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Ink & Pixel: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy...

Ink & Pixel: Special Edition - The Top 5 Animated Films of 2014

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold new...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part Three: Dining with the Directors

Click here for Part One of our visit: Welcome To Cheesebridge! Click here for Part Two of our set visit: Meet the Stop Motion Masters! Okay, here's the thing, folks. I had just spent the past few hours touring the sets, marveling at the decorated halls, and meeting all of the talented craftsmen and women who create cinematic wonders and movie magic within...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part Two: Meet the Stop-Motion Masters

CLICK HERE for Part One of our visit: Welcome To Cheesebridge! My visit to the set of Laika's latest 3D stop-motion animated feature film, THE BOXTROLLS, was unique in that much of the time spent with the film's creators did not consist of being able to directly interviewing each individual, but offered the opportunity to bear witness to a series of presentations...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part One: Welcome to Cheesebridge

When the good word came down the wire that I was to visit the set of Laika's newest stop-motion animated feature film, THE BOXTROLLS, it felt as if I had just been given a golden ticket - one that would grant me an afternoon within the walls of the place I've come to refer to as the “Wonka Factory” of animation studios. Excited, I made my way across the United States...

Ink & Pixel: Beetlejuice

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Iím always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold new...

C'mon Hollywood: Get back to the gore, Peter Jackson!

Sticking closely to shoe-string budgeted films and appropriately titled "splatstick" horror comedies, Peter Jackson wasn't exactly the biggest name being passed around the film community back in the day. It wasn't until he received recognition for his work on HEAVENLY CREATURES that he was able to break away from the cult director status he associated himself with and before long,...

Ink & Pixel: Special Edition: 2014 Animation Preview

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Iím always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at steveseigh@joblo.com so we can discuss it...

Cool Videos: A Lego Hobbit Halloween

In celebration of Halloween (and presumably the upcoming cinematic return to Middle Earth through THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY), stop-motion group Brotherhood Workshop has put together this special short featuring some Hobbits, some cloaks, and one very protective Númenórean guardian. It's a great little movie, with the stop-motion (and effects in general) working...

Updated! Will the cancelled stop motion project from Coraline director Henry Selick be rescued by Laika Entertainment?

Update: "no" is the answer to the question posed in the title of this article. According to an internal memo sent by Selick around to his employees and collaborators at the stop-motion studio Cinderbiter, the project (now being called THE SHADOW KING) is altogether gone.  According to Selick, Travis Knight (head of Laika Entertainment) "couldn't figure out budgeting to pull this...
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