Animation: This stop motion fighting animation made with woollen puppets is the best

Date
11 June 2014
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Of all of the areas of art and design that I write about on a daily basis, animation is probably the one that falls furthest from my realm of understanding. No matter how many behind-the-scenes pictures I stare open-mouthed at, or how many conversations I have about the hours that went into constructing one perfect shot, I’m absolutely torn between disbelief that anybody has the patience for such a meticulous process and relief that somebody has the right composure for it.

Enter Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels, an animator duo who epitomise my disbelief. Among other projects they created Fight! is a short made with stop-motion woollen puppets which was selected as a trailer for the National Animation Festival in Bruz, France. Short but sweet, the detail included in the puppets is absolutely astounding, including even the quirk of an eyebrow and an ambiguous puddle of vomit at the end. It’s also hilarious and really really cute, which is basically a dream combination.

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Design and animation by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels: Fight!

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Design and animation by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels: Fight!

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Design and animation by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels: Fight!

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Design and animation by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels: Fight!

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Design and animation by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels: Fight!

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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