The Smallest Stop-Motion Animation Ever

From the makers of Wallace and Gromit comes the smallest stop-motion animation ever. The lilliputian main character, aptly named Dot, stands a mere 0.35-inch-tall. According to Popular Science, the animators “used a 3D printer to make 50 different versions of Dot, because she is too small to manipulate or bend like they would other stop-motion animation characters.” Then each print-up was hand-painted by artists looking through a microscope. Once the set and characters were ready to go, the directors attached a CellScope (a cellphone camera with a 50x magnification microscope) to a Nokia N8 and let the cameras roll. You can watch the final cut above.

via Popular Science

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  • I loved your ‘dot’a wonderfull little film thank you.

  • daniella says:

    dot was a cute character in this story. Dot shows that she is scared because everything behind her was falling apart. From my opinion i think she was dreaming. She starts of asleep then starts running, she comes to be relived for just a little while then to fighting her fears. She comes to an and to fighting what ever that was after her to sowing it down to a blanket to sleep.

  • Chris says:

    dot shows her emotion levels expand from sleepy and happy to plain scared. Dot is running from a giant roll of cloth that seems to be after her. She jumps on a bee and finds an easy escaped but then gets knocked off after a storm hits her. she runs a little more after she believes she can defeat her fear and takes it head on. she finally defeats the cloth and find her self back to sleep.

  • Nice video and also the girl “dot” acted well and she faced the all kinds of problem in her life at the end she solved with two swords……………

  • Josh says:

    Haha, that was absolutely incredible. There needs to be more of those made. Anyone know of others out there?

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