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Now We’re In the Know! Headline News

Mike Judge and Zach Woods' ‘In the Know’ Snags Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 6, 2023 at 12:23pm

Caitlin Reilly, Charlie Bushnell, J. Smith-Cameron, and Carl Tart join the stop-motion show, the streamer’s first adult animated series, about NPR’s third most popular host - a puppet who interviews real world humans - with a diverse crew of puppets… and nimrods.

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Guillermo Del Toro to Helm ‘The Buried Giant’ Animated Adaptation

The dark storyteller shares new stop-motion project; will co-write and direct new film based on Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a memory challenged elderly British couple on a quest to find their long-lost son.

Stop-Motion Exhibition Headline News

‘Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA’ Exhibition Opening at Seattle’s MoPOP

The multi-award-winning stop-motion studio's newest and largest exhibit features immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting ‘Coraline;’ ‘ParaNorman;’ ‘The Boxtrolls;’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings;’ ‘Missing Link;’ and the upcoming ‘Wildwood;’ show kicks off in March and runs through Summer 2024.

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Podcast EP 193: How Turkish Set Designer Merve Çaydere Got to Work at Laika

The animation director, designer and model maker discusses her journey from Turkey to the U.S. and how she scored a spot as a set designer at the iconic stop-motion studio.

Helping Kids Build Friendships ANIMATIONWorld

Bix Pix Brings Great ‘Form’ to Apple TV+’s ‘Shape Island’ Kids’ Series

The Emmy and Annie Award-winning animation studio behind 'Tumble Leaf' helps creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen embrace the charm and limitation of stop-motion on their ‘Shapes’ book trilogy adaptation; the show, now streaming, follows Serious Square, Intrepid Circle, and Tricky Triangle’s silly adventures as the trio searches for answers and builds on their friendship.

Musical Joyrides! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Jam Van’: Living Postcards, Hybrid Animation, and Music-Loving Best Friends

Global Mechanic’s Bruce Alcock discusses YouTube’s all-new, ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’-inspired preschool series – mixing stop-motion, motion graphics, 2D, and live-action - about besties Lamb and Anne the Alligator on their musical travels around the U.S.; series premieres January 19.

Move over Jack Skellington! VFXWorld

FuseFX Helps ‘Extend’ the Hijinks in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’

VFX supervisor Paul Santagada’s team used CG to build out and assemble the film’s physical Rust Bank Cemetery and Underworld sets, integrating plate elements, performance passes, secondary bits, and a bunch of fluid, smoke, breaths, and bubbles - delivering 275-300 shots across around 12 sequences on the stop-motion comedy horror film, now streaming on Netflix.

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

Oscar Shortlisted ‘Save Ralph’ Delivers an Emotional Punch About Animal Testing

Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

A Unique Descent into Madness ANIMATIONWorld

Phil Tippett’s Tortured Pursuit of ‘Mad God,’ His Dystopic Stop-Motion Epic

The Oscar-winning special effects and animation legend discusses his 30-year hero’s journey to finally finish a very personal and awesomely dark descent into cinematic madness.

A Wooden Boy’s Spiritual Rite of Passage ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ - A Fable for the Modern Age

The Oscar-winning director’s timely masterpiece about a father and son finally united in the simple knowledge, and unconditional acceptance, that each of them is who he is, reminds us that acceptance of diversity is vitally important, perhaps more now than ever before.

The Wooden Boy Returns ANIMATIONWorld

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’: The First Puppet of His Kind

For Georgina Hayns, the highly anticipated film’s puppets creative supervisor and director of character fabrication, using metal 3D printers pushed the famed wooden boy’s material boundaries in ways never done in stop-motion.

A Unique Descent into Madness Headline News

Phil Tippett's ‘Mad God’ Now on DVD and SteelBook DVD/Blu-ray

The legendary filmmaker's award-winning stop-motion animated horror movie takes viewers on a journey through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities; bonus features include director commentary and a behind-the-scenes montage and video photo gallery.

Mickey Heads to Stop-Motion ANIMATIONWorld

David H. Brooks Revisits Stop-Motion Holiday Hijinks Past in ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 25, 2022 at 12:28pm

The director comes full circle… sort of… in the ‘Robot Chicken’ studio’s latest special, its second holiday project for Disney, that sees Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse travel to the North Pole to save Christmas and learn the true meaning of the holiday; the show hits ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD November 27, and Disney+ the next day.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Mixes Stopmo and Puppetry on Black Market’s ‘Tech Reborn’ Campaign

Award-winning director Johnny Kelly delivers animated short about the endearing relationship between a young girl and a monster that highlights the company’s alternative, regenerative approach to society’s insatiable desire for the ‘new.’

A Unique Descent into Madness Headline News

Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ Coming to DVD

The Two-Time Academy Award-Winning artist, animator and filmmaker’s stop-motion masterpiece of horror, 30 years in the making, releases on DVD and SteelBook DVD/Blu-ray December 6.

Who Doesn’t Love Second Chances? Headline News

Stop-Motion Filmmaker Henry Selick Reaquires Rights to ‘The Shadow King’

Scrapped by Disney for being ‘too weird’ after $50 million was spent on production, the ‘Wendell & Wild’ director’s project has found new life and is being shopped around for a permanent home.

The Wooden Boy Returns Headline News

Netflix Drops Guillermo del Toro's 'Pinocchio’ Official Trailer

The hauntingly beautiful stop-motion reimaging of Carlo Collodi's classic tale about a wooden marionette who is magically brought to life stars Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, and Cate Blanchett ; now showing in select theaters, the film streams December 9.

Mickey Heads to Stop-Motion Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Disney Deliver ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’

The ‘Robot Chicken’ studio’s second Disney holiday special follows Mickey and Minnie as they travel to the North Pole to save Christmas and learn the true meaning of the holiday; show arrives late November on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Disney+.

Move over Jack Skellington! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Wendell & Wild’: Pushing the Boundaries of Stop-Motion Animation

Animation supervisors Jeff Riley and Malcolm Lamont share how director Henry Selick encouraged them to break all the rules on his new film, eschewing CG for in-camera practical effects wherever possible and employing lots and lots of gooey museum gel.

In Passing Headline News

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Filmmaker Jules Bass Passes at 87

The animator, producer, director, and composer who worked diligently on some of the most popular stop-motion holiday films of the 1960s and 1970s with his production partner Arthur Rankin Jr. passed away on Tuesday.

Supporting the Animation Community Headline News

Applications Open: WIA Scholarship Program 2023

Program ups the bounty for prospective recipients with new industry supporters, including Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, ArtStation, Autodesk, Foundry, and LAIKA, contributing workshops, tutoring sessions, software packages, hardware, and cash prizes for the 2023 cycle.

Move over Jack Skellington! ANIMATIONWorld

Constructing ‘Wendell & Wild’: A Conversation with the Legendary Henry Selick

The director talks about collaborating with Jordan Peele on his latest stop-motion epic, a scary – but not too scary – fantasy adventure, hitting select theaters October 21 before streaming October 28 on Netflix.

The Wooden Boy Returns Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio’ Poster

Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, and Cate Blanchett star in the stop-motion fantasy reimaging of Carlo Collodi's classic tale about a wooden marionette who is magically brought to life; coming to the streamer and select theaters in December.

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