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The Annies are Coming! Headline News

49th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 9:09am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Encanto,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ ‘Sing 2,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Studios Creates Stop-Motion Gift Cards for Airbnb

Four charming vignettes depict real places and experiences available on the platform; featured characters had pre-shoot journeys from pencil sketch through to 3D modelling and printing before coming to life with stop-frame 'replacement animation' technique.

Home Sweet Home! Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Anthology Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 8:20am

We finally get our first look at the animation from Nexus Studios’ highly-anticipated dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there; series premieres January 14.      

Biscuits… and Mustaches Headline News

Roy Kent’s Eyebrows Steal the Show in ‘Ted Lasso’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 5:21pm

Just in time for the holidays, Apple TV+ drops a cute, stop-motion short featuring the Emmy Award-winning series’ ensemble cast helping star Jason Sudeikis’s Ted search for something dear he’s suddenly lost that makes him realize what’s really important.

Methinks This Quite Naughty! ANIMATIONWorld

The Fabulously Fun and Filthy ‘Crossing Swords’ Returns for Season 2

Back for another go are the Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers and their brilliantly raunchy, violent, and rapid-fire gag-driven stop-motion comedy about a royal squire dealing with the reality his beloved kingdom is a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks, and charlatans… and now it’s broke; new season debuts December 10 on Hulu.

Animation Festivals Headline News

‘Bad Seeds’ and ‘Affairs of the Art’ Lead LAAF 2021 Winners

Claude Cloutier takes home awards for Best of the Fest and Best Comedy Short, while Best Director and Best Character-Based Short honors go to Joanna Quinn; live awards ceremony honored both 2020 and 2021 winners.

Getting Fizzy With It! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to ‘Christmas Fizz’ From Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas’

Give a holiday cheer for an Aardman double header featuring today’s arrival of the digital Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and animated special; the quirky fresh tracks by Tom Howe are available on Lakeshore Records, while the stop-motion winter’s tale and its all-star sheepy cast is now streaming on Netflix.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Aardman’s ‘The Very Small Creatures’ Premieres on Sky Kids

The stop-motion preschool show, a spin-off of the hugely popular ‘Morph’ series, follows 5 toddler-like clay creatures who explore a child’s play area when they’re alone; special holiday episode, ‘A Very Small Christmas,’ drops December 19.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Studios ‘A Future Begins’ Gets Thanksgiving Kick-Off

The charming stop-motion spot, created by award-winning animator John Kelly, focuses on Chipotle’s commitment to sustainable farming and human welfare; with a soundtrack by Grammy-award winning singer Kacey Musgraves, the commercial is a patchwork quilted love letter to the restaurants’ supply chain and the people behind it.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! ANIMATIONWorld

The Stop-Motion Wonderland of ‘Robin Robin,’ Aardman’s First Musical

The renowned studio’s charming new holiday special stars a sweet, clumsy, and rather noisy little bird who desperately wants to be as sneaky - and quiet - as her adoptive mouse family, now streaming on Netflix.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to ‘The Sneak Song’ From Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:43pm

Along with Netflix’s November 24 global premiere of the venerable stop-motion studio’s charming musical holiday special comes Lakeshore Records’ original soundtrack release, featuring music by The Bookshop Band.

Home Sweet Home! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Anthology Series First Look Images

Nexus Studios’ dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there premieres on the streamer January 14.     

At the Movies! Headline News

LAIKA Studios’ ‘ParaNorman’ in Theaters November 16

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the highly acclaimed stop-motion animated film returns to theaters tomorrow, for one night only; presented in select cinemas nationwide, tickets are now on sale.

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.

9 Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down the Elaborate Designs of ‘Maya and the Three’

Co-executive producer Jeff Ranjo and production designer Paul Sullivan share how creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s unique vision, where Rankin and Bass meet ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ served as their guide in developing and producing the epic worlds and characters of Netflix’s 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican warrior princess and her quest to save humanity.  

It’s Simply Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Announces Expanded Anime Slate

Streamer plans to produce even more episodic and feature content, tapping Japanese talent and studios to expand its content library; announcements made at first ever Netflix Festival Japan 2021 include new anime titles ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN,’ ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh,’ and ‘Kakegurui Twin.’

PSAs Headline News

Nomint Creates 'Chilling' Spot for WWF’s Arctic Programme

Taking a year to produce, the emotionally and technically challenging stop-motion commercial uses nothing but ice as a visual metaphor of global warming’s devastation; advert launch coincides with the start of the global COP26 summit.

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.

indie animation ANIMATIONWorld

Izabela Plucińska: Changing Fate with Your Own Hands

The Polish stop-motion animator discusses working with plasticine and her most recent, and challenging production about a bulimic and perverted man who obsessively identifies his lost love with his left foot.

Awards Headline News

‘Only a Child’ Named Best in Show at 2021 SPARK Animation

Simone Giampolo’s short takes the top award at the 12th Annual SPARK Animation Film Festival, which runs October 28 to November 7.

9 Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Jorge R. Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua Talk ‘Maya and the Three’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:49pm

The creative team shares insights into their exciting, funny, and gorgeously designed 9-part CG animated series about a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess’ epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity, now playing on Netflix.

Beware the Planktonstein! ANIMATIONWorld

The Monstrous Stop-Motion of ‘The Patrick Star Show’s Halloween Special

In ‘Terror at 20,000 Leagues,’ premiering October 22 on Nickelodeon, the zany Bikini Bottom friends provide fans a ghoulishly good time, animated in a hodge-podge of styles connected with stopmo produced by Screen Novelties.

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.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Robin Robin’ Official Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8:43am

Aardman’s charming stop-motion holiday special, featuring puppets made from felt and starring Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, hits the streamer November 24.

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