Put aside 14 minutes and Terry Gilliam, the legendary Monty Python animator, will show you 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.
If you've never taken a good look at his work, you will want to spend some time with The Miracle of Flight from 1974, or this animated sequence, Story Time, from 1968. (Both appear in the "Animation" section of our big collection of Free Movies Online. Be sure to scroll down the page.)