I love animation and I guess if you haven't been following my twitter, you don't know I went to see Coroline a few days ago, in 3D. It was awesome!
I'm also a big fan of the Quay Bros. and I think they really have a huge influence movies like Coroline, The Corpse Bride, a Nightmare Before Christmas ...
Rent "Phantom Museums" (or look them on youtube) and see for your self. The videos can be a bit hard to watch as they are not as commercial as the films they have influenced, but fascinating none the less. They also did the "Hospital Puppet" sequence in Frida.
Also watch this:
Kind of post Valentine's Day appropriate, right? I don't really care for the song but the imagery is so rad.