by Jill Pantozzi | 5:49 pm, April 17th, 2014
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:00 pm, May 7th, 2013
An inspiration to millions – creator, storyteller, pioneer, Ray Harryhausen has passed away.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:45 pm, December 7th, 2012
Kooberz Studios has entered the Machinima Interactive Film Festival with Part 1 (of 2) of their LEGO Portal 2 film. It features, well, everything you loved from Portal 2 (as well as some thing you might not remember), in stop-motion animation form. And now I really need to replay the game.
by Susana Polo | 1:11 pm, October 17th, 2012
This video for Wax Tailor’s “Time to Go” (featuring Aloe Blacc) was shot over a period of three months using a chrocheted blue octopus.
Okay, okay, fine, it’s a quadropus.
by Jill Pantozzi | 9:34 am, August 8th, 2012
We were already super excited about ParaNorman, even before they sent us a zombie to unearth, but seeing some behind-the-scenes production work on the film is making us even more so. I freely admit to always having a fascination with stop-motion animation so ParaNorman is totally up my alley but I’ve never actually seen it being done. Here’s a time-lapse look at just a fraction of what it takes to create the look achieved on the big screen. In theaters August 17!
by Jamie Frevele | 5:43 pm, April 27th, 2012
Jamie Caliri has a well-rounded career in music videos and animation (including work for the opening and closing credits for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events), and for The Shins, he combined both of his talents in this Edward Gorey-inspired, stop-motion video for the band’s single “The Rifle’s Spiral.” There’s much to like about it, especially if you like androgynous magicians, slightly twisted imagery, and bunny rabbits. Perhaps evil ones. After the jump, watch the making-of video.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 11:42 am, April 10th, 2012
After working on Dark Shadows together, Tim Burton and Seth Grahame-Smith will reunite for the former’s return to the ooky-spooky land of stop-motion animation. It’s yet another project the new dynamic duo will be working on in addition to a possible Beetlejuice sequel. We like this friendship! It’s not just peanut butter and chocolate — it’s peanut butter, chocolate, and cinnamon.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 9:37 am, March 28th, 2012
We’ve seen our fair share of The Dark Knight Rises trailer mash-ups the last few months (see below) and although this one is more of an homage with Lego than a mash-up, we felt compelled to share it. ParanickFilmz put this one together and it is glorious. I need that Commissioner Gordon figure immediately because that mustache is epic, and also, Catwoman’s hat is and Miranda Tate’s (*cough*Talia*cough) facial expression is spot on.
(via The Beat)
by Jamie Frevele | 4:01 pm, February 5th, 2012
The woman who was named Hollywood’s highest grossing female director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, can add another honor-notch to her belt: She was named Best Director at last week’s Annie Awards, which honors achievements in animated films. Rango won Best Picture, and if you thought that this is where The Adventures of Tintin would catch a break … you were mostly right.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 5:45 pm, December 28th, 2011
How this has been sitting around on the internet for nearly a year with only about a thousand views is heartbreaking. We are here to rectify this situation and give this Robot Chicken-y video the love it deserves. Ladies and Gentlenerds: Captain Picard, Geordi LaForge, and Data, as action figures, dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” Made by YouTube user pivotalproduction.
(via Elliott Serrano)