The popular channel counter656 on YouTube created a stop motion film to bring the cards and characters to life for their popular card game. The channel has almost one million subscribers and is one of the most famous stop motion channels to date. So the question now is - is the card game now popular because the stop motion video went viral? Maybe, the animation has so far generated almost 300,000 views since positng it. You can read about their card game by clicking here.

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Missing Link is finally on DVD! For those of you who missed it in theaters (some say the marketing was very limited), you can now watch it at home. Collider reviewed the new release and they go through all of the additional behind the scenes clips that they added on. So if you'd like to know what went into making the film, this may be a great resource to have handy for inspiration when you're not feeling creative. Take a look at the trailer and read the Collider review by clicking here.

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Stop motion armature specialist Animation Toolkit has partnered with Aardman to design and create a bespoke armature kit to help stop motion animation students and enthusiasts with the puppet making process.

The Aardman Animation Kit includes eight easy to assemble products, from a customizable Character Kit to a compact A2 Studio Stage – perfect for the bedroom animator.

The kit is now available to pre-order on the Animation Toolkit website

 

 

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If you've watched TV lately you may have run across these fun and creative stop motion commercials for the Trolli gummy candies. "Animation lover, Film maker & Editor" Joe Eckworth was behind them and he's released this video showing the commercials and what went into making them. You're definitely going to be inspired. Make sure to visit his Instagram page over here as well as his Vimeo page over here.

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Sony Pictures Animation is developing a stop-motion “Superbago” movie with “Robot Chicken” exec producers/animators John Harvatine and Eric Towner directing.

‘Superbago’ features two irreverent stop-motion characters dropped in a live-action world.  The audience will skew older than recent features.

Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess and Eric Robinson are producing.

Hess, Ricky Blitt, Hubbel Palmer and Chris Bowman are writing “Superbago,” centering on a pair of superhero wannabes. Towner told Variety that “Superbago” has offbeat origins.

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