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Block City (1980) by Al Jarnow

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Block City (1980), a stop motion short made with blocks by the great animator, artist, and filmmaker Al Jarnow. The animated film was “a three-minute cruise through a history of architecture using building blocks and stop motion for Sesame Street.”

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His classic Cosmic Clock and his 2012 short Three Primary Colors with OK Go are also the archives.

Next: Explore the animated work of Evelyn Lambart.

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