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Category: Stop-Motion

Blogs Review: ParaNorman is in a Class All Its Own

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 17, 2012 at 1:47pm

There’s a reason very few studios make stop-motion feature films – like trying to out-talk Lena Dunham, it’s unbelievably difficult. Credit LAIKA - ParaNorman is exquisitely animated, with a depth of visuals and fluidity of motion that is truly fantastic. You’ve never seen stop-motion like this. The acting, the range of motion, the sets, the props, the costumes, and the attention to detail is apparent in every scene.

Blogs MUTILATOR!

By Eric Fogel | Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:56pm

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.

Headline News Disney Halts Henry Selick’s Stop-Motion Animated Feature

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.

Blogs The Battle For Celebrity Deathmatch, Part 1

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!

Headline News MoMA Announces Quay Brothers Retrospective

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.

Headline News Aardman Unveils 'Timmy Time at SEA LIFE' Events

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.

Blogs The Head Is Born

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.

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