Ludovic Berardo & Anja Poland

Anja Poland & Ludovic Berardo on the Creative Craft of LAIKA Magic

Since 2005, the internationally acclaimed studio LAIKA has been reinvigorating the stop-motion animated feature landscape in the US and around the world. The Portland, Oregon outfit ... Continue Reading →
Missing Link

LAIKA’s Fifth Movie ‘Missing Link’ Coming in 2019

Announced from Cannes, LAIKA has titled its fifth and most ambitious film to date: Missing Link. The Oscar-nominated animation behind Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman ... Continue Reading →
Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna to Release Fifth LAIKA Animated Feature

LAIKA, the animation studio behind the Academy Award-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, has announced its fifth film — currently being ... Continue Reading →
Wish Dragons

Jackie Chan, Constance Wu to Voice Sony’s ‘Wish Dragons’

Sony Pictures Animation has revealed more details about its 2019 slate. The studio will release Wish Dragons, a new retelling of the “1,001 Nights” genie-in-a-bottle story retold ... Continue Reading →
American Gods

Stuff We Love: April’s Must-Have Books, Discs and Toys

***This feature was written for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** TROLL-TALLY RAD PARTY PACK With the new Trolls: The Beat Goes On DreamWorks Animation Television ... Continue Reading →
Eels "Bone Dry." Photo by Cassandra Church.

Animated People: Sofia Astrom, Director, Eels’ “Bone Dry”

The popular California band Eels (led by Mark Oliver Everett) has just released a beautiful stop-motion animated video for their new song “Bone Dry.” The video, which is directed ... Continue Reading →
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele [photo: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock]

Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key to Star in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell and Wild’

Great news for fans of lovingly crafted stop-motion animation and incredible comedy talent: Jordan Peele is reuniting with his former collaborator and real-life friend Keegan-Michael ... Continue Reading →
Haunted Mansion

Shannon Tindle Shares the ‘Haunted Mansion’ Toon That Could Have Been

Shannon Tindle, the Emmy-winning animation story writer and character designer who came up with the acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings, delivered a bittersweet treat over the weekend ... Continue Reading →
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Viva El Festival Pixelatl!

The town of Cuernavaca in Mexico will once again host another highly anticipated edition of Pixelatl’s El Festival September 5 thru 10. The 2017 edition showcases a wide variety ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Veterans Offer Career Tips During Animag’s Comic-Con Panel

Write and draw every day. Work well with your peers. Get used to getting lots and lots of criticism, and put your work out there for everyone to see. These were only some of the helpful ... Continue Reading →