The first episode of Captain Pugwash aired on 22 October 1957. The children's animation was written, illustrated and produced by John Ryan. The bumbling Captain was brought to life by Peter Hawkins, who provided all the voices. The simple but beautifully crafted cartoon, with cut-out figures moved by cardboard levers, contributed to the overall charm of the programme, which is still fondly remembered years after it was last shown.
A short animated film directed by Alex Schulz. I like how the movie starts out with the paper forest rising from the floor. Link via Behance Network. http://illusion.scene360.com/video/12287/the-paper-forest-2/
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What I like about this stop motion is the different ways paper is used to create the animation, such as unrolling and scrunching. This makes the animation more interesting as the different methods of making the paper move help to provide a smooth transition between frames and stop the animation becoming too repetitive. This animation helps to inspire ideas for my own film such as using paper as a main medium and the different ways I can make the paper move to provide an interesting visual
Terry Gilliam's Do It Yourself Animation Show. 14 min. "how to make your own cutout animations. Gilliam started out his career as an animator, then moved to England and joined up with Monty Python’s Flying Circus. For years, he worked as the group’s animator, creating the opening credits and distinctive buffers that linked together the offbeat comedy sketches."