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Stop-motion animation is the new (well, current) hotness

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So this very cute video about a cat who wants to be an astronaut started making the Internet rounds today, and it confirms something that’s been rattling around in my brain for about a month: Stop-motion animation is having a moment.

These Star Wars Uncut segments are very Robot Chickenish, and there’s a mountain more stop-motion this-a-way…

Like this staggeringly cute wedding invitation from this spring:

A lovely Olympus commercial:

A new installment of Lego Arcade:

And a little something for type design fans:

Have you noticed this too, PopWatchers? Does all stop-motion animation just remind you of Teeny Little Super Guy?