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  • Writer's pictureBrian Nelson

List of inspiring stop motion artists and animations

Following is a list of artists, studios, and links to videos all focused around stop motion animation. In one way or another these works and/or the people behind them have and in most cases continue to inspire me. The list is certainly not all inclusive, but it does contain a decent sample from which I often reflect. It is not sorted in any particular order.

The Brothers Quay

Street of Crocodiles -

Unmistaken Hands -

Quay (Christopher Nolan) -

Tim Burton -

The Nightmare Before Christmas -

Corpse Bride -

Frankenweenie -

Will Vinton (Will Vinton Studios, now Laika)

Closed Mondays -

California Raisins -

PBS - Oregon Art Beat - Oregon’s Animation Magic -


Coraline -

Paranorman -

The Boxtrolls -

Kubo and the Two Strings -

Missing Link -

Aardman Animations

Chicken Run -

Wallace & Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit -

Shaun the Sheep Movie -

Early Man -

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon -

Wes Anderson

Fantastic Mr. Fox -

Isle of Dogs -

Ray Harryhausen

Jason and the Argonauts (Skeletons) -

Clash of the Titans (Medusa) -

Jan Svankmajer

Dimensions of Dialogue -

Jabberwocky -

Terry Gilliam (cut-out animation & Monty Python) -

Willis O'Brian

King Kong (original movie) -

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer -

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town -

The Year Without Santa Claus -

Tool (music videos - Adam Jones)

Prison Sex -

Sober (style inspired by Brothers Quay) -

Stinkfist -

AEnema -

Schism -

Parabola -

Vicarious -

Steven Wilson (music video - Jess Cope/Owl House Studios)

Routine -

Max Hattler


Christiane Cegavske

Blood Tea and Red String -

Seed in the Sand -


Rats -

Adam Elliot

Mary and Max -

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