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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’: How LAIKA Made the Thrilling Boat Sequence IndieWire chats with director and studio head Travis Knight about the film’s most ambitious ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →
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Stamps of Approval

A few days back I was in the post office to buy stamps. “So what?” you may be asking, so, so this: when the postal clerk offered me a selection to choose from, I was delighted ... Continue Reading →
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USPS Issues ‘Rudolph’ Forever Stamps

Rankin/Bass’s acclaimed stop-motion holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is being honored by the United States Postal Service with a celebratory Limited Edition set ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Arthur Rankin Jr.

I’ve rarely spoken to any one with as much enthusiasm for his work as Arthur Rankin Jr., half of the prolific production team of Rankin/Bass, who has just passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Motion Legend Arthur Rankin Jr. Dies

Legendary animator, producer and director Arthur Rankin Jr., who delivered some of the most enduring and well-loved TV holiday specials of all time, has died at age 89. The acclaimed ... 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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Nick Serves Up SpongeBob Christmas Album

If you’re looking add some Bikini Bottom melodies to your usual holiday soundtracks, you’re in luck. Nickelodeon and Sony Music Entertainment are offering It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! ... Continue Reading →
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CBS Premieres ‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas’ on Nov. 23

Nickelodeon has scheduled the new stop-motion special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. following its CBS television premiere on November 23. It’s A SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils Trailer for ‘SpongeBob Christmas’

SpongeBob fans were thrilled to learn that their favorite Bikini Bottom-dwelling character will star in his first full-length stop-motion animated special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, ... Continue Reading →