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Watch the trailer for Logan recreated with LEGO

The trailer for Logan really impressed me. If Hugh Jackman's last ride as Wolverine is a post-apocalyptic road movie western, I am all for that. Better it's something distinctly non-X-Men-looking rather than some dumb, rote X-Men flick. (Of...

 
 
 
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Review: The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince is one of the most famous children's books of all time. Translated into over 200 languages, it's become a treasure worldwide. But as with all adaptations, things were bound to change in order to ...

 
 
 
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Wes Anderson is making another stop-motion animated film

Whenever people talk about the rarely released great animated films of the past decade, I feel like Wes Anderson's animation debut, Fantastic Mr. Fox often gets left out of the conversation. I'm not sure why, the movie had beautiful stop-mo...

 
 
 
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Teaser trailer for Shaun the Sheep the Movie

Aardman Animations, the company that brought us Wallace & Gromit and that cute Pirates! Band of Misfits movie, now has a full film adaptation of their Shaun the Sheep shorts. While it has no domestic release date, it's too cute to not ...

 
 
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Watch this stop motion Usagi Yojimbo short, The Last Request

While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently overturtlepowering the box office, let's not forget another anthropomorphic comic book hero, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. Usagi, a rabbit samurai, once hung out with the turtles during a coupl...

 
 
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Laika releases adorable character posters for The Boxtrolls

If you aren't excited about The Boxtrolls, you should be. Laika, the animation studio that's brought us stop-motion gems like Coraline and Paranorman, is currently working on The Boxtrolls, a movie set in the fictional Cheesebridge, a town ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)

Presenting: Butter Ya'Self, a stop-motion animation of food rapping about food. You're welcome. Butter Ya'Self was created by a bunch of people at CalArts, but specifically by Julian Petschek. The characters are all voiced by real musician...

 
 
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First full trailer for Laika's The Boxtrolls is super cute

We've had a few short teasers for Laika's upcoming adaptation of the Alan Snow novel, Here Be Monsters, here and there but now we have a full trailer dishing out those all important story bits (a group of bad guys want to rid the worl...

 
 
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Nick's Flixmas: The Nightmare Before Christmas

If you've ever stepped into a Hot Topic or talked to a thirteen year old during their "dark" phase, chances are you've heard of The Nightmare Before Christmas. How and why did it blow up the way it did? It's a great film, but after yea...

 
 
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Teaser Trailer: The Boxtrolls

Here's a short teaser trailer for Laika's (the team that brought you Corpse Bride, Coraline, and one of the best films of 2012, ParaNorman) upcoming project The Boxtrolls (which is based on the Alan Snow novel Here Be Monsters!) ...

 
 
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RIP Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)

Ray Harryhausen, the legendary special effects pioneer, stop-motion animator, and creature creator, died today at the age of 92. Harryhausen's work has influenced generations of filmmakers and special effects artists, and holds a special pl...

 
 
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ParaNorman creators to make The Boxtrolls

ParaNorman is the movie that should be winning best animated picture awards left and right, but isn't because it had nowhere near as big a budget or marketing push. But everyone who saw it loved it and the fine folks at Laika (who also...

 
 
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Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio put on the back burner

I suppose the laws of probability would dictate that out of the million or so projects Guillermo Del Toro has on his plate at any given time, at least a couple aren't going to come to fruition. That doesn't excuse how depressing it is, thou...

 
 
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Jenika's Top 5 Animated Movies of 2012

In recent years, a lot of animated movies have been formulaic and underwhelming, but 2012 brought us the variety and quality that has been missing in the genre for a while. Sure, Disney brought back Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, and M...

 
 
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Two behind the scenes clips from ParaNorman Blu-ray

I reviewed ParaNorman back in August and found it to be pretty fantastic, due in no small part to the mind blowingly detailed stop-motion animation. With the Blu-ray/DVD releasing today, a couple of promotional clips have been dr...

 
 
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These new Frankenweenie posters are all vintagey and cute

To help ring in the month of "Monstober," Disney has released six new posters for Tim Burton's recently released stop-motion movie Frankenweenie. The movie's story centers around a young Victor Frankenstein who brings his beloved pet dog --...

 
 
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Review: Frankenweenie

Let's be real: Tim Burton hasn't exactly been churning out hits lately. Between Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, it's hard to have a lot of faith in the man anymore. What seemed to be passion projects seem more and more to be sad shado...

 
 
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Behind the scenes video: The faces of ParaNorman

We all know somewhere in the back of our heads that stop motion animation takes an insane amount of work, but it isn't until you see behind the scenes things like the above video that you really begin to understand just how much work featu...

