Posts Tagged ‘Stop Motion Animation’

On Set with "Coraline": A Tour Through Laika Animation

by Alex Weitzmanon October 3, 2008
The building that housed upwards of 57 active sets in tandem for a stop-motion animated film (a new record, by the way) is an inconspicuous-looking building several miles outside of Portland, Oregon. There’s nothing so ostentatious as the kind of studios you’d find in Hollywood, be it a Warner Bros water tower or a massive […]

The Age Profiles Australian Stop-Motion Animator Glen Hunwick

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
The Age has profiled Australia’s Glen Hunwick, who has made a name for himself in his native land with memorable stop-motion advertisements and has just debuted his first short film “Mutt.” Hunwick describes why he enjoys stop-motion animation and why he has opted to stay in Australia instead of moving to countries with larger and […]

Laika Preps "Coraline" Film and Pitches More to Come

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2008
Variety is reporting on the slate of projects underway at Laika Studios, the animation studio owned by Nike’s Phil Knight after he purchased the famed Will Vinton studios. Their first feature film will be Coraline, a stop-motion project directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. The movie […]

Warners Screens Looney Tunes at Cannes

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2008
“Looney Tunes Cartoon Night” will be one of the ten special screenings held by Warner Bros. at the Cannes Film Festival to mark its 85th anniversary, Reuters reports. The special event will feature screenings of nine Warner Bros. feature films, including What’s Up, Doc?, a 1972 farce in which Barbara Streisand adopts the Bugs Bunny […]

AMPAS Hosting Birthday Honors for Avery and Maltese

by Maxie Zeuson March 13, 2008
This year marks the one hundredth birthdays of Tex Avery and Michael Maltese, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will mark the occasion on March 24 with “Putting Looney in the Toons,” Variety reports. The tribute will highlight Avery’s and Maltese’s cartoons; recorded interviews with Joe Adamson will also be played. A […]

TruTV to Test "Man vs. Cartoon"

by Maxie Zeuson February 29, 2008
TruTV has ordered six hour-long episodes of Man vs. Cartoon, an unscripted series that tests out the laws of cartoon physics in real life, The Hollywood Reporter says. The series, which is coproduced by Warner Horizon and Pilgrim Films & Television, will use characters and situations drawn from the Warner Bros. cartoon library to test […]

"Coraline" Trailer Available in QuickTime and YouTube

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2008
Writer Neil Gaiman has posted the trailer for Coraline, the movie adaptation of his novella directed by Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach). The trailer is available in a QuickTime version and on YouTube. The movie is scheduled for release in 2009.

"Coraline" Clip Available for On-Line Viewing

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2007
Writer Neil Gaiman has posted a short video clip from Coraline, the stop-motion animated movie adaptation of his novella to be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and scheduled for release next year.

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 5 Contents Announced

by Dr. Daedaluson August 6, 2007
As previously reported at Toon Zone, Looney Tunes Golden Collection has been announced for a 10/30/07 release. Here are the contents of the set: Disc 1: “Bugs and Daffy” -14 Carrot Rabbit – 1952 – Friz Freleng -Ali Baba Bunny*^ – 1957 – Chuck Jones -Buccaneer Bunny – 1948 – Friz Freleng -Bugs’ Bonnets – […]

Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The Daily Cross Hatch weblog has posted a 2-part interview with Will Vinton, creator of “Claymation” and currently promoting Jack Hightower, his original graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics (part 2 and part 2). Among the topics covered in the interview are the origins and future of Jack Hightower’s comic books, Vinton’s opinions on […]