Artists Create Pumpkins For Children’s Benefit

SEPTEMBER 29, 2011: LAIKA artists donated their time and creativity to build thirteen pumpkins for The Great Pumpkin ASK (Artists Supporting Kids) Project.  A total of 23 pumpkin creations, from LAIKA and other artists, were unveiled during a champagne reception on September 29 at Madison & Millinger Studio: 530 NW 11th Avenue in Portland.  Event More >

LAIKA Participates At North America’s Largest Animation Festival

SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2011: At the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival, LAIKA presented a broad look behind the scenes of Coraline to hundreds of students from the region at the National Gallery of Canada.  As part of the event, the short Moongirl was screened.  LAIKA also sponsored the popular Salon des Refusés, a late-night screening of More >

India Festival Selects Coraline Among Best Children’s Films

NOVEMBER 14-20, 2011: Coraline has been invited to the 17th International Children’s Film Festival India.  The feature will be presented within a specially curated non-competitive section entitled  “Children’s World,” which will include the best international children’s cinema over the last ten years.  The festival will be held November14- 20 in Hyderabad, India.  For more information, More >

Coraline Screens In Armenia

OCTOBER 22-26, 2011: Coraline screened at the 7th International Film Festival for Children and Young People, in Yerevan, Armenia. Geared toward under-served children, last year’s festival – which is free to the public – attracted more than 31,000 kids from Yerevan and the surrounding regions of Armenia.  Films were screened from countries across the world, More >

LAIKA Nominated For Wheelie Award

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011: LAIKA was nominated for a Wheelie, an award that is given out every two years to a socially responsible Oregon-based company. As a High Road Business Award nominee, LAIKA was specifically recognized for its commitment to the community and to the environment.  Two of LAIKA’s internal initiatives, Soul Corps and Gang Green, More >

LAIKA To Bring Colin Meloy’s Wildwood To The Screen

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011: LAIKA has optioned Wildwood, the debut HarperCollins children’s novel written by Colin Meloy, lead singer and songwriter for The Decemberists, with illustrations by award-winning artist Carson Ellis. The announcement was made today by LAIKA President and CEO Travis Knight. “Wildwood is a marvel, an exquisite, staggering and lyrical work of art,” said More >

Moongirl Plays Halloween Night In Wellington, New Zealand

OCTOBER 31, 2011: Moongirl screened as part of a presentation of short films in Wellington, New Zealand.  The short played at Capital E Main Floor and Civic Square. Curated by Square Eyes and the New Zealand Children’s Film Foundation, the film was shown for free at the McKenzie Theatre.  Capital E is an award-winning nonprofit More >

Sapporo Festival Screens Moongirl, Mona Lisa

OCTOBER 5-10, 2011: The Sapporo International Short Film Festival screened a new collection of movies from its Sister City called “Made in Portland, “ten classic and contemporary shorts that will highlight many of Portland’s award-winning filmmakers. Oregon-based NW Film Center compiled the program of shorts. The films included Moongirl and Joan Gratz’s Mona Lisa Descending More >

Rapid Prototype On The Docket At World Science Fiction Convention

AUGUST 20, 2011: Brian McLean, Director Of Rapid Prototype (RP), addressed the 69th Annual World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, Nevada, discussing RP as it relates to the development of the technology during the making of Coraline.  The Changing Face of Animation, a one-hour presentation was held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.  For more information More >

A Glimpse Of ParaNorman At Comic-Con

JULY 24, 2011: Writers got their first look at ParaNorman during Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego.  Among the buzz, USA Today and indieWIRE discussed the stop-motion feature, its unique cast of characters and voices — and the folks behind the scenes of the production.  The movie hits theaters on August 17, 2012.  To read More >

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