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"An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI" in NYC from April 24 - May 29, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2015
THE ACADEMY PRESENTS “AN ANIMATION SHOWCASE: FROM CELLULOID TO CGI” TO TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK APRIL 24 – MAY 29 Animation Series To Feature Panel With LAIKA & Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to […]

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The Art of LAIKA Offered by Heritage Auctions on February 12, 2015

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2015
The Art of LAIKA Offered For First Time By Heritage Auctions Production Puppets, Models, Props and Original Handmade Art from Oscar®-Nominated Animation Studio to Be Auctioned on February 12, 2015; Portion of Proceeds to Benefit The Art of Elysium Non-Profit Arts Group [Portland, OR and Beverly Hills, CA; January 6, 2015] – LAIKA, the visionary […]
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Laika Announces Its Next Film, "Kubo and the Two Strings"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 29, 2014
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 […]

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2015 Golden Globe Animated Nominees: LEGO, Robots, Dragons, Boxtrolls, and Dead People

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2014
The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are: The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros) Big Hero 6 (Disney) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA/Focus Features) The Book of Life (Reel FX Creative Studios/20th Century Fox) In […]

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"The Boxtrolls" Comes to Digital HD December 23, 2014; Blu-ray/DVD on January 20, 2015

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2014
FROM THE CREATORS OF ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED FILMS CORALINE AND PARANORMAN COMES THE MAGICALLY ANIMATED MOVIE EVENT OF THE SEASON! THE BOXTROLLS ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 23, 2014 AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD JANUARY 20, 2015 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT Universal City, California, November 18, 2014 – Heroes come in all shapes and […]
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"The Boxtrolls" at American Cinematheque on November 1, 2014

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2014
American Cinematheque will be hosting a special screening of The Boxtrolls at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, CA, on November 1, 2014. Following the screening will be a special Q&A with Boxtrolls Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, as well as Lead Animator and Laika CEO Travis Knight. The screening will start at 3:00 […]

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Review: "The Boxtrolls" - Thinking Outside the Box

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2014
The Boxtrolls cements Laika’s position in the animation industry as the studio most prone to quirky, slightly creepy fun and astonishingly meticulous stop-motion animation. Based on Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters, The Boxtrolls tells the unusual tale of a young boy adopted by the subterranean title creatures. While the movie seems much more conventional […]