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Podcast EP 240: Rachel Larson and How She Made ‘The Tiny Chef Show’

The animator, director, and writer shares her journey that led from a shed rental in New Zealand to partnering with Kristen Bell and ultimately scoring a deal with Nickelodeon.

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Catya Plate Brings ‘Las Nogas’ to HollyShorts

The 2023 NYC Women’s Fund Recipient, artist and filmmaker Catya Plate, brings the third short of her award-winning stop-motion animated trilogy to the festival’s monthly screening event in Los Angeles, January 31.

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IFC Films Drops ‘Stopmotion’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 3:34pm

Just when you thought it safe to turn your back on creepy little puppet characters while making a stop-motion film… Robert Morgan’s incredibly disturbing new horror film will give you a total case of the willies, hitting theaters February 23 before making its way to Shudder on May 31.

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Podcast EP 238: How Alistair Nicholls Turned Claymation into a Beautiful Career

The U.K.-based Moon Studios founder shares his professional journey from launching his own studio to landing work with clients like Nickelodeon, Felix the 1st, and Far Caspian.

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Sam Fell Talks ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’

The director of Aardman and Netflix’s acclaimed ‘Chicken Run’ sequel discusses why the ‘heart is in hand-made’ and how the vibrant medium of stop-motion animation, like no other, helps visualize the fun, heartfelt story of Ginger, Rocky, their daughter Molly, and where nuggets really come from.

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‘The Esteemed Priority’ Unpacks Unconditional Love While Honoring Animation’s Early Roots

Animator, illustrator, and teacher Al Bohl uses paper cut-out silhouette animation, pioneered a century ago by German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger, to tell the timeless – and timely - story of a stranger who helps a man laying beaten and bleeding on the side of the road.

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Nomint Creates ‘Up in Smoke’ for WWF to Address the Global Climate Crisis

Released at COP28, the short integrates stop-motion animation with real smoke, immersing viewers in a world where a young girl confronts a smoke-filled environment; experience the film and take a look behind the scenes.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Complete Series’

Aardman’s iconic stop-motion animated series comes home for the holidays with a 7-disc Blu-ray set releasing December 12, now available for preorder. 

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Podcast EP 235: Stop-Motion Animator Dale Hayward on Perfectionism in Animation

The Montreal-based See Creature Animation Studio co-owner offers 5-steps to improve animation performance and shares his experience directing New Zealand Claymation kid’s show ‘Kiri and Lou.’

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Netflix Drops ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ Official Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 8:50am

So that’s where nuggets come from… directed by Sam Fell, the sequel to Aardman’s ‘Chicken Run,’ the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time, hits the streamer December 15.

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Delicious Seconds: Nick Orders ‘The Tiny Chef Show’ Season 2 Plus 2 Holiday Specials

The Annie Award-winning stopmo series starring culinary social media sensation Tiny Chef will return to Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels beginning with the ‘Fwendsgiving’ special on November 20 and ‘Tiny Chef's Marvelous Mish Mesh Special’ on December 4.

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LAIKA Launches New Online Shop

The award-winning studio honors National Black Cat Day with an assortment of ‘Coraline’ cat items, including a ‘Cat’ plush doll and signature apparel and products sourced from the studio’s hometown of Portland; start your holiday shopping on Halloween!  

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Aardman’s ‘Morph’ Spreads the Word in Stop-Motion ‘Big Switch-off’ Spot

Created over 40 years ago by studio founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton, the iconic clay character joined the campaign drawing attention to the U.K.’s upcoming telecommunications transformation. 

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Adult Swim Picks Up Stop-Mo ‘Women Wearing Shoulder Pads,’ Greenlights ‘YOLO’ Season 3

At NY Comic Con, network reveals its first Spanish-language series, a stop-motion project from ‘Tuca & Bertie’ creator Gonzalo Cordova; popular Michael Cusack animated series gets third season pickup.

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Podcast EP 228: Ben Treat's Stop-Motion Social Media Journey

The social media presence known online as Frantic Frames shares how he grew his social following from 13,000 in 2019 to 2M today, and how he makes his living entirely from stop-motion social media posts.

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LightBox Expo Coming to Pasadena

Running October 27-29, the 3-day event celebrates artists and creators behind acclaimed films, animation, games, TV shows, comics, and illustrations and features panels, talks, and presentations by industry leaders, including director Sam Fell, Aardman Animation co-founder Peter Lord, directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, and NYT Bestselling Graphic Novel author ND Stevenson.

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‘The Inventor’: Leonardo da Vinci as Artist, Engineer, and Procrastinator

In Jim Capobianco and Pierre-Luc Granjon’s new stop-motion film, the iconic Renaissance man, who wrote grocery lists on his sketches, was insatiably curious and headstrong, so much more interesting than his usual depiction as an untouchable genius; the film hits U.S. theaters September 15. 

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Cartoon Forum’s ‘Animation UK Meets Europe’ Unveiled

Animation UK spearheads the animated TV pitching and co-production special initiative where U.K. creatives will share 5 projects; event takes place September 18-21 in Toulouse.

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Netflix Drops ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ Trailer and Key Art

Directed by Sam Fell, the sequel to Aardman’s hugely successful stop-motion animated ‘Chicken Run’ hits the streamer in December.

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STRATA GANZA Strata Cut Stop-Motion Event Coming to NYC

Eight innovative artists will share how they make, show, cut and animate clay with daily sessions running October 3-6 at the Pratt Institute, Department of Digital Arts in Brooklyn – tickets are now on sale.

Conference Events

ANIMEX 2023

Begins: November 6, 2023

The international festival of animation, games, and VFX will take place November 6-10 and feature a week of networking, workshops, and screenings.

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Podcast EP 221: Tomas Barrenechea on Creating Stop-Motion NFTs

The CG animator, NOT known for his CG work, talks stop-motion animation, NFTs and where he’s going with his red blob creation, Tomba.

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Aardman Sets ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ World Premiere

67th BFI London Film Festival to host October 14th gala screening of the award-winning animation studio’s ‘Chicken Run’ sequel at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

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