Raiders of the Lost Ark

15 Facts You May Not Know About ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’
There’s a running joke in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that Indy took his nickname from the family dog. That joke has some truth to it though because as George Lucas was developing Raiders of the Lost Ark, he actually named the character after his dog, Jones (the “Indiana” was a riff on Steve McQueen character Nevada Smith). Coincidentally, the same dog was the inspiration for Chewbacca in Star Wars. Need more Raiders of the Lost Ark facts? Throw us the idol and we’ll throw you the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Stop Motion Style
In what I am sure was a very painstaking process, a fellow by the name of Jeff Gurwood put together a spot on, stop motion recreation of the opening scene of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'. You can compare and contrast both after the jump.  Time well spent.