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.

Check out the full spot on Hinge’s website:
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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”

LAIKA Is 15! Get Tickets For The OMSI Screenings & Interactive Exhibit – Starts Today!

Opening Tonight: 15 Years of LAIKA!

Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater! Delve deeper into the artistry and technical innovation behind the films with key filmmakers on hand for Q&As preceding each film.  Walkthrough displays of puppets and sets from each legendary film and explore the meticulous craftsmanship of LAIKA’s creative process. Tickets here. Continue reading... “LAIKA Is 15! Get Tickets For The OMSI Screenings & Interactive Exhibit – Starts Today!”

Hinge Digital & CMD Team Up To Create Charming Alpenrose Commercial

Hinge Digutal and CMD teamed up to create a 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. A miniature world builds and grows in front of our eyes, bringing to life the relationships between the delivery people and their communities, as well as the ups and downs of living in a growing city.
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Deep Sky Animates a Five-Part Series for The Smashing Pumpkins

Episodes 1 & 2 of The Smashing Pumpkins’ new five-part animated series “In Ashes,” animated by Portland’s Deep Sky, are now available.

Deep Sky collaborated directly with Billy Corgan over the last 6 months to translate his narrative vision into cinematic form, set to the soundtrack of the band’s newest song releases.

Episode 1 – As The Crow Flies (Set to the soundtrack of The Colour Of Love):

Episode 2 – Inspirations, Aspirations (Set to the soundtrack of Confessions of a Dopamine Addict):

All videos released on The Smashing Pumpkins YouTube Channel

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ShadowMachine’s #OregonMade Animated Musical “Pinocchio” Announces Cast

Pinocchio concept art
Shadow Machine announced this week its cast choices for the animated musical feature, “Pinocchio“.  Principal photography on “Pinocchio” began last autumn at ShadowMachine’s Portland studio and production has continued uninterrupted during the pandemic.
Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated musical movie “Pinocchio” for Netflix has announced its cast – newcomer Gregory Mann is in the title role, Ewan McGregor as Cricket, and David Bradley (Harry Potter franchise, Game of Thrones) as Geppetto
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Job Mixer III – A PDX Style Job Fair w/OMPA+SIGGRAPH 2/27 @PNCA

Coming to PNCA Thursday evening, Feb 27th, 2020, we bring you Job Mixer III!  The entire Portland post-production and stop motion industry is taking time out for an evening of mixing it up under the same roof.  Currently 17 companies/studios (and counting) will have tables on the main floor, with gracious beverage sponsors 2 Towns Cider and Super Brewing providing refreshments.  If you are interested, working, or studying in the 3D, VFX, Animation, Stop Motion, Video Production, Gaming, Illustration, or the growing “Creative Tech” space, this is an important mix that we hope you’ll be a part of.  Continue reading... “Job Mixer III – A PDX Style Job Fair w/OMPA+SIGGRAPH 2/27 @PNCA”