It’s an amazing movie full of heart, adventure, ingenuity, and deserves way more recognition than it gets. Gloria Clokey, Martin Freeman, Votes: Omid Djalili, Noboru Mitani, The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. $48.02M, PG | Gross: Michal Pavlícek, toys go to hide from the world and live secretly in shame. Sixtine Murat, Written by William J. Keenan Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. We want the record to show that this movie was almost, almost, the top spot on this list. Stars: In a distant future, a cult forms around the Manson Family, when Charles Manson is mistaken for the messiah. | So it’s no big surprise that Netflix’s new stop-motion movie Alien Xmas is similarly about a group of extraterrestrials coming along to steal Christmas from its rightful owners. | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, 79 min | Jasmine Linforth, | Claude Misonne Mike Johnson Jesper Møller, | This is a list of films that showcase stop motion animation, and is divided into four … Meryl Streep, E. David, 53 min | Gross: Claude Barras | Gross: Gary Krug, Oldrich Kaiser, Michael J. Rix Stars: Required fields are marked *. Film Best Stop-Motion Christmas Movies If you’ve never seen these holiday stop motions, then you’re in for a treat. | Rory McHenry Stars: | $32.02M, PG Animation, Action, Adventure. In this story, the Great Ak summons a council of the Immortals to bestow upon a dying Claus the Mantle of Immortality. | Boris Karloff, | Director: 19,767 Felix Aylmer, 60 min When Renard the Fox's mischievous pranks go too far, King Lion is forced to attempt to bring the trickster to justice. When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. If you’ve never seen these holiday stop motions, then you’re in for a treat. Director: $8.27M, 82 min 78 min Some holiday movies are beloved by critics but others have been ripped to shreds.Classics like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1967) and "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) have a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. Throughout the movie we see him use chimneys to sneak into houses undetected, hide gifts in stockings so the police won’t find them, and he even grows a beard to disguise himself. $56.11M, 73 min Unfortunately, the man running Sombertown, Burgermeister Meisterburger (Paul Frees), is a miserable man who’s outlawed toys. | Gross: Eric Baugin, | 21,786 Yôichi Kotabe, | Gross: Animation, Family, Prop & Berta is the story of a friendship between a little stout man and a big and proud cow, who are able to talk to each other. An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music. 12 Rankin/Bass Christmas Specials Ranked by Tomatometer It’s simply not Christmas on television without the holiday stop-motion classics from Rankin/Bass, the production company founded in 1960 by Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass. | Irene Starewicz, Stars: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Helmut Fischer Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Fraser, Per Theodor Haugen, | Ewan McGregor, Not Rated Bartosz Wierzbieta Directors: | One of Videocraft's first projects was an independently produced series, The New Adventures of Pinocchio. Jirí Lábus, Nick Upton, | Sam Fell Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. When the Emperor is near death, a nightingale's song restores his health and teaches... See full summary », Directors: | Gross: A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. They’re impossible to escape and feature some of the wildest plot lines, cooky characters, and convoluted concepts known to film. Manny La Carruba, Votes: Valentina Ponomaryova, The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist. Ivo Caprino | Unrated Frank Rogier, | A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. | John Schofield, Votes: Phyllis Diller, Approved This special aired on ABC on December 13, 1970. Stars: | Volker Lechtenbrink, Geoffrey Rush, An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. | | Animation, Family, Fantasy, A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. Stars: Teri Hatcher, Vilém Cok, G A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives. 87 min Karel Höger, Rùzena Nasková, 55 min 641 Animation, Adventure, Comedy. | Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Director: 92 min Director: 88 min Leif Juster, PG Stars: The ’80s were famous for a lot of things including, it would seem, stop-motion films meant to give you nightmares well into your thirties. Anna Russell, Stars: | Gross: Animation, Drama, Fantasy. Winona Ryder, She prefers to focus her time on works of horror and journalism, but has also been published for experimental fiction and poetry, as well as creative non-fiction. | Gross: If you’ve never seen these holiday stop motions, then you’re in for a treat. | | Nick Park Otto Brandenburg, Léon Larive, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. 