flick… as if the rest of the flick was plausible.

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Snake 3D Chalk Art

Another neat stop-motion video from chalk artist Chris Carlson. Watch as the classic mobile game Snake comes alive. Can you believe we only had this and Space Impact before, and now we have freakin’ XCOM on our phones?

Vacationer: The Wild Life

Vacationer: The Wild Life

The stop-motion lyric video for Vacationer’s The Wild Life. It’s a bright and cheerful track from Relief, an album that promises to have “a cinematic wallop of positivity-oozing pop.” Stash this one in your summer playlist.

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Action Bill

Action Bill

William Shatner goes back in time to kill William Shakespeare. Two great Bills collide in AMAA Productions’ silly LEGO stop-motion short film. It’s worth watching just for the minifig reverse toupee.

Cachoeira

Cachoeira

While its imagery may seem primitive at first, the animation in Rodrigo EBA!’s stop-motion short about pollution is instantly more impressive when you realize that it was made entirely from meticulously placed droplets of water and coffee.

Woodoo

Woodoo

Here’s another brilliant stop-motion animation made using wood. Director André Maat “wanted to play with the shape and consistency of wood and bring it to life” and made the material behave like clay.

Swan Song

Swan Song

Stop-motion master PES pokes fun at bland and cliché hotel service in this funny commercial for the citizenM hotel in Times Square. From now on we’re going to request blood red silk patches in our rooms.

This is Shanghai

This is Shanghai

Photographer Rob Whitworth worked with city expert JT Singh to take us on a hypersaturated stop-motion tour of Shanghai, a city brimming with over 4,000 skyscrapers and 14 million people. That traffic spiral is hypnotic.

LEGO Simpsons Couch Gag

LEGO Simpsons Couch Gag

YouTuber MonsieurCaron recreated The Simpsons’ couch gag three times in this stop-motion animation. He mixed and matched pieces and minifigures from the LEGO The Simpsons set and The LEGO Movie sets to create the mashup.

Colourblind

Colourblind

Creation clashes with destruction in this amazing stop-motion video made by Oh Yeah Wow. It serves a music video for Elliot The Bull’s single Colourblind. Whether or not you like the song, the animation is top notch.

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Black Gold

Black Gold

A stop-motion animation by PES, Black Gold was commissioned to promote an Italian jewelry line that features insects. The short has taken a life of it’s own though due to the animator’s expert execution and surreal visuals.

Chet Faker: Talk is Cheap

Chet Faker: Talk is Cheap

The Sledgehammer-esque music video for Talk is Cheap, by electronica artist Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker, from his album Built on Glass. Toby & Pete made Chet live through four seasons in pseudo-time lapse stop-motion.

Eager

Eager

(NSFW) Allison Schulnik continues her obsession with beautiful decay. Give this short film a few minutes of your time and you’ll be treated to a stop-motion tour de force. Aaron Olson created the film’s score.

Junk Head 1

Junk Head 1

(NSFW/Gore) In the distant future, humans have become immortal cyborgs but are unable to reproduce. Takahide Hori’s Junk Head 1 is a funny and horrifying masterpiece of stop-motion. For the love of God, let’s fund the sequel.

The Boxtrolls (Trailer 2)

The Boxtrolls (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Laika’s upcoming feature The Boxtrolls, we get an inside look at the incredible precision and artistry that goes into the production of their beautifully handmade stop-motion animated films.

Chibi: Bionic Commando

Chibi: Bionic Commando

Dancer Bryan “Chibi” Gaynor brings Rusko’s classic Bionic Commando theme dubstep remix to life. And by that we mean he turns into a living stop-motion film. That sitting maneuver was insane, and that dog didn’t even make him flinch.

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