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How stop motion animation began

One of our favorite movies of all time is “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This holiday classic is not only an amazing story, but the animation is breathtaking — especially when you take into account the entire thing is stop motion. That means it’s filmed by moving small figures just a skosh and taking photo after photo to make the overall collection look like movement. This impressive artform has an intriguing history. Who knew it all began with bugs?

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