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Category: Stop-Motion

Film Headline News

Selick to Direct Gaiman’s 'Graveyard Book' for Disney

Disney has acquired the rights to acclaimed author Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Award-winning 2008 youth novel, “The Graveyard Book,” with Henry Selick signed on to direct the stop-motion adaptation.

Animation Headline News

Tool Factory Announces Stop Motion Contest

Tool Factory announced the launch of the High Seas Animation Contest at the NSBA Annual Conference in Boston to celebrate the release of “The Pirates: Band of Misfits,” which hits U.S. theatres on April 27.

Animation Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 31

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.

Screenwriting Blogs

HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION available again at Amazon.com

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 Headline News

Seth Grahame-Smith Talks 'Night of the Living'

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.

Headline News

'Pirates!' Release 'Hunger Games' Parody

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.”

Film Headline News

Peter Lord to Be Honored at USA Film Fest

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.

Animation Headline News

Gary Cureton and Andrew Painter Join Amazing Spectacles

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.

Film Headline News

AniFest 2012 to Celebrate Jiří Trnka Centennial

AniFest celebrates the centennial of Czech puppet Master Jiří Trnka with the dedication of AniFest 2012 to the magic of film puppets.

Animation Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 29

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.

Headline News

Aardman Featurette Shows How 'Pirates!' Characters are Brought to Life

Key Animator Andy Symanowski explores the stop motion techniques used in the Sony Pictures/Aardman Studios production of “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.”

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