stop-motion

Parental Guidance: Missing Link Review

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?

Kubo and the Two Strings Review

Stop motion studio LAIKA continues to merge art and entertainment with Kubo and the Two Strings, an increasingly rare kind of cinema that needs to be supported by audiences if we're to get any more of it.

Anomalisa Blu-ray Review

There’s no such thing as a Charlie Kaufman movie designed to be watched only once and Anomalisa is certainly no exception, so we took a look at the brand new Blu-ray and its extras.

10 Great Moments in Stop-Motion Animation

To celebrate TIFF's upcoming Magic Motion: The Art of Stop-Motion Animation film retrospective we've assembled a list of some of the most important, impressive and interesting moments in the history of stop-motion animation.

Interview: ParaNorman’s Chris Butler & Sam Fell
Part Two

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.

Interview: ParaNorman’s Chris Butler & Sam Fell
Part One

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.

Tim Burton Takes Toronto – Part 3

Part Three of Sasha’s Tim Burton Takes Toronto follows the last leg of her Burton Blitz -- the “animation detour” that is James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare before Christmas.

Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee Stop-Motion Video

File this one under fights you thought you would never see. Québécois autodidact director Patrick Boivin has created this amazing “Iron Man versus Bruce Lee” stop-motion fight using action figures. It’s an awesome video with a twist ending. Make sure to hit the HD and fullscreen buttons.