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This is a list of stop motion films from around the world organised in order of release date; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. This list is divided into three major sections. Films that have stop motion animation in at least 75% of their running time, or have at least 40 minutes of animation in total, would go into the "Stop motion animated feature films" section. Films like the 1933 King Kong, which rely significantly on stop motion for special effects but consist mostly of live action footage would go into the "Stop motion/live action features" section. Award-winning short films with stop motion animation in at least 75% of their running time would go into the "Award-winning stop motion shorts" section.

This list chooses to use the BFI, AMPAS and AFI definitions for the minimum length of a feature film, which is 40 minutes.

For films made using puppetry (in other words, using puppets but not animation), please go here.

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Stop motion animated features

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20th century

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
Germany 01926-07 July 1926 cutout 65
The New Gulliver
Новый Гулливер
USSR 01935-07 July 1935 puppet 75
The Tale of the Fox
Le Roman de Renard
France/Germany 01937-04-10 10 April 1937 puppet 65
The Seven Ravens
Die sieben Raben
Germany 01937-12-02 2 December 1937 puppet 53
Handling Ships UK 01945 1945 puppets 70
The Crab with the Golden Claws Belgium 01947-01-11 11 January 1947 puppet 60
The Czech Year aka. A Treasury of Fairy-tales
Spalicek
Czechoslovakia 01947 1947 puppet 75
The Emperor's Nightingale
Císařův slavík
Czechoslovakia 01949-04-15 15 April 1949 puppet 72 (USA:55)
Adventures of Esparadrapo
Aventuras de Esparadrapo
Spain 01947-12-26 26 December 1947 puppet 60
Prince Bayaya
Bajaja
Czechoslovakia 01950-10-11 11 October 1950 puppet 87
The Treasure of Bird Island
Poklad Ptacího ostrova
Czechoslovakia 01953-02-22 22 February 1953 cut-out 77
Old Czech Legends
Staré pověsti české
Czechoslovakia 01953-09-11 11 September 1953 puppet 91
Hansel and Gretel: An Opera Fantasy aka. Hansel and Gretel USA 01954-10-10 10 October 1954 puppet 72
Beloved Beauty
Краса ненаглядная (Krasa nenaglyadnaya)
USSR 01958 1958 puppet 45
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sen noci svatojánské
Czechoslovakia 01959 1959 puppet 76
Heaven and Earth Magic USA 01962 1962 cut-out 66
Joseph the Dreamer aka. Joseph Sold By His Brothers
בעל החלומות (Ba'al Hahalomot)
Israel 01962 1962 puppet 90, (Australia, 2002: 60)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer USA 01964-12-06 6 December 1964 puppet 47
Lefty
Левша (Levsha)
USSR 01964 1964 cut-out 42
Willie McBean & His Magic Machine USA/Japan 01965-06-23 23 June 1965 puppet 94
Go There, Don't Know Where
Поди туда, не знаю куда (Podi tuda, nye znayu kuda)
USSR 01966 1966 cut-out/puppet 56
Adam 2 West Germany 01968 1968 cut-out 79
Mad Monster Party? USA 01969-03-08 8 March 1969 puppet 94
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town USA/Japan 01970-12-14 14 December 1970 puppet 48
Dougal and the Blue Cat
Pollux et le chat bleu
France 01970-12 December 1970 puppet 82
Here Comes Peter Cottontail USA 01971 1971 puppet 55
The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes USA 01972-02-21 21 February 1972 puppet 60
The Year Without a Santa Claus USA 01974-12-10 10 December 1974 puppet 51
Tales of 1001 Nights aka. Sindbad
Pohádky tisíce a jedné noci
Czechoslovakia 01974 1974 cut-out 88
Flåklypa Grand Prix Norway 01975-08-28 28 August 1975 puppet 88
Rudolph's Shiny New Year USA 01976-12-10 10 December 1976 puppet 47
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town USA 01977-04-06 6 April 1977 puppet 50
The Holiday of Disobedience [1]
Праздник непослушания (Prazdnik neposlushaniya)
USSR 01977 1977 puppet 48
Krabat - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Čarodějův učeň - Czechoslovakia
Krabat - West Germany
Czechoslovakia/West Germany 01977 1977 cut-out 73
Rime of the Ancient Mariner USA) 01977 1977 cut-out 42
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July USA 01980-07-01 1 July 1980 puppet 97
Jack Frost USA 01979-12-13 13 December 1979 puppet 48
Nutcracker Fantasy USA/Japan 01979 1979 puppet 82
Ubu et la grande gidouille France 01979 1979 cut-out 80
Pinocchio's Christmas USA 01980-12-03 3 December 1980 puppet 44
The Tale of John and Marie [2]
Pohádka o Honzíkovi a Marence
Czechoslovakia/USSR 01980 1980 cut-out 66
Rennyo and His Mother
(Rennyo to sono haha)
Japan 01981-10-07 7 October 1981 puppet 93
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a Sailor from York
Dobrodruzství Robinsona Crusoe, námorníka z Yorku
Czechoslovakia 01981 1981 puppet 72
The Flying Windmill
Die Fliegende Windmühle
East Germany 01982-04-09 9 April 1982 puppet 85
Chronopolis France/Poland 01982 1982 puppet 70
The Adventures of Sam the Squirrel
Misi mókus kalandjai
Hungary 01982 1982 puppet 80
The Wind in the Willows UK 01983-12-27 27 December 1983 puppet 79
The Little Witch
Mala carodejnice
Czechoslovakia/West Germany 01983 1983 cut-out 96
The Adventures of Mark Twain aka. Comet Quest USA 01985-03 March 1985 puppet (clay) 86
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus USA 01985-12-17 17 December 1985 puppet 50
Odyssea Czechoslovakia/East Germany 01985 1985 cut-out 72
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Krysař
Czechoslovakia 01985 1985 puppet (wood, 3D & 2D) 53
Sophie's Place [3] USA 01986 1986 cut-out 86
Long live Servatius!
Éljen Szervác!
Hungary 01986 1986 puppet 64
The Amazing Mr. Bickford USA 01987 1987 clay 60
My Favourite Time[4]
Любимое мое время (Lyubimoye moyo vremya)
USSR 01987 1987 cel/cut-out 80
The Cat Who Walked by Herself
Кошка, которая гуляла сама по себе (Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe)
USSR 01988 1988 mixed 70
The Trace Leads to the Silver Lake
Die Spur führt zum Silbersee
East Germany 01989 1989 puppet 80
The Flying Sneaker aka. The Butterflies Time
Motýlí cas
Czechoslovakia/Canada 01990 1990 puppet 97/84 (?)
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship UK 01990 1990 puppet 60
Potli Baba Ki - TV Series for kids India 01990 1990 puppet
The School of Fine Arts. The Return[5]
Школа изящных искусств. Возвращение (Shkola izyashchnykh iskusstv. Vozvrashcheniye)
USSR 01990 1990 mixed 67
The School of Fine Arts[6]
Школа изящных искусств (Shkola izyashchnykh iskusstv)
USSR 01990 1990 mixed 70
Mitki-Mayer [7]
Митьки никого не хотят победить или Митькимайер (Mitki nikovo ne khotyat pobedit ili Mitkimayer)
Russia 01992 1992 cut-out 53
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb United Kingdom 01993-04-13 13 April 1993 mixed 61
The Nightmare Before Christmas USA 01993-10-09 9 October 1993 puppet 76
The Return of Captain Sinbad USA 01993 1993 puppet 45
Gumby: The Movie USA 01995-12-01 1 December 1995 puppet (clay) 88
James and the Giant Peach USA 01996-04-12 12 April 1996 puppet 79
Kings and Cabbage[8]
Короли и капуста (Koroli i kapusta)
Russia 01996 1996 puppet/cut-out 52
The Magic Pipe
Волшебная свирель (Volshebnaya Svirel)
Russia 01998 1998 puppet 50
The Miracle Maker
Чудотворец (Chudotvorets)
Russia/UK 02000-03-31 31 March 2000 puppet 90
Chicken Run UK/USA 02000-06-21 21 June 2000 puppet (clay) 84
Prop and Berta
Prop og Berta
Denmark 02000-11-27 27 November 2000 puppet 77
Optimus Mundus [9] [10] Russia 02000-01-03 3 January 2000? mixed 56