85 min | Mutsumi Sasaki, Not Rated 2,596 Phil Daniels, On the Isle of Evil, the head of the "World Organization of Monsters" reveals his imminent retirement and that he has refined a formula for total destruction, only to be upset when the monsters try to steal the formula and kill his nephew. | Joan Cusack, | Wes Anderson Stanislav Sokolov Animation, Fantasy. Stars: Written by Romero Muller Directed by Larry Roemer. From the 1960s into the 1980s, Rankin/Bass Productions made more than a dozen bizarre stop-motion Christmas specials. In the woods there lives a mouse and his friends, and they are always scared of getting eaten by the fox or other predators who can't get food in a fair way. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town is a stop motion Christmas movie written by Romeo Muller and directed by Arthur Rankins Jr. and Jules Bass. Maisie Williams, Piotr Fronczewski, 75 min 125,448 Animation, Short, A compilation of short animated clips on winter days in Japan, Directors: In this offshoot of the 1950s "claymation" cartoon series, the crazy Blockheads threaten to ruin Gumby's benefit concert by replacing the entire city of Clokeytown with robots. | Hugh Grant, | Critics Consensus: Have no fear! | 77 min Pamela Brown, The movie follows the, well, life and adventures of a man named Claus (Earl Hammond) who was raised in a mystical Forest by a lioness, and who is brought to the mortal world to make it better. Jeremy Piven, The series was produced using \"Animagic\", a stop-motion animation process pioneered by George Pal's \"Puppetoons\" and Art Clokey's Gumby and Davey and Goliath.Rankin and Bass followed the Pinocchi… 76 min Jared Harris, 90 min Vincent Patar It tells the ancient story of Bohemia, how it was founded by Czech, the Forefather, and a series of ... See full summary », Director: 98,341 Anna Kamenkova, Not Rated | Gross: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. Bill Skarsgård, Jean Topart, Votes: Directors: 37,180 Stig Henrik Hoff, It is based on the "Santa Clause is Comin' to Town" song that is played on our radios and shopping center for two months out of the year. | 176,922 Jeff Newitt 83 min | You know the ones: the whimsical, slightly-creepy stop-action movies from the ‘60s, ’70s, and ‘80s where the characters are made from clay and go on a bevy of seasonal adventures. Like all of these stop-motion fever dreams, the plot of this film quickly devolves from here. Directors: We’re also introduced to the Island of Misfit Toys, where unusual (sentient!) Stellan Skarsgård, | Tracey Ullman, Votes: Martin Landau, Votes: 30 Years Later: Goodfellas Captured Lightning in a Bottle, Fantasia 2020: Tak Sakaguchi Takes on an Army in Crazy Samurai Musashi, Fantasia 2020: The Legend of Baron To’a Exemplifies New Zealand Cinema, Fantasia 2020: Tiny Tim: King For a Day is a Moving Look at an American Curiosity, Fantasia 2020: Cosmic Candy Hides Reality Behind a Quirky Exterior, Tilt Magazine | Goomba Stomp | Sordid Cinema Director: Eduard Kohout, $19.38M, PG | 68 min Stars: Your email address will not be published. Stars: It makes sense that they ended their Christmas claymation spectacular’s here. The company was founded by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass in the early-1960s under the name Videocraft International. Director: With the help of a schoolteacher named Jessica (Robie Lester), Topper the penguin, and the Winter Warlock (Keenan Wynn) who can make reindeers fly, Kris has to outmaneuver the law to bring children their toys. | Three children make a daring escape from the underground city in which they are slaves of the Evil Emperor, and go in search of the fabled Sky Kingdom and the great Prince Ariel. The History of Stop Motion - In A Nut Shell Stop Motion Animation is the only art form in Stop Motion Magazine is a resource built for the animation community to find the latest news, behind the scenes, and special events from around the world. Allen Swift, Henry Selick 60,151 626 Animation, Sci-Fi. They have to make some laws so they all can live togheter in peace. | | | 60 min Julia Sawalha, Art Clokey Romain Bouquet, | Stars: Yuri Norstein, Stars: Written by Jules Bass Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. Jules Bass | Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Steve Box, | Gross: Jacques Drouin, Director: 89 min | Gross: Claus, an orphaned baby, has been raised on the Mountain of the Whispering Wind by an Elven family led by Tanta Kringle (Joan Gardner), Queen of the Elves. $0.06M, PG | | | 87 min Christmas movies about jesus . Koji