#OregonMade “In the Know” Comes to Peacock January 25th

Oregon-based Oscar winning animation studio ShadowMachine’s collaboration with Mike Judge, Zach Woods and Brandon Gardner comes to Peacock this month. The stop-motion animated comedy series is called “In the Know.”

Lauren Caspian is public radio’s third most popular host. He’s a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He’s also a stop motion puppet. Each episode follows the making of an episode of Lauren’s show In the Know, in which Lauren conducts in-depth interviews with real-world human guests. Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of public radio staff. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “In the Know” Comes to Peacock January 25th”

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio – Coming To The Portland Art Museum June 10th

Guillermo del Toro on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix

The Portland Art Museum will be hosting the Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio exhibit this summer. The exhibit is “a celebration and exploration of the inventiveness, passion and artistic cooperation that goes into making a cinematic vision come to life.” The exhibit started at MoMA in New York and is now opening at the Portland Art Museum on June 10th and will run through September 17th, 2023.

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Portland’s Kurt Rosenberg Brings “The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth” To Oregon Short Film Festival

The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth” will have its  US in-person premiere on Feb. 26th at the Oregon Short Film Festival at the Clinton Street Theater.

The musical short film was Executive Produced by Portland-based composer and filmmaker Kurt Rosenberg, based on his song of the same name. It was brought to life with stunning animation by Joël Gibbs of ARMADA studio.

This visually beautiful animated film is reminiscent of the old sea shanties found on the British Isles, a music genre that Kurt Rosenberg loves to listen to and compose. Continue reading... “Portland’s Kurt Rosenberg Brings “The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth” To Oregon Short Film Festival”

#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Racking Up Award Wins, Including An Oscar!

Guillermo del Toro‘s take on the classic story of “Pinocchio” has been honored with plenty of nominations (over 100 – see the list) and dozens of wins during this awards season, and ultimately won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature! Some of the more well-known wins have been across a few different categories at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Lumieres, and the Annies, the list goes on.

The Portland animation studio, ShadowMachine, collaborated with writer-director, del Toro (“The Shape of Water”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”) on this new, and darker, version of the age-old favorite fable for Netflix. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Racking Up Award Wins, Including An Oscar!”

Peek Behind-The-Scenes On #OregonMade “Pinocchio”

#OregonMade “Pinocchio,” directed by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, has released a beautiful behind-the-scenes peek at the making of this stop-motion animated musical.  “Pinocchio” is a co-production of del Toro, The Jim Henson Company, and Portland-based ShadowMachine. ShadowMachine also created the popular Bojack Horseman and The Shivering Truth, among other shows. The film features Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, and Gregory Mann, other cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton.  Continue reading... “Peek Behind-The-Scenes On #OregonMade “Pinocchio””

Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild” To Premiere At TIFF

 

Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild” was the only animated film to make the recently announced Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) lineup. It will premiere in the Special Presentations section of the festival. “Wendell & Wild” is directed by Henry Selick, (“Coraline“) and co-created with writer and filmmaker Jordan Peele (“Get Out, Us”), Keegan-Michael Key, and Lyric Ross star (voice.)

Read more.  TIFF runs September 8-18, 2022

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Hinge Digital Wins a National ADDY Award

#OregonMade Hinge Digital won anADDY Award at the national level for Alpenrose’s “Keep Portland Small” campaign. Hinge won the ADDY at the 2022 American Advertising Awards in the Animation, VFX & Motion Graphics category. That’s after winning multiple Gold ADDYs in Seattle this spring.

Big congrats to all of Hinge’s amazing artists who created this charming CG stop-motion style world.

Special shout out to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club 🚂 for their help and inspiration.

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Laika Announces A New Animated Feature, To Be Written By Ozark’s Bill Dubuque & Directed By Travis Knight

Laika announced today they are teaming up with “Ozark” co-creator, Bill Dubuque, to bring a new stop-motion animated feature, “The Night Gardener” to the screen.  Laika’s CEO, Travis Knight, will be directing.

The film is based on Dubuque’s original idea and is described as a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on a young man in rural Missouri, who’s fighting to keep his family together in the wake of a tragedy.

The Night Gardener is a beautiful and timeless story that quickens the pulse as often as it breaks the heart,” Knight said in a statement.

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Hinge Wins Multiple Addy’s For CG Alpenrose Spot!

Congratulations to Hinge on their recent CG stop-motion style Alpenrose’s spot, ‘Keep Portland Small’ on winning multiple Addy’s last week – in particular, a Gold in Animation/VFX/Motion Graphics Elements of Advertising/Animation!
Hinge Digutal and CMD teamed up to create this charming stop-motion style CG animated campaign, Keep Portland Small, for Alpenrose’s new home delivery service.
The spot tells the story of the Alpenrose Dairy and its milk deliveries, starting with their beginning in 1916, and the growth of the once-little town of Portland, Oregon.
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#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Coming To Netflix Later This Year

Netflix has released an official teaser trailer for the upcoming #OregonMade “Pinocchio” directed by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson.  This stop-motion animated musical features Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, and Gregory Mann, and other cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton. “Pinocchio” is a co-production of del Toro, The Jim Henson Company, and ShadowMachine (Portland). ShadowMachine also created the popular Bojack Horseman and The Shivering Truth among other shows. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Coming To Netflix Later This Year”