21st century

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
Jan Werich's Fimfárum Czech Republic 02002-05-27 27 May 2002 puppet 100
Winter Days
冬の日 (Fuyu no hi)
Japan 02003-06-19 19 June 2003 puppet/cut-out 100
The Legend of the Sky Kingdom Zimbabwe 02003-10 October 2003 puppet 73
Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas USA 02004-12 December 2004 puppet 45
Among the Thorns
Bland tistlar
Sweden 02005-02-01 1 February 2005 (?) puppet 46
The Book of the Dead
(Shisha no sho)
Japan 02005-07-08 8 July 2005 puppet 70
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit UK 02005-09-04 4 September 2005 puppet (clay) 85
Corpse Bride UK/USA 02005-09-07 7 September 2005 puppet 76
The Three Musketeers
Trīs musketieri
Denmark/Latvia 02005-10-28 28 October 2005 puppet 75
Disaster! USA 02005-11-04 4 November 2005 puppet 83
Live Freaky! Die Freaky! USA 02006-01-17 17 January 2006 puppet 75
Blood Tea and Red String USA 02006-02-02 2 February 2006 puppet 71
Fimfárum 2 Czech Republic 02006-02-23 23 February 2006 puppet 90
Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen USA 02006-11-14 14 November 2006 puppet (clay) ~60
Desmond & the Swamp Barbarian Trap
Desmond & träskpatraskfällan
Sweden 02006-11-19 19 November 2006 puppet 68
Davie & Golimyr [11] USA 02006 2006 puppet 45
We Are the Strange USA 02007-01-19 19 January 2007 puppet/CGI 88
One Night in One City
Jedné noci v jednom městě
Czech Republic 02007-01-25 25 January 2007 puppet 75
Max & Co Belgium/France/Switzerland/UK 02007-06-11 11 June 2007 puppet/CGI 76
Tengers South Africa 02007-10-19 19 October 2007 puppet (clay) 68
A Miser Brothers' Christmas USA December 13, 2008 puppet 45
Coraline USA 02009-02-06 6 February 2009 puppet 101
Mary and Max Australia April 9, 2009 puppet 100
A Town Called Panic
Panique au village
Belgium/Luxembourg 02009-06-17 17 June 2009 puppet 76
$9.99 [12] Israel/Australia 02008-09-04 4 September 2008 puppet 78
Edison and Leo Canada 02008-09-04 4 September 2008 puppet 79
Fantastic Mr. Fox USA 02009-11-13 13 November 2009 puppet 87

Upcoming films

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
Memory Hotel Germany puppet ~85
Gofmaniada
Гофманиада
Russia 02009 2009 puppet 78
The Little One [13]
Malá z rybárny
Czech Republic 02009 2009 puppet
The Ugly Duckling[14]
Гадкий утёнок (Gadkiy utyonok)
Russia 02009 2009 puppet 75
Worms [15]
Minhocas, o filme
Brazil/Canada 02010 2010 puppet 85
Frankenweenie USA 02011-11-01November 2011 puppet
Aladdin[16] Morocco puppet
The Cat Burglars [17] UK puppet
Fifi and the Flowertots: The Movie UK puppet
Cheburashka Japan puppet
Jimbo and Bob's Cross Country Movie USA (clay)
In the Attic or Who Has a Birthday Today [18]
Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny
Czech Republic puppet
The Junks[19] Bulgaria puppet
Maru - The Enchanted Talisman [20]
Maru - Tajemniczy Talizman
Poland puppet
The Overcoat
Шинель (Shinel)
Russia cut-out ~65
The Witches USA/Mexico 2011 Puppet
OZ : The Wizard Mexico 12/12/2012 Puppet 95
Endhiran India 2010 Puppet
Just Scrappy USA 2013 Puppet (clay) 83

Stop motion/live action features

Borderline

These are the borderline films which are likely almost entirely animated, but have a live-action main character (or characters) moving through the stop motion animated landscapes (at the very least, this is the case for a large portion of the film). What differentiates these from the category below is that here the live-action characters are part of the animated world, rather than the other way around (ie. the stop motion creatures are part of the "real" world). Another qualifier is that the stop motion animation in the film does not necessarily try to look realistic or believable.

