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As I sat in my seat at the Newark Museum auditorium, I realized that I was spending an afternoon ogling lost Ferdinand Horvath sketches from the ’30s and also singing along with a TV show theme song from the ’80s. This, in essence, is what the D23 Fanniversary is all [...]
A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, which centers on the troubled marriage between a woman who lives on the ceiling and her husband who lives [...]
What would New Year’s Eve be without awesome TV marathons? This year, the magical elves at The Hub network have planned a special 10-episode marathon of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys that kicks off Monday, December 31 (8 p.m.-6 a.m. ET) with back-to-back favorite episodes of the internationally renowned fantasy-action series [...]
Sydney-based production company Ambience Entertainment is celebrating the release of its short-format toon star’s new 13 x half-hour series The Adventures of Figaro Pho, which premieres on Australia’s ABC3 today. Conceived and directed by award-winning illustrator Luke Jurevicius, the excessively paranoid Figaro Pho first hit the toon scene in 2008 [...]
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: movies and his pet dog. “If you’re lucky enough to have a pet that you love, it connects right to your heart. [...]
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 Angeles Times, the studio announced the write down to investors Thursday at a conference in Beverly Hills. Selick is best [...]
Just when we thought things were going well for stop-motion animated movies, Deadline.com reports that Disney has shut down production on Henry Selick’s upcoming new project. According to the website, Selick (the Oscar-nominated helmer of beloved films such as Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach) [...]
New York audiences will get a chance to enjoy Toys in the Attic, the new stop-motion movie by Czech master Jiri Barta, on August 25 and 26 at 11 a.m. at the IFC Center. The NYICFF 2010 Grand Prize winner will be playing, in a new English language version, featuring [...]
Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, about a young boy who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard. Selick directed the Oscar-nominated [...]
DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910. French director Bibo Bergeron has directed two very different DreamWorks animated features (The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale) and worked as character designer on the studio’s [...]