Week of 4/20/12 - The Rifle's Spiral (Jamie Caliri), Seven Legs (Mikey Please), Bermuda (Calvin Frederick), BIG BANG BOOM (BLU), LUMINARIS (Juan Pablo Zaramella)
Aardman has joined forces with Levi Roots to produce his first ever above-the-line advertising campaign for Reggae Reggae Sauce.
LAIKA has optioned “Goblins,” from award-winning children’s writer Philip Reeve, and has signed Mark Gustafson to direct the 3D stop-motion animated film.
Special Guest: Dr. Janeann Dill
On this epic-sode, Joel discovers the vast musical range of a rubber band; Alan discovers his lack of interest. Then, Dr. Janeann Dill, physician to the arts, discusses the breaking of art history, animation balm, the deep south, and legendary animation artist, educator, and innovator Jules Engel.
My book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats. Read what Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee and others have to say about it.
Stop-motion fans took notice of a recent interview by The Hollywood Reporter, in which author/screenwriter/producer Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that he will once again be collaborating on a stop-motion animation project with acclaimed director Tim Burton.
The San Francisco Bay Area-conceived stop-motion animation festival will travel to the Netherlands, Germany and Croatia for the world premiere of Stop & Go 3-D.
In a new 30-second clip released yesterday, Sony Pictures Animation assembled footage from the forthcoming “Pirates! Band of Misfits” edited to resemble the fierce competition of “The Hunger Games.”
The USA Film Festival will present its Great Director Tribute to Peter Lord in conjunction with a special preview screening of his new film "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at AMC NorthPark theatres.
Amazing Spectacles, the Animation Production Company that operates within the Prime Focus Group has announced the signing of animation directors Gary Cureton and Andrew Painter.
The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is now calling for entries for the Festival’s fourth edition!
This compilation is a rather ingenious six-part BBC1 TV series that puts a bit of whimsy and “cool” into the world of science, contraptions and the mankind’s need to tinker.
For me the New Year really starts when I go to ANIMA Brussels each year in the beautiful, historic Flagey. For ten days it becomes the center of the animation world.
AniFest celebrates the centennial of Czech puppet Master Jiří Trnka with the dedication of AniFest 2012 to the magic of film puppets.
Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 2
It's the FFAF Pre-Holiday Holiday Spectacular as Joel and Alan continue to bother more legends of international animation trying to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, Part 2. PLUS, backstage hijinks and hosting recap of the OIAF 2011 Closing Ceremonies.
Key Animator Andy Symanowski explores the stop motion techniques used in the Sony Pictures/Aardman Studios production of “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.”
In this spot for Dulux paint, “Weather,” The Sweet Shop director Melanie Bridge takes her signature style in a new direction by blending the fantastic with the real.
Aardman Digital announced that it has partnered with Nokia to develop the first Shaun the Sheep mobile game for users of Windows phones.
Produced by Portland animation house Bent Image Lab, “Zero Rats” features Fred and Carrie as animated rodents attempting to break into a zero packaging grocery store.
Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and his family are returning to TV screens, voicing stop-motion animated versions of themselves in a new comedy sitcom, produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios.
Aardman Animation has teamed up with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to create DC’s World’s Funnest, a series of original animated shorts that will be a part of DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kid’s programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters.
Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 1
Joel and Alan bother legends of international animation as they try to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011.
The Oscar-Winning duo of Wallace & Gromit come home as your hilarious hosts in the USA debut of this brand new six-part series when Lionsgate releases WALLACE & GROMIT'S WORLD OF INVENTION on Blu-ray and DVD on March 13, 2012.
Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.