LAIKA Offers Puppets, Models, Props at Auction

Get ready to bid for an authentic piece of LAIKA. The Portland, Ore.-based studio behind the hit stop-motion features The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline will auction more than 250 ... Continue Reading →

Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ in Works for Film

Tony Millionaire, the indie comicker behind Maakies, and animator Matt Danner (The Looney Tunes Show, Xiaolin Showdown) have joined forces to develop the iconic Sock Monkey toy into ... Continue Reading →

Must-See Toons for Halloween

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Once you’ve made the rounds, sweated through your greasepaint, racked up way too big of a tab on pumpkin flavored microbrews ... Continue Reading →
Song of the Sea

Seals of Excellence

With their much-anticipated, beautiful 2D pic, Song of the Sea, director Tomm Moore and the team at Cartoon ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Does Well in Competitive Second Weekend

Most of the attention paid to this weekend’s box office has gone to the success of Gone Girl and Annabelle, but for animation fans the story is a strong second-weekend showing ... Continue Reading →

Focus to Partner with LAIKA on 3 More Features

LAIKA and Focus Features will continue their partnership on LAIKA’s next three projects. As with the three movies that the companies have partnered on previously — Coraline, ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →

Friends in Low Places

LAIKA sculpts two contrasting worlds to explore notions ... Continue Reading →

Athena Studios Starts Work on ‘Mermaids’ Short

Athena Studios has begun production on a new, stop-motion animated short film titled Mermaids on Mars. Jon V. Peters, founder of the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio, is director of ... Continue Reading →