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Veteran animation director Lionel Gallat (Despicable Me, The Lorax, Flushed Away) has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for a game he created titled Ghost of a Tale. Gallat has already done most of the project’s heavy lifting, including designing, modeling, animating and rendering everything by himself. He now needs some [...]
Following in the footsteps of Wallace and Gromit, another popular Aardman character is getting ready for its big movie adventure. The Bristol-based animation studio announced today that its teaming up with StudioCanal to launch a new Shaun the Sheep feature for spring of 2015. The stop-motion animated feature (yay…it’s not [...]
It looks like Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy weren’t that nice to DreamWorks this year. The animation studio will take an $87 million write-down on its 2012 box-office misfire Rise of the Guardians, it was announced today. This marks the largest write-down the studio has taken for [...]
Award-winning indie production house Passion Pictures has just signed animated feature film director Sam Fell for worldwide commercial representation. Fell has recently received both an Academy Award and BAFTA nomination for LAIKA/Focus Features’ stop-motion film ParaNorman, which he co-directed with Chris Butler. Fell’s previous animated feature directing credits include Flushed [...]
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 reignited enthusiasm for stop-motion techniques. Major studios have released or unveiled plans to release films using this classic medium—and the start [...]
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 summer movie ParaNorman. The charming tale centers on a misunderstood young boy who can speak with the dead and [...]
There seems to be a lot of instant buzz surrounding LAIKA’s 2012 feature ParaNorman. The new international trailer, which surfaced on the web this week, seems to confirm everyone’s original feelings about the movie. Slated for an August 17, 2012 release, the movie follows the adventures of a misunderstood young [...]
How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed a long, mutually rewarding relationship over the years. From classic Rankin-Bass specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Chuck Jones’ How Grinch Stole [...]
A week ago, we showed you the new poster to ParaNorman, the upcoming new 3D stop-motion feature from LAIKA, the studio that made Coraline. Now, we’ve got the trailer. Check it out: Slated for an Aug. 17 release date, the movie is directed by Sam Fell (Flushed Away, Astro Boy) [...]
Portland’s acclaimed animation studio LAIKA has unveiled a new poster for its 2012 stop-motion movie ParaNorman. Slated for an August 17 release date, the movie is directed by Sam Fell (Flushed Away, Astro Boy) and Chris Butler (storyboard supervisor on Coraline, Corpse Bride and Tarzan II), who also wrote the [...]