Stop motion animated fantasies

by Sureds | created - 25 Feb 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A list of stop motion films and series.

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1. Lavender Castle (1999–2000)

10 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Lavender Castle is a place of mystery and legend, fabled throughout the universe, a floating city of light, a place of peace, harmony and all the things that have ever been dreamt of. It is... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Harbour, Jimmy Hibbert, David Holt, Rob Rackstraw

Votes: 57

2. Chaisson: Rise of the Zerad (2010)

29 min | Animation, Short, Action

A student film, combining traditional stop-motion animation with live action film techniques, bringing the mythological realm of Chaisson vividly to life.

Director: Kevin Ulrich | Stars: Amato D'Apolito, Robbie Daymond, Chris Dorman, Bryan Forrest

Votes: 14

3. In the Fall of Gravity (2008)

Not Rated | 11 min | Animation, Short

A wizard and his traveling companion discuss the nature of life and consciousness.

Votes: 14

4. The Hunting of the Snark (2015)

65 min | Animation

A group of strange individuals embark on a voyage with the aim of capturing 'The Snark'.

Director: Saranne Bensusan | Stars: Laurence Aldridge, Saranne Bensusan, Simon Fox, Shiraz Khan

Votes: 310

5. Blood Tea and Red String (2006)

Not Rated | 71 min | Animation, Fantasy

73 Metascore

A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.

Director: Christiane Cegavske

Votes: 1,021

6. The Lady of Names (2011)

79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A beautiful librarian discovers the power of magic when an ill-conceived wish catapults her into the world of fairy tales. She falls into the clutches of the Troll King, a monster obsessed ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Ciolfi | Stars: Eleonora Barna, Elisabeth Ciolfi, Romeo Ciolfi, Cydney Dempsey

Votes: 11

7. Truckers (1992– )

11 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Under the floorboards of an old department store live the nomes, tiny people for whom things like Outside and Sun and Rain are just daft old legends. Then a group of new nomes arrive from ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Kelsey, Joe McGann, Debra Gillett, John Jardine

Votes: 169

8. The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

Unrated | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. Tom meets... See full summary »

Director: Dave Borthwick | Stars: Nick Upton, Deborah Collard, Frank Passingham, John Schofield

Votes: 1,398 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Toys in the Attic (2009)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette join forces to save their kidnapped friend, Buttercup the doll, from the denizens of the Land of Evil.

Directors: Jirí Barta, Vivian Schilling | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes, Vivian Schilling

Votes: 589 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Stan (I) (2014)

6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Stan is an independent stop motion animated short film. It is the story of a man bearing an unfortunate resemblance to the devil, who is forced to navigate a life of abandonment and ... See full summary »

Director: Meirav Haber | Star: Iain Sandison

11. Chronopolis (1982)

52 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Weary immortals inhabit a metropolis in the sky and amuse themselves with constructions as they kill time and await whatever comes next.

Director: Piotr Kamler | Star: Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 381

12. Quest (1996)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In the desolate landscapes of an unforgiving desert, a desperate for water wanderer summons up the strength to follow the muffled sound of dripping liquid, only to pay the high price of pursuing a dream. Is all hope lost?

Director: Tyron Montgomery

Votes: 618

13. Revoltoso (2016)

30 min | Animation, Short, History

Jabalito, a revolting three-eyed boar, is on the scene of one of the first filmed wars in history: the Mexican Revolution.

Directors: Roy Ambriz, Vonno A. Ambriz | Stars: Jack Duarte, Aarón Hernán, Juan Navarro

Votes: 17

14. Linden Tar (2016)

Animation, Short

This is the story about overcoming your fears and realizing you don't have to do everything by yourself. Our hero will be forced to leave the comfort of his home and face the huge world ... See full summary »

Director: Olga Grechanova

15. Dziad i Baba (2012)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two soul mates struggle with opposing fears of death and loneliness in this short dark comedy.

Director: Basia Goszczynska | Stars: Anna Goszczynska, Piotr Goszczynski, Zofia Gozynska

Votes: 7

16. The Maker (2011)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.

Director: Christopher Kezelos

Votes: 2,108

17. Zero (III) (2010)

13 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.

Director: Christopher Kezelos | Stars: Nick McKay, Reina McAndrew, Shelley Hepworth, Anthony Clarke

Votes: 1,469

18. Oh Willy... (2012)

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

Directors: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels

Votes: 351

19. Gloomy Valentine (2006)

5 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A woman struggles to overcome the sadness of a broken heart.

Director: Isabel Peppard

Votes: 31

20. Butterflies (I) (2012)

G | 12 min | Animation, Short

A young artist sits on the sidewalk, struggling to make a living. She makes drawings for the passersby. A businessman recognises her talents and offers her a paying job. The prospect seems ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Peppard | Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Nicholas Hope, Honey Spence, Henry Nixon

Votes: 31

21. Three Fragments of a Lost Tale (2011)

12 min | Animation, Short

A collection of John Frame's fragmented, stop-motion animated vignettes.

Director: John Frame

22. Junk Head 1 (2013)

30 min | Animation, Short, Mystery

In the distant future, mankind begins research on clones that live underground in search of lost genetic information.

