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Stop Motion at the Academy Headline News

The Academy Museum Celebrates LAIKA Throughout October

‘The Magical Films of LAIKA’ program features remastered versions of the studio’s award-winning animated films that will be screened as part of the museum’s Family Matinees series.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 179: Stop-Motion and CG Animator Justin Rasch

The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.

The Woods are Dark and Deep Headline News

LAIKA Reveals ‘One Helluva Cast’ for ‘Wildwood’

Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Awkwafina, Angela Bassett, and Richard E. Grant lead an all-star voice lineup for the multi-award-winning animation studio’s next feature, which ventures into an ‘unknown’ land filled with strange talking animals, roguish bandits, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions.

Stop-Motion Exhibition Headline News

Museum of the Moving Image Presents ‘LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion’

The multi-award-winning stop-motion studio's new exhibit will feature puppets, sets, and video clips from LAIKA's first five films and give visitors a chance to create their own stop-motion animation; the installation begins next month in Astoria, New York and will be on view through August 2023.

Business Headline News

LAIKA and ‘Ozark’ Creator Bill Dubuque Teaming Up on ‘The Night Gardener’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 9:22am

Studio CEO and president Travis Knight will direct the stop-motion feature, a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on a young man in rural Missouri fighting to keep his family together in the wake of a tragedy.

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.

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.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

LAIKA Expands into Live-Action

The cutting-edge studio known for their innovations in stop-motion and CG on features including ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ announces plans to bring screenwriter John Brownlow’s first novel ‘Seventeen’ to the big screen.

Business Headline News

Shout! Factory and LAIKA Ink US Distribution Deal

Studio’s award-winning stop-motion / CG animated films ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Coraline’ will head to small screens nationwide; new bonus content, collectible packaging, and specialty releases will be announced in the coming months.

Education Headline News

LAIKA Teams Up with Bowie State University on Stop-Motion Animation Studio

Partnership and donation will enhance BSU’s animation curriculum, building on award-winning studio’s existing career/internship pipeline for the university’s students.

Business Headline News

Park Circus to Rep LAIKA’s Feature Film Library

BAFTA and Golden-Globe-winning studio signs new sales representation deal, covering the U.S. and most international territories, for its five Oscar-nominated features: ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Coraline.’

Studio Headline News

LAIKA Animation Celebrates 15 Years of Stop-Motion Animation

Studio’s award-winning features, ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and ‘Missing Link’ now available on demand, with special anniversary pricing, to rent or own. 

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.

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