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Short Flicks: "Nintendo/Paper Mario Sticker Star"

A new Nintendo ad featuring a Stop Motion, paper cut-out Mario.

*note: the technique used here is something called replacement animation invented in the '50s by George Pal.  With his Puppettoons, he pioneered the idea of blending the aspect of Stop Motion and 2d animation by using various cut-outs of the same character but in a slightly different positions for each shape.


Director: Antonio Balserio
Production House USA: 1st Ave Machine
Production House Argentina: Gazz
Animation Production and Direction: Can Can Club
Agency: Leo Burnett Texas

'"Pal's Puppets" is a 1994 biographical documentary on the life of George Pal, a Hungarian animator who would later become one of the pioneers of stopmotion animation with his "Puppetoon" shorts. His techniques would later go on to influence people such as Ray Harryhausen (who worked under George for a number of years) Henry Selick, and Tim Burton.'

George Pal Documentary (1984):

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