This is an excellent source for information and ideas about Clay Animaton. They sell a Clay Animation Kit $49.95) that has the tools,, software and instructions to get started in Clay Animation.
"StopMotionAnimation.com began as an effort to make information available to those who wanted to create their own films. Since I put this site up in April 1999, it has grown quite a bit. Probably the most significant addition has been the Message Board. If you are trying to build a puppet, have questions about camera setups or want to fabricate a miniature set, don't miss this section. It has a wealth of valuable information for animators by animators from all over the world." --Anthony Scott
A good site with a lot of info about the masters of stop motion animation. Also the site has a good list of materias and suppliers.
This is a Thinkquest site developed by students and advisors for the Thinkquest contest. It has some very good information about animation. Be sure to check the "Process" section.
A truly excellent site with detailed info about creating ad building clay characters. Be sure to see the Tools and How to sections. lick on "Next" at the bottom of the pages to keep going.
" On the following pages I will teach you what tools, clays, and techniques you need to know to create
some wacky characters for animating, or just to have fun with. After all, that's the most important part!" -- from the site.
A French site with a lot of sample animations.
A site that displays Martin Linneke's portfolio of clay animation work.