Moongirl Plays At Indianapolis Festival

JULY 31, 2011: Moongirl screened today as part of Animation Day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Moongirl was featured with eight other animated shorts for kids.  Following the program, participants created and developed their own characters.  To read more about the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s festival, the Indianapolis animation community and the film schedule, More >

New Animation Screening July 24

JULY 18, 2011: New work from Portland animation veterans Joan Gratz, Marilyn Zornado and Jim Blashfield will screen at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 24 at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave. Shorts3 is free to members of ASIFA, $5 general admission. All these artists are presently screening their work across the globe at many More >

Portland Theater Screens Coraline For 3D Center Benefit

JULY 28, 2011: Coraline screened in 3D at Portland’s Living Room Theaters as part of a fundraiser for the 3D Center of Art & Photography, an Oregon-based nonprofit organization.  In addition to the film, behind-the-scenes content and rarely seen time-lapses were shown.

indieWIRE Spotlights ParaNorman

JUNE 24, 2011: As part of its “Project of the Day” feature, indieWIRE writer Nigel M. Smith turned his attention to ParaNorman.  According to Mr. Smith: “Following the commercial and critical success of Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated dark wonder, Coraline, the film’s distributor Focus Features was quick to re-team with the group behind the hit More >

LAIKA/house Animates Planters’ Peanut Butter Doug

JUNE 24, 2011: The ongoing Planters Mr. Peanut campaign recently introduced a new character to the mix – “Peanut Butter Doug.” Animated by LAIKA/house, the dubious and adventurous stunt double of Mr. Peanut — made his debut in a 44-second, stop-motion online video on the Mr. Peanut Facebook page on June 23. Identical to Mr. More >

New Voices Added To ParaNorman Cast

JUNE 14, 2011: New York and Portland – Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Alex Borstein (Family Guy) and Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) have been added to the voice cast of ParaNorman.  The trio joins Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby More >

Jon Brion To Score ParaNorman

June 14, 2011: Two-time Grammy Award-nominated composer Jon Brion has signed to create the original score for ParaNorman. LAIKA President and CEO Travis Knight made the announcement today.  Mr. Brion’s original score for Focus’ Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack Album, among other More >

Animafest Showcases Coraline

JUNE 3, 2011: Coraline screened in Croatian as part of Animafest 2011, the World Festival of Animated film, held in Zagreb May 31-June 5.  Prior to the movie, attendees were shown clips and making-of visuals from Coraline that also included production puppets and armatures.  Animafest is the second oldest animation festival in Europe.  For nearly More >

Coraline Plays To Full House In Singapore

MAY 18, 2011: Coraline screened in 3D at the Cathay Cineplex during the inaugural Singapore International Children’s Film Festival.  Big Eyes Big Minds created the event which is Singapore’s first film festival devoted solely to kids.   The Singapore International Children’s Film Festival offered screenings of films from around the world.  In addition, the festival featured More >

Dan Casey Appears On Creativity Panel

MAY 11, 2011: Dan Casey served as a panelist at the 2011 Center for Companies That Care Symposium on May 11 at The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.  During Dan’s session, on Innovation and the Creative Process, panelists shared real world wisdom about creativity in business, best practices and metrics. Michael Shea, Creative Director at More >

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