Film Country Date Top animator Type Length
(min)
The New Gulliver
Новый Гулливер (Novyy Gullivyer)
USSR 1935, March 25 Aleksandr Ptushko puppet 75
Alice in Wonderland France/England 1949, May 13 Lou Bunin puppet 96
A Deadly Invention aka. The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
Baron Prásil
Czechoslovakia 1958, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 83
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
Baron Prásil
Czechoslovakia 1961, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 83
The Jester's Tale
Bláznova kronika
Czechoslovakia 1964, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 82
The Daydreamer USA 1966, June Jules Bass(?) puppet 101
The Stolen Airship
Ukradená vzducholod
Czechoslovakia 1967, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 90
On the Comet
Na komete
Czechoslovakia 1970, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 74
Alice
Něco z Alenky
Czechoslovakia/ Switzerland/ UK/West Germany 1988, ?? Jan Švankmajer puppet 86
The Gold Sword
Золотая шпага (Zolotaya shpaga)
USSR 1990, ?? Stanislav Sokolov puppet 85
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb UK 1993, ?? Dave Borthwick puppet/pixilation 60
Monkeybone USA 2001, February 23 Paul Berry puppet 93
Elf USA 2003, November 7 puppet 97
Blood Tea and Red String USA 2006, February 2 Christiane Cegavske puppet 71
Imagination USA 2008, February 26 Eric Leiser puppet/pixilation 70

Main

What differentiates these from the category above is that here the stop motion animated characters/creatures are meant to be part of the real world, rather than the other way around (see: model animation). Stop motion animation is used largely as a special effect. This should not be taken as a slight, however, as some of the greatest masters of stop motion animation spent their whole lives trying to make their creatures look believable. Some of the great classics of cinema are in this section, though it should be noted that a great many B-movies are here as well.

Film Country Date Top animator Length
(min)
Sequence
The Night Before Christmas
Ночь перед Рождеством (Noch pered Rozhdestvom)
Russian Empire 1913, ?? Ladislas Starevich 41
Häxan Denmark/Sweden 1922, Sep 18 104 The devil
The Lost World USA 1925, February 2 Willis O'Brien 106 Most of the dinosaurs
King Kong USA 1933, March 2 Willis O'Brien 104 King Kong and dinosaurs
The Son of Kong USA 1933, Dec 22 Willis O'Brien 69 Kong Jr. and the other animals
Babes in Toyland USA 1934, December 14 Gus Meins, Charley Rogers 78
The Golden Key
Золотой Ключик (Zolotoy Klyuchik)
USSR 1939, ?? Aleksandr Ptushko 72
Mighty Joe Young USA 1949, July 27 Ray Harryhausen 94 Joe Young and animals
The Lost Continent USA 1951, ?? 80 The dinosaurs
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms USA 1953, Sept 3 Ray Harryhausen 80 The Rhedosaurus
It Came from Beneath the Sea USA 1955, July Ray Harryhausen 79 the hectipus
Journey to Prehistory
Cesta do pravěku
Czechoslovakia 1955, ?? Karel Zeman 93 All the animals and dinosaurs
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers USA 1956, July 1 Ray Harryhausen 83 UFOs
The Beast of Hollow Mountain USA 1956, ?? 81 The dinosaur
20 Million Miles to Earth USA 1957, June Ray Harryhausen 82 The Ymir and an elephant
The Black Scorpion USA 1957, Oct 11 Willis O'Brien 88 All the Scorpions and The Worm
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad USA 1958, Dec 23 Ray Harryhausen 88 The dragon, the cyclops, the skeleton, snake-woman, adult roc and baby roc
tom thumb USA 1958 98 Some toys
Behemoth, the Sea Monster UK/USA 1959, Mar 3 80 The Giant Behemoth
Owls in the Marsh
Ugler i mosen
Norway 1959, Dec 26 Ivo Caprino 94
Dinosaurus! USA 1960 85 all the dinosaurs
Goliath and the dragon
La vendetta di Ercole
Italy/France 1960, Aug 12 98 Some dragon-sequences
The Three Worlds of Gulliver UK/USA 1960, Dec 16 Ray Harryhausen 100 The crocodile, the squirrel
Reptilicus Denmark 1961, Feb 20 Kaye Koed 92 Some sequences of the monster
Mysterious Island USA 1961, Dec 20 Ray Harryhausen 96 All the animals
Babes in Toyland USA 1961, December 14 Jack Donohue 105 The toys
Journey to the 7th Planet Denmark/USA 1962, Mar 10 83 Some creatures
Jack the Giant Killer USA 1962, June 13 Tim Barr 91 The dragons and the monsters
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm USA 1962, Aug 7 George Pál 135 The cobblers, a flower and a dragon
Jason and the Argonauts USA 1963, June 19 Ray Harryhausen 104 All the creatures, harpies, titans, skeletons and hydra
7 Faces of Dr. Lao USA 1964, Mar 18 Jim Danforth 100 The sea serpent
First Men in the Moon USA 1964, Nov 20 Ray Harryhausen 103 The moon cows and selenites
One Million Years B.C. USA 1966, Dec 30 Ray Harryhausen 100 All the dinosaurs
The Valley of Gwangi USA 1969, June 13 Ray Harryhausen 96 All the dinosaurs, the tiny horse and an elephant
Equinox USA 1970, Oct 80 The demons
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth USA 1971, Jan 1 Jim Danforth 100 All of the dinosaurs
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad USA 1974, April 5 Ray Harryhausen 105 Griffin, Centaur, Kali, Homunculus, Figurehead
Flesh Gordon USA 1974, July 30 78 Most of the creatures
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger USA 1977, Aug 12 Ray Harryhausen 113 Most of the creatures
The Crater Lake Monster USA 1977 The plesiosaur
Planet of Dinosaurs USA 1978, ?? Doug Beswick 84 All of the dinosaurs
Laserblast USA 1978, ?? 84 The aliens
Piranha USA 1978, Aug 3 94 Some sequences of the piranhas
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back USA 1980, May 21 120 Tauntaun and snow walker
The Day Time Ended USA 1980 120 Most of the demons
Caveman USA 1981, April 17 Jim Danforth (credited to his company) 92 The dinosaurs
Clash of the Titans USA 1981, June 12 Ray Harryhausen 118 Most of the creatures
Dragonslayer USA 1981, June 26 Phil Tippett 108 The dragon
Q USA 1982, Oct 29 93 The dragon
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi USA 1983, May 25 134 The ATST
Krull UK 1983, July 29 117 The giant spider
Ghostbusters USA 1984, June 8 107 The demons, some ghosts
Dreamscape USA 1984, August 15 99 Snake-man
The Terminator USA 1984, Oct 26 Doug Beswick, Pete Kleinow 108 Skinless terminator
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure USA 1984, Nov 25 96 Most of the beasts
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor USA 1985, Nov 24 94 Most of the beasts
Young Sherlock Holmes USA 1985, Dec 4 109 Some creatures
Aliens USA 1986, July 18 137 Some sequences of alien movement
The Golden Child USA 1986, Dec 12 94 The devil
Howard the Duck USA 1986, Aug 1 111 Dark Overlord
Evil Dead II USA 1987, Mar 13 85 Decapitated woman, Henrietta-monster
RoboCop USA 1987, July 17 Phil Tippett 103 ED-209
The Gate USA 1988, May 15 Randall William Cook 85 The demons
Willow USA 1988 The dragon
I, Madman USA 1989, Oct 13 Randall William Cook 89
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids USA 1989 The insects and the scorpion
RoboCop 2 USA 1990, June 22 117 Most of the robots
It USA 1990, Nov 18 192 The spider and other
A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell USA 1990 The Dinosaurs
Robot Jox USA 1990, Nov 21 85 The robots
Winterbeast USA 1991, ?? 80
The Gate II: Trespassers Canada 1992, Feb 28 Steven Archer 93 The demons
Braindead New Zealand 1992, Aug 13 104 The ratmonkey
Army of Darkness USA 1993, Oct 9 Pete Kleinow 81 The skeletons, red demon
Prehysteria! USA 1993
Coneheads USA 1993 Garthak sequence
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult USA 1994, March 13 83 T-Rex sequence at the beginning
Dinosaur Island USA 1994 83 The dinosaurs
Faust Czech Republic/ France/UK 1994, Sept 10 Jan Švankmajer 97
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life UK/Japan/Germany 1995, Aug Brothers Quay 104
Conspirators of Pleasure
Spiklenci slasti
Czech Republic/ Switzerland/UK 1996, August Jan Švankmajer 85
Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo USA 1996, ??
Good Burger USA 1997, July 25 97 The opening shot of the movie shows a cheeseburger with many toppings being constructed
Little Otik aka. Greedy Guts
Otesánek
Czech Republic/UK/Japan 2000, Sept 7 Jan Švankmajer 132
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou USA 2004, Dec 25 Justin Kohn 119 The shark and some fish
Monster Island USA 2004 119 The giant Insects and monsters
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes Germany/UK/France 2005, Aug 9 Brothers Quay 99
Lunacy
Sílení
Czech Republic/Slovakia 2005, Nov 3 Jan Švankmajer 118
The Science of Sleep France 2006, Aug 16 Michel Gondry 106
Alice in Wonderland USA 2010, Mar 5