 
 
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Review: ParaNorman

I think there's a point in everyone's childhood where one feels displaced from their surroundings and possibly alienated from their friends and family. It's just a part of growing up and it helps us appreciate ourselves as individuals befor...

 
 
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Trailer: Paranorman

Why isn't Paranorman out yet?!? I know it comes out in two days, but man is it a long wait. This trailer just serves to present more of John Goodman's goodness and the sweet, sweet ear candy of the film's score. It's the short, "hype"...

 
 
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Brothers Quay retrospective starts at MoMA 8/12

For the New Yorkers out there, the Museum of Modern Art begins a massive retrospective on The Brothers Quay starting Sunday, August 12th. You may know The Brothers Quay best for their creepy yet oddly beautiful works of stop-motion animatio...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Batman: The Dark Knightfall

Playing with Batman toys has never looked this good. Derek Kwok and Henri Wong of Parabucks, a company that specializes in cool looking visual effects (check some out here), painstakingly took the super detailed Hot Toys Batman figures&nbs...

 
 
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Watch the hard work it takes to make Paranorman look good

I am unabashedly supportive of Laika's Paranorman. When it comes out in three weeks (August 17th!), I'm wrangling up a huge group of people to see it with me. To further prove that Paranorman will be the greatest thing since toasted b...

 
 
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Kickstart a stop motion Charlie Kaufman film

Here's a collection of words I didn't expect to see assembled in this order today but are nonetheless a pleasant sight: Starburns Industries has launched a Kickstarter for a stop motion animated film titled Anomalisa, written by Charlie Kau...

 
 
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Watch this cool 360 degree tour of Frankenweenie's sets

I always love behind the scenes things for stop motion films. It's so magical for me to have a look at the real scale of these puppets and sets with real people milling about and working in them. Disney has heard my desires for cool behind ...

 
 
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8 new posters for Frankenweenie show off characters

While a lot of people nowadays think that Tim Burton has gone a little off his rocker, perhaps returning to stop-motion animation will bring back what we first loved about the ubiquitous director. His upcoming Frankenweenie is a black and w...

 
 
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Del Toro, Gustafson to co-direct Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro's will share the helm on his forthcoming 3D stop-motion Pinocchio with Mark Gustafson, it was announced today. Gustafson served as animation director on Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox after Henry Selick left t...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Eagleman Stag

You know an animated short is awesome when it's racking up awards like no tomorrow. The Eagleman Stag is about an entomologist's experiences when he discovers a new kind of beetle. It's more about the feeling than the actual plot, and even...

 
 
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Review: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

[This was originally posted under the UK title The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. It has been reposted to coincide with the US release.] Aardman are one of those rare companies almost impossible to dislike: they've cornered the m...

 
 
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Tim Burton finds new favorite to write stop-motion script

We don't usually cover gossip here on Flixist, but Tim Burton's love life trumps previous policies. Burton's previous love affair with Johnny Depp has not gone unnoticed, as he casts the man in damn near all of his projects. He's recently t...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Dark Knight Rises Trailer in LEGO

There's been a fine collection of Dark Knight Rises fan trailers and parody trailers over the last few months. There was the Dark Knight Rises/Lion King mash-up, the Sweded Dark Knight Rises trailer, and a really magnificent Prestige/Dark ...

 
 
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First poster for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

Here's the first poster for Tim Burton's upcoming Frankenweenie, featuring a scarred Frankentein's Monster-esque dog hiding behind a grave. The stop motion movie is about "Frankenweenie's" owner, a young boy who loses his beloved pet dog an...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Joy of Books

Stop motion is one of those things that everyone can do, but not everyone can do well. It's really hard to get a smooth, realistic motion with the medium, especially on a larger scale. When you have a huge set with lots of moving parts, it...

 
 
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New still and making of pics from Burton's Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie is Tim Burton's next venture in adorably morbid puppetry, with a story centering around a young boy bringing his dead dog back to life, and said dog wreaking havoc on the boy's neighborhood. We have a brand new still from the ...

 
 
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Trailer: ParaNorman

A new trailer for ParaNorman is out! Hooray! In case you forgot, the movie follows a boy who can see dead people as he tries to protect his small town from said dead people. The last one made the movie look pretty creepy, and I'm guessing ...

 
 
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Trailer: ParaNorman

ParaNorman follows a young boy who can talk to the dead as he tries to save his town from a monster invasion. Now, that's a pretty cool concept on its own, but add in the fact that it's a stop motion animation from the makers of Coraline a...

 
 




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Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "