Hornet Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Workshop, a division of Hornet for all things handmade.
I’ve known Gary Schwartz since, well, since he was a much younger zany filmmaker and animation teacher. In the Webster’s Dictionary, under the word “energy,” there is a picture of Gary with his infectious grin, a camera and a tripod. This year at the Ottawa Animation Festival, as he does every year, Gary made an extremely cool stop motion short – in one day! Fa Fha Pha Ottawa!, inspired by the Ottawa festival award designed by sculptor Tick Tock Tom, is his best yet!
Whatever you call it, abstract/experimental ruled the day in Competition 5. Here are some highlights.
Soda Pictures is hosting a content to celebrate the U.K. theatrical release of the stop-motion feature MARY & MAX, directed by Oscar-winner Adam Elliot.
Engine Entertainment announced today that they have concluded a deal to represent the popular U.S. stop-motion animated series GLENN MARTIN, DDS, worldwide, for Michael Eisner’s production company, Tornante Animation, a division of The Tornante Company, LLC.
Not To Scale directors Pic Pic Andre, famous for their madcap Cravendale spots, have secured UK distribution for their brilliant Cannes-selected film, A Town Called Panic.
Warner Home Video has released the legendary KING KONG on Blu-ray (1080p VC-1; DTS-HD Master Audio Mono).
When Leo Burnett needed a full-service production studio to launch a major new McDonald's campaign, they chose DUCK, who called on two of their top directing collectives, Screen Novelties and Kompost, to create the stylized, vivid fantasy spots.
Sony UK has acquired the U.K. home entertainment rights to the stop-motion feature, JACKBOOTS ON WHITEHALL, reports Deadline.com.
The Visual Effects Society, the entertainment industry’s only official organization representing the extended community of visual effects professionals, has named producer, special visual effects creator and stop-motion model animator Ray Harryhausen as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the 9th Annual VES Awards which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City on Friday, January 28, 2011.
Tim Burton has filled out the FRANKENWEENIE cast with actors he has worked with before, reports Deadline.com.
Aardman Animations have broken a Guinness World Record for Smallest stop-motion animation character in a film, with their new short film: "Dot."
The Rastamouse Company has today announced that British actor, and radio and TV presenter, Reggie Yates, will be the voice behind skateboarding, guitar playing, Rastamouse, in the new CBeebies series of the same name.
For Nanny McPhee Returns, VooDooDog created a stop frame animated end title sequence for Working Title Films' Nanny McPhee Returns (Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang in the UK).
Kihachiro Kawamoto, famed Japanese puppet animator, has died of pneumonia, reports Anime News Network.
Finnish game creator Rovio is working on developing its popular iPhone and iPad game ANGRY BIRDS into other media, such as TV, movies, toys and comics, reports VARIETY.
The Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum hits Hollywood this week as they kick off their exclusive and elusive star-studded six week podcasting tour of the west coast animation dynasty. It's FFAFLA 2010! Join Alan, Joel, Computer, and Sam Olschan as they tinkle and toast their way into the hearts of the industry's most influential celebrataunts and debuties. Special guest and International Manimator of Mystery, Mike Overbeck, gets things going as he discusses his commercial work, personal films, unemployment animation time-fillers, and interrogation spy techniques.
Aardman Animations’ Timmy Time is scheduled to air in North America from September 13, 2010 on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney, following a special sneak preview on the evening of September 7th.
Two of television’s most beloved animated Christmas classics, The Year Without a Santa Claus and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will be released in brand new editions by Warner Home Video (WHV) on October 5, 2010.
Henry Selick's children's film is dark in both its tone and look. That is translated over into the new 1080p release from Disney. The color palette is muted, so one doesn't get the pop that animation often brings to Blu-ray. The images don't have the same depth as other animated films on Blu-ray do as well. I believe this is certainly more to do with the source than the transfer. Just looking at the standard definition trailer you can see a huge improvement. The picture is much clearer than the murky DVD transfer. There is noise throughout, especially in the live-action sequences, but no artifacting or banding. I'm not convinced this is the best the film could look, but it's the best available for home viewing to date by far.
Based on the Roald Dahl’s book, director Henry Selick made this project his follow-up to the successful NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Bookended by a live-action opening and closing, this stop-motion feature is generally an episodic adventure following a classic tale of a young boy dreaming beyond his circumstances.