Will Vinton Doc ‘Claydream’ Hits Theaters August 5

Presented by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the new documentary feature Claydream is ready to bring stop-motion magic and American animation history to the big screen with a theatrical release on August 5.

Directed by Marq Eveans and produced by Tamir Ardon, Nick Spicer and Kevin Moyer, Claydream is based on the life of Oscar winner Will Vinton, and follows the true story of how he built and lost a stop-motion animation empire in the Pacific Northwest.

Known as the “Father of Claymation,”  Vinton revolutionized the animation business during the 1980s and ’90s, creating such iconic characters as the California Raisins and Domino’s The Noid. But after 30 years of being the unheralded king of clay, Vinton’s carefully sculpted American dream came crumbling down.

Structured around interviews with this charismatic pioneer and his close collaborators, along with a treasure trove of clips of their work together, Claydream charts the rise and fall of the Oscar- and Emmy-winning Will Vinton Studios.

Evans, who previously created the documentary The Glamour & The Squalor (about rock DJ Marco Collins) and Cow By Bear (about the mysterious San Diego restaurant sensation), brings to life the battle between art and commerce in this affectionate, insightful portrait of an artist who put so much of himself into his craft.

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