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timmythesheep848 Posted: Sep 26th 2010

Aardman Animations - the folks behind Wallace and Gromit - know what it's like to have a big hit. And now they know what it's like to have a little one too, a really, really little one.

That's because steady-handed staff have created the world's smallest stop-motion character, Dot, who measures just 9mm tall and was animated using a microscope and tweezers.

Just in case they weren't already making life hard enough for themselves, they then filmed the 90 second movie using a Nokia N8 mobile phone attached to a CellScope device - a microscope normally used for taking pictures of skin and blood cells.

In the film - which has already been seen more than 400,000 times online - Dot is seen waking up on a magnified blanket before discovering her surroundings are caving in on her and she needs to escape.

Dot then runs away from the unravelling thread by jumping over pins, spinning coins and leafs as well as hitching a ride on the back of a bee... all before grabbing a pair of nails and wielding them like swords/knitting needles.

Aardman director Ed Patterson said of the miniature movie challenge: "It became a real test of working at such a small scale, and in having the patience to push on through 'til the end'."

By Nokia.

Here it is:

Behind the Scenes:

Its amazing Dot is so small!

timmythesheep848 Posted: Sep 26th 2010

The worlds smallest its supposed to be!

Purple&Brown Posted: Sep 26th 2010

Wow, that is amazing! :O

mmasonghi studios Posted: Sep 27th 2010

Thats COOL!

womble1 Posted: Oct 4th 2010

Must of been extremely hard

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