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How Will Vinton Created and Lost Claymation

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2014
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

by Grant Whiteon May 9, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon February 1, 2014
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!”

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2013
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

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2013
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 […]
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Teaser Trailer and One Sheet for Focus/Laika’s “The Boxtrolls” Released

by Ed Liuon July 3, 2013
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

by Ed Liuon May 8, 2013
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”

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2013
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

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2013
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

by Weathermanon January 23, 2013
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 […]