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The Boxtrolls Opens Today!!

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Laika’s The Boxtrolls opens in theaters today, but not only that….Coming soon will be a brand new podcast with the directors of The Boxtrolls, Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable along with lead Animator and Producer Travis Knight!!!!!  We know it’s been awhile, so we are super excited to bring you this podcast.  It should be up in the next week or two, that gives you plenty of time to see the film and come back and listen to how they made it.  I’m also personally very proud of this film, I’ve always dreamed of working with Laika on a project and over the winter I had that chance.  The Boxtrolls is a wonderful film and I’m really glad that I had the chance to work on it.  So go see the movie, come back here to tell us what you thought and stay tuned for our latest podcast!!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Opens Today

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Cloudy 2 opens today, but that’s not all.  We have a NEW PODCAST for it next week!!  I absolutely loved the first film and was so happy to have a chance to work on the sequel.  There was no way we weren’t going to sit down with the Cloudy animation leads and talk about BOTH films, that’s right, our next podcast is a Cloudy Double Feature!!

So go out this weekend and check out the film.  Post back here to let us know what you thought.  We’ll be posting the podcast sometime next week!!

-Stephen

Rise of the Guardians opens Today!!

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DreamWorks next film, Rise of the Guardians, opens in theaters today!  I have a few reasons why you should get out and go see this movie.  One, Jacob and Ben have worked really hard on this film, I wasn’t on it, but I can honestly say it’s easily some of their best work. TWO, WE INTERVIEWED PETER RAMSEY, THE DIRECTOR OF GUARDIANS FOR THE PODCAST!!!!  We’ll release that interview mid December to give everyone time to check out the film first.  And Three, we have some cool Rise of the Guardians swag to give-away, including a signed Art of Book.  We’ll do another fun give-away game sometime in the next few weeks.  So if you go see the movie, come back here and let us know what you think.  We love reading your comments!

A great weekend for Animation

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I had a chance to check out this past weekends animation offerings and I must say that I was thrilled with both.  First was the Toy Story short Small Fry that is playing in front of The Muppets.  This is the first animation I’ve seen from Pixar’s new studio Pixar Canada.  It came out great and for a short the quality was right up there with the film.  The story was fun and very entertaining.  I can’t wait to see more out of that studio.

I then went and saw Arthur Christmas.  From what I’ve heard the production wasn’t very smooth (what ones are) but you couldn’t tell, the film was fantastic.  The word sincerity kept coming to mind.  The story and it’s characters, especially Arthur, were very endearing.  I’m a big fan of holiday specials and films around the holidays, and animation has always lead the way in bringing the holiday magic to life.  Arthur Christmas does just that and I can’t wait to add it to my holiday collection when it comes out on Blu Ray.

Let us know if you had a chance to see either of these two this past weekend and tell us what you thought in the comments below.

Thanks,

-Steve

ParaNorman Trailer

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This looks awesome!!
 

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