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Focus Features and Oregon-based animation house LAIKA, the companies behind the Oscar-nomninated stop-motion film ParaNorman, have announced their third collaborative project is set to begin with the kick off of production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17, 2014, Focus CEO James [...]
Just in time for the Academy Awards ramp-up, the acclaimed team of Oregon’s LAIKA Studios is offering an interactive, all-digital look behind the scenes of their Oscar nominated 3-D stop-motion film ParaNorman (Focus Features), directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. The film, which follows a young boy named Norman [...]
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 [...]
The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV shows. In the crowded Best Animated Feature category, eight pictures—Pixar’s Brave, Disney’s Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph, Sony Animaton’s Hotel [...]
Focus Features is hoping fans of Wes Anderson’s charming and quirky summer hit Moonrise Kingdom will come up with some good fan art for the studio’s Oscar season ads! Building off of the surprising outpouring of fan art for the movie, the distributor has launched a new contest, inviting fans [...]
We are happy to announce an awesome ticket giveaway for a 3-D screening of Focus Features/LAIKA’s ParaNorman at the theaters at the Pacific Grove Theater (in Hollywood) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. You know you want to see those very cool zombies one more time! Stay after the [...]
The kind folks at Focus Features, who are releasing LAIKA studio’s latest 3-D stop-motion feature ParaNorman nationwide on August 17, have put together an awesome Norman-themed prize pack for one lucky Animag reader that will make you the envy of Blithe Hollow! Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell, ParaNorman [...]
It was a three-peat for the final episode in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises topped the box office for the third straight weekend, taking in $36 million domestic for a to-date total gross estimated at $354 million. The international gross edged up slightly higher to a total [...]
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 and joined the company in 2005. She also worked as a producer on DreamWorks’ animated series, Father of the Pride, which aired on NBC. [...]
Portland’s stop-motion studio LAIKA has announced that it will produce a stop-motion animated movie based on a children’s book by Philip Reeve titled Goblins. The pic will be directed by Mark Gustafson, the animation helmer for Fantastic Mr. Fox. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming book is set in [...]