stop-motion "Community"

I just recently returned from Burbank where I worked on a stop-motion Christmas episode of the NBC show "Community". NBC is hosting the episode streaming on their site, and I've embedded it below. It was an incredibly compressed schedule for the amount of work (22 minutes in six weeks) but somehow the team pulled it off. I animated about 12 shots during my two-week stint on the show.

Unfortunately the contract the production company signed with NBC didn't give us individual credits, but they probably would have zipped by too quickly to read anyway. The production company has put up a credit roll on their website.

Here's a clip in which Joel McHale talks about his puppet:

Below are two production photos:


  1. 52nd street in Islington?
    Totally unrealistic.

  2. it came out great man...and you guys did an incredibly fast job.


  3. Thanks Justin! I still can't believe it got finished in time.