Hello fans of Stop Motion and readers of the blog!
Firstly, I suppose the inaugural subject I should cover in this post is simply an explanation and then apology, which I most assuredly owe to you, reader. By chance I glanced at the time stamp of the last post that went up on the blog and it just so happens it dates exactly a year ago to this day. If you are reading this when this goes up, that means it was a year ago that you were last updated (at least by this blog) to the latest Stop Motion news, reviews, and behinds the scenes featurettes. For that let me apologize. Lately I've been slaving away at a few personal projects. It is yet too early for an announcement of any kind so on the details of those let me stay, at least for the time being, silent.
There has been quite a bit of movement in the Stop Motion world that I sadly was not here to inform you about. Most prominently: the Shaun the Sheep Movie was released into theaters and although it did incredibly poor in the B.O. it was widely reviewed extremely well by audiences and critics alike, two Stop Motion feature films were nominated for the 2016 Oscars® (Shaun and Anomalisa), and there have been talks that Henry Selick has teamed up with comedy duo Key and Peele to make a Stop Motion feature.
Let me be the first to say that there is a future for this blog.
Right now I am planning to post at least one monthly update on this blog that covers the whole of the news and discoveries of the Stop Motion world. Currently I'm planning for these to be published on the blog the last day of every month. There is at least another year in this blog. At least. If it has a future beyond then...well, we'll simply have to wait and see. I am not sure of the details yet. Will these monthly posts be one mega-post with all that month's news combined in it or will they be spread thinner in several shorter posts. The main thing: there is a future for Stop Motion Geek and new content will be coming.
The 2016 Oscar® nominations for the Animated Feature Film category are:
Anomalisa - Carlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, and Rosa Tran
Boy and the World - Alê Abreu
Inside Out - Pete Doctor and Jonas Rivera
Shaun the Sheep the Movie - Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
When Marnie Was There - Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura