Stop motion animation would drive me crazy if I tried to attempt it, but as a viewer I prefer inventive "real" looking stuff like this over almost anything a computer can do. Artists and animators: be less like me and more like Jan Švankmajer!
7 - Svankmajer had the power to make a funny, shocking and tender (hehe) love story out of two slices of beef in under a minute (you could call it a "rare" occurrence). If that's not the mark of a true genius, then I don't know what is.
I'm a vegetarian and an anxiously self-aware male feminist and even I think that sexually harassing slabs of dead animal flesh when animated by Švankmajer are cute! Contains what must be one of the best visual punch-lines to a short film. Siiiiiiiiiiizzle.