Laika to Expand Studio by 70 Percent

Stop-motion house Laika, the Hillsboro, Oregon-based studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has announced plans to increase the size of its facility by 70 percent. The ... Continue Reading →

‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast,’ ‘Interstellar’ Win at the Oscars

Big Hero 6 wins best animated feature, Disney’s Feast swins the best animated short, while Interstellar wins the Best VFX Oscar! The LEGO Movie missed out on the Best Original ... Continue Reading →

MPSE Sets Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced the nominees in a handful of animation categories for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards. The winners in 20 categories will be announced Feb. ... Continue Reading →

Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →

Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →

LAIKA Sets Its Next Feature: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

LAIKA and Focus Features announced today production on their fourth collaboration, the stop-motion animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, which will be directed by LAIKA president ... Continue Reading →

Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →

Friends in Low Places

LAIKA sculpts two contrasting worlds to explore notions ... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con News Bytes: Marvel, Boxtrolls, Wonder Woman!

Comic-Con remains the most exciting and exhausting fan event on the planet, with so much info now coming out of every panel that it feel at times like it will take until next year’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Gets Screening at Venice Fest

LAIKA’s upcoming stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls will be screened out of competition at the 71st Annual Venice Film Festival on Sunday, August 31. The film’s theatrical ... Continue Reading →