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Annie are we ok? Um, with these nominations, absolutely!

The Annie Awards are an event that we look forward to every year. So much talent under one roof celebrating the awesomeness that is animation, you can bet it’s enough to make our heads ALMOST fall off. Don’t worry, they’re still attached… just barely, though.

This year, we’re super stoked to announce that we’ve been nominated a few times for the 46th Annual Annie Awards, and our smiles couldn’t be wider. For this year’s show, we’re proud to announce that Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has been nominated for…

Annie Award for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

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Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

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Nominees: Mike Spitzmiller, Steve Gallant, Iain Collins, Daniel Craven, Lynda Rollins

Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production

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Nominees: Nick Simotas


The 46th Annual Annie Awards are going down on Friday, February 2. Sit down and join us as we wait with breath most bated!

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This might surprise you, but we’re a little obsessed with creating content at Stoopid Buddy. Constantly figuring out new ways to do things, and making, making, MAKING! Like we said… we’re obsessed.

In March 2019, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will be heading to SXSW to host our Making Consumers Care by Doing it the Hard Way panel. David Brooks and Marie Pavlich of the Spots division will be diving into how we preserve the craftsmanship of stop-motion animation under the guidelines of big brands. What do we think the key is to protecting craftsmanship? Artists, allowing improvisation and embracing imperfections.

Check out our page on the SXSW Website for even more details. And keep checking back for final date and time. We hope to see you in March!



Ready, Player Bun! Close Encounters of the Charred Kind? Whatever punny name you wanna call it, surely you won’t be forgetting the Spielburgers campaign that we created with Carl’s Jr. earlier this year!

Recently, Spielburgers was awarded the Shortlist Clio Award for innovation and creative excellence in advertising, which just goes to show if you can grill it up in your head, you can make it a reality.

Congratulations to everyone who helped bring Spielburgers to life! We couldn’t imagine a tastier more nostalgic way to relive our favorite Spielberg flicks!

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New York Comic Con started off with an Earth-shattering KABOOM of SuperMansion awesomeness! Not only did Bryan Cranston, Matt Senreich, Zeb Wells, Breckin Meyer, and Gary Anthony Williams storm the Javits center for a panel to remember, but six (count ’em, SIX) episodes of SuperMansion dropped to watch on Sony Crackle on the very same day!

But it didn’t end there… because fresh off their Summer Vacation Special, the newest holiday adventure for the League of Freedom was announced, complete with premiere date!

On November 15, catch the SuperMansion Thanksgiving special, A Prayer for Mr. T. Turkey, super powers, and a butt-load of growth hormones will make this year’s Black Friday feel like a skip down candy cane lane.

At Stoopid Buddy’s School for Stop-Motion and Awesomeness (it’s a working title…) we want to train you to become the best stop-motion animator to soon rock the industry!
 
That’s right, the Stop-Motion Character Animation classes are BACK at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, and we’re now taking applicants! So if you’re looking to animate like the best of ’em, now’s your chance! This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to start their journey on the path to becoming a stop-motion master.
 

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Taught by Alex Kamer, the Animation Director on shows like Robot Chicken, SuperMansion, and Buddy Thunderstruck, you’ll learn the fundamentals of stop-motion animation that will help you in becoming a full-fledged animator. After our classes, you’ll have all the skills that Stoopid Buddy Stoodios animators use at your disposal! Over the course of 8 classes, you’ll learn:

  • Principles of character animation
  • How to use Dragonframe
  • Animating action-figures and eventually puppets created by our fabricators
  • Intro to spacing on 2's and spacing techniques
  • Performance animation with live feedback

For more info in beginning your stop-motion career on the right foot, reach out to getclassy@leagueofbuddies.com today! Classes begin October 22. Space is limited, so make sure you lock your spot in ASAP! See you in October Buddy!

It’s a Christmas miracle… with a nine month delay: Robot Chicken took home yet another Emmy!
 
Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition (it was the shortest name we could come up with!) is the latest special to come in a long line of Robot Chicken specials that have graced the airwaves of Adult Swim.


This past weekend, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences bestowed upon the crew the prestigious Emmy Award for Best Short Form Animated Program for our latest Christmas spectacular.
 
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So we FINALLY get to put away the tree, and box up the ornaments… well, for three months anyway. Then they’re BACK OUT!
 
