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Before CGI ad nauseum – The Dark Overlord (Howard the Duck – 1986)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

This is just about 29 years ago. Maestro Phil Tippett & his crew did these animated special effects sequences for this George Lucas produced movie.

Those many years ago and very advanced stop motion special effects. IMO … STILL holds up today. Any CGI obsessed fans out there, with negative criticism … ‘you all’ can [...]

Nick Hilligoss receives package delivery (Dark Earth)

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Just some quick shots of behind the scenes, including Nick Hilligoss demonstrating his expertise skills in ol school cinematography tricks and extraordinary animation talent. If you did not see this clip below, you would be astonished by the actual size of the stop motion creature puppet, however, the illusion of size-immensity & presence is [...]

‘Sinbad: The 5th Voyage’ FINALLY available

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

What a painstaking slow & long time it took for this indie film to be released to audiences. I have ranted in past (you can search other Sinbad posts) about this. The producers and/or distributor originally released this almost a year ago to only a few theaters in select cites.. It only lasted a week. [...]

12.5.14 – STOP MOTION WORKS REPORT

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

‘ELF’ – Dec 16.’14 Stop Motion holiday special, NBC network (USA) …

Screen Novelties studio quick Elf puppet vault tour …

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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ UK release Feb 16,’15 – No USA release info …
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Hollywood Reporter – Animation Roundtable Travis Knight, Bonnie Arnold, Jorge Gutierrez, Tomm Moore, Dan Lin, Don Hall …

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Aussie Indie Filmaker Jennifer Kent’s [...]

Indie project -’War of the Worlds’ Martian design

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

An in progress indie adaption of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. In past Stop Motion Works installments, we have posted periodic updates. Veteran artist/animator Justin Kohn is the force behind this. Also with assistance from the Chiodo Brothers Studio also contributing. The Martian, is interpretation following H.G. Wells description in the original story. For [...]

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