Seamus & Mark were guest speakers at Ray Harryhausen’s 90th Birthday celebration. It all took place at the British Film Institute in London. We were truly humbled to have shared the stage with big shots like Phil Tippett, Randy Cook and Peter Jackson along with Peter Lord, David Sproxton and Nick Park. Everyone’s favorite, John Landis hosted the lively event.
We had the joyful task of re-imagining SpongeBob’s main title for his “Truth or Square” Special. It’s our style through and through…combining all sorts of fun stuff. We even got to spend a few days animating on the beach. Also look out for some footage shot on Super-8 mixed in there… gotta dig it!
We can’t believe it’s been 10 years since SpongeBob Squarepants floated his way into animation history. To celebrate, Nickelodeon will be airing a one-hour special jam-packed with fun and frivolity. And Screen Novelties has been given the honor of re-imagining the opening title. Can’t show much right now but tune-in to Nickelodeon on November 6th at 8pm and check it out.
We did this stop motion sequence a few years ago for Cartoon Network’s hand-drawn feature “Flintstones: On the Rocks”. It was a dream assignment. Directors Chris Savino and Dave Smith were harkening back to the Ed Benedict era designs and wanted us to try to capture the Hanna-Barbera limited animation style with puppets. Can’t get much cooler than that. We broke into our huge barrel of old View-master reels for design reference as well.
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Imagine our excitement when our friends Rick Goldschmidt and Sparkhill asked us to contribute to the new DVD release of “Mad Monster Party?“. Wow! There’s a whole new set of bonus features including a mini “making of” documentary, an interview with composer Maury Laws and we give a brief “how to” on stop motion. The best part for us was conducting the interview with our hero, Arthur Rankin!
Seamus, Mark & Chris with the legendary Arthur Rankin
Seamus interviews Rankin/Bass storyboard artist extraordinaire, Don Duga.