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Remembering Ray

In 2002 I received a call from my editor at the Los Angeles Times, asking if I would be interested in interviewing Ray Harryhausen. After ascertaining who I had to kill to get such ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Mo ‘SpongeBob Christmas’ Arrives on Nick

Kids’ net Nickelodeon is celebrating the holidays in style with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!, which premieres on the channel ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob

How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! special. You can call it the Rankin-Bass legacy—the reason we tend ... Continue Reading →
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Ray Harryhausen Talks Technique

There are legends, and then there are legends, and then there is Ray Harryhausen.  The genius behind such stop-motion animation classics as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and ... Continue Reading →