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SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →
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Spike & Mike Launches 20th Anniversary Kickstarter

The animated anthology festival Spike & Mike has launched a 20th Anniversary edition Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000. The show will feature all-time favorite “Sick and Twisted” ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Fanniversary: A Toon Lover’s Impressions

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

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, ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Serves Up ‘Hercules,’ ‘My Little Pony’ Marathon

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Ambience Ups the Ante for ‘Adventures of Figaro Pho’

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 ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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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 →
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Disney Shuts Down Selick’s Stop-Motion Movie

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toys in the Attic’ to Open in New York

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 ... Continue Reading →