Director: Takahide Hori

Votes: 179

23. Omega (V) (2012)

19 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The end of evolution awaits us in a wasteland dominated by bizarre trash formations, dust and rock. From the scattered remains of a long forgotten culture an electric ecosystem rapidly evolves into the ultimate form of existence.

Directors: Eva Franz, Andreas Goralczyk

Votes: 54

25. Stasis (2005)

8 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

"Stasis" examines our alternative architect and its vision for us. If machines could bring back humans from disease or death, whose image would we be formed in? And would we still be human?... See full summary »

Director: Jason Hite

Votes: 6

26. Battery Life (2016)

11 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A stop motion animation following a robot father and son trying to get a new battery for the mother, who gave everything to save their boy.

Director: Justin Nixon | Stars: Drayton Frey, Kristin Frey, Justin Nixon, Jordan Serra

Votes: 31

27. The Firefly Man (2003)

11 min | Animation, Short

A lonely hermit is haunted, and then transformed, by light.

Director: Todd Fjelsted | Stars: Amy Potter, Logan Potter, Todd Fjelsted

Votes: 43

28. The Sandman (1991)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Upstairs, in the moonlit and empty room, a little boy scared of the dancing shadows, encounters a figment of his vivid imagination: the horrible Sandman.

Director: Paul Berry

Votes: 1,150

29. The Secret of the Ice Flower (2013)

27 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

For years the peas had been flocking to Granddads circus, to see the last Ice Flower the one only Granddad knew how to reveal. When Granddad decides to share his secret with his grandchild ... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Ley

Votes: 11

30. We Are the Strange (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two outcasts fight for survival in a sinister fantasy world. Their lives are constantly in jeopardy after they're caught in the middle of a deadly battle between bizarre monsters on their way to the ice cream shop.

Director: M. dot Strange | Stars: Chaylon Blancett, David Choe, Stuart Mahoney, Halleh Seddighzadeh

Votes: 589

31. The Silent Years: A Day in the Life of a Medieval Novice Monk (1995 Video)

16 min | Animation, Short

A new recruit enters a Cistercian monastery in the Middle Ages and learns the daily routine of the monks in this educational animated short.

Directors: Richard Sargent, Simon Webster

32. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 982

33. House of Flames (1979)

Not Rated | 19 min | Animation, Short

Through puppets and animation, a traveler tells his story of walking through Settsu, coming to the town of Ikuta. He asks if someone can show him the Seeker's Mound. Late that day, a ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto | Star: Tetsunojo Kanze

Votes: 214

35. The Seven Ravens (1937)

53 min | Animation, Fantasy

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Director: Ferdinand Diehl

Votes: 53

36. The Book of the Dead (2005)

Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

The story takes place as Buddhism is being introduced to Japan from China. Iratsume, a woman of noble descent, one night sees a luminous vision that she believes to be the Buddha, ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto | Stars: Kyôko Kishida, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Rie Miyazawa

Votes: 203

37. Briar-Rose or the Sleeping Beauty (1990)

22 min | Animation, Short

On her fifteenth birthday the princess finds a diary written by her mother when she was young. The diary tells of her mother, the Queen's secret, early love. The Princess goes into the ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto | Star: Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 84

38. Achilles (1995)

11 min | Animation, Short

With the loss of Patroclus (his undeclared male lover), Greek warrior Achilles returns to the Trojan War.

Director: Barry Purves | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Simon Green, David Holt, Tim Morgan

Votes: 325

39. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959)

76 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Stars: Joss Ackland, Ann Bell, Richard Burton, Tom Criddle

Votes: 310

40. Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)

G | 82 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

Clara finds herself in a magical world where her toys have come to life but must fight the evil mice who threaten the kingdom before she can return home.

Director: Takeo Nakamura | Stars: Michele Lee, Melissa Gilbert, Lurene Tuttle, Christopher Lee

Votes: 151

41. Old Czech Legends (1953)

91 min | Animation, Fantasy, History

Excellent stop-motion animation film from one of the best Czech filmmakers, Jirí Trnka. It tells the ancient story of Czechoslovakia, how it was founded by Czech, the Forefather, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Eduard Kohout, Karel Höger, Rùzena Nasková

Votes: 176

42. The Legend of the Sky Kingdom (2003)

73 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Three children make a daring escape from the underground city in which they are slaves of the Evil Emperor, and go in search of the fabled Sky Kingdom and the great Prince Ariel.

Director: Roger Hawkins | Stars: Jason Linforth, Miriam Hamblin, Gabriel Phillips, Lucian Msamati

Votes: 44

43. Mythic Journeys (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

An inventive fusion of documentary, story, artwork and animation. Despite the fact that myth has always existed, surprisingly few people today are aware of even the classic myths or the ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Boe, Whitney Boe | Stars: Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Lance Henriksen, Steven Aizenstat

Votes: 128

44. Operavox (1995– )

28 min | Animation, Musical

Six famous operas beautifully brought to screen with various animation techniques. Cell animation, stop motion etc. Each opera a different artist and all lasts half an hour.

Stars: John Connell, Julie Gossage, David Barrell, Julie Higginson

Votes: 47

45. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992–1994)

TV-Y7 | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure