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Growing Frame-by-Frame

LAIKA celebrates its 10th anniversary by pushing the time-honored technique of stop-motion to new levels of creative and commercial success. In an industry where big budgets, advanced ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Reflects on 10 Innovative Years

This story originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Animation Magazine. In an industry where big budgets, advanced technology and sleekly modern visuals earn the most attention, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival (gumbyfest.net) will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →
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NY Children’s Fest Sets 2016 Dates

The 19th edition of the New York International Children’s Film Festival — an Oscar-qualifying event for the Best Animated Short Film category — will be held February ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Receive Texas Avery Award

Reel FX, the Texan studio behind the Golden Globe-nominated The Book of Life, has presented the 9th annual “Texas” Avery Animation Award to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, ... Continue Reading →
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Must-See Toons for Halloween

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Once you’ve made the rounds, sweated through your greasepaint, racked up way too big of a tab on pumpkin flavored microbrews ... Continue Reading →
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Ryan Quincy Talks Artist-Driven Disney XD Spots

What do animators The Brothers McLeod, artist Buff Monster, street artist Tristan Eaton, and animators Joel Trussell and Ryan Quincy have in common? All of them have been tapped to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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Montreal Stop-Motion Fest Open for Entries

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival has announced its call for entries for the next edition, taking place September 26-28 this year. Since its inception in 2009, each year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Minifigs Meet the Big Screen

How directors Phil ... Continue Reading →