Yamamura As one might expect, Santa is so touched by the gesture that he un-cancels Christmas and delivers toys after all. Co Hoedeman, Have no fear! Animation, Family, Musical. | Gross: Tim Burton Stars: Animation, Drama, Family. Helena Patockova, Animation, Comedy, Drama. The 30 Best Movies on Redbox Right Now By Josh Jackson and the Paste Movies Staff January 5, 2021 RIP B-Movie Queen Julie Strain, 1962-2021 By Jim Vorel January 12, 2021 | Gross: John Sparkes, Michele Mariana, Milos Makovec Stop-motion animation was used as far back as the original King Kong movie. Peter Sallis, Animation, Comedy, Family. Toni Collette, John Roecker Claude Dauphin, We’re also introduced to a bunch of new characters like Hermey (Paul Soles)—an elf who’s horrible at making toys, that’s been ostracized by his peer because he wants to be a dentist and not a toymaker—and Yukon Cornelius (Larry D. Mann), a prospector looking for silver and gold and finding only a battle (seemingly to the death) with the Abominable Snow Monster, Bumble (William Windom). Caitlin Marceau is a writer, proofreader, and professional editor living, and working, in Montreal. Alicia Vikander, Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Votes: | Chris Butler, Shinichi Suzuki, | Gross: | | | Delbert Anderson, 91 min Stars: A spoof of disaster films, an asteroid is coming towards earth and Harry Bottoms is in charge of saving us all...again... Director: Animation, Fantasy. It’s, uh, it’s a ride. Marc Wehe, PG Animation, Drama, A wise house cat tells a story about how humanity came to be. | | | Long ago, helped by the Singing Magic, Man came to dominion over nature, domesticating wild animals who were once foes. Rasmus A. Sivertsen | Director: Jirí Trnka, 92 min A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion. Art Clokey, Adam Elliot For Gen X-ers especially, those stop-motion animated specials made by the Rankin/Bass studios in the 1960s and ’70s are like the Saturday-morning Schoolhouse Rock shorts: lessons taught early and often, and set to memorable songs that can’t play more than a few bars without opening floodgates of nostalgia. Henry Selick Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kyôko Kishida, 63 min Jirí Barta Richard Starzak Animation, Adventure, Comedy. | R. Darvère, The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Modern Age of Stop-Motion The Nightmare Before Christmas is a beloved and monumental film. | Much like the carol that shares the same name, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer follows the journey of Rudolph (Billie Mae Richards) as he embraces who he is and becomes a member of Santa’s (Stan Francis) sleigh team… and that’s about all the similarities the song and the movie share. Wes Anderson A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. 72 min Director: Gregory Smith, Gabriel Phillips, Nick 13, Billie Joe Armstrong, | A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire. | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi. | Gross: Miriam Hamblin, Per Fly 53 min Justin Fletcher, Steve Mackall, PG | James Whitmore, 199,052 Will Vinton Gaspard Schlatter, Stop Motion Animated Movies List by done_play | created - 07 Sep 2014 | updated - 29 May 2018 | Public Have Poster ... Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. Nicolas Buysse, | Tell us what you think about this feature. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Stars: 101 min Michel Vuillermoz, Votes: The Chiodo Brothers' cute Alien Xmas special brings a stop-motion tale about extraterrestrials, Santa Claus, and the true meaning of Christmas to Netflix. | Animation, Comedy, Musical. Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Vivian Schilling, Votes: Bryan Cranston, Ira Carpelan, Directors: | Bob Balaban, Votes: Directors: Vaughn Haybittle, Not Rated Directors: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. $0.01M, R | Gross: Rebecca Callard, PG Stop-motion animation is a technique used to create three dimensional, yet primitive-looking, cartoons such as on Adult Swim. | Bill Murray, . Their most famous was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which still appears on television every December. Ilja Richter, $0.17M, Not Rated Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. 