Notable stop motion shorts

This is a list of the more notable stop motion short films. Notability is determined by winning an award at a film festival or major award ceremony. However, for American films before 1932 and non-American films before 1960, notability is determined by historical significance. This is because the world's first international animation festival was only created in 1960, and the Academy Award for Animated Short Film (created in 1932) only focused on American films until 1960.

If there is no Wikipedia page for the film, a link must be added which would verify that the film has won at least one award at a film festival (a link to a list of the film's awards at a website like IMDB.com would be sufficient. For example: [21]).

The number of wins and nominations listed here is not necessarily complete.

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
Award(s)
The Beautiful Leukanida
Russia 1911 or 1912 (?) puppet 1 win
The Cameraman's Revenge
(Mest' kinematograficheskogo operatora , Revenge of the Kinematograph Cameraman)
Russia 1912 (?) puppet 1 win
The Grasshopper and the Ant
Стрекоза и муравей (Strekoza i muravey)
Russia 1911 or 1913 (?) puppet 5 decoration by the Tsar
Terrible Vengeance
Russia 1913, ?? puppet  ? 1 win
The Voice of the Nightingale
La Voix du rossignol
France 1923, ?? puppet 13 1 win
Thieves of Baghdad [1] Japan 01926 1926 cut-out
Neighbours Canada 1952, ?? pixilation 8 2 wins (including Oscar), 2 nominations
Magic Brush China 1955 puppet 20 5 wins
The Battle of Kerzhenets
Сеча при Керженце (Secha pri Kerzhentsye)
USSR 1971, ?? cut-out 10 4 wins
Cheburashka USSR 1971, ?? puppet 20 1 win [22]
Balablok Canada 1972, ?? cut-out 7 1 win, 1 nomination
Closed Mondays
Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner
USA 1974, ?? puppet (clay) 10 (won Oscar for Animated Short Film)
Hedgehog in the Fog
Ёжик в тумане (Yozhik v tumanye)
USSR 1975, ?? cut-out 10 2 wins
Tale of Tales
Сказка сказок (Skazka skazok)
USSR 1979, ?? cut-out 29 5 wins (twice named "best animated film of all time" by large jury)
'E' Canada 1981, ?? cut-out 7
Nightangel Czechoslovakia/Canada 1986, ?? puppet/pinscreen 19
Pingu Switzerland 1986-2005 Clay animation 5 each (x 156 episodes)
A Claymation Christmas Celebration USA 1987, December 21 puppet 24 1 win
Creature Comforts UK 1989, ?? puppet (clay) 5 (won Oscar for Animated Short Film)
A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit UK 1989, ?? puppet (clay) (nominated for Oscar for Animated Short Film)
Adam UK 1991, ?? puppet (clay) 6 (nominated for Oscar for Animated Short Film) + 1 win
Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers UK 1993, 26 December puppet (clay) 30 (won Oscar for Animated Short Film)
Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave UK 1995, 24 December puppet (clay) 30 14 wins (including Oscar for Animated Short Film)
More USA 1998, ?? puppet 6 9 wins, 2 nominations (including Oscar)
Doggy Poo South Korea 2003, ?? puppet 30 2 wins
Harvie Krumpet Australia 2003, 26 October puppet (clay) 23 17 wins (including Oscar)

