This week we venture into the weird world of stop-motion animation with special guest Elspeth "LP" McRobb of the Felons on Film podcast, as we discuss Paranorman and its delightful score by Jon Brion.
What movie will take home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at tonight's Academy Awards? Courtney Small breaks down the category and makes the case for each film!
Saluting the serial losers among this year's Oscar nominees!
Missing Link’s writer-director Chris Butler discusses the story’s origins, his influences, and why stop-motion movies must continue to evolve.
Missing Link is the Bigfoot buddy comedy you didn’t know you wanted.
The newest gorgeously animated feature from groundbreaking Laika (BoxTrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings) arrives in theatres this weekend, to tell a tall tale about a lonely sasquatch and the intrepid explorer who befriends him. But should you take your kids to see it?
Since we've been asking 'What's on Your Dork Shelf?' for over seven years now, we thought it was only fair that we showed you ours.
The stop-motion studio that has given us Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls just turned 10. We speak with their Brand Manager Mark Shapiro about the studio's past, present and future.
John Landis , known for directing comedy classics like The Blues Brothers, has a lifelong love of stop-motion animation, particularly the work of Ray Harryhausen.
While it isn't the best film from LAIKA, The Boxtrolls still excellently showcases the animation studio's love for creativity.
Now that the teens and adults have had their run of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, we take a look at some of this year's best bets and special events happening at the 2014 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, which kicks off today.
This week at the video store we look at the winning animated adventure ParaNorman, the action blockbuster The Expendables 2, the dance-stravaganza Step Up Revolution, the crap-stravaganza The Apparition, and a pair of films that missed theatrical releases despite being directed by Joe Dante and Amy Heckerling.
From top to bottom, ParaNorman is a little genre gem for longtime fans and pint-sized newcomers. This is an animated film that refuses to talk down to children, packs in more entertainment value than should be legally allowed, and actually has something to say to the impressionable viewers.
In the age of the omnipresent CG animated film and vapid big budget spectacle, it’s incredibly refreshing to see a lovingly handcrafted stop-motion animated movie like ParaNorman come along. We had a chance to speak with directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell earlier this year, and talked about the talented young cast of the film, the directors' own experiences with bullying, ParaNorman's relationship to the horror genre, the importance of zombies, and much more.
In the age of the omnipresent CG animated film and vapid big budget spectacle, it's incredibly refreshing to see a lovingly handcrafted stop-motion animated movie like ParaNorman come along. We had a chance to speak with directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell earlier this year, and talked about the "John Carpenter meets John Hughes" origins of the film, how technology has helped make stop-frame animation more practical, and much more.