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Animation and NFTs Collide! Headline News

Steve Aoki and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Launching ‘Dominion X’ on Blockchain

Stop-motion animated series, set to original music, is the first that allows the public to own a piece of the show, both digitally and physically; watch the debut short ‘Level 1’ for an introduction to the world of Character X.

Animated Features Headline News

‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ Return to the Big Screen

Fathom Events, LAIKA, Shout! Factory and Park Circus team up to bring the highly acclaimed stop-motion movies back to theaters; screenings will also feature exclusive bonus 'making of' content.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP118: Steve Angel on Running Head Gear Animation For 24 Years

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:20am

The Toronto studio’s co-founder and director shares how he quickly went from animator to director to starting his own award-winning company in 1997, and how he’s faced many ups and downs over the last two decades.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Robin Robin’ First look Teaser and Art

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:29pm

Produced by Aardman Animation and featuring puppets made from felt, the stop-motion musical special, starring Gilliam Anderson and Richard E Grant, hits the streamer in time for the holidays this year; directors share project insights at Annecy 2021 work in progress panel.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP117: Stop-Motion Director Sinem Sakaoglu on Building a Career In Germany

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:10pm

The film, commercial, and music video director shares what it was like moving from Turkey to the U.S., and finally Germany, in pursuit of a creatively fulfilling animation career.

voice casting Headline News

Cast Announced for Netflix’s ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Dark Comedy

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00am

Helena Bonham-Carter and Miranda Richardson among the stars boarding Nexus Studios’ anthology series about a house and the surreal tales surrounding three generations of families who lived there.   

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP116: Stop-Motion Animator Max Winston on Running an Independent Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 8:11am

Famed for ‘I Live in the Woods,’ the artist shares the journey that led to launching his own company, RatBat Studios.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Acclaimed LAIKA Films Coming in HD on Blu-ray this Fall

Combo pack of ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ drops August 31, with ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ following September 20; bonus features include interviews, behind the scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes.

Festivals Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal 2021 Issues Call for Entries

The event, running September 10-19, is accepting short film projects using puppet animation, object animation and/or pixilation; deadline for submissions is July 2.  

Moving Forward from the Past ANIMATIONWorld

How Old Ghosts Shape Our Lives in ‘Baby Blues’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:23am

Christine Fellows uses cut-out collage and stop-motion to animate Suzie Ungerleider's new song about releasing the hold traumatic events have on our lives.

Business Headline News

Jetpack Inks Distribution Deal for ‘Clangers’

ZDF to bring the BAFTA Award-winning stop-motion animated series to Europe and Asia; other distribution deals take the series to Singapore, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia.

Felt-Ality Headline News

Adult Swim Releases Hilarious ‘Felt Band’ ‘Mortal Kombat’ Trailer

Enjoy a puppet Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion pop some threads in a safe-for-work trailer for the upcoming theatrical blood bath that releases in theaters and on HBO Max today.

Rah Rah Riverdale! Headline News

Adult Swim Teases ‘The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special’

Josie and the Pussycats return from space, as ‘Robot Chicken’ gives Riverdale High its own stop-motion special; parody premieres May 23.

People Headline News

Hornet Adds Andrea Love to Director Roster

Creator of animated series ‘Cooking with Wool’ uses wool and patience to develop characters for stop-motion animated films; projects include ‘Elder,’ a commercial piece that explores live-in care, and her award-winning short ‘Tulip.’  

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP100: Terry Ibele's Journey from Business to Stop-Motion and Starting This Podcast

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:18am

Celebrating his 100th Animation Industry Podcast episode, our host shares his path from a career in business to starting over in the world of stop-motion.

Acting! Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and AMC Announce ‘Ultra City Smiths’ Cast

Created by Steve Conrad, the stop-motion animated series is slated for Summer 2021 release; all-star voice lineup includes John C. Reilly, Da’vine Joy Randolph, Jimmi Simpson, Bebe Neuwirth, Melissa Villaseñor, and Jason Mantzoukas.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

LAIKA Expands into Live-Action

The cutting-edge studio known for their innovations in stop-motion and CG on features including ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ announces plans to bring screenwriter John Brownlow’s first novel ‘Seventeen’ to the big screen.

Animation Festivals Events

KingstOOn Virtual 2021 – April 21-25

Begins: April 21, 2021

The free virtual event will celebrate ‘Diversity in Animation;’ the conference will begin on April 21, with the film festival starting April 15 – films will be available on demand after they are aired.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

How Musa Brooker Animated ‘Waffles + Mochi’s Wondrous Culinary World

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:38pm

For the Six Point Harness creative director, producing hundreds of animated segments for Michelle Obama and Netflix’s new live-action series meant bringing a fun, colorful, and meaningful world of food and nutrition to kids and families.

Festivals Events

Ottawa International Animation Festival September 22-26

Begins: September 22, 2021

OIAF promotes and exhibits the world’s most cutting edge and quirky animation; programs include screenings, exhibitions, and workshops.

Festival Events

CINANIMA 2021 Returns November 8-14

Begins: November 8, 2021

Oscar qualifying event in Espinho, Portugal promotes animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

Festivals Events

Animafest Zagreb 2021 - June 7-12

Begins: June 7, 2021

The 31st World Festival of Animated Film is a celebration of animation in all forms; the event will feature competitions; retrospectives; presentations; screenings; and all things animated.

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