December 23, 2012

American Girl dolls in stop-motion video.

A YouTube phenomenon.



Those American Girl dolls are expensive, but if a kid is interested in stop-motion animation, she (or he) doesn't need any particular kind of expensive doll. Here's "The Klutz Book of Animation: How to Make Your Own Stop Motion Movies." And here's "Stopmotion Explosion: Animate Anything and Make Movies - Epic Films for $20 or Less."

8 comments:

kentuckyliz said...

Needs a better story and script.

Mary Beth said...

The girls are freakishly tall compared to the house and furniture.

EDH said...

As a kid I experimented with animation using my father's 8mm movie camera that had a single frame button.

The one "gut" course I took in college was animation using super 8mm.

Painstaking and time consuming, especially since I can't draw, but fun in the end when the class showed all its stuff in the college theater.

Dolls, clay and cut-outs easier than line drawings, pretty much in that order.

Should try again with the updated technology.

traditionalguy said...

My son told me that when he went into American Girls store with my 5 year old granddaughter, that by the time they left the bill was over $800.

Apple has a competitor in the being too expensive marketing ploy.

Deirdre Mundy said...

For years I told my daughters that the American girls weren't any better than the Target knock-offs we supplied them with. Then they saved up their allowances, bought the real thing and....

discovered that I lied. The hair, bodies, and clothes are all much higher quality on the American Girls, and the hair is especially good for styling,

To a man, no big deal. To a little girl, worth every penny...

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Kit said...

My daughter's got three - one was a gift, one she won in a raffle, and one she saved up for and bought, herself.

Chip Ahoy said...

Did you catch this link from Insty to Advice Goddess about gender neutral toys?

She has a couple lines that cracked me up. They tried to get boys to play with doll houses and they catapulted the toy baby carriage over the roof.

A girl given a toy train wrapped it in a blanket and put it in a baby carriage to go to sleep.

It's a serious article but I guess I just wasn't a serious reader.