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Relive the Climactic Moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in LEGO and Pixel Animation

Star Wars: The Last Jedi had not one, but several climactic scenes to go with a few of its various, intertwining storylines, and you might have left the theater (after your first, third, or however many viewings) wishing you could recapture the rush without buying another movie ticket. Until the home video release arrives, we'll have to rely on some clever animators to make that happen, and a few have answered our distress call so far.

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Interview: My Life as a Zucchini‘s Director Claude Barras on Capturing Childhood Tragedy in Stop-Motion

Director Claude Barras talks about the amazing work that screenwriter Céline Sciamma (director of Girlhood) did on the film, his approach to adapting the original book, and the responsibility of making a children's movie.

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U.S. Trailer for My Life as a Zucchini Is an Emotional Stop-Motion Journey

The English version features the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris. Thanks to GKIDS, viewers in the United States will soon be able to see Zucchini in theaters February 24th.

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Wes Anderson Announces Star-Studded Isle of Dogs Cast (Which Could Include You!)

Wes Anderson has officially announced the cast, title, and other details of his upcoming stop-motion film Isle of Dogs. 

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Rick and Morty Parodies Ex Machina, The Thing and More in Claymation Shorts

Adult Swim has created a series of claymation shorts titled Rick and Morty: The Non-Canonical Adventures that put the science duo in famous scenes of movies like Ex Machina, The Thing, The Fly, Honey I Shrunk the Kids,and Halloween.

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Things We Saw Today: Jack Russell Pops Balloons in Real-Life Pac-Man Course

HelloDenizen shared this video of a Twinkie, the Jack Russell who holds the USA record for balloon bursting, chasing balloons in a real-life Pac-Man course.

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A Live-Action James and the Giant Peach Adaptation is Coming and Sam Mendes Might Direct

Well that's just peachy.

Another live-action adaptation of a childhood favorite is headed your way and this time, Disney is looking to Sam Mendes for some assistance.

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Interview: Game of Thrones‘ Art Parkinson Talks About Giving Kubo His Voice

With LAIKA'S Kubo and the Two Strings finally being released this weekend, we've got our final bit of Kubo coverage for you after our review and our interview with director, Travis Knight. I was very excited to be able to sit down with the young man responsible for not only bringing the character of Kubo to life, but for doing so much with very little dialogue as Rickon Stark on Game of Thrones. No, I didn't ask him why he didn't zig-zag.

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Interview: Director Travis Knight On Kubo and the Two Strings and Ten Years of LAIKA

Kubo and the Two Strings is LAIKA's fourth animated film. It's a huge milestone for the company, as Kubo represents ot only techniques and storytelling that LAIKA has never tried before, but also things that have never before been tried in stop-motion animation. At the center of it all is Travis Knight, who is not only the President and CEO of LAIKA, but is also making his directing debut with Kubo.

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Things We Saw Today: Mariska Hargitay Reads The #Hamiltome

In the criminal justice system... who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

Some of us have yet to get our hands on the #Hamiltome (otherwise known as Hamilton: The Revolution, which delves into the making of the famous musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the history that was adapted to create the smash Broadway hit). Law & Order:SVU's Mariska Hargitay, a self-professed Hamilfan, was approached by Miranda himself to do some of the reading on the audiobook, and you can listen to an excerpt here.

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Things We Saw Today: Spinning Cake Recreates First Level of Super Mario Bros

This stop-motion animation spinning cake recreates the entire first level of Super Mario Bros–and the best part is, it’s edible. (via Gizmodo) This girl accidentally dyed herself pink by using what she thought was a Lush bath bomb. (Turns out it was an oil-based product that had to be diluted in water first.) Oops? She […]

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Exclusive Interview: Anomalisa Puppet Supervisor Caroline Kastelic

And "making of" clips from the film.

On Thursday, the Oscar nominations were released, with the Charlie Kaufman-Duke Johnson directed drama Anomalisa receiving one of the Best Animated Feature Film nominations. The critically acclaimed, adult drama adapts Charlie Kaufman’s play by the same name into using stop motion animation and lifelike puppets to create the world of Michael Stone.

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My Life in Monsters Chronicles Star Wars and Jurassic Park Animator Phil Tippett’s Career

Oscar-winning animator Phil Tippett is the man behind many iconic monsters, beginning with the masks in the Star Wars Cantina scene, to designing various creatures (including Tauntauns, Rancor whom he calls "a cross between a bear and a potato," and Jabba the Hutt) to Jurassic Park, and his new project "Mad God."

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Touching Stop-Motion Film Answers Why The Sea Is Blue

Vincent Peone wrote and directed The Sea is Blue--a very different track from his usual comedy work--when his sister was in a coma 10 years ago.

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LAIKA Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Promising ‘Bigger, Bolder, and More Surprising Heights’

AND more Kubo footage!

LAIKA released a retrospective video that captures the overlapping themes between the studio's journey and the stories they tell. "Conventional wisdom says this wouldn't and shouldn't work," says Travis Knight, "but here we are."

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Featurette Showcases Craft Behind Charlie Kaufman’s Stop-Motion Film Anomalisa

This featurette, titled "Crafting Anomalisa" takes us through the 1000+ faces, costumes, and props that were made for the 118,089 frames of film.

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Attack on Titan Stop-Motion Fan Video Pits Mikasa Against…Godzilla?

OMG, I kinda want this version of an Attack on Titan movie!

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Comic-Con Interviews: The Cast & Creators of The Boxtrolls “Couldn’t Make Film Another Way”

At San Diego Comic-Con, we caught up with LAIKA CEO Travis Knight, as well as directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, and stars Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, and Sir Ben Kingsley to talk about the surprising and inventive process behind The Boxtrolls and LAIKA's LGBTQ representation.

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Comic-Con Interviews: Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead-Wright Talks to Us About The Boxtrolls

Isaac Hempstead-Wright has a lot to say about the wonders of animation, especially when it comes to his latest project, LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls. Best known for playing Bran Stark on HBO’s megahit Game of Thrones, the young actor is now lending his vocal talents to the characters Eggs, a boy raised by the benign trash-collecting troll clan that live under the fictional Victorian town of Cheesebridge. We spoke to him about all that and more at SDCC!

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I Don’t Know Why LEGO William Shatner Is Time Traveling To William Shakespeare & I Don’t Care.

And I'll Form the Head!

Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you! (via io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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