15 September 2005 85

The Captain's Daughter
Капитанская дочка (Kapitanskaya dochka)
Russia 2005, ?? puppet 28 1 win
Peter and the Wolf UK/Norway/Poland 2006, puppet 32 3 wins (including Oscar)
Shaun the Sheep UK 2007, 5 March- puppet (clay, silicone) 7 each (x 40 episodes)
Madame Tutli-Putli Canada 2007, May puppet 17 >1
The Necktie Canada 2008 puppet 5
A Matter of Loaf and Death UK 2008, 3 December puppet (clay, silicone) 29

See also

References

  1. ^ Armen Boudjikanian (February 26, 2008). "Early Japanese Animation: As Innovative as Contemporary Anime". Frames Per Second Magazine. http://www.fpsmagazine.com/blog/2008/02/early-japanese-animation-as-innovative.php. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 

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This is a list of stop-motion films from around the world organised in order of release date; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. This list is divided into three major sections. Films that have stop-motion animation in at least 75% of their running time, or have at least 40 minutes of animation in total, would go into the "Stop-motion-animated feature films" section. Films like the 1933 King Kong, which rely significantly on stop-motion for special effects but consist mostly of live action footage would go into the "Stop-motion/live action features" section. Award-winning short films with stop-motion animation in at least 75% of their running time would go into the "Award-winning stop-motion shorts" section.

This list chooses to use the BFI, AMPAS and AFI definitions for the minimum length of a feature film, which is 40 minutes.

For films made using puppetry (in other words, using puppets but not animation), please go here.

This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Contents

Stop-motion-animated features

20th century

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
Germany 01926-07 July 1926 cutout 65
The New Gulliver
Новый Гулливер
USSR 01935-07 July 1935 puppet 75
The Tale of the Fox
Le Roman de Renard
France/Germany 01937-04-10 10 April 1937 puppet 65
The Seven Ravens
Die sieben Raben
Germany 01937-12-02 2 December 1937 puppet 53
Handling Ships UK 01945 1945 puppets 70
The Crab with the Golden Claws Belgium 01947-01-11 11 January 1947 puppet 60
The Czech Year aka. A Treasury of Fairy-tales
Spalicek
Czechoslovakia 01947 1947 puppet 75
The Emperor's Nightingale
Císařův slavík
Czechoslovakia 01949-04-15 15 April 1949 puppet 72 (USA:55)
Adventures of Esparadrapo
Aventuras de Esparadrapo
Spain 01947-12-26 26 December 1947 puppet 60
Prince Bayaya
Bajaja
Czechoslovakia 01950-10-11 11 October 1950 puppet 87
The Treasure of Bird Island
Poklad Ptacího ostrova
Czechoslovakia 01953-02-22 22 February 1953 cut-out 77
Old Czech Legends
Staré pověsti české
Czechoslovakia 01953-09-11 11 September 1953 puppet 91
Hansel and Gretel: An Opera Fantasy aka. Hansel and Gretel USA 01954-10-10 10 October 1954 puppet 72
Beloved Beauty
Краса ненаглядная (Krasa nenaglyadnaya)
USSR 01958 1958 puppet 45
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sen noci svatojánské
Czechoslovakia 01959 1959 puppet 76
Heaven and Earth Magic USA 01962 1962 cut-out 66
Joseph the Dreamer aka. Joseph Sold By His Brothers
בעל החלומות (Ba'al Hahalomot)
Israel 01962 1962 puppet 90, (Australia, 2002: 60)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer USA 01964-12-06 6 December 1964 puppet 47
Lefty
Левша (Levsha)
USSR 01964 1964 cut-out 42
Willie McBean & His Magic Machine USA/Japan 01965-06-23 23 June 1965 puppet 94
Go There, Don't Know Where
Поди туда, не знаю куда (Podi tuda, nye znayu kuda)
USSR 01966 1966 cut-out/puppet 56
Adam 2 West Germany 01968 1968 cut-out 79
Mad Monster Party? USA 01969-03-08 8 March 1969 puppet 94
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town USA/Japan 01970-12-14 14 December 1970 puppet 48
Dougal and the Blue Cat
Pollux et le chat bleu
France 01970-12 December 1970 puppet 82
Here Comes Peter Cottontail USA 01971 1971 puppet 55
The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes USA 01972-02-21 21 February 1972 puppet 60
The Year Without a Santa Claus USA 01974-12-10 10 December 1974 puppet 51
Tales of 1001 Nights aka. Sindbad
Pohádky tisíce a jedné noci
Czechoslovakia 01974 1974 cut-out 88
Flåklypa Grand Prix Norway 01975-08-28 28 August 1975 puppet 88
Rudolph's Shiny New Year USA 01976-12-10 10 December 1976 puppet 47
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town USA 01977-04-06 6 April 1977 puppet 50
The Holiday of Disobedience [1]
Праздник непослушания (Prazdnik neposlushaniya)
USSR 01977 1977 puppet 48
Krabat - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Čarodějův učeň - Czechoslovakia
Krabat - West Germany
Czechoslovakia/West Germany 01977 1977 cut-out 73
Rime of the Ancient Mariner USA) 01977 1977 cut-out 42
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July USA 01980-07-01 1 July 1980 puppet 97
Jack Frost USA 01979-12-13 13 December 1979 puppet 48
Nutcracker Fantasy USA/Japan 01979 1979 puppet 82
Ubu et la grande gidouille France 01979 1979 cut-out 80
Pinocchio's Christmas USA 01980-12-03 3 December 1980 puppet 44
The Tale of John and Marie [2]
Pohádka o Honzíkovi a Marence
Czechoslovakia/USSR 01980 1980 cut-out 66
Rennyo and His Mother
(Rennyo to sono haha)
Japan 01981-10-07 7 October 1981 puppet 93
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a Sailor from York
Dobrodruzství Robinsona Crusoe, námorníka z Yorku
Czechoslovakia 01981 1981 puppet 72
The Flying Windmill
Die Fliegende Windmühle
East Germany 01982-04-09 9 April 1982 puppet 85
Chronopolis France/Poland 01982 1982 puppet 70
The Adventures of Sam the Squirrel
Misi mókus kalandjai
Hungary 01982 1982 puppet 80
The Wind in the Willows UK 01983-12-27 27 December 1983 puppet 79
The Little Witch
Mala carodejnice
Czechoslovakia/West Germany 01983 1983 cut-out 96
The Adventures of Mark Twain aka. Comet Quest USA 01985-03 March 1985 puppet (clay) 86
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus USA 01985-12-17 17 December 1985 puppet 50
Odyssea Czechoslovakia/East Germany 01985 1985 cut-out 72
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Krysař
Czechoslovakia 01985 1985 puppet (wood, 3D & 2D) 53
Sophie's Place [3] USA 01986 1986 cut-out 86
Long live Servatius!
Éljen Szervác!
Hungary 01986 1986 puppet 64
The Amazing Mr. Bickford USA 01987 1987 clay 60
My Favourite Time[4]
Любимое мое время (Lyubimoye moyo vremya)
USSR 01987 1987 cel/cut-out 80
The Cat Who Walked by Herself
Кошка, которая гуляла сама по себе (Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe)
USSR 01988 1988 mixed 70
The Trace Leads to the Silver Lake
Die Spur führt zum Silbersee
East Germany 01989 1989 puppet 80
The Flying Sneaker aka. The Butterflies Time
Motýlí cas
Czechoslovakia/Canada 01990 1990 puppet 97/84 (?)
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship UK 01990 1990 puppet 60
Potli Baba Ki - TV Series for kids India 01990 1990 puppet
The School of Fine Arts. The Return[5]
Школа изящных искусств. Возвращение (Shkola izyashchnykh iskusstv. Vozvrashcheniye)
USSR 01990 1990 mixed 67
The School of Fine Arts[6]
Школа изящных искусств (Shkola izyashchnykh iskusstv)
USSR 01990 1990 mixed 70
Mitki-Mayer [7]
Митьки никого не хотят победить или Митькимайер (Mitki nikovo ne khotyat pobedit ili Mitkimayer)
Russia 01992 1992 cut-out 53
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb United Kingdom 01993-04-13 13 April 1993 mixed 61
The Nightmare Before Christmas USA 01993-10-09 9 October 1993 puppet 76
The Return of Captain Sinbad USA 01993 1993 puppet 45
Gumby: The Movie USA 01995-12-01 1 December 1995 puppet (clay) 88
James and the Giant Peach USA 01996-04-12 12 April 1996 puppet 79
Kings and Cabbage[8]
Короли и капуста (Koroli i kapusta)
Russia 01996 1996 puppet/cut-out 52
The Magic Pipe
Волшебная свирель (Volshebnaya Svirel)
Russia 01998 1998 puppet 50
The Miracle Maker
Чудотворец (Chudotvorets)
Russia/UK 02000-03-31 31 March 2000 puppet 90
Chicken Run UK/USA 02000-06-21 21 June 2000 puppet (clay) 84
Prop and Berta
Prop og Berta
Denmark 02000-11-27 27 November 2000 puppet 77
Optimus Mundus [9] [10] Russia 02000-01-03 3 January 2000? mixed 56

