Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the production studio founded by Seth Green and responsible for such popular and acclaimed animation TV shows as Robot Chicken and WWE Slam City, just announced a partnership with Vimeo. The pairing will bring an online, stop-motion animation course to aspiring animators around the world.
“Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Animation Class” will be available exclusively on Vimeo on Demand starting December 15, 2014, with over two hours of instructional content taught by the Stoopid Buddy creative team. In the course’s trailer, Seth Green states, “Aspiring animators will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of stop-motion animation from our professional team of expert artists.” The course resembles the eight-week training sessions Stoopid Buddy already hosts at its Burbank, California studios.
“‘Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Animation Class’ is a natural fit for the Vimeo On Demand platform as instructional and animation content thrives with our audience,” said Greg Clayman, general manager of audience networks for Vimeo, in the release. “We’ve been actively pursuing content that supports passionate audiences underserved by traditional programming models and the high-quality content, bold style from the Stoopid Buddy’s team will resonate with animation enthusiasts globally.”
“DIY is the future and Vimeo is a leader in content sharing,” added Green. “We’re thrilled by the opportunity this partnership offers to put all of our best knowledge directly in your hands.”
The course is available for pre-order on Vimeo. Future students can purchase it in its entirety as a digital download for $99.99, or stream it as a rental for 30 days for $79.99. Action figures are not included.