Production Notes from the land of "Nothing is too much trouble for those with too much time!":
11,008 photographs were taken for the film.
3,184 photographs made the final cut.
80 Rubik’s Cubes were hired for the shoot.
10 hours to animate 18 frames of the Rubik’s Cube equaliser.
148 Subbuteo men hired for the shoot.
99 Red Balloons by Nena is the vinyl record in the opening sequence.
7 Hungry Hippos were harmed during the making of the film.
160 pick-up sticks are equalised.
1 John Hunt Little Champion Pie Machine was used as the record press.
4 hours to shoot the hungry hippos being minced.
12 photographs per second appear in the film.
6 hours to plan and shoot the camera dolly in on the minced Subbuteo.
32 days were spent animating.
I wouldn’t have the patience or the dexterity. Mind you the chopping bits looked fun.