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 →

Platform Animation Fest Announces Fantastic Lineup

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 ... Continue Reading →

Canceled Selick Movie Prompts $50M Disney Writedown

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 ... Continue Reading →

‘ParaNorman’ Scares Up a $14 Mil Weekend

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) ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Scares Up Auds This Weekend

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 ... Continue Reading →

Disney Shuts Down Selick’s Stop-Motion Movie

Just when we thought things were going well for stop-motion animated movies, reports that Disney has shut down production on Henry Selick’s upcoming new project. According ... Continue Reading →

Selick to Direct Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’ for Disney

Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly ... Continue Reading →

Avast! Aardman’s ‘Pirates’ to Attack Theaters This Friday!

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, ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA, Focus Reveal Two Picture Deal

Acclaimed stop-motion studio LAIKA and Focus Features, who partnered on Henry Selick’s Academy Award-nominated feature Coraline, are teaming up again for two upcoming movie projects, ... Continue Reading →