Animation Events, Screenings Highlight Portland Libraries

MARCH 21,2012: Two Portland-area libraries will honor Coraline and ParaNorman at separate events this Spring.  On March 29 at 4:00 PM, Coraline will play at the Tigard Public Library: 13500 SW Hall Blvd.  Enjoy free crafts and snacks during the screening.  Then on April 5 at 6:00 PM, Mark Shapiro will take folks behind-the-scenes of More >

LAIKA Licenses Shotgun Software For Stop-Motion And VFX Work

FEBRUARY 8, 2012: Shotgun Software announced that LAIKA has purchased a site license of Shotgun to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and VFX work throughout its studio. LAIKA implemented the flexible, web-based solution as a central platform for modernizing production management of the data-heavy stop-motion process on ParaNorman. “The traditional method of sharing More >

Wired.com Highlights ParaNorman

DECEMBER 12, 2011: From Wired.com: “ParaNorman’s unlikely hero cowers underneath a bed as a zombie gets dangerously close, in this new still from the upcoming comedy-thriller, provided exclusively to Wired.com.  ‘Norman is looking on in terror as the zombie tries to find his lost ear,’ says Travis Knight, ParaNorman’s lead animator and president/CEO of
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Coraline Plays Festivals In Estonia, Poland

NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 11, 2011: After playing at the Animated Dreams festival in Tallinn, Estonia on November 19, Coraline will travel to the Animation Now! Festival in Poland for two additional screenings on December 9 and December 11.   Running from November 16-20, Animated Dreams is Estonia’s most significant festival, celebrating all forms of More >

Coraline Wins Two Awards At Armenian Festival

NOVEMBER 7, 2011: Coraline captured the two top prizes at Armenia’s 7th International Film Festival for Children and Young People.  The feature was named Best Animated film by both the International Adult Jury and the International Children’s Jury.  Held in Yerevan, Armenia, the festival took place October 22-26.

Little, Brown Books Acquires Publishing Program For ParaNorman

OCTOBER 27, 2011: New York and Portland – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has acquired world print and electronic rights to a publishing program based on ParaNorman, according to Travis Knight, LAIKA’s President & CEO and Andrew Smith, Vice President and Deputy Publisher at Little, Brown Books. The acquisition for key movie tie-ins and More >

Moongirl Plays In Spain

NOVEMBER 9: Moongirl will screen at 8:00 PM at the Sala Val del Omar Filmoteca de Andalucía (Film Archive of Andalusia).  For more information, log onto:  http://www.filmotecadeandalucia.com/

Moongirl Screens Manhattan

OCTOBER 15, 2011: Moongirl played at Big Screen Plaza, in New York City, located on 29th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.  Big Scren Plaza played animated and live action films from the Brooklyn Film Festival’s kidsfilmfest, whose mission is to discover, expose, and promote children’s filmmakers. About Big Screen Plaza: From the heart of More >

Suzanne Twining Presents At Siren Nation Film Festival

NOVEMBER 6, 2011: Animator Suzanne Twining appeared at the Siren Nation Film Festival at Portland’s Mission Theater & Pub. Suzanne spoke about the creative process, from LAIKA and beyond. Siren Nation is an arts organization that showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year.  The women’s collective produces an annual festival More >

Portland’s Hollywood Theatre To Host Stop-Motion Workshop For Kids

DECEMBER -TBD-2011: The Hollywood Theatre will offer an Animate It! workshop in December at the historic venue, located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.  Sponsored by LAIKA, the weekend event will  introduce the art of stop-motion to 2nd – 4th grade students.  For details and reservations, call (503) 281-4215. “Instructors are concocting some very special adventures More >

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