LAIKA’s New Feature, “Kubo And The Two Strings” Opens This Month

LAIKA and Focus Features’ “Kubo And The Two Strings” will open on August 19th. “Kubo” is “a clever, kindhearted boy (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) who ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons […]

Positive Opening Box Office For “The Boxtrolls” And Laika’s Continued Partnership With Focus Features

  Laika’s third big, stop motion feature, “The Box Trolls” (Laika and Focus Features) had some positive nationwide opening numbers, $17.3 million gross, Laika’s biggest opening yet.   Laika President,Travis Knight, and Focus Features CEO, Paul Schlessel announced late last week that they will continue to work together for three more projects. “The Boxtrolls” Based […]

Laika’s “The Boxtrolls” Screens At 71st Venice Film Festival

Laika’s  third big, stop motion feature, “The Box Trolls”  screened out of competition last Sunday at the 71st Venice Film Festival and in theatres later this month, (September 26th). Based on Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters”, the cardboard wearing Boxtrolls live beneath the streets of Cheesborough, only coming up from underground at night to collect […]

ParaNorman Nominated For 8 Annie Awards

  It’s gratifying to see ParaNorman (Focus features + Laika) nominated eight times for an Annie Award, including Best Picture. In Individual Achievement nominations there are seven categories in which ParaNorman talent gets a nod: Animated Effects; Andrew Nawrot, Joe Gorski, Grant Laker, Character Animation; Travis Knight, Directing; Sam Fell, Chris Butler, Character Design; Heidi […]

ParaNorman in Theaters on August 17 – We’ll Be There. What About You?

After two plus years hand crafting frame by frame, Oregon based animation studio LAIKA is set to debut their second film “ParaNorman” in theaters this coming Friday.  We at the Oregon Film Office will be at the Regal Lloyd Center theaters with a block of tickets  to celebrate the release.  In fact we hope to see you there at 11:50 […]

ParaNorman in Theaters on August 17 – We’ll Be There. What About You?

After two plus years hand crafting frame by frame, Oregon based animation studio LAIKA is set to debut their second film “ParaNorman” in theaters this coming Friday.  We at the Oregon Film Office will be at the Regal Lloyd Center theaters with a block of tickets  to celebrate the release.  In fact we hope to […]

ParaNorman Gearing up for August Premiere

We are getting closer and closer to ParaNorman’s August 17th premiere, and there are all kinds of exciting things going on around the country and around the net as the anticipation builds.  This is a brief run-down of some of the things going on in the next two weeks. If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you’ve […]

Check out LAIKA’s Latest ParaNorman Teaser Video: “Making Norman”

As we get closer to ParaNorman’s official August release date, LAIKA released an interesting new video today called “Making Norman.”  This video gives a unique inside look into how much work goes into designing and fabricating a single stop-motion character.  After seeing the trailers and teaser videos we can hardly wait for August to see […]

New “ParaNorman” Trailer

We are anxiously awaiting the theatrical release of LAIKA’s “ParaNorman” this August, and were excited to see that they have released a new trailer for the film.  View the trailer below, or visit the official site: http://paranorman.com for more.

Check Out the Teaser Trailer for LAIKA’s “ParaNorman”

The first teaser trailer for LAIKA’s next stop-motion animated feature film “ParaNorman” was just released, and it looks great. We are looking forward to the film’s release in 2012! Check out the video above.