Animation

Laika Receives Technical Oscar

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:01 -- Nick Dager

Laika was honored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Scientific & Technical Awards on Saturday, February 13 in Beverly Hills, California. Brian McLean and Martin Meunier received the Scientific and Engineering Award for Laika’s pioneering use of rapid prototyping for character animation in stop-motion film production. Laika, the animation studio located just outside Portland, Oregon, has produced three films, all of which have earned Oscar nominations for Outstanding Animated Film.

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The Boy and The Beast Set to Open March 4

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:36 -- Nick Dager

Funimation Films announced today that The Boy and The Beast, the newest Mamoru Hosoda film, will open March 4 in more than 100 theaters across the U.S. Theatergoers will have the option to watch either the original Japanese language version (with English subtitles), the new English dub version produced by Funimation, or both, depending on theater location.

Laika Names Bradley Wald CFO

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:49 -- Nick Dager

Laika, the Portland-based feature film animation studio whose first three films have each garnered Oscar nominations for Best Animated Film, has appointed Bradley Wald to the post of chief financial officer and senior vice president of business operations. The announcement was made today by Laika president and CEO Travis Knight.

Laika Celebrates a Decade of Animation

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 12:12 -- Nick Dager

Laika, the award-winning animation studio nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, celebrates 10 years of bold and memorable filmmaking this month. For a company whose name means “little barker” in Russian, Portland, Oregon-based Laika has made quite a noise in the global film industry over a relatively short time. With its world-class filmmaking team, Laika pushes the boundaries of family entertainment and animated movies, redefining what stories can and should be told through the art form.

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The Boy And The Beast gets Annie Nomination

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:53 -- Nick Dager

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced on Tuesday the nominations for its 43rd Annual Annie Awards, which recognize the best in the field of animation. The list included a Best Animated Feature-Independent nomination for Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and The Beast – the critically acclaimed anime film from Studio Chizu, which is being distributed in the U.S. by Funimation Entertainment.

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Parallax’s Musical Ready for Production

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:21 -- Nick Dager

Parallax Media Ventures has announced that it is near completion of pre-production on Musical, the definitive version of the classic Grimm’s fairy tale, The Bremen Town Musicians. The team’s first act animatic, featuring 3,200 storyboard images and paintings, will be available for private viewing three weeks following the American Film Market. The feature, with a proposed budget of $60 million, is a four-quadrant title slated for release in 2017.

Tickets Now On Sale For Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:01 -- Nick Dager

FUNimation Entertainment announced that tickets for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F are now available for purchase via www.dragonballz.com. The new feature film will screen in more than 1,000 theaters across the United States and Canada from August 4-12. The theatrical event, with an approximate 105-minute run time, will feature a special 15-minute pre-show featuring Dragon Ball Z trivia and cast interviews.

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