5 Essential Animated Stop Motion Films

Sabienna Bowman

Sabienna is a freelance writer, pop culture junkie and unabashed fangirl. She blames an early exposure to The X-Files and the Must See TV era of NBC for her twin life-long loves of sci-fi and sitcoms. She's not sure where her all-consuming love for all things British came from, but it led her to Doctor Who so she doesn't complain.

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  • Oh I love this list. I wouldn’t say I’m a stop-motion expert at all, in fact I’ve only seen 2 out of the five mentioned, but I do enjoy them.

    I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and have bought quite a few related apparels (which is pretty much the only movie I do this for).

    I also saw Caroline and enjoyed that as well. I was hesitant about Fantastic Mr. Fox, but I think you’ve convinced me to give it a shot.

    The other stop-motion movies I’ve seen are Corpse Bride and the upcoming Frankenweenie, which is now one of my favorites. I think you’ll like it.

    • Sabienna B.

      I’ve turned into such a stop motion fangirl over the years. I love the look of stop motion films, they’ve got this homespun aesthetic that always gets to me. I especially love the ones that blend in fantasy elements–like Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas–but the more straightforward ones like Fantastic Mr. Fox are terrific too.

      I can’t wait to see Frankenweenie! 🙂