Do you remember Sesame Street?

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(?).

The Sandpit by Sam O’Hare

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.


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