MAY 13, 2013: Georgina Hayns and Brian McLean will discuss the important collaboration of their departments in a presentation titled: The Seamless Fusion of Stop-Motion and Visual Effects Technologies in LAIKA’s Feature Films. The talk will take place on July 24, from 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM at the Anaheim Convention Center. SIGGRAPH announced its [...]
Animation studio LAIKA/house President Lourri Hammack announced a new partnership with The Standard Society for Midwest representation for commercial production.
MAY 6, 2013: Andrew Nawrot, LAIKA’s CG and Look Development Supervisor, will present work from ParaNorman on May 25 at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium: 1219 SW Park Avenue. Avenge Of The Zombies takes place from 2:00-4:00 PM. For more information about the event and presenters, click here. To register and order tickets online, click [...]
MARCH 21, 2013: Animation content studio LAIKA/house has added Carlos Andre Stevens to its in-house director roster, President and EP Lourri Hammack announced today. The return to Portland is a homecoming for Stevens, as he was most recently a Director/Creative Director at LOGAN/NY. Stevens previously held a directorship at Süperfad/Seattle after completing his studies and launching his career in Portland, OR.
FEBRUARY 11, 2013: LAIKA has made the list of Fast Company magazine’s “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Entertainment.” Ranking LAIKA sixth overall, the magazine says: “Where they’ve innovated is in their production methods: (LAIKA) uses digital drafting and 3D printing to produce the faces for its puppet models, letting them create thousands of [...]
FEBRUARY 7, 2013: Marking their third project together, LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature ParaNorman, announced today that LAIKA has begun production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17th, 2014. Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA President & CEO [...]
FEBRUARY 2, 2013: ParaNorman picked up two trophies at the annual Annie Awards showcase, held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Presented by the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood), the movie won best Character Animation in a Feature Production (Travis Knight) and best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production (Heidi Smith). For more information on the [...]
JANUARY 10, 2013: ParaNorman has received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. The Academy Awards ceremony will be held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on February 24. For a full list of nominees, go to: http://oscar.go.com/nominees
JANUARY 9, 2013: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has nominated ParaNorman for Best Animated Film. The BAFTA Awards ceremony will take place on February 10 at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. BAFTA Film Awards honor the best in the art forms of the moving image. For more information, please click [...]
JANUARY 7, 2013: ParaNorman received five Visual Effects Society (VES) Award Nominations. The eleventh Annual VES Awards ceremony will take place on February 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The nominations are in the following categories: Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture (Travis Knight, Chris Butler, Sam Fell, Brad Schiff); Outstanding Created Environment [...]