Stop motion animation has been around a long time, but it goes in and out of fashion. The latest movie to use the technique � you know, where you shoot a frame of film, change all the models just a tiny bit, shoot another and so on � is Fantastic Mr. Fox. But we want go back to the very earliest days of this animation technique. Marco Werman has the story of George Pal, a Hungarian-born pioneer of stop-motion animation.

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