21st century

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
Jan Werich's Fimfárum Czech Republic 02002-05-27 27 May 2002 puppet 100
Winter Days
冬の日 (Fuyu no hi)
Japan 02003-06-19 19 June 2003 puppet/cut-out 100
The Legend of the Sky Kingdom Zimbabwe 02003-10 October 2003 puppet 73
Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas USA 02004-12 December 2004 puppet 45
Among the Thorns
Bland tistlar
Sweden 02005-02-01 1 February 2005 (?) puppet 46
The Book of the Dead
(Shisha no sho)
Japan 02005-07-08 8 July 2005 puppet 70
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit UK/USA 02005-09-04 4 September 2005 puppet (clay) 85
Corpse Bride UK/USA 02005-09-07 7 September 2005 puppet 76
The Three Musketeers
Trīs musketieri
Denmark/Latvia 02005-10-28 28 October 2005 puppet 75
Disaster! USA 02005-11-04 4 November 2005 puppet 83
Live Freaky! Die Freaky! USA 02006-01-17 17 January 2006 puppet 75
Blood Tea and Red String USA 02006-02-02 2 February 2006 puppet 71
Fimfárum 2 Czech Republic 02006-02-23 23 February 2006 puppet 90
Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen USA 02006-11-14 14 November 2006 puppet (clay) ~60
Desmond & the Swamp Barbarian Trap
Desmond & träskpatraskfällan
Sweden 02006-11-19 19 November 2006 puppet 68
Davie & Golimyr [11] USA 02006 2006 puppet 45
We Are the Strange USA 02007-01-19 19 January 2007 puppet/CGI 88
One Night in One City
Jedné noci v jednom městě
Czech Republic 02007-01-25 25 January 2007 puppet 75
Max & Co Belgium/France/Switzerland/UK 02007-06-11 11 June 2007 puppet/CGI 76
Tengers South Africa 02007-10-19 19 October 2007 puppet (clay) 68
A Miser Brothers' Christmas USA December 13, 2008 puppet 22
Coraline USA 02009-02-06 6 February 2009 puppet 101
Mary and Max Australia April 9, 2009 puppet 100

Upcoming films

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
Memory Hotel Germany puppet ~85
$9.99 [12] Israel/Australia 02008-09-04 4 September 2008 puppet 78
Edison and Leo Canada 02008-09-04 4 September 2008 puppet 79
Gofmaniada
Гофманиада
Russia 02009 2009 puppet 78
Fantastic Mr. Fox USA 02009-11-06 6 November 2009 puppet
The Little One [13]
Malá z rybárny
Czech Republic 02009 2009 puppet
Panic
Panique au village
Belgium/Luxembourg 02009 2009 puppet
The Ugly Duckling[14]
Гадкий утёнок (Gadkiy utyonok)
Russia 02009 2009 puppet 75
Earthworms [15] Brazil/Canada 02010 2010 puppet 85
Aladdin[16] Morocco puppet
The Cat Burglars [17] UK puppet
Fifi and the Flowertots: The Movie UK puppet
Cheburashka Japan puppet
Jimbo and Bob's Cross Country Movie USA (clay)
In the Attic or Who Has a Birthday Today [18]
Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny
Czech Republic puppet
The Junks[19] Bulgaria puppet
Maru - The Enchanted Talisman [20]
Maru - Tajemniczy Talizman
Poland puppet
The Overcoat
Шинель (Shinel)
Russia cut-out ~65
Wallace & Gromit - A Matter of Loaf & Death

Stop-motion/live action features

Borderline

These are the borderline films which are likely almost entirely animated, but have a live-action main character (or characters) moving through the stop-motion-animated landscapes (at the very least, this is the case for a large portion of the film). What differentiates these from the category below is that here the live-action characters are part of the animated world, rather than the other way around (ie. the stop motion creatures are part of the "real" world). Another qualifier is that the stop motion animation in the film does not necessarily try to look realistic or believable.

