Remember all the animation shorts and stop-motion numbers lessons? Remember Thomas the Tank Engine? Compare this 2010 video of a day in New York City filmed using tilt-shift photography, with Teeny Little Super Guy from Sesame Street circa 1985(?).
It’s a bit like comparing a Hiyao Miyazaki film with an episode of Peanuts, but there’s something about both that seems childlike, nostalgic, wonderful, and yet unsettling. Uncannily real, yet dreamlike. In stop-motion, time is literally hijacked.