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Will Vinton Associates has always been associated with stop-motion animation. In fact, the term "claymation" was first used to describe Vinton's process in a 17-minute behind-the-scenes documentary... the term was later trademarked by Vinton.

As the studio expanded, and started producing feature-length films, outside investors were sought. One investor was Phil Knight (of Nike fame). In 2002, Knight became the majority shareholder in the studio and ousted Vinton. Vinton retaliated for being dropped from his namesake studio and sued for ownership of his name. In 2005 Will Vinton Studios was renamed Laika Entertainment and Vinton opened his own Will Vinton's Free Will Entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

Will Vinton Associates was based in U.S.A..

Will Vinton Associates Studio Directories Cartoon Series:


Gary & Mike Gary & Mike   (2001, 13 Episodes.)

The PJs The PJs   (1999-2001, 43 Episodes.)

Specials   (1974-1997, 14 Specials.)




Will Vinton Associates Studio :


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The Little Prince 1979
Billy Budd Films, Will Vinton Productions
 featuring Little Prince, Fox, Pilot, Rose.

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A Christmas Gift Picture To Cartoon A Christmas Gift1980
Will Vinton Associates, Billy Budd Films
 featuring Young Boy, Gray-Haired Lady.

BCDB Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.95 stars from 3 users.)


Dinosaur 1980
Will Vinton Productions, Pyramid Films
 featuring Tyrannosaurus Rex, Other Dinosaurs, Fifth-Grader, Classmates.

Dinosaur On Video!  Dinosaur BCDB Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (55 stars from 2 users.)


The Great Cognito Picture To Cartoon The Great Cognito1982
Will Vinton Associates
 featuring Max Cognito.

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Ananda 2003
Will Vinton Studios
 featuring Man.

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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Picture To Cartoon Tim Burton's Corpse Bride2005
Warner Bros. Pictures, Tim Burton Productions, Laika Entertainment...
 featuring Victor Van Dort, Corpse Bride, Victoria Everglot, Maudeline Everglot, Finnis Everglot, Nell Van Dort; more Characters More Cartoon Characters...

BCDB Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.95 stars from 4 users.)