Ladislaw Starewicz (1882-1965)

The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
The Insect's Christmas (1913)
The Mascot (1933)

Ladislaw Starewicz was a Russian and French stop-motion animator notable as the author of the first puppet-animated film (i.e. The Beautiful Lukanida (1912)). He also used insects and other animals as protagonists of his films. (His name can also be spelled Starevitch, Starewich and Starewitch.)