When we talk about animated movies, we immediately imagine a still from a Disney film. The world of animation has changed by leaps and bounds ever since the creation of the iconic cartoon character, Mickey Mouse. Now, animated movies have developed different types of styles such as 2D animation, 3D animation, stop-motion, and so on. By incorporating these styles, the directors of the animated films have enhanced the movie watching experience.
One of the most popular and visually appealing form of stop-motion animation is clay animation or claymation. All the characters and their minute details are created by the artist by using pieces of clay or play-doh.
Hollywood has given us a good collection of claymation movies to watch from. Out of those, there are some movies that you must watch, irrespective of your age! Here are 5 claymation movies that we feel you will definitely enjoy watching.
Mary and Max
This animated movie is a touching story of two unlikely pen friends – an eight year old girl and a middle-aged man. Both these characters are an outcast in their lives. Their practice of exchanging letters with each other gets them to discuss about the daily struggles of their lives and how they cope with it. The director of this film, Adam Elliot has done a brilliant job by giving this movie a realistic appeal.
This film is a story about Rocky – a rooster, played by Mel Gibson and Ginger – a chicken, played by Julia Sawalha. They come together to plot an escape plan for all the chickens stuck in a chicken farm. This is a fun film that will leave you in splits.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Watch Jack Skellington – King of Halloween Town, played by Danny Elfman explore the concept of Christmas. This is a classic Tim Burton movie that is a good mix of fantasy and goth.
James and the Giant Peach
This movie is a beautiful adaptation of the popular children’s book written by Roald Dahl. If you have or haven’t read this book, you will still enjoy watching and reliving the adventurous scenes of this movie.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
This movie is about Wallace – played by Peter Sallis and his loyal dog, Gromit. They are hired by Lady Tottington, played by Helena Bonham Carter to capture the creature that is terrorizing their village by destroying their vegetables right before the most anticipated the annual Giant Vegetable Competition. This is a lovely film that is filled with plenty of suspense and funny elements.