Animating Isle of Dogs

Animating Isle of Dogs

Go behind the scenes with the talented artists behind Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs and see how the puppet makers, set builders, animators, and voice actors come together to bring the characters and story to life from otherwise inanimate objects. More here.

I’m Scared

I’m Scared

“I’m scared of the monster who’s climbed up the stairs… I’m scared by gelatinous goop in eclairs!” Pete Levin’s fantastic stop-motion short was inspired by the art of Greg “Craola” Simkins, as a boy warns his younger brother about the dangers that lurk in their home.

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Isle of Dogs: Okay It’s Worth It

Isle of Dogs: Okay It’s Worth It

A brief scene from Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, in which two warring packs of dogs meet up and argue over a bag of trash. Seriously, nobody can do it like Anderson does.

PES: Lens Smash

PES: Lens Smash

Award-winning animator PES says he had a few Nikon lenses sent to him to “test out,” so he decided to put them to the test in the best way he knew how. This super-short video will have to tide us over until his next big stop-motion masterpiece.

Going Fishing

Going Fishing

It took Guldies nearly 5000 individual photos (though they used just about half of those) to put together this wonderful stop-motion short film in which a giant human hand hand prepares for a peaceful day of fishing by his cabin.

Nitro Warriors TITANS

Nitro Warriors TITANS

Vanguard Pictures follows up its thrilling stop-motion video Nitro Warriors METAL with with another fun action sequence, as toy race cars find themselves in a face-off against Optimus Prime, who seems to be the bad guy in this storyline. Or are the cars the bad guys?

Gud Nuse: This Is Halloween

Gud Nuse: This Is Halloween

Just in time for trick-or-treating, our church-bound pal Gud Nuse presents a fantastically dark and spine-chilling cover version of Danny Elfman’s classic This Is Halloween from Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s stop-motion masterpiece The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Animated Pumpkin Carvings

Animated Pumpkin Carvings

It takes a lot of time to carve a pumpkin and make it look good, so we can only imagine how much time the guys behind Oh My Gourd spent working on this animated short, which required carving of hundreds of designs in order to pull off its stop-motion effect. Pumpkin pie, anyone?

Paper Laptop

Paper Laptop

Paulo Raposo shows us how it doesn’t take a ton of time or money to make an entertaining short film – just a bit of creativity. He made this stop-motion animation in just a couple of days, using paper, pen, tape, and a little work to put it together in After Effects.

Isle of Dogs (Trailer)

Isle of Dogs (Trailer)

Wes Anderson returns to the world of stop-motion animation in his latest film, about a future in which dog overpopulation leads to an evil overlord quarantining our best friends on an island filled with junk and garbage. Stars pretty much everyone in the universe.

Death of a Notebook

Death of a Notebook

A group of minifigs go from master builders to master destroyers in animator Reto Hochstrasser’s amazing stop-motion short, in which LEGO anarchists demolish his laptop using fire and explosions. Forget Batman and Ninjago, we want The LEGO Destruction Movie.

LEGO in Real Life

LEGO in Real Life

BrickBros Productions takes a page out of animator PES’ book with this fun stop-motion short, in which real-world food items are replaced with their LEGO counterparts. We’ll have our bricks over easy with bacon.

OPERATOR: Episode 2

OPERATOR: Episode 2

(PG-13: Language/Gore) Animator Sam Barnett follows up his 2013 stop-motion short with another incredible episode about an evil corporation that enslaves and controls its workers with creepy biomechanical parasites. Help fund episode 3 over on Kickstarter.

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RTJ: Don’t Get Captured

RTJ: Don’t Get Captured

(PG-13: Language) Chris Hopewell’s music video for this track off of Run The Jewels’ album RTJ3 features a stop-motion Killer Mike and El-P on a not so amusing amusement park ride through some of society’s worst examples of racism, corruption, and materialism.

Super Human

Super Human

Counter656 used their talents to create a stop-motion music video for Van Ness Wu, who comes to life in action figure form, taking down an army of papparazi action figures hellbent on capturing his image. The music isn’t exactly our cup of tea but the animation is top notch.

Woodswimmer

Woodswimmer

Brett Foxwell’s enthralling music video for Bedtimes‘ ambient track is a stop-motion short created from numerous photos of cross-sections of wood and tree limbs, as they are gradually sanded down. Individual photo prints from the film can be purchased on his website.

Illusion of Choice 2

Illusion of Choice 2

(PG-13: Lyrics) Marquese Scott, BluPrint, iGlide, and AndreAndroiidRucker follow up their incredible dance video from 2012 with another sick set of robotic and slow-motion maneuvers. We want to see these guys in a dance-off with World Order.

G Active: Water Made Active

G Active: Water Made Active

Cole Paviour, James Medcraft, UNIT9, and Machine Shop teamed up to devise a fountain which “prints” 3D liquid images. Combined with camera gear from ARRI Rental and Mark Roberts Motion Control they turned the images into a stop-motion animation. BTS here.

Early Man (Teaser)

Early Man (Teaser)

The latest stop-motion animated film from Nick Park, of Wallace & Gromit and Creature Comforts fame. It’s set in prehistoric times and features the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, and more.

Buddy Thunderstruck (Trailer)

Buddy Thunderstruck (Trailer)

Netflix keeps the original content rolling with this goofy-looking stop-motion animated series about a dog who loves to race semi trucks, and the quirky array of characters in his life. From the animators behind Robot Chicken, and the creators of Care Bears. Yup. Drops 3/10/17.

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Nitro Warriors METAL

Nitro Warriors METAL

Director Paul Greer and Vanguard Pictures present another action-packed, CGI-free, stop-motion animated short created with toy cars as the characters. Oddly enough, their nemesis is… a glove. Watch it alone, or as part of the Nitro Warriors Anthology.

My Life as a Zucchini (Trailer)

My Life as a Zucchini (Trailer)

An award-winning stop-motion animated film about a boy with an unusual name, and his journey to fit in at a foster home after the loss of his mother. The French/Swiss film been redubbed in English with voices by Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris.

Kubo: Behind the Scenes

Kubo: Behind the Scenes

If you haven’t seen Kubo and the Two Strings yet, you must. It’s simply one of the greatest achievements in animation ever. Then watch this 16-minute behind the scenes reel, which shows off some of the stop-motion, miniatures, VFX, and voiceover work that went into the film.

Dan Sultan: Magnetic

Dan Sultan: Magnetic

Dropbear Digital’s incredible music video for Dan Sultan’s track Magnetic was created through a mix of 3D printing, stop-motion, and projection mapping techniques to bring the singer’s digitized avatar to life. The behind-the-scenes photo album is equally fascinating.

Super Mario x Rubik’s Cubes

Super Mario x Rubik’s Cubes

We can’t imagine how many hours it took the guys from juggling troupe Synchronicity to create this stop-motion Super Mario Bros. tribute video, created entirely by rotating the faces of hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes. Though this isn’t exactly the first time they’ve done this.

Edmond

Edmond

(PG-13) Contemplating suicide, a man with cannibalistic tendencies remembers the defining moments of his life. Director Nina Gantz’ award-winning stop-motion short is creepy yet tender, and filled with visual and emotional juxtapositions.

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