Growing up, I was a latch key kid, often coming home to an empty house after school. My babysitters’ names were Popeye, Tom, Jerry, Bugs and Daffy. I was literally raised on those old school cartoons with their over the top slapstick violence and impeccable timing.They would leave an indelible mark on me.
The producer of LAIKA’s latest feature discusses the challenges of pushing every imaginable stop-motion animation boundary.
Adult Swim announces the much-anticipated “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special” to kick off season 6 of the Emmy Award-winning show.
Disney has decided not to move forward with Henry Selick's untitled stop-motion feature, ending production on the film that was scheduled for release October 4, 2013.
In anticipation of the film’s release on Friday, Focus Features has released a final web trailer for the LAIKA stop-motion animated “ParaNorman” 3D feature.
Chronicle's new book goes in-depth to show the considerable differences and complexity of a full stop-motion feature utilizing LAIKA’s unique techniques.
Hannover House is proud to announce the nationwide launch of “Toys in the Attic,” a stop-motion animated feature film will open in key markets on September 7, 2012.
Convincing an MTV exec to greenlight a couple of Celebrity Deathmatch shorts seemed like a herculean task. Turns out that would become the first of many battles to get “Celebrity Deathmatch: The Series” on the air.
Stop Motion Montreal unveils its 2012 festival trailer with a trove of classic stop-motion film references.
Aardman Animations has boosted its grass-roots animation brand with a fantastic new “Animate It!” app which launches in the iTunes App Store for just $2.99.
In the case of Celebrity Deathmatch, I knew I had a solid concept – two celebrities with a score to settle face off in a clay animated wrestling ring…and fight to the death! The pitch could not have been any simpler and yet it had all of the components of great entertainment – pop culture, biting satire, cartoony violence and an animation style that was beloved but seldom seen. And yet it would take MTV over a year to greenlight a pilot!
Disney has brought online the new “Homage” trailer, first seen at Comic-Con 2012, for Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie.”
The Museum of Modern Art presents “Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets,” the first major retrospective encompassing the full range of work by the Quay Brothers, August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013.
Aardman has partnered with the SEA LIFE to produce unique “Timmy Time at SEA LIFE” events that will be held at four UK SEA LIFE attractions from July 21 until September 2, 2012.
Laika Animation Studios will be coming to this year’s San Diego Comic Con to show off its latest film, “ParaNorman,” coming to theaters on August 17, 2012.
Miles Bullough, the long-serving head of broadcast for Wallace & Gromit producer Aardman Animations, has left the company after nine years to begin a freelance career.
In a four-day master class, Oscar winning animation director Suzie Templeton gives insight in her creative process and working methods.
The beautiful thing about inspiration is that you never know when it’s going to hit. Case in point – it’s 1989 and I’m working in the equipment checkout room at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts. The room is where student filmmakers go to borrow the cameras, lights and all the grip stands they’ll need to make their films.
Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of Disney's "Frankenweenie" on September 20 as the opening night film for the festival in Austin, Texas.
Summer blues bring on a softer mood. This week: "Bubble" (Elliot Dear), "TELEPHONEME" (MK12), "Cherry Blossom Elephant in Forest" (Young-jun Kim/Earth Design Works), "Blue Whale" (Sivan Kidron), "Kali le petit Vampire" (Regina Pessoa)
Eric Fogel, creator of MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch, starts blogging on AWN with a little background on a youth spent at his drafting table creating comic books.
A new trailer has been released for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. Come October 5th, we'll see how Burton's early live action short translates into a stop-motion feature.