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Selick’s ‘Shadow King’ Finds New Life

After Disney dropped the ball on Henry Selick’s much-anticipated feature The Shadow King, the movie has found a new life, thanks to producer Josh Penn (Beasts of the Southern Wild) ... Continue Reading →
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Canceled Selick Movie Prompts $50M Disney Writedown

Canceling production on a stop-motion animated feature directed by Henry Selick will cost the Walt Disney Co. a $50 million write down on its quarterly report. According to the Los ... Continue Reading →
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‘ParaNorman’ Scares Up a $14 Mil Weekend

LAIKA’s acclaimed stop-motion feature ParaNorman managed to have a solid first weekend at the box office, landing in at the No. 3 spot (after The Expendables 2 and The Bourne Legacy) ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Scares Up Auds This Weekend

LAIKA studio’s second feature, ParaNorman, is an original stop-motion horror story for kids of all ages. One of the most noticeable shifts in the Stateside features market is the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Shuts Down Selick’s Stop-Motion Movie

Just when we thought things were going well for stop-motion animated movies, Deadline.com reports that Disney has shut down production on Henry Selick’s upcoming new project. According ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toys in the Attic’ to Open in New York

New York audiences will get a chance to enjoy Toys in the Attic, the new stop-motion movie by Czech master Jiri Barta, on August 25 and 26 at 11 a.m. at the IFC Center. The NYICFF 2010 ... Continue Reading →
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‘ParaNorman’ Helmers Craft a Zombie Pic for Kids

A few months ago, we had the great opportunity to visit the talented team of artists and technicians at Portland studio LAIKA, who are putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Appoints Mary Sandell as Head of Production

Mary Sandell is Portland-based animation house LAIKA’s new head of production, says The Hollywood Reporter. The animation veteran was a producer on the stop-motion studio’s Coraline ... Continue Reading →
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Selick to Direct Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’ for Disney

Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly ... Continue Reading →
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Avast! Aardman’s ‘Pirates’ to Attack Theaters This Friday!

With The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peter Lord and his team have outdone themselves with another delightful, beautifully crafted animated movie. We’ve all seen stop-motion family pictures, ... Continue Reading →