Film Country Date Top animator Type Length
(min)
The New Gulliver
Новый Гулливер (Novyy Gullivyer)
USSR 1935, March 25 Aleksandr Ptushko puppet 75
Alice in Wonderland France/England 1949, May 13 Lou Bunin puppet 96
A Deadly Invention aka. The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
Baron Prásil
Czechoslovakia 1958, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 83
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
Baron Prásil
Czechoslovakia 1961, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 83
The Jester's Tale
Bláznova kronika
Czechoslovakia 1964, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 82
The Daydreamer USA 1966, June Jules Bass(?) puppet 101
The Stolen Airship
Ukradená vzducholod
Czechoslovakia 1967, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 90
On the Comet
Na komete
Czechoslovakia 1970, ?? Karel Zeman cut-out 74
Alice
Něco z Alenky
Czechoslovakia/ Switzerland/ UK/West Germany 1988, ?? Jan Švankmajer puppet 86
The Gold Sword
Золотая шпага (Zolotaya shpaga)
USSR 1990, ?? Stanislav Sokolov puppet 85
The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb UK 1993, ?? Dave Borthwick puppet/pixilation 60
Monkeybone USA 2001, February 23 Paul Berry puppet 93
Blood Tea and Red String USA 2006, February 2 Christiane Cegavske puppet 71
Imagination USA 2008, February 26 Eric Leiser puppet/pixilation 70

Main

What differentiates these from the category above is that here the stop-motion-animated characters/creatures are meant to be part of the real world, rather than the other way around (see: model animation). Stop-motion animation is used largely as a special effect. This should not be taken as a slight, however, as some of the greatest masters of stop-motion animation spent their whole lives trying to make their creatures look believable. Some of the great classics of cinema are in this section, though it should be noted that a great many B-movies are here as well.

Film Country Date Top animator Length
(min)
Sequence
The Night Before Christmas
Ночь перед Рождеством (Noch pered Rozhdestvom)
Russian Empire 1913, ?? Ladislas Starevich 41
Häxan Denmark/Sweden 1922, Sep 18 104 The devil
The Lost World USA 1925, February 2 Willis O'Brien 106 Most of the dinosaurs
King Kong USA 1933, March 2 Willis O'Brien 104 the ape and dinosaurs
The Son of Kong USA 1933, Dec 22 Willis O'Brien 69 the ape and the other animals
Babes in Toyland USA 1934, December 14 Gus Meins, Charley Rogers 78
The Golden Key
Золотой Ключик (Zolotoy Klyuchik)
USSR 1939, ?? Aleksandr Ptushko 72
Mighty Joe Young USA 1949, July 27 Willis O'Brien 94 Joe Young
The Lost Continent USA 1951, ?? 80 The dinosaurs
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms USA 1953, Sept 3 Ray Harryhausen 80 The Rhedosaurus
It Came from Beneath the Sea USA 1955, July Ray Harryhausen 79 the hectipus
Journey to Prehistory
Cesta do pravěku
Czechoslovakia 1955, ?? Karel Zeman 93 All the animals and dinosaurs
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers USA 1956, July 1 Ray Harryhausen 83 UFOs
The Beast of Hollow Mountain USA 1956, ?? 81 The dinosaur
20 Million Miles to Earth USA 1957, June Ray Harryhausen 82 The Ymir
The Black Scorpion USA 1957, Oct 11 Willis O'Brien 88 All the scorpions
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad USA 1958, Dec 23 Ray Harryhausen 88 The dragon, the cyclops, the skeleton, snake-woman, adult Roc and baby Roc
tom thumb USA 1958 98 Some toys
Behemoth, the Sea Monster UK/USA 1959, Mar 3 80 The Behemoth
Owls in the Marsh
Ugler i mosen
Norway 1959, Dec 26 Ivo Caprino 94
Dinosaurus! USA 1960 85 all the dinosaurs
Goliath and the dragon
La vendetta di Ercole
Italy/France 1960, Aug 12 98 Some dragon-sequences
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver UK/USA 1960, Dec 16 Ray Harryhausen 100 The crocodile, the squirrel
Reptilicus Denmark 1961, Feb 20 Kaye Koed 92 Some sequences of the monster
Mysterious Island USA 1961, Dec 20 Ray Harryhausen 96 All the animals
Babes in Toyland USA 1961, December 14 Jack Donohue 105 The toys
Journey to the 7th Planet Denmark/USA 1962, Mar 10 83 Some creatures
Jack the Giant Killer USA 1962, June 13 Tim Barr 91 The dragons and the monsters
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm USA 1962, Aug 7 George Pál 135
Jason and the Argonauts USA 1963, June 19 Ray Harryhausen 104 All the creatures, harpies, titans, skeletons and hydra
7 Faces of Dr. Lao USA 1964, Mar 18 Jim Danforth 100 The sea serpent
First Men in the Moon USA 1964, Nov 20 Ray Harryhausen 103 The moon cows and selenites
One Million Years B.C. USA 1966, Dec 30 Ray Harryhausen 100 All the dinosaurs
The Valley of Gwangi USA 1969, June 13 Ray Harryhausen 96 All the dinosaurs, the tiny horse
Equinox USA 1970, Oct 80 The demons
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth USA 1971, Jan 1 Jim Danforth 100 All of the dinosaurs
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad USA 1974, April 5 Ray Harryhausen 105 Griffin, Centaur, Kali, Homunculus, Figurehead
Flesh Gordon USA 1974, July 30 78 Most of the creatures
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger USA 1977, Aug 12 Ray Harryhausen 113 Most of the creatures
The Crater Lake Monster USA 1977 The plesiosaur
Planet of Dinosaurs USA 1978, ?? Doug Beswick 84 All of the dinosaurs
Laserblast USA 1978, ?? 84 The aliens
Piranha USA 1978, Aug 3 94 Some sequences of the piranhas
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back USA 1980, May 21 120 Tauntaun and snow walker
The Day Time Ended USA 1980 120 Most of the demons
Caveman USA 1981, April 17 Jim Danforth (credited to his company) 92 The dinosaurs
Clash of the Titans USA 1981, June 12 Ray Harryhausen 118 Most of the creatures
Dragonslayer USA 1981, June 26 Phil Tippett 108 The dragon
Q USA 1982, Oct 29 93 The dragon
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi USA 1983, May 25 134 The ATST
Krull UK 1983, July 29 117 The giant spider
Ghostbusters USA 1984, June 8 107 The demons, some ghosts
Dreamscape USA 1984, August 15 99 Snake-man
The Terminator USA 1984, Oct 26 Doug Beswick, Pete Kleinow 108 Skinless terminator
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure USA 1984, Nov 25 96 Most of the beasts
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor USA 1985, Nov 24 94 Most of the beasts
Young Sherlock Holmes USA 1985, Dec 4 109 Some creatures
Aliens USA 1986, July 18 137 Some sequences of alien movement
The Golden Child USA 1986, Dec 12 94 The devil
Evil Dead II USA 1987, Mar 13 85 Decapitated woman, Henrietta-monster
RoboCop USA 1987, July 17 Phil Tippett 103 ED-209
The Gate USA 1988, May 15 Randall William Cook 85 The demons
Willow USA 1988 The dragon
I, Madman USA 1989, Oct 13 Randall William Cook 89
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids USA 1989 The insects and the scorpion
RoboCop 2 USA 1990, June 22 117 Most of the robots
It USA 1990, Nov 18 192 The spider and other
Robot Jox USA 1990, Nov 21 85 The robots
Winterbeast USA 1991, ?? 80
The Gate II: Trespassers Canada 1992, Feb 28 Steven Archer 93 The demons
Braindead New Zealand 1992, Aug 13 104 The ratmonkey
Army of Darkness USA 1993, Oct 9 Pete Kleinow 81 The skeletons, red demon
Prehysteria! USA 1993 some of the dinosaurs
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult USA 1994, March 13 83 T-Rex sequence at the beginning
Dinosaur Island USA 1994 83 The dinosaurs
Faust Czech Republic/ France/UK 1994, Sept 10 Jan Švankmajer 97
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life UK/Japan/Germany 1995, Aug Brothers Quay 104
Conspirators of Pleasure
Spiklenci slasti
Czech Republic/ Switzerland/UK 1996, August Jan Švankmajer 85
Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo USA 1996, ??
Good Burger USA 1997, July 25 97 The opening shot of the movie shows a cheeseburger with many toppings being constructed
Little Otik aka. Greedy Guts
Otesánek
Czech Republic/UK/Japan 2000, Sept 7 Jan Švankmajer 132
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou USA 2004, Dec 25 Justin Kohn 119 The shark and some fish
Monster Island USA 2004 119 The giant Insects and monsters
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes Germany/UK/France 2005, Aug 9 Brothers Quay 99
Lunacy
Sílení
Czech Republic/Slovakia 2005, Nov 3 Jan Švankmajer 118
The Science of Sleep France 2006, Aug 16 Michel Gondry 106

