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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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Question for the Week of December 26 2011

Which 2012 movie are you most excited about? Brave The Lorax The Pirates! Band of Misfits Madagascar 3 ParaNorman Continue Reading →
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Tooning Up for 2012

There are plenty of reasons to look forward to 2012. In this article, we use our magic crystal ball to peer into the future and see which movies are going to dazzle us next year. Yes, ... 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 →
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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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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Gets a Trailer

A week ago, we showed you the new poster to ParaNorman, the upcoming new 3D stop-motion feature from LAIKA, the studio that made Coraline. Now, we’ve got the trailer. Check it ... Continue Reading →
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New Poster Revealed for LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’

Portland’s acclaimed animation studio LAIKA has unveiled a new poster for its 2012 stop-motion movie ParaNorman. Slated for an August 17 release date, the movie is directed by Sam ... Continue Reading →
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Laika to Animate Decemberists Frontman’s Fantasy Book

Portland-based animation house Laika has optioned the rights to Wildwood, the new young adult fantasy by Colin Meloy, the frontman of alt music group The Decemberists. Set in an alternate ... 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 →