Animated Sound: Five Epic Stop-Motion Music Videos

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With Wes Anderson’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox coming out this weekend, every Zissou-loving, B.F.G.-worshiping and Bill Murray-enthusiast cinema go-er is salivating with anticipation. Anderson, a master of whimsical dark comedy, chose to adapt the beloved children’s story into his first-ever animated feature film.

The medium? Stop motion. A meticulous animation technique that links hundreds of individual photos to create an illusion of movement, stop motion has been around for decades and continues to mesmerize viewers. In the past few years, the music industry has grown hip to this classic technique and has begun employing it in many a music video. Some of our favorites are after the jump.

1. Fleet Foxes: “Mykonos,” directed by Sean Pecknold

2. Sliimy: “Womanizer,” directed by Ethan Lader

3. Modest Mouse” “Whale Song,” directed by Nando Costa

4. Thom Yorke: “Harrowdown Hill,” directed by Chel White

5. Monogrenade: “Ce Soir,” directed by Christophe Collette