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At the Movies! Headline News

LAIKA Studios’ ‘ParaNorman’ in Theaters November 16

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the highly acclaimed stop-motion animated film returns to theaters tomorrow, for one night only; presented in select cinemas nationwide, tickets are now on sale.

Narration Rules... Sometimes! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Crafts its Message Through the Power of Narration

Narration in film doesn't need to be a context dump; LAIKA’s hit film exemplifies how narration can elevate storytelling in animation and beyond.

The Woods are Dark and Deep Headline News

LAIKA Announces ‘Wildwood’ as Next Animated Feature

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:58am

Currently in production with studio CEO Travis Knight directing, film tells a tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets set in an enchanted forest beyond Portland’s city limits.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ Available Now as Blu-ray+DVD Combos

High-definition studio editions of LAIKA’s acclaimed animated films include interviews, behind-the-scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes;ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Blu-ray+DVD release follows on September 14.

Animated Features Headline News

‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ Return to the Big Screen

Fathom Events, LAIKA, Shout! Factory and Park Circus team up to bring the highly acclaimed stop-motion movies back to theaters; screenings will also feature exclusive bonus 'making of' content.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Acclaimed LAIKA Films Coming in HD on Blu-ray this Fall

Combo pack of ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ drops August 31, with ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ following September 20; bonus features include interviews, behind the scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Feature Film Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film.

Awards Headline News

92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:19am

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

Special Screenings Headline News

LAIKA Hosting Free Day-Long Retrospective October 27 at LA’s Landmark

Special event features screenings of their complete film library, Q & A’s, exhibition of puppets and dioramas.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Exclusive ‘Missing Link’ Behind-the-Scenes Production Clip

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:49pm

Take a look inside the stop-motion magic of LAIKA’s latest animated feature, now available on Digital and coming to Blu-ray and DVD July 23.

box office Headline News

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Continues Box Office Domination as ‘Ugly Dolls’ Stumbles in Debut

Marvel’s follow-up to ‘Infinity Wars’ scores record setting second-weekend haul while STX’s animated family offering gets little love from audiences.

box office Headline News

$1.2 Billion ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Debut Shatters Box Office Record

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:03am

Marvel’s highly anticipated follow-up to ‘Infinity War’ beats industry predictions and blasts right by previous records for both domestic and international opening weekends.

Laika ANIMATIONWorld

Chris Butler Takes on Sasquatch and Indiana Jones in LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:03pm

The writer and director of LAIKA’s new stop-motion/CG-animated epic comedy adventure shares his insights on helming the studio’s biggest, most complex and technologically innovative film yet. 

Laika Blogs

Review: LAIKA Delivers its Most Complex Film Yet with ‘Missing Link’

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:32am

AWN’s Miscweant examines the increasing sophistication of the technology powering the stop-motion studio’s fifth animated feature film, a globe-trotting adventure directed by Chris Butler.

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Set Visit: Go Behind the Scenes of LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:40pm

AWN delivers a close-up look at the production for the Oregon stop-motion studio’s biggest, most sophisticated and largest-scale animated feature yet, arriving in theatres on April 12.

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