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London artist Emma Allen spent most of the hours in one week creating a stop-motion animation face painting depicting the birth to death life cycle…

New DC Nation Clips & Stills: "Beware the Batman" and "Teen Titans Go!"

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Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips, stills, and plot synopses from upcoming new DC Nation programming, set to premiere on Cartoon Network starting this weekend on September 14, 2013. All times listed Eastern/Pacific. The next new DC Nation short will be Aardman’s “DC’s Worlds Funnest,” premiering on the Saturday, September 14, 2013, block […]

Claymation Pioneer Will Vinton Receives 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award

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Animation World Network reports that famed stop-motion animator Will Vinton has received the 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award from the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and Cinema Without Borders. Vinton has long been known as the pioneer of “Claymation,” with the iconic stop-motion animated California Raisins ad campaign being one of his most […]

Teaser Trailer and One Sheet for Focus/Laika's "The Boxtrolls" Released

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Focus Features has released the teaser trailer and one-sheet poster for The Boxtrolls, the new film from Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) starring Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg. The movie is set for release on September 26, 2014. The official factsheet (including the […]

Ray Harryhausen, Stop-Motion Animator, 1920 - 2013

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Legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen passed away on May 7, 2013, in London at the age of 92. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, on June 29, 1920, and his love for stop-motion animation began after watching 1933′s King Kong, leading him to create his own stop-motion films in his garage before moving to […]

PR: Focus Features and Laika Reunite for October 2014's "The Boxtrolls"

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FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA REUNITE FOR OCTOBER 2014’s THE BOXTROLLS, BASED ON ALAN SNOW’S BESTSELLER HERE BE MONSTERS AND STARRING THE VOICES OF BEN KINGSLEY, TONI COLLETTE, ELLE FANNING, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT, JARED HARRIS, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, TRACY MORGAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE rrPORTLAND, February 7th, 2013 – Marking their third project together, LAIKA […]

New Interactive "ParaNorman" Web Feature Goes Behind the Scenes in Making the Movie

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In the wake of winning 2 Annie Awards for 2012, Focus Features and LAIKA Animation Studios have released an interactive digital booklet going behind the scenes of ParaNorman, documenting the long and painstaking process of crafting the stop-motion animated feature film. The movie is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand, and has also […]

Review: "Frankenweenie" Is a Very Tim Burtony Kind of Film

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Victor Frankensteinn (that’s Frahnkunshteen! … No, no it isn’t) is a lonely young boy. He lives in a colorless world, in a faceless suburb called New Holland filled with bland adults and weird children. His parents are mostly oblivious, and his next door neighbor, Mr. Bergermeister, the town’s mayor, just plain doesn’t like Victor or […]

PR: "Frankenweenie" on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital, and On Demand on January 8, 2013

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Disney and Creative Genius Tim Burton (Creator of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) Proudly Announce the Home Entertainment Debut Of Including an All-New Short “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers” and Burton’s Original Live-Action “Frankenweenie” Short! ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL AND ON-DEMAND – JANUARY 8, 2013! BURBANK, Calif. November 30, 2012— Disney and creative genius […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Ladislas Starewitch

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October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—Platform’s International Animation Festival, in collaboration with  CalArts and Redcat, kicked off its three day event with a showcase of films by legendary stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starewitch.  Born to Polish parents in 1882, Starewitch grew up in Russia, but lived most of his life in Paris. Starewitch was a key figure […]

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