MoMA 5

Pinocchio puppet head in slot

A close-up of one of Pinocchio’s many heads. Each head had a slightly different expression and could be switched out for each shot. Stop motion works by posing the puppet, taking a shot, and then slightly moving the puppet and taking another shot. Everything needs to be done in strict order. When the shots are put together, it creates the illusion of motion. I can’t imagine how many of these heads there had to be to make it look like Pinocchio was saying just one sentence.

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