Focus Picks Up ‘Ratchet & Clank’

Rainmaker Entertainment and production partners Blockade Ent. and CNHK Media announce that Focus Features has been appointed the U.S. theatrical distributor for the CG animated feature ... Continue Reading →

‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Nominates ‘Hero,’ ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘LEGO’

Providing further clues to the twists and turns that will occur on Oscars night, the BAFTA Awards has nominated three films for its best animated feature film honor. The British Academy ... Continue Reading →

Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA Sets Its Next Feature: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

LAIKA and Focus Features announced today production on their fourth collaboration, the stop-motion animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, which will be directed by LAIKA president ... Continue Reading →

Boxtrolls Gift Wrapping Truck Tours L.A. Area

If you’re in Los Angeles and in need of getting some gifts wrapped, keep your eyes open for some animated assistance courtesy of LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls Gift ... 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 →

RED Interactive Launches ‘Boxtrolls’ Mobile Game

LAIKA animation studio, Focus Features and RED Games — a division of RED Interactive Agency — has launched The Boxtrolls: Slide ‘n’ Sneak, a side-scrolling action ... Continue Reading →

Friends in Low Places

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