Laika Animation’s fourth feature film will be Kubo and the Two Strings, Laika President and CEO Travis Knight and Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel announced last week. The film is the first entry in a new three-picture deal announced between the two companies in October, which have also collaborated on Laika’s prior films Coraline, ParaNorman and […]
LAIKA has let us know that the Boxtrolls Gift Wrapping Truck will be wending its way through Los Angeles through Monday, December 22, 2014, with 20 scheduled stops from Venice, Santa Monica, Glendale, Burbank, and Los Angeles proper. The truck is part of the Boxtrolls’ partnership with 93.1 JACK-FM on their Toys for Tots drive. […]
The National Film Board of Canada has posted animator Torill Kove’s latest clip inspired by the characters in her short film “Me and My Moulton.” “Redesigning Christmas” pits the main character’s architect parents and their principles of good design against the holiday season. Redesigning Christmas from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces World Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles Aquaman & Justice League in Spotlight at January 12 event; Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly […]
It’s hard to review the third Looney Tunes Platinum Collection release without addressing the genuine possibility that this may be the last Looney Tunes Blu-ray release for a long time. Between gradually declining sales with each volume, the market shifting away from Blu-ray to digital, and Warner Bros.’s reluctance to devote much of their budget […]
The New York Times covers plans for a makeover of the renowned perpetual comic book teenager Archie Andrews, with parent company Archie Comic Publications using the character’s 75th anniversary in print as an opportunity to update the character. A new comic book will be launched with writer Mark Waid pairing with artist Fiona Staples, building […]
Animation historian Jerry Beck reports on the passing of Martha Goldman Sigall, a veteran of the animation industry who worked mainly as a painter and inker (along with numerous other tasks) for studios including Leon Schlesinger Productions (a.k.a., the Termite Terrace that produced the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons), the MGM Cartoon Department, […]