Stop-motion Magic

I don’t know how it’s possible that I forgot to mention this in Bits Of My Weekend earlier, but Friday evening we went with Billy’s parents to see Fantastic Mr Fox, and it was quite possibly the best movie I’ve seen all year. I sat in my seat with a huge grin on my face the entire time, completely dazzled. We all spent the rest of the night quoting parts from it and talking about why we loved it, which led me to realize one of the reasons that it grabbed me by the heart so strong. When I was a kid my family was obsessed with the series of Rankin/Bass stop-motion Christmas specials made in the 60’s/70’s. I’ve seen them more times than I can count, my personal favorites being Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Is it weird that I’m oddly attracted to young Santa? And I seriously wanted to be Jessica so bad – watch this awesome clip and tell me she isn’t a fashion icon. The stop-motion of Fantastic Mr Fox gave me a serious dose of nostalgia.

Anyway, go see all of these movies! Right now!