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Platform International Animation Festival: Ladislas Starewitch

by Christopher Glennonon November 12, 2012
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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PR: Nickelodeon Debuts First Full-Length Stop-Motion Special “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” on December 9, 2012

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2012
NICKELODEON DEBUTS FIRST FULL-LENGTH STOP-MOTION SPECIAL, IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS!, DEC. 9, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT) John Goodman Lends His Voice as Santa Claus in Half-Hour Special; Companion DVD, CD and Ebook to Be Released in November   LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2012 – Nickelodeon celebrates the holidays with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, […]

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“Frankenweenie” – New Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released the following new video clip from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, introducing substitute teacher Mr. Rzykruski and his lesson on the powers of electricity: Frankenweenie will be released on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit Frankenweenie‘s official presence on the web: Website and Mobile site: disney.com/frankenweenie Like us on Facebook: […]
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“Frankenweenie” New 360-Degree Studio Tours Released

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2012
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released several new 360-degree studio tours for Frankenweenie, the upcoming stop-motion animated film from Tim Burton that will remake his cult-favorite short film of the same name: Frankenweenie will be released on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit Frankenweenie‘s official presence on the web: Website and Mobile site: disney.com/frankenweenie Like […]

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Review: “Toys in the Attic is a Darker, Grimier Take on What Your Toys Do When You’re Not Around

by on September 7, 2012
Toys in the Attic, Hannover House’s 2012 English adaptation of Jiri Barta’s 2009 Czech Republic stop-motion film In The Attic: Who Has A Birthday Today?, is a story about toys that come to life when humans aren’t around. I realize that this is going to draw comparisons to Pixar’s much beloved Toy Story series, so […]
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Review: “ParaNorman” is Frighteningly Good

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2012
If there is justice in the world, LAIKA’s newest movie ParaNorman will make the studio a star in the league of Pixar. A self-styled zombie movie for kids, ParaNorman may ultimately be much more conventional than 2009’s Coraline, but this also means it’s far more accessible. It has the same stubbornly independent streak as a […]

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“Toys in the Attic” Trailer Released; In Theaters September 7, 2012, in NY, LA, Chicago

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2012
Hannover House has released the trailer for Toys in the Attic, a new  stop-motion animated film chronicling the adventures of a motley assortment of toys and knick-knacks stored in an attic of a home in Prague. The English-language version of the film is slated for a limited release in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago […]
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SDCC2012: LAIKA’s “ParaNorman” Panel

by Christopher Glennonon August 5, 2012
Focus Films and LAIKA brought their latest film, ParaNorman to San Diego Comic Con 2012. Producer and Lead Animator on ParaNorman (and LAIKA CEO and President), Travis Knight sat at a panel with ParaNorman Writer/Director Chris Butler and Director Sam Fell. Also at the panel were ParaNorman stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (Norman), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), and […]

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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Producer Arianne Sutner, Production Designer Nelson Lowry, and Director of 3-D Rapid Prototyping Brian McLean

by Christopher Glennonon August 4, 2012
Arianne Sutner, producer for ParaNorman, was also animator producer on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, coordinator of the story department on The Nightmare Before Christmas, and editorial coordinator on James and the Giant Peach. Nelson Lowry, Production Designer for ParaNorman, is LAIKA’s Senior Art Director. He was selected by the National Society of Film […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Star Kodi Smit-McPhee

by Christopher Glennonon July 28, 2012
Kodi Smit-McPhee stars in ParaNorman as the titular Norman Babcock. He has received Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations for Best Young Actor for his roles in Let Me In and The Road and an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Matching Jack. He has won the AFI Award for Young Actor and a […]