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 →

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 →

LAIKA Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2016

Portland, Oregon stop-motion house LAIKA — the award-winning studio behind hit films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and the upcoming original adventure Kubo and the Two Strings ... Continue Reading →

Trailer Debuts for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

LAIKA and Focus Features have released a first-look trailer for the animation studio’s next feature film, Kubo and the Two Strings. Take a look: Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA Gives Look at ‘Kubo’ with Teaser Art

Stop-motion house LAIKA and distributor Focus Features have unveiled a piece of teaser art for the upcoming animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, in theaters nationwide August ... Continue Reading →

VIEW Conference Sets LAIKA Anniversary Tribute

The VIEW Conference 2015 has added a special celebration of LAIKA’s 10th anniversary and several special presentations about the future of videogames to this year’s gathering. Set ... Continue Reading →

VIEW Conference Sets Deep Programming Lineup

The VIEW Conference has announced its lineup of keynote addresses and programming for its 2015 edition, set for Oct. 19-23 in Turin, Italy. The lineup features an impressive array of ... Continue Reading →
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake Enlists with ‘Trolls’

Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming toy franchise adaptation Trolls, which will bring the colorfully coiffed Danish dolls to the big screen ... Continue Reading →

‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival ( will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →

Portland’s Bent Inks Two-Year Production Pact

Producer Trever Stewart has signed a two-year production deal with Portland, Oregon-based Bent Image Lab, bringing his slate of animation projects to the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest ... Continue Reading →