Follow The Assassin through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities forged from the most primordial horrors of the subconscious mind. Directed by Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), the world's pre-eminent stop motion animator, every set, creature, and effigy in this macabre masterpiece is hand-crafted and painstakingly animated using traditional stop-motion techniques.
Exclusive bonus content featured on the DVD and Blu-ray include:
Commentary with Phil Tippett and Guillermo del Toro
Cast & Crew Commentary
Interview with Mad God Writer/Director Phil Tippett
Maya Tippett’s “The Making of Mad God”
Maya Tippett’s “Worse Than the Demon”
Academy of Art University & Mad God
Behind-the-Scenes Video Photo Gallery
ABOUT PHIL TIPPETT
Founder of Tippett Studios, Phil Tippett is a pioneer in the Animation and Visual Effects Industry, his creations inspiring generations of filmgoers and filmmakers. His career in visual effects has spanned over 45 years and includes two Academy Awards®, six nominations, one BAFTA award, two Emmys, and the prestigious Winsor McCay and Georges Méliès awards.
In 1975, George Lucas enlisted Phil to create a stop-motion miniature chess scene for Star Wars: A New Hope. By 1978 Phil was leading the animation team at Industrial Light and Magic as they created such iconic characters as the Tauntauns and the Imperial Walkers for The Empire Strikes Back.
Tippett's career covers nearly every major milestone in modern visual effects history, from the now iconic creatures in Star Wars, to the revolutionary marriage of computer technology with stop motion (an invention he termed "go-motion") on films such as Robocop, to the Academy Award winning dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, and the giant swarming insects in Starship Troopers. Additional visual effects work includes Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg, 1984), Willow (Ron Howard, 1988), and The Haunting (Jan de Bont, 1999).
In the 21st Century, Phil Tippett has remained an innovator and a trailblazer. He designed and created a multi-dimensional dark ride for a theme park in China, based on the film The Monkey King: Havoc in Heavens Palace (2014), is currently working on Disney’s acclaimed series, The Mandalorian (2021) and has just completed his first original feature film, Mad God (2021).
Phil Tippett, a giant in Visual Effects has won widespread acclaim for his artistry and innovation, winning two Academy Awards®, one BAFTA award, and two Emmys, among others. From his work on Star Wars and the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, to his latest film Mad God, he remains a trailblazer to this day.