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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 Fell (Flushed Away, Astro Boy) and Chris Butler (storyboard supervisor on Coraline, Corpse Bride and Tarzan II), who also wrote the [...]
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 version of Portland, the book tells the story of Prue McKneel, a young girl who must confront a world of [...]
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 and Jodelle Ferland. The studio’s follow-up to the 2009 hit Coraline is in production at Laika’s Oregon facility. ParaNorman is directed [...]
Acclaimed stop-motion studio LAIKA and Focus Features, who partnered on Henry Selick’s Academy Award-nominated feature Coraline, are teaming up again for two upcoming movie projects, Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA prez/CEO Travis Knight announced today. The films will be the much buzzed about ParaNorman and an untitled project due [...]