See the year’s best stop-motion movie

Takeuchi Taijin took a wolf suit, a papier-mâché pig, and hundreds of photographs and came up with a brilliant animated fairy tale.

Taijin’s creation is essentially two stop-motion pieces in one: First he captured a story on 4 x 6 photographs; then he photographed the photographs and turned them into a stop-motion movie. When the characters in the photos go down a flight of stairs, the photos themselves mirror the action and climb down Taijin’s wall. The effect is dizzying and brain-rattling: The juxtaposition of planes, the messing-about with space and time — it’s heavy stuff for a guy in a wolf suit, but you’ll be glad he made the effort.

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