As the industry of animated films has become a lavishing feature of three dimensional computer graphics, it is often refreshing to find films that carry an older foundation from the origins of animation.
Stop-motion animation was on the frontier before the technological advances exponentially began to rise in the industry. Using actual objects with movable joints or clay, the figures can easily be manipulated for each frame of the film resulting in the fluid movements comparatively seen with Computer Generated Images. This type of animation has resurfaced in recent years with films such as Corpse Bride (2005), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Coraline(2009), and the upcoming Frankenweenie (2012).Tim Burton is often a friendly face associated with stop-motion animation, yet many more are making their strides with the technique.
A recent big screen feature that has arrested its viewers with this type of animation is ParaNorman. In an atmosphere that leaks of nostalgia, the film is a wonderful treat with all of its features beautifully juxtaposed… (click link above to continue reading)