The History of Stop-Motion Animation


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Which of the following filmmakers helped pioneer stop-motion animation in the film The Humpty Dumpty Circus?

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1. Will Vinton is known for which type of stop-motion animation?

2. Which film is considered Willis O'Brien's masterpiece?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Learn about key films that represent groundbreaking steps in stop-motion history using this printable worksheet. Use this quiz to review different types of stop-motion animation and make certain that you can recognize important films, characters, and filmmakers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your understanding of:

  • Willis O'Brien's signature piece
  • The Humpty Dumpty Circus
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

Skills Practiced

Skills assessed in this quiz and worksheet include the following:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding key people, films and characters in the history of stop-motion animation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast animation techniques from the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - use your knowledge of stop-motion animation to answer questions about its history

Additional Learning

To learn more about the History of Stop-Motion Animation, study the adjacent lesson called The History of Stop-Motion Animation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the basics types of stop-motion animation and how it works
  • Identify pioneering filmmakers and significant figures in the history of stop-motion animation
  • Recognise important films and characters