Laika now hiring

 So do you think you really have the chops to be a professional art director, fabricator or modeler?  Yeah, I don’t have them, either. But there are those that actually do have the mad skills LAIKA is looking for.  Take a look at the careers part of LAIKA’S website and see if there’ something there of interest.   And when you land that dream job, just remember where you heard about it first.   Click here for the current “Help Wanted” section of their corner of the internet.

While we work out a new section on our website devoted to spot lighting completed amateur productions, Marc and I thought we’d put this great little video right here. Rafi sent us this video he made a while back but only recently posted. It features He-Man action figures, and it’s a real toy nostalgia and stop motion treat to watch.   Rafi is looking for a little feedback on his work.


I’ll admit, I don’t love everything about Adult Swim.  They do have some funny stuff for sure, but I think they too often go for cheap humor instead of clever writing.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the occasional fart joke, just not 30 straight minutes of fart jokes.   But this new series coming out has me intrigued.  With animation by ShadowMachine,a  stop-motion comedy-horror anthology created by Vernon Chatman premieres December 9.   It looks like a delicately crafted, darkly surreal anthology comedy billed as “a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic,” The Shivering Truth is a series of loosely-linked emotional parables about stories within tales that crawled out of the deepest caverns of your unconscious mind and became lovingly animated in breath-slapping stop motion.

Click here for more information about the show, and a behind the scenes video, which are always fun to see.

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MTV Studios has lined up “Celebrity Deathmatch” as its latest series revival.

Series creator Eric Fogel will return to executive produce, with Ice Cube set to executive produce and star in the new take on the stop-motion animation series. Jeff Kwatinetz of Cube Vision will also executive produce with Ben Hurwitz co-executive producing. The new “Celebrity Deathmatch” will be available as a weekly series for an SVOD or other network partner in 2019.

For more information, Click Here. 

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There is another stop motion production underway from Netflix. The company is moving ahead with Escape From Hat, an animated feature from two-time Oscar-nominated director Mark Osborne, who directed The Little Prince and co-directed Kung Fu Panda. Production will start this month in New York for a scheduled release in 2022.

The book Escape From Hat, written by Adam Kline, brings light to the ancient mysteries of magic. In a fairy tale where black cats are bad and magic rabbits are good, balance is threatened when one such rabbit is cast into a mysterious realm of danger and shadow.  More information about this production can be found here.