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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Posts Third Straight B.O. Win

It was a three-peat for the final episode in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises topped the box office for the third straight weekend, taking in $36 million ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dark Knight’ Has a Heroic $64 Million Weekend

Chris Nolan’s epic feature The Dark Knight Rises managed to remain on top of the box office chart his weekend, taking in $64 million domestically. The Warner Bros. release, which ... Continue Reading →
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‘ParaNorman’ Helmers Craft a Zombie Pic for Kids

A few months ago, we had the great opportunity to visit the talented team of artists and technicians at Portland studio LAIKA, who are putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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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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Stuttgart Animation Fest Announces 2012 Program

The six-day Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has unveiled its programming for this year. The event, which takes place May 8-13, in conjunction with the FMX confab offers an exciting, ... 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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Anderson, Laika Team Up for Sony Phone Ad

Wes Anderson, the director of whimsical, stylish films such as Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic recently joined forces with the talented team at Portland-based Laika/house to ... Continue Reading →
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NW Animation Fest: Final Call for Entries

Here’s a little sunshine to brighten the protracted Pacific North Western winter! (The first day of spring was Tuesday? Very funny.) The Northwest Animation Festival is wrapping up ... 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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A New Trailer for ‘ParaNorman’ Surfaces

There seems to be a lot of instant buzz surrounding LAIKA’s 2012 feature ParaNorman. The new international trailer, which surfaced on the web this week, seems to confirm everyone’s ... Continue Reading →