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Focus Features and Oregon-based animation house LAIKA, the companies behind the Oscar-nomninated stop-motion film ParaNorman, have announced their third collaborative project is set to begin with the kick off of production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17, 2014, Focus CEO James [...]
Disney’s underdog hero Wreck-It Ralph had a sweet night at the Annie Awards on Saturday (February 2) as it took home the prize for Best Animated Feature. The film’s helmer Richard Moore also won for Best Director. The acclaimed movie, which has made over $368.4 million globally, was also honored [...]
It’s only the second day of the new year, and we already have more award season news about our favorite animated features. Today, we got word that the five animated features nominated for Producers Guild Awards are (drum roll please): Brave (Disney/Pixar) Producer: Katherine Sarafian Frankenweenie (Disney) Producers: [...]
We are happy to announce an awesome ticket giveaway for a 3-D screening of Focus Features/LAIKA’s ParaNorman at the theaters at the Pacific Grove Theater (in Hollywood) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. You know you want to see those very cool zombies one more time! Stay after the [...]
LAIKA studio’s second feature, ParaNorman, is an original stop-motion horror story for kids of all ages. One of the most noticeable shifts in the Stateside features market is the reignited enthusiasm for stop-motion techniques. Major studios have released or unveiled plans to release films using this classic medium—and the start [...]
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 and joined the company in 2005. She also worked as a producer on DreamWorks’ animated series, Father of the Pride, which aired on NBC. [...]
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 novel with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Little, Brown will launch this new publishing program in June, prior to ParaNorman’s nationwide release [...]
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 [...]