Marq Evans’s film also gives a rounded portrait of Vinton himself, as a visionary but flawed artist and leader.
Will Vinton, a seminal figure in the development of commercial stop motion animation in the United States, has passed away.
An exclusive first-look at the upcoming documentary about animation legend Will Vinton and how he changed stop-motion animation in the United States.
The two companies will work together to create films that “both entertain and encourage children across the world.”
These rare videos document the presentation of the animated short Oscar from 1949 through 2013.
Laika does amazing work as an animation studio, no doubt about it, but the studio’s history is somewhat less admirable. The company was built on top of Will Vinton’s eponymous Portland studio in a shrewd corporate takeover by multi-billionaire Nike co-founder Phil Knight. After Knight took control of the company in 2002, he placed a failed rapper named Chilly Tee with slight experience in animation, who also happened to be his son Travis Knight, in charge of the entire company.
It was announced last week that animation director Will Vinton, creator of the term Claymation and recipient of an Academy Award for his …