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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.

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.

Awards Headline News

‘Nuevo Rico’ Wins Best Animated Short at 2021 SXSW Film Festival

Kristian Mercado Figueroa’s dystopian tragedy takes top animated film honors; ‘KKUM’ recognized for innovation and “Your Own Bullshit” for storytelling.

Virtual Events Headline News

CAF and CTIAF Hosting Joint Online Festival April 12-18

Cardiff Animation Festival and Cape Town International Animation Festival are collaborating on a virtual event that features a week of curated screenings, workshops, and Q+As; programs will feature Welsh and African animated shorts previously screened at the respective festivals over the past 5 years.

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

Flying Ship Studio and Cloth Cat Animation Team on ‘Chiruta’ Preschool Series

The Japanese and UK studios partner on CG animated show, with characters based on woodcut dolls, about a young mischievous woodland gnome who, with the help of her friends, overcomes life’s unexpected challenges.

PSAs Headline News

Aardman Launches Mental Health Awareness Campaign

The studio behind ‘Wallace and Gromit’ launches initiative with a series of short, animated films portraying the challenges most commonly faced by young adults, including loneliness, perfectionism, competitiveness, independence, and social media.

People Headline News

Hornet Promotes Eric Lane and Corey Langelotti to Creative Directors

Both artists are known for their diverse skill sets including 3D, VFX, graphic design, photography, animation, and design.

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.

Digital Events Headline News

Puppet Animation Scotland’s MANIPULATE Festival Runs January 29 - February 7

An international celebration of woman in animation, the digital program will include ‘ANIMATED HIGHLIGHTS: 2021’ curated by the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, and ‘Animated Womxn,’ a woman-led showcase of stop-frame and VFX work from the animated film industry.

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.

Commercials Headline News

‘Clash of Clans’ Stop-Motion ‘Merry Logmas’ Features U.K. Bake-Off Queen Prue Leith

Blinkink director Sam Gainsborough unleashes Supercell’s hit game characters to wreak havoc on Leith’s perfectly constructed gingerbread village.

Podcasts Headline News

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.

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.

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; 

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Sneak a Peek at Netflix’s Stop-Motion ‘Alien Xmas’ Holiday Special Trailer

Get ready to snuggle up with some hot cocoa, because on November 20, a new holiday special will warm your heart; only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien can save the world from a race of kleptomaniac aliens determined to take over the planet.

National Mental Health Week Headline News

Chris Dainty and The NFB’s ‘Shannon Amen’ Now Streaming

Marking World Mental Health Day, the Canadian filmmaker’s short uses ‘icemation’ combined with stop-motion and puppeteering to explore the life and death of his friend, artist Shannon Jamieson, by capturing her struggles, guilt and anxiety in reconciling her faith with her sexual identity.

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