You might not know the name Will Vinton. But if you grew up watching TV in the 1980s and 90s, you definitely know his work. Vinton was the genius behind claymation characters like the California Raisins, the Domino’s Noid, and the M&M’s before they were taken over by CGI. Vinton died yesterday of cancer after a…
If the gushing rivers of blood in these claymation shorts can make your stomach churn, just imagine how you’ll react while viewing the live-action film that inspired them.
I’ve always thought that one of the appeals of stop-motion claymation was the imperfections in the animation, how things never quite moved as fluidly as real life. After watching this short from Guldies, I now realize that it’s because no one is a master of stop-motion claymation like he is. The animation is really…
What’s worse than being alone on a post-apocalyptic Earth? Being stuck with someone you absolutely can’t stand. This short animation, After the End from Sam Southward, shows what happens when the last two men on Earth battle it out for a sex doll, all while doing a bunch of drugs, drinking a bunch of alcohol, and…
Ever wonder what the dreams of a professional animator must look like? Adult Swim’s Off the Air videos continue to be some close approximate of that breed of visual weirdness, and Shapes is the latest installment.
Haven’t stayed on top of the Rosetta mission? Learn about the spacecraft, lander, and what we’ve learned from the comet so far in under 3 minutes of charming stop motion.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich has been posting some adorable space-themed animations, but this one detailing the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission and the landing of Philae on comet 67P is particularly charming. Can we have clay versions of all our space robots?
It is somehow humanizing and terrifying to watch this claymation head get deconstructed in stop-motion. I think I shrieked and thought the face was coming alive multiple times and then shrieked again but no matter how gross it got, I could never look away.
Animator Lee Hardcastle shares his latest creation, a lovingly gory, amazingly accurate claymation sequence that imagines what would happen if the Frozen gang enacted the blood-test scene from John Carpenter's The Thing.
Think twice before you cheekily post an for a roommate — wanted dead or alive. A squeamish medical student finds himself with a zombie paying half of his rent and things get adorably gross from there.
The future of the Constantine TV series looks pretty bleak, but supernatural detective/exorcist John Constantine isn't waiting around to be canceled. He's decided to hunt for his own missing showrunners in this silly, surreal claymated short titled "John Con Noir."
The Devil just wants to buy a few souls and call it a day, but he's constantly wrapped up in red tape. At least in this short film, he can slip away for a massage—but can he relax even there?
The short film Eager begins as a slow dance of undead wraiths, but it eventually takes us to a claymation garden that seems pulled from a particularly nightmarish version of Alice in Wonderland, where the pansies have skull faces and the snap dragons are out to eat everyone else.
For the latest entry in his Illustrated Aliens series, Andy Martin takes us to Planet Six, where his part-claymation, part-hand-drawn aliens find themselves engaged in a small argument that escalates quickly into a violent battle. The clay will fly.
Lee Hardcastle, better known as the maker of that delightfully violent penguin-themed claymation remake of The Thing, continues his reign as the early '80s Sam Raimi of the claymation world with this short tale of a baby, a microwave and the alien invasion that desperately wants to bring the two together. I feel…
Two characters, with seemingly nothing in common, become fervent pen pals in this silly, slightly dark, clever claymation film, written and directed by Adam Elliot.
Is there anything worse than a "kiddie" movie that desperately tries to make adults laugh too, by throwing in dated pop-culture references and in-jokes? Thank goodness the claymation movie Paranorman looks like it's relying on actual, you know, humor.
Aardman Animations, the people behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, are doing new claymation shorts starring DC Comics superheroes as part of Cartoon Network's new DC Nation block of programming. (Which will also include Plastic Man cartoons and a short series about superheroines teaming up called Super Best…
Watch Lee Hardcastle's beautiful hybrid of the 1980s stop-motion TV show Pingu crossed with John Carpenter's alien horror movie The Thing! We've never seen so much clay penguin blood! Hat tip to syafiqjabar of Mars.
Check out the latest trailer for ParaNorman, a new stop-motion film from the brilliant minds at Laika (the folks behind Coraline). We kind of love the idea of a little kid who can see dead people whose mental psyche hasn't been horrible scarred.