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Animated Putty

Long, long before Wallace met Gromit filmmakers performed malleable magic to bring clay to life

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1911 4 mins Silent


Ancient ancestors of Wallace, Gromit and Morph abound in this trick film filled with malleable magic. Walter Booth made a number of films that began to explore the potential of stop-motion to bring cut-outs, string, and here clay to life. Many of these scenes are also filmed backwards adding to the uncanny effect, with the devilish, gargoyle faces towards the end of the film being particularly delightful.