Fun with stop-motion animation.

First, How to Make a Baby, by PDI/DreamWorks animator Cassidy Curtis and his wife, Raquel Coelho:

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Second, A Wolf Loves Pork, by Takeuchi Taijin:

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I love the first video partly because the first animated film I ever tried to make, at the tender age of 10 or 12 or thereabouts, also revolved around a human body being inflated like a balloon; but rather than a photographic riff on a woman’s pregnancy, the film I made was a chalkboard illustration of a man blowing a balloon, hiccuping, accidentally inhaling all the air that passed from the balloon back into his body, and then popping.

And I love the second video for all sorts of reasons — the ending, in particular, gave me a “whoa! I’ve got to rewind that and play it back right now” feel — but I am particularly curious to know how off-limits that apartment became during the shoot. Did friends have to stay away, to avoid upsetting all the photos strewn about the place? Did it affect the artist’s social life? If so, I’d say the sacrifice was almost certainly worth it.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11340006144797496514 RC

    Thanks for sharing both those videos…they both are a lot of fun!


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