Dunno, maybe it's partially because I love dolls/puppets, the personifications of us, and also giving life to the inanimate. That probably has something to do with it. Being god-like.
Perhaps because stop motion animation incorporates actual physical representations, as opposed to non-physical forms of animation, like traditional (although those are drawn out in a similarly time consuming way), and computer generated in all Ds.
Animation in general has always interested me, there are sooooo many forms, from simple flip books to complicated animatronics and everything in between and beyond. You could spend a life time with it in all it's different forms.
Anyway, back to stop motion. I mean, who doesn't like it? Most of us have grown up with it, like all the Christmas stop motion films, and the amazing Tim Burton works.
I like what Jan Švankmajer has done, and was also to a lecture at the Mütter Museum by the Quay Brothers for their 'Weeping Glass'.
K, so I saw this today. It is amusing. Maybe that is what we are, nothing more than remote controlled stop motion (or pre-programmed) figures.