Notable stop-motion shorts

This is a list of the more notable stop-motion short films. Notability is determined by winning an award at a film festival or major award ceremony. However, for American films before 1932 and non-American films before 1960, notability is determined by historical significance. This is because the world's first international animation festival was only created in 1960, and the Academy Award for Animated Short Film (created in 1932) only focused on American films until 1960.

If there is no Wikipedia page for the film, a link must be added which would verify that the film has won at least one award at a film festival (a link to a list of the film's awards at a website like IMDB.com would be sufficient. For example: [21]).

The number of wins and nominations listed here is not necessarily complete.

Film Country Date Type Length
(min)
Award(s)
The Grasshopper and the Ant
Стрекоза и муравей (Strekoza i muravey)
Russia 1913 (?) puppet 5 decoration by the Tsar
Terrible Vengeance
Russia 1913, ?? puppet  ? 1 win
The Voice of the Nightingale
La Voix du rossignol
France 1923, ?? puppet 13 1 win
Thieves of Baghdad [1] Japan 01926 1926 cut-out
Neighbours Canada 1952, ?? pixilation 8 2 wins (including Oscar), 2 nominations
Magic Brush China 1955 puppet 20 5 wins
The Battle of Kerzhenets
Сеча при Керженце (Secha pri Kerzhentsye)
USSR 1971, ?? cut-out 10 4 wins
Cheburashka USSR 1971, ?? puppet 20 1 win [22]
Balablok Canada 1972, ?? cut-out 7 1 win, 1 nomination
Hedgehog in the Fog
Ёжик в тумане (Yozhik v tumanye)
USSR 1975, ?? cut-out 10 2 wins
Tale of Tales
Сказка сказок (Skazka skazok)
USSR 1979, ?? cut-out 29 5 wins (twice named "best animated film of all time" by large jury)
'E' Canada 1981, ?? cut-out 7
Nightangel Czechoslovakia/Canada 1986, ?? puppet/pinscreen 19
A Claymation Christmas Celebration USA 1987, December 21 puppet 24 1 win
Creature Comforts UK 1989, ?? puppet (clay) 5
A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit UK 1989, ?? puppet (clay) 23
Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers UK 1993, 26 December puppet (clay) 30
Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave UK 1995, 24 December puppet (clay) 30 14 wins (including Oscar)
More USA 1998, ?? puppet 6 9 wins, 2 nominations (including Oscar)
Doggy Poo South Korea 2003, ?? puppet 30 2 wins
Harvie Krumpet Australia 2003, 26 October puppet (clay) 23 17 wins (including Oscar)
The Captain's Daughter
Капитанская дочка (Kapitanskaya dochka)
Russia 2005, ?? puppet 28 1 win
Peter and the Wolf Poland/UK 2006, puppet 32 3 wins (including Oscar)
Shaun the Sheep UK 2007, 5 March- puppet (clay, silicone) 7 x 40 episodes
Madame Tutli-Putli Canada 2007, May puppet 17 >1

See also

References

  1. Armen Boudjikanian (February 26, 2008). "Early Japanese Animation: As Innovative as Contemporary Anime". Frames Per Second Magazine. http://www.fpsmagazine.com/blog/2008/02/early-japanese-animation-as-innovative.php. Retrieved on 2008-05-05. 

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