At Oscars 2015 the 87th Academy Awards Witherspoon was nominated for Best Actress in “Wild”, and Dern for Best Supporting Actress, and Laika’s the “The Boxtrolls” for Best Animated Feature. Although Oscar eluded Oregon projects this time, to stand with their equally talented fellow nominees was impressive. Congrats! Continue reading... ““Wild” and “The Boxtrolls” At Oscars 2015”
Two Oregon companies, LAIKA and Bent Image Lab picked up nominations for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. (Bent Image Lab garnered a nomination for “Polariffic” (Hallmark) in the Best Animated Special Production category, and Laika’s “The Boxtrolls” picked up 13 nominations, including Best Animated Feature.) Laika was awarded two Annies for Best Production Design and Best Voice Acting (Ben Kingsley as Archibald Snatcher). “The Boxtrolls” is also nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscar’s next month. Continue reading... “LAIKA Scoops Two Annie Awards”
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 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 items they need to build machines for their underground city. Continue reading... “Positive Opening Box Office For “The Boxtrolls” And Laika’s Continued Partnership With Focus Features”
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 items they need to build machines for their underground city. Ben Kinglsey, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Richard Ayoade all star in feature, with Anthony Stacchi (“Open Season”) and Graham Annabel (story artist on “Coraline” and “ParaNorman“) co-directing, and produced by Travis Knight and David Ichioka. Continue reading... “Laika’s “The Boxtrolls” Screens At 71st Venice Film Festival”