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.

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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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