Posts Tagged ‘ParaNorman’

Two Strings Tuesday: From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience

by Christopher Glennonon August 23, 2016
Welcome to the last entry in Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (now in theaters). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer Arianne Sutner On the set […]

“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at Universal Studios Hollywood from August 5-14, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2016
“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” Debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood for a Limited Time to Coincide with the Film Release of Kubo and the Two Strings, Opening in Theaters on August 19 The Special Interactive Experience Takes Place from August 5-14, 2016 and is Included in the Price of Admission to Universal […]


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 […]


PR: Unique Hand-Crafted Props from “ParaNorman” to be Auctioned for Charity Starting February 22, 2013

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2013
UNIQUE HAND-CRAFTED PROPS FROM ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED ANIMATED FEATURE PARANORMAN TO BE AUCTIONED NEXT WEEK Proceeds to benefit Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES, February 15th, 2013 – Animation buffs, movie fans, and memorabilia collectors will all have the chance to own unique hand-crafted materials from one of this […]

New Interactive “ParaNorman” Web Feature Goes Behind the Scenes in Making the Movie

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2013
In the wake of winning 2 Annie Awards for 2012, Focus Features and LAIKA Animation Studios have released an interactive digital booklet going behind the scenes of ParaNorman, documenting the long and painstaking process of crafting the stop-motion animated feature film. The movie is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand, and has also […]


40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2012
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with the winners set to be announced on February 2, 2013. Among the nominees are: Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation ParaNorman – LAIKA/LAIKA/Focus Features Rise of the […]

“ParaNorman” Comes in Third in Box Office Race with $14.1M in Ticket Sales on Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2012
LAIKA’s ParaNorman took in $14.1 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, landing it in the third-place spot on the weekend box office charts behind The Expendables 2 ($28.59M) and The Bourne Legacy ($17.06M). ParaNorman‘s box office take puts it behind the $16.8M debut weekend of LAIKA’s previous film Coraline, but ahead of […]


Review: “ParaNorman” is Frighteningly Good

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2012
If there is justice in the world, LAIKA’s newest movie ParaNorman will make the studio a star in the league of Pixar. A self-styled zombie movie for kids, ParaNorman may ultimately be much more conventional than 2009’s Coraline, but this also means it’s far more accessible. It has the same stubbornly independent streak as a […]

SDCC2012: LAIKA’s “ParaNorman” Panel

by Christopher Glennonon August 5, 2012
Focus Films and LAIKA brought their latest film, ParaNorman to San Diego Comic Con 2012. Producer and Lead Animator on ParaNorman (and LAIKA CEO and President), Travis Knight sat at a panel with ParaNorman Writer/Director Chris Butler and Director Sam Fell. Also at the panel were ParaNorman stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (Norman), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), and […]