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Kubo Opening Today in China

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 09:26 -- Nick Dager

Laika’s acclaimed animated film Kubo and the Two Strings is being released in China today by Infotainment China Media, a leading movie acquisition company. This is the first time a Laika film will be presented to the massive Chinese audience and marks a remarkable achievement in the evolution of the 10-year-old Portland-Oregon based animation studio

Laika Experience Now an Interactive Event

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:40 -- Nick Dager

As digital cinema technology evolves, the creative community is finding new ways to entertain and inform the public. As case in point opens next month when acclaimed animation studio Laika will present From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Laika Experience. The special event will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre from August 5-14 and is included in the price of admission to the theme park. Focus Features will release the latest Laika film, Kubo and the Two Strings, in U.S. theaters on August 19.

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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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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