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There's also a movie here: http://youtu.be/vBX47JamMN0
This thing reminds me of something called the Monkey which was used early on as a way of helping stop-motion animators to switch over to c.g.
We had one at the old Will Vinton Studios but I don't recall it having worked too well. It's is very cool looking though.