A brief history of stop-motion animation
Whether used as a special effect in a live-action film, such as in 1933's "King Kong," or in an animated film like 2012's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," stop-motion techniques have endured. By Rebecca Keegan
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'King Kong' (1933)
Stop-motion was one of the first special effects used in live-action movies. Effects pioneer Willis O'Brien relied on the technique to create the scenery-stomping gorilla in 1933's "King Kong."