Saturday, April 22, 2017

Seeds of Inspiration

It's up to you to plant the seeds that will inspire future generations.
Happy Earth Day form all of us at Out of Toon Studios!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Rincón's Best Animated Music Video 2017

We are honored to accept the award for
Thank you Rincon International Film Festival! This means a great deal to all of us at Out of Toon Studios. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to screen our film during our visit to Puerto Rico. To have an eventful trip topped off with this award is simply astounding.
Congratulations to everyone who helped make "Genie Gypsy Woman"
the magical, award-winning music video that it is! We did it!
- Stay Animated!
RIFF Awards Ceremony 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

When You Wish Upon A Genie

I am honored to announce that "Genie Gypsy Woman," a music video which Out of Toon Studios animated for The Kingdom of Mudnscum, has been selected for inclusion in the Rincón International Film Festival in Puerto Rico! (March 28 - April 2, 2017)
Congratulations to everyone who helped make this film!
Thank You & Stay Animated!
For more information on the Film Festival,
please visit

Friday, April 15, 2016

Vote For Your Favorite Popeye T-shirts @

CLICK HERE to score All Contest Designs
 ~ AHOY EVERYONE ~ recently held a Popeye & Betty Boop contest, and I have a few designs in the running. Before they become t-shirts, I need your support. If you like any of my three t-shirt designs, score them a 5!

You can view and score all of the contest's designs here:
Spread the word - Score - Hurry, voting ends April 24, 2016!

Here's a closer look at my three designs:

CLICK HERE to score "Kraken Open The Spinach"
CLICK HERE to score "Gaggle of Goons"
CLICK HERE to score "Duck Dinner"
Thank you for your support!
 ~ Stay Animated ~

Friday, April 18, 2014

* * * * * * Cannes Showcases Leatherface Larry * * * * * *

May 14 - 25, 2014

I am very proud to announce that The Legend of Leatherface Larry has been selected to be showcased at the 67th Festival de Cannes.
Congratulations to everyone who helped me bring this animation to life! I couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Welcome to Tommy and Jamie's Claymation Classroom

Hello all of you GENIUS Artists and Animators out there!

Have you watched movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, Wallace and Gromit and wondered,
"How do they do that?"

Well then, Tommy and Jamie's Virtual Claymation Classroom
is the class for you!
To begin, all you'll need is some clay, a camera, and your imagination!

Join us as we begin our weekly Claymation lessons, teaching you everything you'll need to know to create your very own stop-motion animated films. We'll begin with the basic topics of animation - ranging from timing to squash and stretch, disappearing, morphing, and more!
Once all of the basics are covered, we'll move on to creating the claymation films! The first few films will start off a bit simple, becoming more and more complex as we progress.

Film Topics Include:
Silly Snowmen, Household Pets, Desert Dramas, Epic Arctic Snowboarding Penguins, Prehistoric Dinosaurs, Futuristic Space Adventures, Life-Saving Superheroes, and more...

With each film, we will explore story development, set design and construction, character design and development, as well as different filming techniques.

All of our Claymation lessons are recorded for your viewing pleasure to watch at your convenience 24/7/365! We will also host occasional LIVE Question and Answer sessions to demonstrate class topics further.

We welcome students of all ages!

and be sure to follow us on Facebook

Hope to see you there!
Until then . . . STAY ANIMATED!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In the Immortal Words of Bugs Bunny...


July 21-25, 2014
Join Mark Kistler, Jamie Hazelwood, and myself
as we bring you Three Astounding Art Courses

During this week-long Art Camp,
Learn how to draw in 3-D with Mark,
Puppeteer your hand-made Puppets with Jamie,
and Animate your very own Claymation Movie with me!

We're going to have a blast!
And you'll be glad that you didn't second guess
taking that left turn at Albuquerque.

For more information on this Summer Art Camp
and to SIGN-UP, Please Visit