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Podcast EP77: How Ian Boone Got 2 Internships at Laika and Worked on ’Tumble Leaf’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:56am

The animator shares his story of interning, twice, at the famed Portland studio, tricks he learned on the Amazon Prime kid’s show, and whether it’s worth pursuing a career in stop-motion.

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SYFY Greenlights ‘Psycho Psalms’ Pilot for TZGZ Late-Night Animation Block

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:09pm

Stop-motion dark comedy project from LA’s Open The Portal follows the exploits of a 1940s D-List cartoon character suddenly transported to the present day postmodern Internet hellscape. 

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Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:05pm

Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.

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MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Nominations

Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19. 

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Nominations Announced for 77th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:14am

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for best animated feature.

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‘Coeur Fondant,’ and ‘Entre Sombras’ Take Home Awards at Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Films by Benoît Chieux and Alice Guimarães & Mónica Santos among prize winners honored at 11th festival edition’s closing ceremonies, which took place at Concordia University’s J.A. De Sève Cinema.

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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.

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Mifa Announces Big Expansion and Special Slate of Events

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:07pm

Upcoming market during Annecy is set to break all previous attendance and size records with over 700 exhibitors inside a bigger exhibition platform, VR area, Buyer’s Club and new conference room.  

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‘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.

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$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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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. 

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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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Travis Knight Takes Flight with ‘Bumblebee’ -- Part 2

In the second part of AWN’s two-part interview, the director of Paramount’s new ‘Transformers’ sci-fi action adventure discusses the magic behind a compelling and emotional digital character performance. 

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Travis Knight Takes Flight with ‘Bumblebee’ -- Part 1

In the first part of AWN’s two-part interview, the director of Paramount’s new ‘Transformers’ sci-fi action adventure shares how love, empathy and connecting with others lies at the heart of his new film.

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