Poland’s fourth annual Se-ma-for Stop Motion Film Festival kicks off, boasting almost 250 animations from dozens of countries, as well as speakers from Aardman, Pixar and Tim Burton’s filmmaking team.
The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival announces the lineup for the 2013 edition taking place October 18 – 20.
Bent Image Lab gives El Tabador a Claymation makeover in a new spot for Canadian mobile carrier Koodo.
Australian stop-motion animation writer and director Adam Elliot is scheduled to participate in a screentalk at the Bradford Animation Festival, which runs November 12-16 at The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Stardust partners with Proof Advertising to create a short film for Baylor University from archival footage treated with layers of graphic textures, paralax effects, shot elements (like fire and lens flairs) and hand-drawn illustrations.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Montreal Stop Motion Festival, Henry Selick will present a special 20th anniversary screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
A new exhibition mounted by the Academy opens Friday, October 4, with a special presentation from Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams, including discussion and clips from his work.
Athena Studios obtains feature film rights to “Auntie Claus,” award-winning children’s book by Elise Primavera.
The British Film Institute’s Certification Unit issues tax certificates to two CBeebies’ series, stop-motion comedy series Calamity Island from UK-based Famous Flying Films and Mackinnon & Saunders, and Karrot Animation’s 2D-animated preschool series Sarah and Duck.
The Norwegian Film Institute announces 13 new films to be released in the upcoming season, including two fully-animated features celebrating the 100th anniversary of Norwegian animation.
Bent Image Lab weaves a tale of love and loss through stop-motion animation in Organs, the latest music video for The Uncluded.
Stop-motion animator Rachel Johnson launches a Kickstarter campaign for her newest short film, Henrietta Bulkowski.
Focus Features unveils the teaser trailer for Laika’s new animated film, The Boxtrolls, slated for release on September 26, 2014.
Creative group mfive creates “Tricky Dog,” the world’s first stop-motion commercial animated using real dogs, for Russia’s Beeline.
CAKE launches the stop-motion animated Clay Kids in Brazil, featuring the voice of local rapper/songwriter Gabriel O Pensador.
Iconic superheroes get stop-motion skewering with the release of Robot Chicken DC Comics Special on Blu-ray and DVD July 9.
BAFTA-winning director of The Eagleman Stag releases a trailer for his latest animated short, Marilyn Myller.
Geneva Film’s stop-motion animated short, Foxed!, will have its Canadian premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest announces festival winners, with the claymation Arts & Crafts Spectacular #2 receiving the prize for best animated short, and Harald by Moritz Schneider taking first prize for best student animation.
Butterflies, the stop-motion animated short directed by Isabel Peppard and produced by Warwick Burton, wins the Sydney Film Festival’s Yoram Gross Animation Award, completing its qualifying run for an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Short Animation.
Blacklist’s Dvein creates dynamic network IDs for the Science Channel, inspired by the collision of the natural and imagined worlds.