Clay Classics - Will Vinton's Rip Van Winkle
- Friday, 11 May 2012 19:29
- Last Updated on Sunday, 13 May 2012 21:51
- Written by Marc Spess
A classic film done in a classic way, using all clay has emerged on the internet.
If you want to see where Claymation began in America, look no further than Rip Van Winkle by Will Vinton. Will had a vision to make everything in clay, from sets, puppets and props. You can't get much more purist than that. Everything that came after this film led to Claymation becoming a house hold term, especially when the California Raisins took off. If you want to take a 1990's tour of Will Vinton Studios in Portland, or see what other films came out of Wills studio after see our gallery here. If not, watch Rip Van Winkle below and see why so many love the style of animated clay puppets.
You can get this video on DVD and watch it in better quality on Amazon here.