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Athena Studios Starts Work on ‘Mermaids’ Short

Athena Studios has begun production on a new, stop-motion animated short film titled Mermaids on Mars. Jon V. Peters, founder of the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio, is director of ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Picks Up ‘Hettie Makebelieve’

U.K.’s 1973 Films has announced that their new stop-frame animated series Hettie Makebelieve (52 x 7) has been pre-bought by preschool outlet CBeebies. The show is being animated ... Continue Reading →
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Komixx Ent. and MacKinnon & Saunders Form New Studio

UK animation studios Komixx Entertainment and Mackinnon & Saunders have partnered to launch a new digital 2D animation studio. Mackinnon & Saunders Digital will be based in ... Continue Reading →
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BAF 2013 Lineup Celebrates Event’s 20th Anniversary

The Bradford Animation Festival — the United Kingdom’s longest-running animation festival — and its sister event, BAF Game 2013, announced their full programs, featuring a ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sarah and Duck,’ ‘Calamity Island’ Get U.K. Tax Breaks

The British Film Institute announced the first projects that will take advantage of tax credits launched earlier this year for high-end TV and animation productions. Among the shows ... Continue Reading →
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Montreal Stop Motion Festival Accepting Projects Now

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is accepting entries for its upcoming edition, which will take place on October 18, 19 and 20, 2013. The deadline for film entries is September ... Continue Reading →
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Dawn of the Dead Pets

Director Tim Burton pays homages to his favorite monster movies and his childhood pet in the charming stop-motion gem Frankenweenie. Filmmaker Tim Burton had two great childhood loves: ... Continue Reading →
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Komixx’s ‘Toby’s Travelling Circus’ Is Set for Cannes

Komixx Entertainment will take its new children’s stop-motion animated series, Toby’s Travelling Circus (52×10’) to this year’s MIPJr and MIPCOM. The show follows the exciting ... Continue Reading →
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‘ParaNorman’ Helmers Craft a Zombie Pic for Kids

A few months ago, we had the great opportunity to visit the talented team of artists and technicians at Portland studio LAIKA, who are putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Gets a Trailer

A week ago, we showed you the new poster to ParaNorman, the upcoming new 3D stop-motion feature from LAIKA, the studio that made Coraline. Now, we’ve got the trailer. Check it ... Continue Reading →