Let’s hear it for stop-motion animation. Knowing that each moment captured on film is a decision mulled over and made 30 times per second lets you know you have entered the vision of an artist.
The International Tournée of Animation started a trend in the mid 1960s. It collected adventurous animated shorts into a feature-length collection that screened at museums and colleges. By the late 1970s cinemas were added and soon packages appeared including Animation Celebration, Mike & Spike’s various touring shows, Outrageous Animation and others. Audiences and the film industry discovered John Lasseter, Mike Judge, Matt Groening, Don Hertzfeld, Tim Burton, Phil Tippett, Bill Plympton, and many more. Continue reading