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Bill Nye Joins Coca Cola in Stop-Motion Short Explaining Recycling

Watch Mackinnon & Saunders’ new film, ‘The Coca-Cola Company and Bill Nye Demystify Recycling,’ which illustrates the circular journey of recycled plastic bottles; materials used in the film include trees made from Sprite labels, conveyor belts from recycled cardboard and Mr. Nye, personified by Coca-Cola bottles.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 155: How Meaghan Hettler Got Into Puppet Fabrication

The stop-motion animator turned puppet, set, and prop fabricator shares how she switched gears from animator to puppet maker, where she learned her craft, and how much a felted puppet can cost.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

Netflix Unveils First Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

First look at new footage from the Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion musical introduces us to the humble abode of Sebastian J. Cricket; film set to hit Netflix this December.

Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Trailer

A reboot of the 80’s classic, the new series debuts January 21, joining the streamer’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ line-up including the classic series as well as new specials ‘Down at Fraggle Rock,’ ‘Doozer Music’ and ‘Fraggle Songs.’

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Creates ‘Tiptoe & The Flying Machine’ Holiday Tale

Studio and director Conor Finnegan teamed up with BBDO NYC to create Macy’s new holiday campaign starring a little blue reindeer who discovers she can fly; the 60-second stop-motion commercial will air across television and online video during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A Kid’s Worst Fears! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks’: Cool New Stop-Motion from Mexico

Brothers Roy and Arturo Ambriz’s musical kids’ series, about an enthusiastic ‘ghost writer' and her book of scary stories, brings a modern twist to classic horror, now available on HBO Max Latin America.

Commercials Headline News

Blinkink and Whiskas Explore a Cat’s Mind Using Stop-Motion and Puppetry

Studio teams with creative agency AMV BBDO to conceptualize a feline dream in ‘Purr More’ cat food commercial, directed by expert cat whisperer Nina Gantz.

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.

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.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Piper’s Pony Tales’ Preschool Series Launching on YouTube

Epic Story Media teams up with Milkcow Media on an all-new stop-motion / CG show that illustrates the power of roleplay and imagination; in the series, Piper and her friends make up stories about their toy horses, that magically come to life.

SVOD Headline News

‘The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss’ Now on Kartoon Channel!

Genius Brands International acquires streaming and video-on-demand rights to the popular preschool series from The Jim Henson Company that features a hybrid of puppetry and CG animation.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

‘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.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Choose Your Pass for OIAF 2020 Virtual Festival – Available NOW!

Watch this year’s retrospectives featuring a celebration of Estonian animator, Elbert Tuganov; unique perspectives from Norwegian animation studio, Mikrofilm; and the work of Métis filmmaker, Terril Calder.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

All Star Cast Revealed for Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:04am

Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett and newcomer Gregory Mann top a stellar voice acting lineup in Netflix’s upcoming animated musical, based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story, written and directed by the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Using Puppets, ‘Dollhouse’ Lays Bare the Pop World’s Sleazy Misogyny

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:14am

Nicole Brending discusses her savage animated satire, ‘Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture,’ which hits digital platforms August 11.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

The Life of a Sibling That Never Was: Siqi Song’s ‘Sister’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:49pm

An intimate, sober and thoughtful animated short that imagines what a Chinese man’s family life might have been had his mother not been forced to terminate her second pregnancy.

SVOD Headline News

Cuteness Levels Over 9,000 with New ‘The Mandalorian’ Character

Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series features a mysterious infant fans have dubbed ‘Baby Yoda,’ and it’s the cutest thing since Ewoks.

Stop-Motion ANIMATIONWorld

Go Behind-the-Scenes: ‘Robot Chicken’ Puppet and Costume Fabrication

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:50pm

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Caroline Kastelic and Julia Rosner share production secrets from the upcoming 10th season of Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning stop-motion sketch comedy series.

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Amazon Prime Now Streaming Popular Series & Specials from The Henson Company

Massive collection of critically acclaimed productions including award-winning specials and beloved preschool and fantasy series from The Jim Henson Company’s catalog now available on Amazon Prime Video.

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