Birth.Video.Death: PIONEERS OF STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

In which the Drafthouse Video Team takes you on a guided tour through the history of stop-motion.

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In celebration of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs - which is absolutely delighting Drafthouse audiences here in Austin, and continuing to expand this weekend - the DH Video Team thought they'd give y'all a taste of an upcoming preshow segment that's a real treat (especially if you're a cinema history buff). 

Titled Pioneers of Stop-Motion Animation, this six-minute segment guides you through the years - from 1898's The Humpty Dumpty Circus to Phil Tippett's iconic work on the original Star Wars trilogy and Robocop. The care that's been put into this video is pretty tremendous, as we get to see some of the form's most visually striking moments come alive before our eyes. 

Take a look:

What do you guys think? Excited to see Isle of Dogs? Have any stop-motion memories of your own? Drop into the comments below and sound off regarding your favorite artists and their work on screen.

Isle of Dogs continues to expand into more theaters this weekend. Get your tickets here.

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