Along with architecture, I believe being an animator is something else I would have done in another lifetime.
Not really going to say much here. Just watch these two amazing works of art. The first one especially is my favorite. It reminds me of Christmas as a kid. Both animations fuse traditional animation techniques. Using both stop motion and 2-D animation, allows for some pretty amazing effects like seamless integration of real life shots with 2-D subjects. It looks awesome!