LAIKA Holds Major Production Session At SIGGRAPH

JULY 25, 2013: Georgina Hayns and Brian McLean discussed 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 took place on July 24 in Hall A at the Anaheim Convention Center.  To read about the production session at SIGGRAPH, click More >

Avenge Of The Zombies Event Features Andrew Nawrot

MAY 25, 2013: Andrew Nawrot, LAIKA’s CG and Look Development Supervisor presented work from ParaNorman as part of an event called Avenge Of The Zombies at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium.

Fast Company Names LAIKA Among World’s Most Innovative Companies

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 More >

The Boxtrolls: LAIKA Announces Third Animated Feature

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 September 26, 2014. Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA President & CEO More >

ParaNorman Wins Two Annie Awards

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 More >

ParaNorman Honored With Academy Award Nomination

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:

BAFTA’s Nominate ParaNorman

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 More >

ParaNorman Picks Up Five VES Noms

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 More >

ParaNorman Wins Regional Awards

DECEMBER 20, 2012: The results are in and ParaNoman has won critical acclaim from across the country.  Thus far, the feature has captured awards from the following organizations: Best Animated Film (The Village Voice Critics’ Poll); Best Animated Feature (Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association); Best Animated Feature (San Francisco Film Circle Critics); Best Animated Film More >

ParaNorman Nominated For Eight Annie Awards

DECEMBER 3, 2012: ParaNorman received eight Annie Award nominations in the following categories: Best Animated Feature; Character Animation in a Feature Production (Travis Knight); Character Design in an Animated Feature Production (Heidi Smith); Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Sam Fell, Chris Butler); Production Design in an Animated Feature Production (Nelson Lowry, Ross Stewart, Pete More >

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