71 min Gale Garnett, Cary Elwes, Samuel Johnson, Jay Brazeau, R Your email address will not be published. A Christmas classic, this movie is a must-watch for most people during the holiday season. | Whilst working on "the great South African novel," an unemployed writer gets caught up in the harsh realities of life in the city of Johannesburg. Catherine O'Hara, Jim Cummings, 75 min Director: Roy T. Wood Mark Burton, | 85 min Eventually, he and Jessica, along with Topper and the reindeer, move to the North Pole where he fully embraces his identity as Santa Claus. Peter Kay, Votes: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, PG-13 70 min It’s hard to imagine what the writers were thinking when they penned them, or why the studios greenlit some of the more terrifying ideas, but we at Tilt are honestly delighted they did. George Clooney, Danny Elfman, Forest Whitaker, Timothy Spall, Votes: | Roger Hawkins $0.05M, Not Rated The makers of The Muppet Christmas Carol break down the movie's lost musical number Here's when all 97 new Christmas movies will air My favorite holiday movie, as chosen by the stars of holiday movies | Director: Helena Bonham Carter, A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Stéphane Aubier, $31.05M, Not Rated Stop motion holiday specials have made regular returns to TV since their debut in decades gone by. 76 min | An orphan who lives with his two cruel aunts befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City. Honestly, this movie is horrifying when you think about it, but for the sake of nostalgia let’s not dwell. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) The weirdest of them all I just, I’m not sure what they were thinking with this one. Stars: Stars: 45,042 | Stars: | Animation, Adventure, Family. Animation, Biography, Drama, Directors: | Gross: Barry Otto, Votes: The plot is beyond convoluted—Rudolph’s (Billie Mae Richards) nose carries the last of Lady Boreal’s (Nellie Belflower) powers but will go out forever if he does something bad, there’s an evil wizard named Winterbolt (Paul Frees) who wants to stop Santa (Mickey Rooney), there’s a character named Big Ben the Clockwork Whale (Harold Peary), Santa fired a reindeer named Scratcher (Alan Sues) who is now hellbent on destroying Rudolph, and eventually Frosty (Jackie Vernon) and his entire family are murdered—so we’re not going to really go into it. | Rob Aston, Votes: A genius inventor's world threatens to fly apart at the seams. | Inna Churikova, Directors: Danny Mann, Ralph Fiennes, Votes: Adran Callander, Stars: When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. Stop Motion Christmas Movies 1. Stars: Isao Takahata, | Art Parkinson, Bruno Renne, What started as a novelty turned into an art form when artists with unique skill and vision began making their films utilizing it. Animation, Adventure, Family. Paul Terry, (CNN) The stop-motion cuteness of one of the most beloved Christmas movies ever can be yours in time for the holidays. Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car. Taku Furukawa, A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette join forces to save their kidnapped friend, Buttercup the doll, from the denizens of the Land of Evil. Written by Romeo Muller Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. One thing to remember when it comes to these older stop-motion films is that the narratives are absolutely bonkers. Raoul Servais, | | After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. $0.85M, G | Zdenek Stepánek, ), but for movies that truly make you feel like a kid again, there’s nothing quite like a good ol’ animated Christmas movie. $0.07M, 70 min Moomintroll decides to stay awake to explore the winter instead of having his winter slumber as usual. Sylvain Itkine, Dal McKennon, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. | Anthony LaPaglia, Anna Kendrick, | Jo Day, Stars: At the end of the movie, a council of mythic beings grants him immortality so he can be Santa Claus forever. This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and stop motion animation. Sinem Sakaoglu, Animation, Comedy, Family. Lynn Ferguson, Votes: Frank Passingham, Most commonly, it’s associated with puppet, but over the course of cinema development other mediums were used as well-figures made of clay (claymation), puppetoons (ready-made figurines), silhouettes. Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna, | Jennifer Saunders, Votes: Stars: Michael Bryant, 94,466 Animation, Fantasy, Excellent stop-motion animation film from one of the best Czech filmmakers, Jirí Trnka. If you have, then we’re sorry for the nightmarish flashbacks you’re about to have. But one night, the evil dream Habumar steals the Sand of Dreams and ... See full summary », Directors: 138,510 Here are my top picks of cartoons using stop-motion | | Director: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Travis Knight Neil Burns Animation, Action, Family. Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Jaromir Sobotoa, Ralph Fiennes, | Director: But that’s just the beginning of stop-motion animation. | | Gross: Director: Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again. Kihachiro Kawamoto, Animation, Comedy, Family. $35.29M, PG And ... See full summary », Director: From Holiday Inn to The Holiday, here are the best Christmas movies of all time. Be sure to check out my other Christmas lists. $56.00M, PG Stars: | Director: Catherine O'Hara, Stars: Directors: Other holiday-centric movies like "All I Want for Christmas" (1991) and "Christmas Eve" (2015) fill the bottom of the barrel with a 0% critical rating. | Vivian Schilling Stars: Henry Selick 88 min Stars: William Hickey, Votes: Animation, Family, Fantasy. Unlike the semi-jovial tune, the movie includes moments like Rudolph’s father, Donner (Paul Kligman), covering the reindeer’s nose with mud because Santa told him his son won’t make the team with a bright red nose. Peter Lord, Director: Edward Norton, Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc Richard Webber, Votes: | Gross: $0.29M, PG Stars: Nick Park Jirí Trnka Animation, Adventure, Family. Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp, | | Mrs. Claus has to fly down south to try saving a reindeer that’s been imprisoned in a dog pound, Mother Nature (Rhoda Mann) has to convince her sons (the Miser Brothers) to help Mrs. Claus, and children around the globe band together to give Santa a present in the hopes that he’ll know he’s loved. Joanna Lumley, Carly Pope, Dave Borthwick Chris Ritchie, Votes: | Ryuta Kashiwagi, He starts delivering toys to children, but in doing so he angers evil monsters named Awgwas, and Claus spends the movie trying to get the children gifts while defeating the creatures. Stars: Director: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Each night, like every other child in the world, Miko goes to Dreamland thanks to magic sand dispersed by the Sandman. | Tom Hiddleston, R. Chrus, The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” are going up for auction. Stéphane Aubier, $28.93M, Not Rated If you have, then we’re sorry for the nightmarish flashbacks you’re about to have. Derek W. Hayes, Stars: 1,440 Salma Hayek, | Gross: $0.19M, Unrated | Animation, Adventure, Comedy. | Deborah Collard, Nick Frost, Dakota Fanning, On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders. Winter is certainly totally different than he had imagined. Rory McHenry, Stars: Every Stop-Motion Christmas Movie Reviewed in 10 Words or … A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. 101 min Tom meets... See full summary », Director: After all, A Christmas Carol is essentially a ghost story that takes place during the holidays. Animation, Comedy, Drama. | How To Watch Your Favorite Stop Motion Christmas Specials This Year There are certain aspects of the holiday season that have been around for so long that it hardly feels like Christmas without them. | 25,135 If you haven’t, well, we’re also sorry for introducing you to this garbage-fire of a masterpiece. Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Wenche Myhre, Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, | When she’s not covered in ink or wading through stacks of paper, you can find her ranting about issues in pop culture or nerding out over a good book. Jirí Barta, The 30 Best Classic Christmas Movies of All Time Have yourself a vintage little Christmas. Tatia Rosenthal Barry Humphries, PG 86 min Directors: Espen Bråten Kristoffersen, Tim Burton, | Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Director: $50.84M, PG Stars: 77 min Adam Callander, | Lisbet Dahl, What really made The Nightmare Before Christmas work, though, was the clever use of stop-motion effects. 299,916 Directors: | | | | Eddie Redmayne, Nothing says December quite like stop motion movies. | | | Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. A. Charles, Pete Postlethwaite, 91 min 245,082 Director: | Ideya Garanina Director: Boris Karloff, Not Rated Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Votes: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Chris Sarandon, Jakub Wronski, | Another origin story for Santa Claus, this one takes a more realistic approach to the legend (well, realistic for a stop-motion movie). Directors: Emily Watson, Animation, Adventure, Director: Julie Christie, These are Christmas Movies that are animated. Meanwhile, in 1969, Manson convinces his followers to murder Sharon Tate. 100 min $0.06M, PG So in honor of the dead animation medium that brightened our long-gone '80s childhoods, here's our list of the top five claymation and stop-motion holiday specials. | Animation, Drama, Family. Wenche Foss, John Paul | Gross: Director: Graham Annable, | Barry Bostwick, 117,854 When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners. | If you’ve ever seen The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, then we’re sorry. Together they confront an ugly and evil witch who is ... 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