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Field Report: Cape Town International Animation Festival

Cape Town is not the easiest place to get to if you aren’t based in South Africa, but the view of the spectacular Table Mountain makes up for it, and now there is a new reason to ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Plans Take Shape

The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (itfs.de/en) will welcome around 85,000 visitors to Das neue Herz Europas between April 26 and May 1 this year, and details of ... Continue Reading →
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Bradley Wald Named CFO, SVP Business Ops for LAIKA

Portland stop-motion studio LAIKA has appointed former NBCUniversal exec Bradley Wald as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Gets New Trailer, Posters

LAIKA and Focus Features have unveiled a new trailer and character posters for its upcoming stop-motion animated original feature Kubo and the Two Strings. The trailer showcases everything ... Continue Reading →
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Cape Town Animation Fest Announces Details

The Cape Town International Animation Festival, kicking off in South Africa from February 18 to 21 at the River Club, has announced plans for an African premiere, multiple award winners ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Oscar Ballot Guide – Animation Character Design Pixar’s Albert Lozano, Blue Sky’s Nick Bruno and Scott Carroll, Anomalisa’s Carol Koch, Laika’s David Vandervoort and ILM’s ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Immersed in Movies: Evaluating the Animated Feature Oscar Nominees Journalist Bill Desowitz weighs in on the five-film race. Petit Prince Led Banner Year for French Animation Exports Mark ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Honor 11 Sci-Tech Achievements

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the scientific and technical achievements to be honored at the annual Awards Presentation, to be held Saturday, February ... Continue Reading →
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Growing Frame-by-Frame

LAIKA celebrates its 10th anniversary by pushing the time-honored technique of stop-motion to new levels of creative and commercial success. In an industry where big budgets, advanced ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Reflects on 10 Innovative Years

This story originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Animation Magazine. In an industry where big budgets, advanced technology and sleekly modern visuals earn the most attention, ... Continue Reading →