Dot, the World’s Smallest Stop Motion Film

Aardman, the British animation studio responsible for Wallace and Gromit, has created a new film, Dot, the world’s smallest stop motion film. The filmmakers used a Nokia N8 smartphone and a CellScope to capture the adventures of the film’s 0.35 inch heroine. According to Popular Science:

Animators at the UK studio Aardman used a 3D printer to make 50 different versions of Dot, because she is too small to manipulate or bend like they would other stop-motion animation characters. The figurine’s tiny features stretched the limit of the printer — any smaller and it would be hard to make distinct limbs. Each one was hand-painted by artists looking through a microscope.

Check the film out.

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