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Stop motion armature specialist Animation Toolkit has partnered with Aardman to design and create a bespoke armature kit to help stop motion animation students and enthusiasts with the puppet making process.

The Aardman Animation Kit includes eight easy to assemble products, from a customizable Character Kit to a compact A2 Studio Stage – perfect for the bedroom animator.

The kit is now available to pre-order on the Animation Toolkit website

 

 

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If you've watched TV lately you may have run across these fun and creative stop motion commercials for the Trolli gummy candies. "Animation lover, Film maker & Editor" Joe Eckworth was behind them and he's released this video showing the commercials and what went into making them. You're definitely going to be inspired. Make sure to visit his Instagram page over here as well as his Vimeo page over here.

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Sony Pictures Animation is developing a stop-motion “Superbago” movie with “Robot Chicken” exec producers/animators John Harvatine and Eric Towner directing.

‘Superbago’ features two irreverent stop-motion characters dropped in a live-action world.  The audience will skew older than recent features.

Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess and Eric Robinson are producing.

Hess, Ricky Blitt, Hubbel Palmer and Chris Bowman are writing “Superbago,” centering on a pair of superhero wannabes. Towner told Variety that “Superbago” has offbeat origins.

Click here for the entire story.

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When I think of my favorite Stop Motion films, I think of Coraline, Chicken  Run and The Wrong Trousers.  Aardman Animations produced two of those, so I’m over the top excited to report that Nick Park and Co are working on more Wallace & Gromit productions. While Park is not ruling out another Wallace & Gromit movie, it’s more likely the pair will feature in multiple shorts for the small screen. And not all that short really, as he’s thinking 30 minutes each.

Read more about it in the linked article from Hollywood Reporter here.

Missing Link Third Post

We’ve posted quite a bit about Laika’s new movie, “Missing Link”.  But 4/12 is the release date, and to celebrate this much anticipated movie, the attached article discusses how the movie represents another phase in the evolution of stop-motion animation studio, Laika.


If you’re not familiar with the film, “Missing Link,” explorer and monster hunter Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Hugh Jackman) locates a Bigfoot-like creature he dubs Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis). Joined by the adventure-seeking Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), they embark on an odyssey to find what may be Mr. Link’s people among the Yeti in the Himalayas.

 

Oh and as of right now, it has a Rotten Tomato score of 88% fresh!  So why are you reading this and not at the theater?!?

This is the article link.