THE BEST Stop Motion

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Mario Kart Stop-Motion

Mario Kart Stop-Motion

French Mario and Luigi can play Mario Kart without a video game console. Or karts. Olivier Bolduc and Simon Lachapelle made this smooth live action stop-motion short based on Nintendo’s racing game.

LEGO Blues Brothers Car Chase

LEGO Blues Brothers Car Chase

BrickTease painstakingly recreated the classic shopping mall chase scene from The Blues Brothers using thousands of LEGO bricks as their medium. If you have any doubt as to how good this is, watch the side-by-side comparison video.

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.

The New America

The New America

Nando Costa’s stop-motion animated short only has about 800 frames, but it took him over 2 years to finish it. That’s because each frame was laser engraved onto a solid block of maple. The score was recorded by World Gang.

GoPro: Fire Breathing

GoPro: Fire Breathing

GoPro’s Tyler Johnson used a custom bullet-time rig consisting of 24 HD Hero3 cameras to film his colleague David Kelley breathing fire, then edited the footage together to make this hot and cool video. The song is Fill by Insightful.

Forza Motorsport 5: FilmSpeed

Forza Motorsport 5: FilmSpeed

Microsoft pimps its upcoming racer for the Xbox One with this awesome commercial in which footage was captured by shooting stills from the game and speeding past them at 120mph with a camera bolted to a McLaren MP4-12C supercar.

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Ballpoint Barber

Ballpoint Barber

Watch a man inside a photograph manipulate his hair, beard and moustache a la Wooly Willy in this excellent reverse stop-motion short by Peter Simon. The song is by Paul Otteson. Take a look behind the scenes here.

(Notes on) Biology

(Notes on) Biology

Bored with biology class, a kid starts doodling. Things escalate quickly. Made by Ornana Films, (notes on) biology is one of the best short films we’ve ever seen. Read what’s on the pages for even more fun.

LEGO Thriller

LEGO Thriller

We can’t imagine how much work it took Annette Jung to recreate the opening scene from Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video using only LEGO bricks, but it’s pretty damned awesome. Now we want the whole video. For now, just watch this.

Nitro Warriors 2: Afterburner

Nitro Warriors 2: Afterburner

A follow-up to their earlier miniature action film, Vanguard Pictures helps us relive our youth with a stop-motion chase created with toy cars and trucks. Though a flying jet-powered car is a bit of a cheat in a chase, don’cha think?

Magic Beard

Magic Beard

Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin has created a video of stop-motion beard tricks, which he built on his iPhone with the Stop Motion Studio app. The whimsical music makes it even more amusing.

Stop-Motion Donkey Kong

Stop-Motion Donkey Kong

You’ll have to blow on the cartridge to start the game, but these pixel-perfect stop-motion animations of the first few levels of Donkey Kong by GuizDP are well worth the wait. The whole thing was made from melted Perler beads.

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

While we still ponder how we managed to draw a cube that one time in art class sophomore year, Chris Carlson impresses with this 3D chalk art time lapse of Donkey Kong versus Escher; bonus stop-motion scene included.

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Instagramimation

Instagramimation

Paul B. Cummings & Eriq Wities of Friends in Faux captured 1600 still images and assembled them into an clever “interactive” stop-motion animation on the screen of their smartphone. See how they did it here. (Thanks Nathan!)

Sticky Man

Sticky Man

Young Eduard Taberner started his Sticky Man stop-motion animation project two years ago at age 15, and recently completed it. We admire his dedication and enjoy the simplicity and humor in his handmade drawings. Bravo.

Plastic & Flashing Lights

Plastic & Flashing Lights

A man made of wire breakdances on a landscape filled with paper pop ups in this funky stop-motion video by Patator Prod. The song is Plastic & Flashing Lights by Professor Kliq.

Blown Minded

Blown Minded

The music video for Young Galaxy’s song Blown Minded, from their album Shapeshifting. The video was made by Carine Khalife, who painted each frame of the animation by hand using oil paint on a glass surface.

The History of Typography

The History of Typography

A stop-motion animation about the origin and the pivotal developments in the field of typography. Ben Barrett-Forrest does a great job of explaining the differences and the rationale behind different typefaces.

Micro Mayhem!

Micro Mayhem!

(Gore) We don’t advocate the roadkill hood ornament aspect of this stop-motion chip, but we couldn’t resist the insane vehicular combat between the two tiny wheeled opponents in this animation by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. oo. oo.

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