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Category: Stop-Motion

Stop Motion at the Academy Headline News

The Academy Museum Celebrates LAIKA Throughout October

‘The Magical Films of LAIKA’ program features remastered versions of the studio’s award-winning animated films that will be screened as part of the museum’s Family Matinees series.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 179: Stop-Motion and CG Animator Justin Rasch

The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.

And the Winner Is… Headline News

2022 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:58pm

‘Laika & Nemo,’ ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,’ and ‘The Seine’s Tears’ win honors in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2022 Oscars.

That’s a Lot of Views Headline News

Podcast EP 178: How Turkish Stop-Motion Animator Özgürcan Özdamar Got 4.5 Billion Views On YouTube

The self-taught animator discusses his transition from working on commercials to self-publishing his own work - creating funny stop-motion videos for kids - on YouTube.

Ah ANIMATIONWorld

‘Big Nate’: An Ode to the Envelope-Pushing ‘Nickelodeon of the 90s’

Featuring 2D and 3DCG, along with stop-motion stylings, John Cohen and Mitch Watson’s series about a spirited, rebellious, and semi-incompetent sixth grader, based on Lincoln Peirce’s comics, harken back to a more risk-taking period in the network’s history.

The Wait Will Soon Be Over Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Wendell & Wild’ Teaser Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:59am

The long-awaited stop-motion film, from Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, tells the tale of scheming demon brothers summoned to the Land of the Living; film debuts on the streamer next month.

Stop-Motion in Montreal Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montreal Reveals 2022 Screening Calendar

Out of 75 films in 10 curated competition programs, 58 make their Montreal premiere at the in-person event coming to Concordia University next month; the NFB’s ‘Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics’ by Toronto-based Métis artist Terril Calder joins the lineup.

The Wait Will Soon Be Over Headline News

Netflix Sets Dates for ‘Pinocchio,’ Wendell & Wild’ and Other Feature Releases

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 8:23am

The streamer has both changed and finalized theatrical and streaming dates for its slate of animated films coming to audiences starting this October.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals More Speakers

Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey lead the ever-expanding speaker line-up at the 23rd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference coming October 16-21; more speaker announcements are coming soon!

Documentaries Headline News

‘Claydream’ Documentary Explores Will Vinton’s Claymation Heyday

Watch the trailer for director Marq Evans’ intimate portrait of the stop-motion animation pioneer’s highs and lows; the film opens in theaters today, August 5.

Let's Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 172: Fu Yang and Johnny Knittle on How They Created ‘The Nice Shorts’ Animation Podcast

Podcast co-hosts discuss how they got down to it and started their show’s 1st episode, how the duo met, and Yang’s plans to teach kids stop-motion animation.

Dish it Up! Headline News

Nick Serves Up a ‘Tiny Chef Show’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated Chef welcomes live-action celebrities to chat it up about food and friendship; show premieres in September on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S., as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels.

Stop-Motion Exhibition Headline News

Museum of the Moving Image Presents ‘LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion’

The multi-award-winning stop-motion studio's new exhibit will feature puppets, sets, and video clips from LAIKA's first five films and give visitors a chance to create their own stop-motion animation; the installation begins next month in Astoria, New York and will be on view through August 2023.

Get Up and Go! Headline News

ROOF Fills it Up with Whimsy for Conoco’s ‘Choose Go’ Campaign

Incorporating elements from stop-motion to classic video games, the studio created 6 3D animated spots featuring unique ‘Goer’ characters who embark on whimsical adventures that start and end after gassing up.

In-Passing Headline News

Paul Coker Jr., Designer of Iconic Rankin/Bass Characters, Dies at 93

The artist, who began his career as an illustrator for ‘Mad Magazine,’ cemented his legacy by creating the heroes and villains of many stop-motion holiday classics.

A Classic Reinvention Headline News

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6:57am

It’s every bit as beautiful as we’d imagined – the Oscar-winning director’s reinvention of Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the wooden marionette magically brought to life by the grieving woodcarver Geppetto comes to the streamer this December.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montreal Reveals Official Poster

The 14th edition returns in-person this September as a weekend gathering and celebration at Concordia University featuring workshops, exhibitions, and almost 10 hours of film content.

Great Shorts Coming to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF 2022 Reveals Official Animated Shorts Competition Selections

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

51 shorts to compete in student, narrative, non-narrative, and commissioned categories; the upcoming festival runs September 21-25.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 168: ‘Cantastoria’ - How 11 Students Created a StopMo Film Remotely During the Pandemic

Animators Stephen Belford, Anna Harestad, Heather Little, and Tawny Therrien discuss the challenges they overcame creating a stop-motion animated film during the pandemic while working remotely.

Podcasts Headline News

Episode 167: How Chris Rodgers is Building a Stop-Motion Studio in South Korea

The animator discusses what prompted him to pick up and leave the U.S. to pursue a career in the South Korean stop-motion industry, what the industry is like there, and how he keeps connected to US-based projects from abroad.  

What Does Love Really Mean? ANIMATIONWorld

‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ Plays Matchmaker with Animation and Science

Signe Baumane’s new animated feature, in competition at Annecy 2022, employs her raw, incredibly direct and soul baring storytelling in a film about a woman’s huger for love and acceptance, and how the power of biology is a force she must contend with.

People ANIMATIONWorld

Art in the Time of War

Ukrainian sand animators and colleagues Olga Kryzhanovska and Svitlana Danylchenko left behind their homes, families, and work to escape the Russian invasion, both now hoping to reunite in Italy to continue performing their particular form of animated magic - the Ukrainian Golden Lion Sand Animation Theatre.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 164: How Luis Ribeiro Became an Executive Producer at LOBO Animation Studio

The Lobo partner and executive producer discusses his journey from Brazil to the USA and how he prioritized risky career movies to become the producer he is today; he shares skills to attract new opportunities, and advice on how to break into animation producing and rise in the ranks.

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