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Animation Daddy Creates Stop-Motion Sequences for Wally Lamb’s ‘Wishin’ and Hopin’

Synthetic Cinema International taps Animation Daddy to create ‘retro’ stop motion sequences for Wally Lamb’s Wishin’ and Hopin,’ premiering on Lifetime TV December 6.

West Hartford, CT -- Connecticut based stop motion animation studio, Animation Daddy, has recently completed title and epilogue sequences for the feature film, Wishin’ and Hopin’, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb.

Dan Anderson (Animation Daddy) was approached by producer Andrew Gernhard of Synthetic Cinema International, to create “retro” looking stop motion animation sequences for the movie, which is based in 1964. With a very short production time and a small budget, it was decided to design the sequences using cut out paper animation. “We had four weeks from start of initial designs and storyboards to delivery of over two minutes of final animation which included nine different characters. On top of that, throw in corporate approvals and VO recording. A lot of work and stress but really, it was all fun.” said Anderson.

Wishin’ and Hopin’ stars Molly Ringwald, Annabella Sciorra, Conchata Ferrell, Meat Loaf, and Chevy Chase as the adult Felix Funicello. It premieres on Lifetime TV, December 6, 8:00 pm Eastern Time.

Animation Daddy has produced several TV commercials and has contributed animation for kid’s TV programs.

Source: Animation Daddy

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.