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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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LAIKA to Animate New Stop-Motion Pic About Goblins

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Laika Studio Opts for Shotgun Software

Portland, Oregon-based animation house Laika has purchased a site license of Shotgun software to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and vfx work throughout ... Continue Reading →
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Little, Brown Scares Up ‘ParaNorman’ Publishing Deal

ParaNorman, an upcoming stop-motion 3D animated feature produced by LAIKA, has scored a world print and electronic publishing deal for key movie tie-ins and an original middle-grade ... Continue Reading →
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Alcon, Arc to Make ‘Ormie’ Movie

Canadian animation studio Arc Prods (formerly known as Starz Animation Toronto) will be co-producing a new feature with Alcon Entertainment, based on the short Ormie, it was announced ... Continue Reading →
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Cast, Composer Added to Laika and Focus’ ‘ParaNorman’

ParaNorman, the next 3D stop-motion animated feature from Laika and Focus Features, has added composer Jon Brion to its ranks, as well as cast members Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA, Focus Reveal Two Picture Deal

Acclaimed stop-motion studio LAIKA and Focus Features, who partnered on Henry Selick’s Academy Award-nominated feature Coraline, are teaming up again for two upcoming movie projects, ... Continue Reading →