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The Osbournes’ stop motion animated series from Cuppa Coffee
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The Osbournes’ stop motion animated series from Cuppa Coffee

Canadian studio Cuppa Coffee is currently producing a stop-motion animated show called The F’n Osbournes, which is based on the Osbournes Ozzy, Sharon, Jack, and Kelly. The series uses the tagline “The F stands for Family”, referring to the letter’s appearance in “F’n”. Cuppa Coffee’s founder Adam Shaheen will present the series to the MIPTV confab in France this April, in order ...

‘Robot Chicken’ Creators Start a New Studio
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Robot Chicken creators start new studio

As creators of the wildly popular and long-running Robot Chicken series of cartoons, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are hardly newcomers in the business, but the duo has recently started a new phase in their careers as they launched their own stop-motion animation studio with help from Buddy System’s Eric Towner and John Haratine IV. In a recent report by Deadline.com, the group revealed that ...

Street Fighter: The New Challengers DVD is Now Available at Retailers
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Street Fighter: The New Challengers DVD is now available at retailers

If you’ve ever watched any of the old 60s motion comics from Marvel (Captain America, Hulk, Fantastic Four), you’re well aware that while it has a certain appeal, the crude animation – sometimes made up of a single frame with only the mouth and an arm moving – were made that way to save on production costs. Now that producing full motion toons is easier, partly due to the use of ...

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Trailer
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Trailer

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is an upcoming 3D stop motion animated film produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation. Scheduled for release on March 2012 in the UK and US. It was originally adapted from the first two books in Gideon Defoe’s The Pirates! Series of children’s books. Namely, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Pirates! in an ...

Travel Back in Time with Aardman Animations’ ‘Phytagasaurus’
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Travel Back in Time with Aardman Animations’ Phytagasaurus

U.K. Animation studio Aardman Animations have released a new CG toon for your viewing pleasure: Pythagasaurus. Written by and directed by Peter Peake, Pythagasaurus tells the story of two odd cavemen who are having problems with a live volcano, and what do they turn to for help; a dinosaur that happens to be an expert mathematician. The CG short stars Bill Bailey, Martin Trenaman and Simon ...

Get Ready for PARANORMAN Activity in 2012
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Get Ready for PARANORMAN Activity

Stop motion animation, despite the technology being older than majority of Toonbarn’s readers, is still very timely and movies that have used it has aged well, since it produces an animation style that intentionally looks crude and dated. Portland’s LAIKA animation studio knows this, which is why it chose stop motion animation as the style to use for its 2012 movie, ParaNorman. Scheduled for ...

Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy on MAD
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Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy on MAD

If there’s one place you can count on a good Halloween special, it’s MAD! Alfred E. Neuman and company are up to some awesome treats (and tricks) as the gang pull out all the stops for this week’s show, Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy. The Warner Bros. toon features a stop motion, claymation style spoof in the style (vein??) of The Nightmare Before ...

Miffy the Movie stop motion film from Warner Bros.
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Miffy the Movie stop motion film from Warner Bros.

In what just might be the clearest cut case of perfect casting, Miffy the Rabbit is going to star in the upcoming film Miffy the Movie. Based on Dick Bruna’s popular white bunny, Miffy has evolved from books to a puppet animated TV series to various websites, and now, courtesy of Warner Bros. and KRO Television, a stop motion animated film. Though early on in the process, production is ...

Laika and Focus Features discuss ParaNorman
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Laika and Focus Features discuss ParaNorman

In 2009, Laika gathered some major attention with their stop motion animated film Coraline. Based on the Neil Gaiman story, Coraline featured some amazing animation, reminiscent of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Now, the company is back, teaming with Focus Features to deliver ParaNorman to audiences. Following in the same stop-motion feel, with some 3D sprinkled in for ...

FremantleMedia goes hypervynorama on Strange Hill High
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FremantleMedia goes hypervynorama on Strange Hill High

The CBBC is working with FremantleMedia Enterprises (that’s FME + CBBC for the initial fans!) on a new comedy series called Strange Hill High. And yes, it’s strange! The show is actually produced in several different kinds of media, a hybrid technique that combines stop-motion animation and puppets with CG. The result is internally dubbed “hypervynorama” which sounds ...

The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to Blu-ray 3D August 30
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The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to Blu-ray 3D August 30

Now that we’re just starting to work our way into the summer months, the last thing we want to do is discuss Halloween and Christmas, right? I mean, how about 4th of July? Or Memorial Day? Surely, these are better, warmer holidays! But then… we found out why we’re talking about the colder dates, and everything got much more exciting. Summer or not, we can’t WAIT for ...

Green With Envy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel
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Green With Envy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel, and no one else

Every once in a while, we here at ToonBarn like to step back from the world of animation in it’s many forms (traditional, CG, puppet, stop-motion) and concentrate on other forms of media, like the magic of the Hollywood love story. As luck would have it, we recently caught word of Green With Envy, a Disney film featuring Amy Adams and Jason Segel. Their characters are simple small town ...

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