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SVOD Headline News

Stop-Motion ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ Comes to Hulu May 21

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:49pm

Animated by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the show stars Patton Oswalt as the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K., who after being ousted from his own evil organization, shows that even an evil villain can suffer a mid-life crisis.

Business Headline News

Shout! Factory and LAIKA Ink US Distribution Deal

Studio’s award-winning stop-motion / CG animated films ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Coraline’ will head to small screens nationwide; new bonus content, collectible packaging, and specialty releases will be announced in the coming months.

Education Headline News

LAIKA Teams Up with Bowie State University on Stop-Motion Animation Studio

Partnership and donation will enhance BSU’s animation curriculum, building on award-winning studio’s existing career/internship pipeline for the university’s students.

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Finding Light in the Darkness - Four Films by the NFB: Altötting, I, Barnabé, 4 North A, and The Great Malaise

The tumult of our current lives will pass - art remains a beacon of hope amidst the chaos, exemplified by four new animated short films from the National Film Board of Canada.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP95: Clyde Henry Productions Talks About Animation, Storytelling, Puppets, and Snails

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 25, 2021 at 3:02pm

Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, who produced ‘Madame Tutli-Putli’ and ‘Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life’ with the National Film Board of Canada, discuss their upcoming NFB film and how they created strange hats for Cirque du Soliel.

Stay Frosty Headline News

Run the Jewels Gets Plastic in ‘Walking in the Snow’ Music Video

Rap duo El-P and Killer Mike fight a cold-as-ice enemy in a stop-motion short directed by Chris Hopewell, based on a track from the band’s latest album, ‘RTJ4.’

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Podcast EP91: Arcana Founder Sean O'Reilly Reveals How He Built A 3D Film Studio from Scratch

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:20pm

The entertainment studio CEO discusses expanding from indie comic publishing into 3D feature film, TV series, and short film production.  

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‘Cops and Robbers’: Contrasting Childhood Play with Racial Hatred

Premiering today on Netflix, Timothy Ware-Hill and Arnon Manor’s powerful new spoken-word animated short harkens back to simpler days when hands up was for blocking shots on the court, not in the streets.

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Podcast EP89: Colette Peri's Tips on Running Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Business

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 4:12pm

The stopmo maven talks about setting up and running a studio, sharing her experience on projects for brands like Califia Farms, Care Skincare, and Expedia.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

WATCH: ‘World’s First Animated COVID Face Mask’ Short

NOMINT founder Yannis Konstantinidis shares a dash of color and dose of hope with a stop-motion short using 400 unique cloth masks; watch the making of to see how the visual parade was produced.

This is the Way Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ Adds ‘Stop-Motion’ to Impressive Practical Effects Roster

‘Star Wars’ effects veteran Phil Tippett reveals the use of stop-mo animation for scrapwalkers in ‘The Believer’ episode of the hit Disney+ series.

People Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Names Rob Saunders Executive Producer of Builds Division

Master puppeteer and creature effects veteran will bolster studio’s expansion; credits include iconic productions such as ‘Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Anomalisa,’ and ‘Robot Chicken.’

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild’ Season 2 Now Streaming

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:59pm

Celebrate six brand-new episodes on Peacock and Hulu with three short clips and a trailer featuring the series’ lovable friends! 

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Puppetoon Movie Volume 2’ Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

In time for the holidays, bring home the fully restored groundbreaking stop-motion animation by George Pal, created between 1932 and 1947; new collection features 18 shorts, bonus features, and a 6-panel color booklet, ‘Liner Notes’ by producer Arnold Leibovit.

People Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Studios Names Jasmine Johnson Head of Studio

Former Netflix executive appointed to oversee day-to-day production of studio’s growing slate, which includes Adult Swim's Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken,’ Hulu’s ‘Crossing Swords,’ and ‘Mega City Smiths’ for AMC.

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Chiodo Bros’ ‘Alien Xmas’ Joins the Pantheon of Stop-Motion Holiday Classics

For Stephen, Edward, and Charles Chiodo, their love of 1960s-style stop-motion animation transformed a children’s book about kleptomaniacal aliens trying to steal Christmas into a heartwarming, cocoa-sipping, and warm blanket-snuggling special, available today on Netflix.

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Battery and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Cook Up ‘Meet Seoul Sausage’

Spot is part of ‘An Idea for L.A’ initiative that provides marketing makeovers for local LA businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic; Seoul Sausage and Rhythms of the Village are chosen to receive pro-bono services.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Shotgun Taps New Tech for the Future of Production Management

Machine learning-generative scheduling and asset lifecycle management will to be built into Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge platform, driving creativity while meeting ever evolving workflow challenges.

Education Headline News

Aardman Academy Launches ‘Industry Training: Stop Motion 1’

12-week virtual program taught by Aardman professionals will provide world-class education for aspiring animation professionals.

People Headline News

Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

Awards Headline News

‘To the Dusty Sea' and ‘To: Gerard’ Takes Top Honors at Austin Film Festival

Héloïse Ferlay's stop-motion short scores Jury Award for best animated short at AFF 2020; DreamWorks Animation and Taylor Meacham’s animated short, the latest entry in the studio’s shorts program, awarded Audience Award for best animated short; 

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‘KKUM:’ How Kangmin Kim Created His Oscar-Qualified Short with an $80 Micro-Budget

Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based independent stop-motion filmmaker employs Styrofoam and cinematic lighting to create a moving and intimate tribute to his mother.

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