Seriously, though… one final congrats to the crew whose talent without we wouldn’t have achieved this, and the fans who keep tuning in after all these years. We couldn’t have done this without you.

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The editor. One whose role without, your television and movie viewing experiences would be a hodge-podge of colors, sounds, and absolutely zero story. At the Stoodio, all of our editors shine among the best, and Phil Davis is no exception.
 
Bringing order to the insanity of Hot Streets SOUNDS IMPOSSIBLE… but if there’s someone who can tackle that task, it’s Phil. And his amazing editing abilities are why he’s going to be carrying the Spirit of the Stoodio totem for the month of August. Phil, you deserve it. Along with this craftily written poem from our elite league of poem-smiths.
 
The Buddy we herald and about which we rhyme,
Can oft be seen putting in extra time.
They always make us smile, they are peachy-keen,
And they’ve even been known to craft a clay figurine.
 
Between dogs and cats, this buddy’s feline inclined.
And he travels to sunny Costa Rica to unwind.
We hope to give some credit to the editor you may know,
Let’s cheer for Phil Davis, this month’s Spirit of the Stoodio!

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Without someone in IT making sure all of our computers are running at their computey-est, we’d just be a bunch of animators, producers, directors, and whatnot playing with puppets. And while that all sounds awesome, it’s not very lucrative.
 
That’s where Chester Lee comes in! Whenever we’re about to throw in the towel and spend $6,000 on a shiny new computer, Chester kicks down the door, makes things happen, and we get to save six G’s. He makes our hearts flutter. Because of his tireless efforts, Chester gets to walk away as the Stoopid Buddy Spirit of the Stoodio for July.
 
And now… the customary poem:
 
No orator, no speaker could ever debate,
The fact that this Buddy is truly first-rate!
Mr. Foodie, Mr. Fixit, The wind beneath our SolarWinds,
So many monikers we would never rescind.
 
To be sure it takes a lot of cunning,
To keep all our technology running.
So, let’s give a big thank you, a hurrah filled with glee!
To our Spirit of the Stoodio: Well done, Chester Lee!

It’s Christmas in July! Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition, the most recent Robot Chicken Christmas special has just been nominated for an Emmy!
 
The special (which we also think should be nominated for longest title to ever be nominated for an Emmy) has been nominated for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program. And if we’re allowed to throw our two cents in, we agree, it is kinda outstanding isn’t it?
 
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We want to give a BIG shout out to the crew who helped make this past holiday season just a little more magical… and weird… and AWESOME! And we can honestly assume, Jared Leto must be proud.

Buckle up internet!
 
You watched, you wtf’ed, but most importantly, you liked! Blark and Son is officially going full series, and things are only gonna get weirder from here. And if you know Blark and Son, “weirder” is putting it lightly.
 
You know Blark (Ben Bayouth), Son (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and the world of Son’s bedroom all too well. But what happens when you bring Deborah Baker Jr, Donald Faison, Justin Roiland, Jim Rash, and Patton Oswalt into the mix? A whole bunch of quirky new characters and a world beyond the walls of Son’s bedroom, that’s what!


Download Verizon’s (FREE) GO90 app, and set your countdown timer for June 4. Blark and Son have a bit of prep time left but oh you can bet they’ll be ready once it’s go time!

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Here at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, we’re proud of the hundreds of animators who have moseyed on through our halls. Each one has a unique way of bringing the characters that make you laugh, cry, and cringe to life. Dillon Markey is another killer animator who does it with his Nintendo Power Glove?.
 

 
Aside from his totally unique way of putting together a scene, Dillon also organized April’s Chuck Jones presentation, and that’s why we delivered unto him the Spirit of the Stoodio Award, and this VERY appropriate poem.
 
Let’s start with a clue right out of the gate.
This Buddy’s from Washington, and not the state.
He bikes to work, and invents things with love.
You might even see him sporting, a Nintendo Power Glove.
 
He’s an animator – a full-on Buddy sensation!
He even arranged the Chuck Jones presentation!
He’s gone above and beyond, and we think you’ll agree,
That Spirit of the Stoodio is well won by Dillon Markey!

SuperMansion is finally here!
 
After weeks, even MONTHS of hype, we’re excited to announce that Season 3 of SuperMansion has premiered! So you know that screen that you’re currently using to read this very blog post on? It doubles as a SuperMansion viewing device! (There’s a good chance that it makes calls as well, but that can wait until after the show.)
 

