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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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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 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 →
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LAIKA, Focus Reveal Two Picture Deal

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, ... Continue Reading →