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A Century of Dinos

What is it about dinosaurs and animation? One could argue that animation is the perfect method of bringing them to life onscreen, which is why the love affair between animators and ... Continue Reading →
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In Memoriam: 2013

We lost many of the talented men and women who contributed to the animation and vfx world in 2013. As we look back at the year that passed, we would like to take a moment to celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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Bradford Animation Fest Open for Submissions

The Bradford Animation Festival–the U.K.’s longest running toon fest–is now open for submissions for its 19th edition, taking place in the centrally located city of ... Continue Reading →
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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 Motion Legend Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92

Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning ... Continue Reading →
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Barry Purves Ascends With ‘Plume’

British writer/director/animator Barry C. Purves has been making outstanding stop-motion shorts and directing children’s series such as Postman Pat and Fifi and the Flowertots since ... Continue Reading →
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Harryhausen and Westley Wood Launch Armacreature Kit

Ray Harryhausen and The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation have made an exclusive deal with www.animationtoolkit.com to bring a high-quality steel joints armature making kit into ... 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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Win Tickets to Sony’s Special ‘Surf’s Up’ Screening

We have five pairs of tickets to give away for the special Sony Pictures Animation’s 10th Anniversary screening of the movie Surf’s Up at the historic Ray Harryhausen theater (on ... Continue Reading →
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Anniversaries 2012

5 Years Still Loco for Toons It seems like just yesterday that we began hearing whisperings of the Latin American animation market’s emerging promise, and a certain Gothic-inspired ... Continue Reading →