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    Default Help me remember stop-frame special

    It was a TV special shown a couple of times around Christmas in the late 80s. It was a modelling stop frame animation like Nick Park but not Grand Day Out.

    I remember it was about some creature that went on an adventure through some buildings and thing I remember most is that he found himself in a sort of scientist's lab. It had bits of odd creatures in jars that helped him escape. Their reward was getting him to switch off their power supply thus letting them die. Was quite poignant and remember liking it as a kid.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Help me remember stop-frame special

    Was it part of The Trap Door series?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-dapSswWTQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqueline View Post
    Was it part of The Trap Door series?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-dapSswWTQ
    Thank you, it's similar but not quite. The one I'm remembering was mainly silent (probably just music and effects) and was a bit darker.

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    It wasn't that Frank Zappa thing was it?
    "She moves in such an exciting world!"

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    No, not that. It did feel like a sort poignant Grand Day Out.

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    Racking my brains and failing. Sorry.
    "She moves in such an exciting world!"

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    Default Re: Help me remember stop-frame special

    You might be able to spot it here ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stop_motion_films

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    I was just watching 'The amazing Mr Bickford' From that very list, great minds

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    Could it possibly have been 'The secret adventures of Tom Thumb'? This was early 90s but had the science lab, the weird maze like buildings, the other weird creatures etc. It also had some REALLY freaky stop motion with real actors....and it is on youtube

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