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Animating Reality: A Collection of Short Animated Documentaries

Stop-motion animation and documentary are our two favorite film genres. Naturally, we’re all over Animating Reality: A Collection of Short Documentaries, a highly unusual and highly rewarding marriage of the two, showcasing 13 remarkable animated documentaries from around the world. With entries from Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, France, Finland, Canada, Belgium and the United States, the compilation covers an impressive range of themes, animation techniques and storytelling styles.

Animating Reality ties nicely into our recent streak of animation-based “documentaries” — from last week’s superb animation of Möbius strip animation of Flatland to yesterday’s uncovered 1968 Saul Bass gem exploring the origin of creativity.

Published January 25, 2011




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