Stop-motion animation

Takehide Hori: ‘Everything started from my misunderstanding’

By Kambole Campbell

The writer, director, set designer, puppet builder, animator, composer and actor behind the dystopian stop-motion epic Junk Head discusses how he created a film almost single-handedly.

Remembering Jules Bass, stop-motion pioneer and creator of Christmas wonder

By Charles Bramesco

Deceased at 87, he and partner Arthur Rankin reigned as kings over midcentury Yuletide nostalgia.

Mad God

By Kambole Campbell

Phil Tippett’s long-gestating stop-motion animation epic is a frenzied and frequently deranged Dantean odyssey.

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Missing Link

By Adam Woodward

Hugh Jackman’s intrepid explorer makes a startling discovery in Laika’s latest stop-motion treasure.


How I wrote My Life as a Courgette, by Céline Sciamma

By David Jenkins

The screenwriter behind this Oscar-nominated animation talks through the intricacies of her working process.

Watch the charming trailer for My Life as a Courgette

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Claude Barras’ stop-motion gem is being released in both subtitled and dubbed versions.

Maisie Williams joins the cast of Aardman’s Early Man

By Little White Lies

The Game of Thrones star will voice a character in Nick Park’s upcoming claymation caper.

Take a sneak peek at Wes Anderson’s animated movie Isle of Dogs

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The director has revealed early footage from his upcoming stop-motion feature.

Is experimental animation on the rise?

By Matt Turner

The recent Edge of Frame Weekender showcased bold contemporary visions and rarely seen masterpieces.

How The Nightmare Before Christmas became a festive favourite

By Victoria Luxford

Henry Selick’s directorial debut is a gleefully macabre cinematic marvel.

Watch these stunning short films inspired by Kubo and the Two Strings

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Four amazing animators have put their own spin on Laika’s stop-motion gem.

Kubo and the Two Strings

By Charlie Theobald

Laika Studios may have delivered their masterpiece with this staggering stop-motion fable.

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The Boxtrolls

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A delightful, comic animation with sophisticated social themes from the makers of ParaNorman and Coraline.

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