Adam Cootes

How I Landed a Career in Animation

Blue Sky Studios’ Head of Story Adam Cootes reflects on the roles that determination, hard work and a touch of random fate played in his trans-Atlantic career journey. Growing ... Continue Reading →
Aardman Co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton

Photos: The Magic of Aardman Exhibit Opens in Melbourne

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has opened a cracking new exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the world’s most successful animation studios, ... Continue Reading →
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For the Love of the Art

Shaun the Sheep Sledgehammer Morph Flushed Away Earlyman Creature ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy: Aardman’s Peter Lord and David Sproxton

Few studios around the world are as beloved as Aardman Animations, the U.K. stop-motion and Claymation studio behind such hits as Creature Comforts, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Vets form Monkey’s Uncle Venture

Animation industry vets Eric “Bibo” Bergeron (Shark Tale, Road to El Dorado) and Emmy-nominated writer-director — and Animation Magazine contributing writer — ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #239

The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed [Abrams, $50] In celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary, DreamWorks Animation and Abram Books have put together an unprecedented, ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies, Coolabi Will Bring Back Classic ‘Clangers’

It looks like another classic British children’s series is making a comeback. The cult class show The Clangers, is ready for a revival on the BBC after 45 years, thanks to The ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Ready to Race the Minions

Turbo, DreamWorks’ second animated feature of 2013, offers a high-energy tale about an unlikely hero who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500 race. Hollywood has always had ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Preps ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Movie for 2015

Following in the footsteps of Wallace and Gromit, another popular Aardman character is getting ready for its big movie adventure. The Bristol-based animation studio announced today ... Continue Reading →