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Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

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 […]

Claymation Creator Will Vinton Makes 2nd Los Angeles Appearance

Dark Horse Comics has announced that Will Vinton will be appearing at Los Angeles’ Golden Apple Comics on March 14, 2007, to promote his new graphic novel Jack Hightower. Vinton is the creator of “claymation,” a trademarked term for his brand of stop-motion animation, and was the animator behind the California Raisin ad campaign, the […]

Claymation Creator Will Vinton's Graphic Novel Debut

Dark Horse Comics has issued a press release about Jack Hightower, a new original graphic novel written by Will Vinton, the Oscar-winning animator and creator of “claymation.” Jack Hightower will center on a secret agent attempting to save the world while shrunk down to action figure size. The book goes on sale on January 17, […]

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 DVD Info!

The first information regarding this upcoming set has been revealed. This includes the themes for all 4 discs and a few of the 60 shorts included. Disc 1: Bugs Bunny Disc 2: Frank Tashlin/Porky Pig Disc 3: Speedy Gonzales Disc 4: Cat-themed Disc More info (including some of the shorts) at the original article at […]

"Looney Tunes" Comes to Prima TV

Prima TV in the Czech Republic has acquired a slate of movies, TV series, and Looney Tunes animation from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, World Screen reports. The agreement kicks off in April, and the selection of films, series, and animation is still being determined.

R.I.P. Norman McCabe, Last of the Classic "Looney Tunes" Directors

Norman McCabe, animator and director for the classic Looney Tunes years, passed away on January 18, 2006. He was 94 years old. Read more at einsiders.com.

More Info on "Baby Looney Tunes" Volumes 1 & 2

DVDtoons has the full press release announcing the release of Baby Looney Tunes Volume 1: PlayDay Pals and Baby Looney Tunes Volume 2: Let’s Play Pretend. The DVDs will be available from Warner Home Video on March 7, 2006, and will retail for $14.97 SRP each.

"Wallace & Gromit" Rule Weekend Box Office

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit had estimated ticket sales of $16.1 million on its opening weekend, knocking the Jodie Foster thriller Flightplan out of the top spot.

Aardman Warehouse Fire Destroys "Wallace and Gromit" Props, Sets

A fire at Aardman Animations’ warehouse in Bristol has destroyed props and sets from their earlier films. Aardman spokesman Arthur Sheriff stated that Aardman’s “whole history has been wiped out” from the loss of all the materials from Chicken Run and the first three Wallace and Gromit short films. No injuries were reported as a […]

"Wallace & Gromit": 24-Carrot Filmmaking

Stop-motion animation has never achieved the same popular success as the hand-drawn variety. Its painstaking production, which involves photographing small models moving in miniscule increments a frame at a time, would drive away all but the most dedicated filmmakers, and the days of shooting to obtain mere minutes of film demand patience well beyond the […]

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