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PR: Focus Features and Laika Reunite for October 2014's "The Boxtrolls"

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FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA REUNITE FOR OCTOBER 2014’s THE BOXTROLLS, BASED ON ALAN SNOW’S BESTSELLER HERE BE MONSTERS AND STARRING THE VOICES OF BEN KINGSLEY, TONI COLLETTE, ELLE FANNING, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT, JARED HARRIS, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, TRACY MORGAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE rrPORTLAND, February 7th, 2013 – Marking their third project together, LAIKA […]

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

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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 […]

Review: "Frankenweenie" Is a Very Tim Burtony Kind of Film

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Victor Frankensteinn (that’s Frahnkunshteen! … No, no it isn’t) is a lonely young boy. He lives in a colorless world, in a faceless suburb called New Holland filled with bland adults and weird children. His parents are mostly oblivious, and his next door neighbor, Mr. Bergermeister, the town’s mayor, just plain doesn’t like Victor or […]

PR: "Frankenweenie" on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital, and On Demand on January 8, 2013

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Disney and Creative Genius Tim Burton (Creator of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) Proudly Announce the Home Entertainment Debut Of Including an All-New Short “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers” and Burton’s Original Live-Action “Frankenweenie” Short! ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL AND ON-DEMAND – JANUARY 8, 2013! BURBANK, Calif. November 30, 2012— Disney and creative genius […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Ladislas Starewitch

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October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—Platform’s International Animation Festival, in collaboration with  CalArts and Redcat, kicked off its three day event with a showcase of films by legendary stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starewitch.  Born to Polish parents in 1882, Starewitch grew up in Russia, but lived most of his life in Paris. Starewitch was a key figure […]

PR: Nickelodeon Debuts First Full-Length Stop-Motion Special "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" on December 9, 2012

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NICKELODEON DEBUTS FIRST FULL-LENGTH STOP-MOTION SPECIAL, IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS!, DEC. 9, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)

"Frankenweenie" - New Video Clip Released

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Walt Disney Feature Animation has released the following new video clip from Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, introducing substitute teacher Mr. Rzykruski and his lesson on the powers of electricity: Frankenweenie will be released on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit Frankenweenie‘s official presence on the web: Website and Mobile site: disney.com/frankenweenie Like us on Facebook: […]

"Frankenweenie" New 360-Degree Studio Tours Released

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Walt Disney Feature Animation has released several new 360-degree studio tours for Frankenweenie, the upcoming stop-motion animated film from Tim Burton that will remake his cult-favorite short film of the same name: Frankenweenie will be released on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit Frankenweenie‘s official presence on the web: Website and Mobile site: disney.com/frankenweenie Like […]

Review: "Toys in the Attic is a Darker, Grimier Take on What Your Toys Do When You're Not Around

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Toys in the Attic, Hannover House’s 2012 English adaptation of Jiri Barta’s 2009 Czech Republic stop-motion film In The Attic: Who Has A Birthday Today?, is a story about toys that come to life when humans aren’t around. I realize that this is going to draw comparisons to Pixar’s much beloved Toy Story series, so […]

Review: "ParaNorman" is Frighteningly Good

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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 […]

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