-- CLAYMATION -- (Clay animation) "Claymation" is a type of stop-motion animation. Stop-motion (or stop-action, frame-by-frame) is an animation technique that makes objects appear to move by themselves.
Clay, Plasticine medium, rubber silicone, or pliable object is used for clay animation because it's easily positioned.
There's usually some type of wire skeleton beneath the moldable clay-like substance.
A film frame is exposed, the object is moved just slightly by hand, and then another frame is taken...this process repeated again and again to create the illusion of movement in the finished film. (Per Wikipedia)
Opening credits play part of Shaun's theme song -
"He's Shaun the Sheep. He's Shaun the Sheep. He doesn't miss a trick or even lose a beat. Perhaps one day, you'll find a way to... Come and meet with Shaun the Sheep!"
There's a great episode about the REDHEAD Farmer called "If You Can't Stand the Heat" which is no longer available on YouTube but great to see if you can find it.
Shaun The Sheep
Seen on the Disney Channel. A cute British live-action/stop-motion, clay animation TV series about a farmer, his sheep, sheep dog, and various animals. Short 5-minute episodes that make you laugh with slapstick and silent comedy situations. Because has really no dialogue, is popular worldwide. Redheads include: -- The Farmer - Has orange-red short hair and long sideburns. Has round thick glasses and mumbles a lot. -- Pizza Delivery Boy - ginger teen with acne who delivers pizza to the farm on his bicycle and runs the local pizza shop. Seen on episode called "Take Away" -- Various - other characters such as The Farmer’s family, a niece and her parents have red hair as well as an occasional hiker/camper who comes through the area. The redhead niece and farmer are seen on episode called "The Farmer's Niece" I LOVE THIS SHOW!
A TV series using stop-motion claymation technique. Gumby was a green character created by Art Clokey. Gumby was based on the Gingerbread man. There are a few ‘reds’: --Pokey – a talking red horse and best friend of Gumby. --Blockheads - These were 2 red figures, mischievous humoids, who had heads shaped like a block.
Meet the Raisins!
'Meet the Raisins: The Story of the California Raisins' was a 1988 TV special by Claymation animation pioneer, Will Vinton, starring his Claymation characters, the ‘California Raisins’. Vinton created a series of commercials for the California Raisin Board and this classic TV special. The 'Raisins' were a blues-pop musical group and member names are - A.C., Beebop, Stretch, and Red. Their version of Marvin Gaye’s hit song 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' was a hit. They also had merchandise like T-shirts and posters, a TV special, their own toy figures, and later a short-lived cartoon series. In this TV special, 'Meet the Raisins!', there are a few redhead veggies - -- Red – the raisin with a definite orange-red Mohawk hairdo, plays various instruments (piano and guitar), and wears bright sunglasses. He’s a cousin to fellow raisins A.C. and Beebop and "transplant from Modesto." -- Cecil Thyme - the host of the Meet the Raisins! Special - a carrot with English accent. --Various Red Fruits and Vegetables -- too funny!
-- STOP MOTION -- These are also stop-motion but instead of using clay or moldable medium for the objects, wood or other puppet-like materials are used.
Davey and Goliath
After the success of the TV series ‘Gumby’, a Christian TV series for children was produced by Art Clokey and the Lutheran church in the 1960s. The shows were shown worldwide. They were short 15-minute stories. The characters weren’t claymation but were created with stop-motion animation. Davey Hansen is the main character, a little brown-haired boy. Redheads include: -- Sally - Davey’s redhead little sister, who causes mischief sometimes. -- Goliath - reddish-brown talking dog who is Davey’s best friend. He’s kind and gentle. His color varies, depending on which episode you watch.
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
A classic 1970 Christmas film by Rankin-Bass using stop-motion animation and wooden models instead of clay materials. Originally was a TV special. Famous film actor/dancer Fred Astaire narrates the story. The VERY redhead young Kris Kringle (later Santa Claus) is voiced by Mickey Rooney. The story is about the beginning of some Santa Claus traditions. Amazing to think how long this must have taken to film this!