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.
The Friday Five returns with falls, surreal trips, and strange transformations. This week: "Metamorphosis" (BUCK), "38-39°C" (Kangmin Kim), "The Fox" (WINTR), "Black Sun" (Kagemu), "Junkyard" (Hisko Hulsing)
Aardman Animation’s “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” arrives on Blu-ray 3D/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD on August 28.
Elastic director Andy Hall takes top honors in the Advertising/Promotional Film category at the Annecy International Film Festival for his work on the Red Cross holiday gift donation campaign.
Boinx Software’s iPad app just updated with a new theater featuring the best of user videos, integration with iCloud, better image quality through Exposure and White Balance customization, and more.
Nickelodeon releases a trailer for the network’s first full-length stop-motion animated special, “It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!”
Walt Disney Studios announces a touring exhibition of the art of "Frankenweenie," the new stop-motion feature from Tim Burton.
Czech filmmaker Rudolf Smid’s animated short, “The Chronicle of Oldrich S.,” has been selected by the SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival.
Registration is now open for competitive screenings in Brazil's Animage - IV International Animation Festival of Pernambuco.
When the Imagination Movers were ready to release “Rock-o-Matic,” their latest DVD of music videos targeted to children and parents alike, they came to CRASH+SUES for an innovate approach to creating music video vignettes that would bring their songs to life.
“Wolf Dog Tales,” an animated short film from director Bernadine Santistevan, will have its world premiere on June 4, 2012, at this year¹s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Hornet has released a making of video for the short film, The Eagleman Stag, the 2011 BAFTA Award-winning Royal College of Art thesis film of director Mikey Please.