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Academy Invites 276 New Artists, Execs to Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Focus, LAIKA Reunite for ‘Boxtrolls’ in 2014

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Takes the Top Prize at the Annies

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Five Movies Nominated for Producers Guild Awards

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘ParaNorman’ Screening Ticket Giveaway!

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. ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Scares Up Auds This Weekend

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 ... Continue Reading →
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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 →