You might think that Stop-Motion Animation is a thing of fairly recent times, but it’s actually been used in the cinema for well over 100 years. From the original King Kong to Chicken Run, and Wallace & Gromit to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, filmmaker Vugar Efendi has put together a neat little video highlighting its uses.
The Evolution Of Stop-Motion Animation is a video montage created by Azerbaijan-born Efendi and offers an incredible retrospective view on how the movie magic has transformed of the ages.
Starting off the clip is silent film The Enchanted Drawing, which released way back in 1900 by director J. Stuart Blackton, who is widely considered to be the father of animation. From there the video progresses with this unique cinematic technique, where the art form applied onto to classic films such as Jason and the Argonauts, Robocop, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Frakenweenie, right through to 2016 and the fantasy action film Kubo and the Two Strings, which is due for release on September 9th, having already received critical acclaim in the US where it was released last month.
Take a look at the video below, and for more of Efendi’s work please visit his website here.