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Screen Novelties is a collective of film directors, specializing in stop motion animation. It was formed in 2003 by Mark Caballero, Seamus Walsh, and Chris Finnegan.[citation needed]

Their work fuses classic cartoon sensibilities with mixed-media elements such as puppetry and miniature model photography.[citation needed] They were among the first stop motion artists to adopt an entirely digital capture system and workflow,[citation needed] beginning in 1999 with the pilot films that would eventually become Robot Chicken. Screen Novelties was integral in the launch of both Robot Chicken and Moral Orel for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block.[citation needed]

Notable[citation needed] past work includes:

Their offbeat short films enjoy a small cult following,[citation needed] especially "Mysterious Mose" which was made in their garage in 1997-98, using a hand-wound bolex camera and an old 78rpm record as the soundtrack.[citation needed] The film mixes rod puppetry, stop motion animation, and silhouette animation.


Television/film creditsEdit

Title Year(s) Notes Client
The Flintstones: On the Rocks 2001 stop-motion sequence Cartoon Network Studios
Courage the Cowardly Dog 2002 "Perfect" (stop-motion sequence) Stretch Films
Drew Carey's Green Screen Show 2004 stop-motion animation Warner Bros. Television
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 stop-motion sequence Nickelodeon Movies
Robot Chicken 2005-2012 first 5 seasons Stoopid Monkey
Moral Orel 2005-2007 seasons 1 and 2 ShadowMachine
Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure 2007 puppets Cartoon Network Studios
Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2007 Stoopid Monkey
Chowder 2007-2010 stop-motion/puppet sequences Cartoon Network Studios
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack 2008-2009 stop-motion sequences Cartoon Network Studios
The Electric Company 2009 animation Sesame Workshop
Family Guy 2006
"Deep Throats" (stop-motion segment)
"Road to the Multiverse" (Robot Chicken segment)
"Foreign Affairs" (puppet sequence)
20th Century Fox Television
SpongeBob SquarePants 2009-present stop-motion animation Nickelodeon Animation Studio
MAD 2010-2011 additional animation Warner Bros. Animation
85th Academy Awards 2013 Sock puppet sequence Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Adventure Time 2013 LEGO title sequence Cartoon Network Studios
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 2013 end credits Sony Pictures Animation
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas 2014 Warner Bros. Animation
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 Bubbles character only Nickelodeon Movies
Harvey Beaks 2015
"Yampions" (stop-motion animation)
"It's Christmas You Dorks!" (stop-motion sequences)
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 2017 Sock puppet sequence DreamWorks Animation
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus 2019 Puppet sequence Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Video game creditsEdit

Title Year(s) Notes Client
Fortnite 2018 Stop-motion cutscene animation[3] Epic Games


Awards and nominationsEdit

Won 30th Annual Annie Award in the category Best Short Film for The Story of the Tortoise & The Hare.[4]

Nominated for the 34th Annual Annie Award in the category Best Animated Television Commercial.[5][6]


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