Written and Selected by Julie Fishman.

Requiring loads of time and major patience, stop motion animation uses individual photos sequenced together to simulate movement. Having blown up a few years back, the technique has spawned thousands of viral videos. No need to dig through them yourself: we’ve combed the web to bring you what we think are the 25 most awesome examples of stop motion film making.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Check out the 25 Coolest Stop Motion Videos on the Web.