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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.

Now We’re In the Know! ANIMATIONWorld

‘In the Know’: Zach Woods and Brian Hansen Talk Stop-Motion Comedy Magic

The new adult animated parody, co-created by Woods with Mike Judge and Brandon Gardner and produced by Oscar-winning ShadowMachine, follows NPR’s third most popular host, a well-meaning puppet - and nimrod - interviewing real celebrity guests with no knowledge of what they’ll be asked, premieres January 25 on Peacock. 

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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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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.’

Holiday Magic ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ Captures Holiday Nostalgia with Stylized Animation Mix

Magic Light Pictures’ charming new special blends live-action, stop-motion, 3D, and 2D animation to reimagine Margery Williams’ classic story of a child who, with his new favorite toy, discovers lifelong friendship and a world of magic; now streaming on Apple TV+.

Reclaiming One’s History ANIMATIONWorld

Liam LoPinto's ‘The Old Young Crow’ Short and Sketchbooks for Refugees Initiative

The first-generation Iranian-American filmmaker, who for years denied his heritage, fell in love with his culture again while on an NYU exchange program in Japan as he spent time in Tokyo graveyards and began developing the story of a displaced Iranian boy. 

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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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Apple TV+ Shares ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ Trailer

Based on the famed children’s book by Margery Williams, the live-action animated hybrid tells the story of a child who, with his new favorite toy, discovers lifelong friendship and a world of magic; the family holiday series streams November 22.

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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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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.

I’ll Get to It Soon ANIMATIONWorld

‘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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19 NFB Films Heading to OIAF 2023

Official competition selections include ‘The Girl with the Red Beret’ by Janet Perlman, ‘Miserable Miracle’ by Ryo Orikasa, ‘HARVEY’ by Janice Nadeau and ‘Boat People’ by Thao Lam and Kjell Boersma; NFB programs include NFB HOTHOUSE@20 and Show-and-tell with the NFB Animation & Interactive Studio.

Animation UK Meets Europe Headline News

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.

Animating with Clay Headline News

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.

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