 
And in case you need a refresher, Dr. Devizo (Chris Pine) saved Titanium Rex (Bryan Cranston), which technically makes him a superhero. Now that the Injustice Club and the League of Freedom are living under the same roof, well… we can’t wait to see what happens when this incredibly short fuse goes off.
 
So whether you’re on your phone, tablet, computer, game console, or streaming box, Sony Crackle is the only place you can watch SuperMansion, and the fact that it’s FREE is basically an act of heroism on its own. What more could you want?? Tune into new episodes of SuperMansion every week only on Sony Crackle.

Camp WWE is back baby! And it’s about time. We’ve been calling the WWE offices since Season One ended and we think they’re about ready to give us the ol’ one-two.
 
But now our pestering has finally paid off! You can tune in every week as Vince McMahon, Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, Lex Luger, and a cavalcade of other legendary wrestlers helm the proverbial ship… as long as the campers don’t helm it into the ground first.
 
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Each week at 12pm ET on WWE Network, a brand new episode of Camp WWE will have you forgetting all about the work week ahead! We promise you’ll be too busy laughing to care about anything else! We swear on John Cena’s chiseled frame.
So yeah, if you could, hold our calls, and tell NO ONE to bother us on Sundays, because we now have plans all day and we’re gonna stick to ‘em!
 
Brand new episodes of Camp WWE premiere every Sunday at noon ET, available for you to stream any time on demand. And the only place you can find them is on WWE Network where new subscribers can get a month for free! We’ll seeya next week…

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What is there to say about Chuck Jones? That we could watch his cartoons for hours on end on repeat and we’d never get bored? That his creations inspired a lot of us at the Stoodio to do what we do? That his creations that have charmed generations for decades helped shape us who we are today?
 
Do you want us to go on? Because we will!
 
Today at the Stoodio, on our very own Campground, we got to play host to Chuck Jones’ family. Linda Jones and Craig Kausen came to the Stoodio to present to the Buddies a look back on Chuck’s life, what he discovered on his journey up to and as an Academy Award winning animator, and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, which helps ignite the spark of creativity for both kids and seniors and everyone who’s eager to learn! OH! And we got a screening of the classic animated short Feed The Kitty!
 
It was an honor to have such legends come by the Stoodio today, and we learned a lot! Thank you Craig and Linda for coming by and turning our lunch hour into a pretty awesome trip through animation history!

We’ve had a fair share of interesting characters mosey on through the halls of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, but before today, our opossum count was at a staggering ZERO!
 
Well that all changed when Sesame the Opossum, perhaps the most famous opossum on Instagram, nosed his way into the Stoodio and got the grand tour! While most of our guests like to look in awe at everything we create at the Stoodio, Sesame put most of his efforts in finding a place to nap… another Stoodio first!
 

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Sesame, you’re welcome back anytime. Mama Possum could always use an Opossum to keep her company.
 
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Even before your favorite cartoons become cartoons, a lotta work has to be put in for preparation. We thank our lucky stars every single day that we have one of the best in the biz in Josh Penn Boris, this month’s Spirit of the Stoodio! Josh has been with us on Hot Streets, Camp WWE, and so much more. And we couldn’t be more pleased with his work!
 
We’re so pleased, that oh yeah, we wrote a poem JUST for Josh.
 
Our Stoodio Buddies’ skills help them stand out.
And wearing multiple hats will gain you some clout.
When things are chaotic we need someone to bring them to order.
Which is something to count on from this reliable boarder.

He’s been with the company since Camp WWE
If there’s a task you need done, this Buddy won’t flee.
This amazing talent that we stole from Seattle
He’ll make a production shake, roll, and rattle!

A devout Star Wars fan from birth to this day.
Much like Lord Vader, he’ll be a daddy in May!
If we had to ask anyone to complete a task for us
It would be this Stoodio’s Spirit: Josh Penn Boris.
 
(And because you were wondering, yes, we do have a full-time Lucky Star Thanker in the Stoodio.)

Instagram’s first family needs your vote!
 
They’re not running for any government office (not this year, anyway,) but Blark and Son still need you to sound off! The father/son duo who have made their home at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios have been nominated in the 22nd Annual Webby Awards!
 
