Check Out This Incredible Stop-Motion Animated Film

By: Amanda Crum - November 20, 2012

If you don’t know the name Molly Crabapple, you should. You might recognize her style from various projects she’s done, ranging from last year’s SXSW promo materials to pieces for The Nation, CNN, and The New Inquiry. She is a very politically-minded artist, getting involved in Occupy Wall Street (sometimes inadvertently) and offering up her thoughts on voting and the ongoing story of the women in Pussy Riot. She uses her art not only to express her ideas, but to engage her fans in what’s happening in the world around them.

One of Crabapple’s latest projects is a beautiful stop-motion animated film, which took two years to complete–with the help of Kickstarter–and is set to the music of Kim Boekbinder. The animation was done by the talented Jim Batt, who combined Crabapple’s beautiful, insanely detailed world with Boekbinder’s haunting/sweet accordion-filled lament to create a breathtaking love story in just over four minutes.

Check out the video, and then head over to Molly’s blog to learn more about her art and the many projects she’s involved in.

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Amanda CrumAmanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum

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  • abstracto

    Realy an amazing short. The story is unordinary and interesting!

  • awesomesauce

    Um… none of what you just said makes any sense at all. Did you proof-read what you typed up before you hit “post comment”? Because I can only make out once sentence that has proper English notations in the entirety of your gibberish paragraph:

    “The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.”

    The rest is complete and utter gibberish.

    Oh, and I do like the clip. :) Very well done and keeps the viewer interested and pulled in. Love the music that tells the tale as well; it has a nice rhythm and good flow to it.