the mechanics of movement
I must have been into animation. Even when I was 17 I'd rush home to watch Morph. I loved Morph. Pete [Pete Lord, Aardman] said it hundreds of times – it's the performance. The potential of all this really made an impression on me – it was amazing to be able to tell quite emotional stories through this small scenario on your tabletop. And make a proper story that has a tactile reality. Plus you can muck around with lighting and do all your own filmmaking!
This chapter goes into much more detail ...