The animated film will hit Netflix in early December Guillermo del Toro: Pinocchio, which was created using the stop-motion technique. Reviewers are delighted with this production. They write that it is a mature, poignant, slightly provocative and beautiful version of the classic fairy tale. They draw attention to the extraordinary craftsmanship, which is a very important element in the reception of this timeless story.
The stop motion technique is not a popular form of animation because it is time consuming and requires a lot of work. Despite this, over the years, a dozen or so films have been made that are worth watching. Rotten Tomatoes ranked the best stop-motion animations based on critics’ ratings. The list includes productions for children and adults – including the works of Aardman Animations, which have a distinctive style. Do you know the adventures of Wallace and Gromit or Shaun the lamb? This studio has been involved in the creation of the aforementioned animation since Guillermo del Toro. It should be added that it also includes live-action films in which the stop-motion technique was used. These are titles from many years ago, when computer effects were not used yet.
There are several Tomatometer stats for each movie listed. The first number is the percentage of “freshness” (positive opinions) of the critics, next to which we give their average rating on a scale of 1-10. In parentheses is the percentage of positive user reviews. It should be added that those animations that have been awarded the “freshness” certificate by Rotten Tomatoes start above the 27th place, which is why they are higher in the ranking despite lower percentages.
Best stop-motion animations – ranked by Rotten Tomatoes