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Animex Sets Diverse Speaker Lineup

Animex Festival for animation and computer games has announced its lineup for the 2015 edition, scheduled for Feb. 9-13 at Teesside University in the United Kingdom. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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John Hurt Stars in ‘Alchemist’s Letter’ Short

Pixel Veil Productions has debuted the trailer for its latest animated short, The Alchemist’s Letter — a visually rich, darkly inventive fairy tale directed by Carlos Andre ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Home Unpacks ‘Boxtrolls’

Last fall, LAIKA’s third stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls proved once again that there is room for all genres of animation on the box-office charts. Painstakingly hand-crafted ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #245

  The Art of The Boxtrolls By Philip Brotherton [Chronicle, $40] Feast your eyes on the brilliant array of drawings, paintings, maquettes and puppetry minutia that went into LAIKA’s ... Continue Reading →
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Globes Knight DreamWorks’ ‘Dragon 2′

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the sequel beat out for the honor ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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LAIKA Offers Puppets, Models, Props at Auction

Get ready to bid for an authentic piece of LAIKA. The Portland, Ore.-based studio behind the hit stop-motion features The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline will auction more than 250 ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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‘Young Justice,’ Digital ‘Boxtrolls’ Arrive

Fans of the cult-hit superhero series Young Justice get a special last-minute holiday treat with the release of the show’s second season via made-on-demand Blu-ray. Young Justice: ... Continue Reading →