Blark and Son are currently prepping some BIG things right now. In time, beans will be spilled, but in the meantime, you can vote for Blark and Son in the Webby’s Film & Video – General – Weird category. And if you haven’t already, make sure you check out all of Blark and Son’s adventures, ready to watch RIGHT NOW on Instagram!

Really, it’s an honor just to be nominated… TWICE!
 
We are over the moon to announce that not one but TWO of our projects from the past year have been nominated at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival that goes down every June in Annecy, France.
 
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special will be heading overseas for the Best Television Production, while the Simpsons/Robot Chicken couch gag is up for Best Commissioned Film. Check out the couch gag and the (trailer for) Robot Chicken Walking Dead special just in case you need a refresher on these two Annecy nominated projects!
 
And of course, a major shout out to the crew who worked so hard on making these projects a reality. They’re what keep the wheels spinnin’ and allow us to keep cranking out such amazing work.


 

Straight up, we’re excited as all get out for the upcoming flick Ready Player One. We’re not gonna sugar coat it. Seriously, why do that when you can charbroil it instead?
 
Recently, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios assembled this ambitious commercial project. SpielBurgers takes classic films, sticks ’em between two buns, dresses ’em up with all the fixins and BAM! It’s like a whole new adventure. We’re warning you now. These mouthwatering tributes are going to send your stomach in a frenzy. Eat up!
 

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This weekend Stoopid Buddy stormed Wondercon in Anaheim, California where Heidi Gardner, Breckin Meyer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Zeb Wells, Matt Senreich, and Nick Simotas took fan questions and debuted the first trailer and a brand new clips from SuperMansion’s third season!
 

 
Download Crackle for free and catch up on seasons 1 & 2 of Supermansion, and get ready for brand new episodes premiering Monday, May 7.

Our little Buddy Thunderstruck is all grown up and Emmy nominated!
 
Ever since his debut on Netflix, Buddy hasn’t exactly shied away from the spotlight, and this week, he’s taking it in all over again!
 

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Buddy Thunderstruck has just been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. One for Outstanding Cinematography and one for Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design. Easily something that Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and the cast and crew of Buddy Thunderstruck can be very proud of!
 
You can stream all of season 1 of Buddy Thunderstruck now on Netflix!

On their epic season 3 return, the League of Freedom is making a tiiiiny pit stop!
 
This year at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is bringing the first look at SuperMansion season 3. The panel will feature Yvette Nicole Brown, Breckin Meyer, Heidi Gardner, Zeb Wells, Matthew Senreich and Nick Simotas on how the show is brought to life. Fans will be able to meet and greet with the panelists at a signing following the panel.
 

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Make sure you follow the schedule accordingly, League hopefuls! The Supermansion panel begins at 12pm on Saturday, March 24 in North 200A. And remember… now’s the perfect time to refresh and catch up! Stream past seasons of Supermansion for FREE on Crackle right now!

For the past few years, Adam Conover, TV’s resident know-it-all, has been proving literally everything under the sun (and maybe even the sun…) wrong. And now, he’s going prove he can prove you wrong without that pesky third dimension!
 
Coming soon, Adam Ruins Everything Presents Reanimated History is a brand new animated spin-off that puts the history lessons you think you know under his timeline-trotting microscope, and shows you that there may be a few details that your school teachers may have left out.
 

 
Adam Ruins Everything Presents Reanimated History premieres Tuesday, March 20 @ 10:30pm ET/PT only on truTV.

The League of Freedom is setting up base in Chicago this April! Crime fighters… your days are numbered. Crackle, a Sony Network Presents: SuperMansion is coming to C2E2!
 
SuperMansion creators Matt Senreich and Zeb Wells will be establishing a super secret base in Room S404 at the super secret time of 2:45 – 3:45 PM on the super secret date of April 6 to discuss ULTRA secret details of the upcoming THIRD season of SuperMansion, debuting later this year only on Crackle.
 

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Never-before-seen footage and answers to your questions await you this April. Mark your calendars, and get your tickets to C2E2 today!

Well it’s not like we could have kept it to ourselves forever, right?
 
The ‘Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special’ (which may contain a few sketches that aren’t exactly canon, but hey, who’s keeping track?) is coming home! You can add the DVD or Blu-Ray to your collection on March 27. And just because we love ya so much, there’s gonna be a bunch of extra special features. It’ll be more content than you can shake a barb-wire entangled bat at.
 

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Pre-order your copy on Amazon today!