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Stop-Motion Headline News

Send Your Stop Motion Shorts to Morph 2004

Morph 2004World Wide WebNovember 15, 2004Deadline: November 15, 2004 hosts the third Morph 2004 to highlight the best in short stop-motion films. The length should be two minutes and it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a professional. There are two main topics: best stop-motion quickie and best stop-motion character. The best character of the seconds category will be assessed by a jury and those of the first category by the audience. For more information, visit

Stop-Motion Headline News

Cuppa Coffee Makes A Big Splash With Ritz Scuba

When J. Walter Thompson Toronto approached Cuppa Coffee Studios to develop a mixed media look for the launch of Ritz's new line of crackers "Mini Ritz SCUBA," Cuppa Coffee combined multiple mediums ranging from live-action actors, stop-motion puppets, 3D particle animation, digital post effects and embellishments, water displacement and watercolor illustrations.

Stop-Motion Events

Gnomon School Presents Evening with Ray Harryhausen

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: April 20, 2004

Gnomon School of Visual Effects will present an evening with legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen, who will speak about his work, his life, (possibly show some of his incredible stop-motion models) and sign copies of his newly released book, AN ANIMATED LIFE, which will be available for sale at the event. The event will begin at 7:00 pm at 1015 North Cahuenga Blvd. Please RSVP to:

Stop-Motion Events

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, October 17, 2003 at 11:00am
Begins: October 17, 2003

Chicago-based stop-motion filmmaker/educator Tom Brierton will be holding a two-and-a-half day intensive workshop on stop-motion animation. Brierton directed and animated the stop-motion short, NO EXIT?, which has been shown nationally at various film festivals, as well as the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Brierton is the author of "Stop-Motion Armature Machining" (McFarland and Co., Pub, 2002), as well as "Stop-Motion Puppet Fabrication-Build-up, Foam Injection, and Finishing Techniques" (also through McFarland, due out Dec., 2003). On Friday, Oct.

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Got a Short Stop-Motion Flick? Send it to Morph 2003!

Morph 2003World Wide WebJanuary 2, 2004Deadline: December 18, 2003 hosts the second Morph 2003 to highlight the best in short stop-motion films. The length should be two minutes and it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a professional. For more information, visit

Nickelodeon Headline News

Charged Teams With Nickelodeon To Produce Studio ID

Brooklyn, New York-based animation company Charged Productions has teamed with Nickelodeon to produce a studio ID to introduce Nickelodeon's latest feature film, THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE. The 15-second ID, "Dog Nose," features the antics of a 3-foot tall puppy puppet filmed in stop-motion. The seeking snout of the animated pup sniffs the camera, until the Nickelodeon Movies logo is revealed. The ID ends with the playful pooch licking the lens. The spot is also being used as a channel identification logo on-air.

Stop-Motion Events

Imagine-Nation Expo, A Stop-Motion Convention

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, August 3, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: August 3, 2001

The Imagine-Nation Expo will feature a tribute to stop-motion legend David Allen. The event will also offer seminars and demonstrations on garage kit painting, sculpting techniques, diorama and building techniques, with the participation of legendary stop-motion and special FX artists. The first annual Bob Burns model contest includes the following cash prizes: Junior category: $250; Advanced category: $500; and Professional category: $1,000.

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Cuppa Coffee Sails With Lifetime On Romantic Spots

Cuppa Coffee has created four spots for Lifetime Televisions Valentines contest "Romanced Across America Sweepstakes." Incorporating stop-motion animation and digital compositing, co-directors Warren Brown and Hector Herrera designed four different "panels" to illustrate the journey that Lifetime is sending their lucky winners on. These panels for Santa Fe, Vermont, Florida and Washington are comprised of photographs, moving illustrations and stop-motion props that were shot under camera and then digitally collaged into frame.

Series Headline News

The PJs Movin' On Up To The WB

Warner Bros. Television will announce its fall schedule this week and it will include claymation series THE PJS. The Hollywood Reporter published the news saying that the official announcement will go before advertisers in New York on Tuesday, May 16. Earlier this year, WB had signed a deal with THE PJS producer Imagine TV/Touchstone that gave the network the option of picking up the show for the fall 2000 season. Previously airing on Fox, THE PJS future was uncertain even as late as last week.

Spot Headline News

BERMUDA SHORTS completes Natwest spot

London-based BERMUDA SHORTS has completed "Rear Window," a spot for Natwestbank. The spot explores the things you can do in the privacy of your homeonce you own the property. The spot includes 2D animated people who sit bya stream, feeding fish, as well as a stop-motion animated man working onhis car. Phil Dale did the stop-motion animation. Run Wrake directed thespot for Agency TBWA.

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Stop-motion animator David Allen passes away

David Allen, one of a handful of truly great stop-motion animators, died of cancer on Monday, August 16. Hewas 55. Allen's work in commercials includes animating the Swiss Miss andearly Pillsbury Doughboy in the 1960s, and his feature work includesCAVEMAN (1981), Q-THE WINGED SERPENT (1982), WILLOW (1988) and FREAKED(1993). For ten years he had been working on an independent project, afeature called PRIMEVALS. (The film will be finished at Full Moon Studioswhere the film was being animated before Allen's death.) Allen began his

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Will Vinton Studios looking for Stop-Motion animators

Will Vinton Studios is one of the world's leading stop-motion studios and specializes in developing original characters and bringing them to life with engaging personalities. Currently producing two prime-time television series, plus commercials and special projects, this studio is looking for an experienced STOP-MOTION ANIMATOR with the ability to demonstrate skills. The candidate will animate stop-motion puppets on miniature sets for any number of exciting projects from TV series to television commercials. This job is based in Portland, Oregon, USA.