SuperMansion Season 3

I love the free stop motion comedy series from Sony Crackle, “SuperMansion.”  If you’re not already familiar with it, "SuperMansion" comes from many of the same people as the long-running Adult Swim “Robot Chicken.”  But the production values are higher, and there’s less potty humor. Still some, of course, but the writing is definitely at a higher level.  But instead of focusing on pop culture and nostalgic toys, it's a superhero-centric show. Aging superhero Titanium Rex -- voiced by Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Call me Heisenberg!)-- has long headed the League of Freedom, a once-proud group of heroes that is on the decline due to an influx of heroes from the millennial generation who have little interest in fighting crime. Rex ends up mentoring the young warriors in the SuperMansion, where they live together, as they try to learn to fight for justice, liberty and the need to stay relevant to society.  The series also features the voice work of one of the Hollywood Chris’s, this time it’s Chris “Captain Kirk” Pine.

The second half of season 3 premiers October 4th.  Oh and did I say it’s free?  Click here to see the trailer

The Festival Stop Motion is perhaps the Premiere stop motion festival in the world. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year’s event will evaluate 58 films from 23 countries. Public screenings will take place throughout the festival. Major names from the world of stop-motion and puppetry — including the United Kingdom’s Tim Allen (Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride) and Amanda Strong of Vancouver — will offer seminar-sized master classes at this year’s festival. This year’s festival will be September 14-16th. Personally I think the entire Stop Motion Magic community should plan on meeting and partying there next year! Click here for more information.

REBOX_FINAL - OVERWATCH - BUTTON from jriggity on Vimeo.

Justin Rasch is at it again! Justin who is known for Geralds Last Day film and his amazing animation at Laika put together this latest piece. All he wrote in the description was "I did this short test mixing video and stopmotion as a fun button to the Overwatch short film {Trace and Bake}". Upon looking at his other videos the main premise is that the line of Overwatch statues look so cool, maybe they come to life and play the game! So the short animations he created are how he imagined they would move if they came to life.

THE SEPARATION from Robert Morgan on Vimeo.

Every now and then you come across a creepy and dark stop motion film. The Separation is probably one of those films that you never forget after you've watched it for a very long time. The film follows the lives of conjoined twins and their struggle with being permanently separated with one another and the solution to their torment

Have you ever wanted to learn the proper way to animate? Alan shows you many of the principles that animators had to learn during the earliest days of cinema.