Some people call fake, I don’t. I mean, calling it fake is like second nature on YouTube. First is calling it gay. Besides, anyone who takes things written in the comments on YouTube as serious should have their reading abilities revoked.
I’ve done stop motion before, and it does take along time, and until you get to the end and see how they say they do it, you might think it’s a fake. But once you get the projector and the pictures then it’s easier.
However, I will say this, I do think that the way they ultimately choose to do it is cheating. Part of the appeal of stop motion is the choppyness of the animation you get, and the length of time it takes to make it all.