“Puppetoons,” also referred to as “George Pal’s Puppetoons,” is a unique series of animated films created by George Pal using a type of stop-motion animation that is all his own. In other types of stop-motion animation, body parts or items are moved slightly for each frame shot to create the illusion of movement between frames. But in Pal’s productions, he created whole new carvings or limbs with slightly different positions that he replaced for each frame shot. His work started as single-frame shots that were used for advertisements in Europe, but he began producing short films when his work gained popularity. In the early 1940s, Pal brought his work to the United States, producing many iconic characters that are popular even today.