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Management-production company The Gotham Group, which reps a lion’s share of animation professionals, and talent management outfit Principal Entertainment Los Angeles have launched a joint venture. The companies will continue to operate at Gotham’s offices on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles says The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement was made by [...]
After Disney dropped the ball on Henry Selick’s much-anticipated feature The Shadow King, the movie has found a new life, thanks to producer Josh Penn (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and the German/U.K. sales and distribution outfit K5 International. The Hollywood Reporter says the stop-motion animated feature is well into [...]
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: movies and his pet dog. “If you’re lucky enough to have a pet that you love, it connects right to your heart. [...]
Los Angeles residents are in for a treat next month when the acclaimed animation festival Platform pays a visit to the REDCAT theater (October 26-28). In collaboration with CalArts and the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, the fest will showcase exciting and innovative new animated films and talent while also [...]
Canceling production on a stop-motion animated feature directed by Henry Selick will cost the Walt Disney Co. a $50 million write down on its quarterly report. According to the Los Angeles Times, the studio announced the write down to investors Thursday at a conference in Beverly Hills. Selick is best [...]
LAIKA’s acclaimed stop-motion feature ParaNorman managed to have a solid first weekend at the box office, landing in at the No. 3 spot (after The Expendables 2 and The Bourne Legacy) with a healthy $14 million total. Although experts had estimated a higher debut for the zombie-filled family entertainment, kids [...]
LAIKA studio’s second feature, ParaNorman, is an original stop-motion horror story for kids of all ages. One of the most noticeable shifts in the Stateside features market is the reignited enthusiasm for stop-motion techniques. Major studios have released or unveiled plans to release films using this classic medium—and the start [...]
Just when we thought things were going well for stop-motion animated movies, Deadline.com reports that Disney has shut down production on Henry Selick’s upcoming new project. According to the website, Selick (the Oscar-nominated helmer of beloved films such as Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach) [...]
Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, about a young boy who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Selick directed the Oscar-nominated [...]
With The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peter Lord and his team have outdone themselves with another delightful, beautifully crafted animated movie. We’ve all seen stop-motion family pictures, Hugh Grant comedies and pirate adventures on the big screen before, but nothing has quite prepared us for the spectacular concoction that is [...]