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Directed by Marq Evans

August 26th, 2023 3:00 pm

August 27th, 2023 1:00pm


Known as the “Father of Claymation,” Will Vinton revolutionized the animation business during the 1980s and 90s, creating such iconic characters as the California Raisins and Domino’s The Noid. But after thirty years of being the unheralded king of clay, Vinton’s carefully sculpted American dream came crumbling down.

Structured around interviews with this charismatic pioneer and his close collaborators, along with a treasure trove of clips of their work together, CLAYDREAM charts the rise and fall of the Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning Will Vinton Studios. Documentarian Marq Evans brings to life the battle between art and commerce in this affectionate, insightful portrait of an artist who put so much of himself into his craft.


Film Details

Director: Marq Evans
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Running Time: 91 minutes
Country: USA
Release Year: 2021
Rated: Unrated


Claydream is a reminder of a master artist and visionary who revolutionized an art form… watch in wonder.” – Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle