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Review: "Strange Hill High (UK Edition)": Puppet Ghoul School Fun

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Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]

On Set With “The Boxtrolls” - A Tour Through Laika Animation

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Kirin Produces Mini-Man To Visit Morocco

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Kirin is a Japanese beverage giant most widely recognized for their beers but they also produce soft drinks and they have created a stop-motion animation ad campaign for their newest soft drink product employing a mini-man traveling through a collection of smartphone footage backdrop scenes…

How Will Vinton Created and Lost Claymation

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The Priceonomics weblog has posted a feature article on how famed stop-motion animator Will Vinton built up and then lost a major animation studio, popularizing “Claymation” as a medium for advertising, TV, and feature film before a series of unexpected events resulted in his ouster and the sale of the company to Nike co-founder Phil […]

PR: Maynards Discovery Patch Teams Up With Aardman For New TV Ad

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Maynards Discovery Patch teams up with Aardman for new tv ad Maynards Discovery Patch, the new range of fun-shaped fruit flavour jelly and foam sweets, have teamed up with Aardman Animations for a high-profile new TV ad this spring. The advert, which runs from 9th May, features a family of hedgehogs trying Maynards Discovery Patch […]

Stop Motion Face Painting

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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 […]

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