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The term 'claymation', trademarked 1978 by Will Vinton, is a mix of what 'clay' and 'animation'. However, and before 'claymation' was even termed, clay animation has been in existence as long as early film era during early 1900's. Clay animation is a type of stop motion animation, a moment consuming process where the subject is moved, then shot, and also the process is repeated, one frame at a period. (SPOILER ALERT!) If the opening scenes of Up don't tug on your own heartstrings, then nothing will. We meet a Mr. Fredricksen who finds his soul mates, Ellie. They fall in love, marry, grow old together, and possess their happily ever after until Ellie becomes ill and dies. And there goes the 1st box of tissues.