Stop motion+paper awesomeness

You may have seen this on a blog or two in the last few days. If you haven’t watched it, take the time to do so now. It’s a New Zealand Book Council moody stopmotion cut paper animation.

It’s pretty great though only my second or maybe third favorite stopmotion paper animation. This one for Onitsuka Tiger clearly has some fancy computer trickery but is mostly folded paper.

And don’t forget the photo stop motion with wolf and pig.

And if it’s more moody southern pacific animations you’re looking for, and you have a few minutes, my highest recommendation goes out to the Nick Cave-narrated award-winning Aussie animation masterpiece The Cat Piano. It’s not cut paper or folded paper but it’s all sorts of brilliant.