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Peter And the Wolf Met The Brothers Quay…

I know that this short film “Peter and The Wolf” is a couple years old and apparently won the academy award but it’s all news to me! I just recently saw the trailer for this amazing stop motion film and was blown away so much by it that I instantly found the dvd which was recently released on ebay and well today it has just arrived in the mail! So I figured I’d post a couple clips up here so that if you hadn’t already seen it and are a stop motion fan you’d be pleasantly delighted. Anyway here are a  a couple scenes from this amazing little masterpeice….    

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The roots of rankin bass stop motion christmas?

Check out this ultra old school russian stop motion animation christmas short from 1913 from the Khanzhonkov Company. This makes me wonder if this started the whole Rankin Bass slew of christmas specials in some way since this has got to be one of the first ever. It also has some pretty weird imagery in it as well. Santa, dancing frogs, skiing insects make this almost dreamlike short quite bizzare! It is very remnisent of something perhaps that the Brothers Quay would have made. It’s actually pretty amazing considering the year it was made…