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Laika: Behind the Scenes of the Studio’s Valentine’s Day Campaign (Exclusive)

Laika Studios is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special short-form video featuring duos from its films. The content will be posted out on Valentine’s Day across its social media channel to bridge the gap between providing content while fans wait for the next big studio release.David Burke, chief marketing officer and SVP of operations says, […]

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Annecy 2020 Online’s Masterclasses and Previews, from ‘Spider-Verse’ Follow-Up to ‘Frozen 2’ Doc

Annecy 2020 Online’s second wave of special programming for its world-class French animation festival (June 15-30) will include a preview from the highly anticipated “Connected”, the latest feature from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and a Masterclass from stop-motion director Henry Selick and composer Bruno Coulais, who collaborated on Netflix’s […]

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‘Missing Link’ Animation Studio Laika to Keep Staff on Payroll Amid Coronavirus Crisis

In the past month, Hollywood ground to a halt amid the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, leading movie theaters to shutter, feature films to be delayed, and major studios to furlough or lay off their employees. But Laika, the independent animation studio behind Oscar-nominated films like Coraline and Missing Link, intends to keep all […]

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‘Missing Link’ Review: Laika’s Excellent Adventure Film Is the Most Accessible Yet

For the last decade, Laika has delivered incredible works of art and artistry in the stop-motion animated films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings. Four films with five Oscar nominations among them, four films that featured a mixture of genre, tone, settings, and original or adapted storylines. The studio’s award-winning animation […]

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How ‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight Turned ‘Soul Crushing Rejection’ into Success

Director Travis Knight was on top of the world as he accepted Variety’s Creative Leadership Award Wednesday night, though his journey hasn’t always been easy.Knight bantered comfortably with an audience of industry professionals during his acceptance speech, revealing that he wasn’t always welcome in Hollywood. In fact, the director of “Coraline” and the latest “Transformers” […]

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New Laika Movie Missing Link Coming to Theaters on April 19th, 2019

With an impressive cinematic résumé that includes Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, Laika has proven to be one of the most exciting animation studios operating today, and we’re already marking our calendars for their fifth film, Missing Link, which will be released in theaters via Annapurna on April 19th, 2019. Read full article

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Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson Join Laika’s ‘Missing Link’ (Exclusive)

Laika’s newest animated feature has added an official title, “Missing Link,” a projected release and a full key voice cast with Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson joining the already-announced Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis. Stuart Ford’s new Agc Intl. is handling foreign sales.“Missing Link,” which unveiled the first photo in Cannes, is the […]

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Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana to Star in Laika’s New Animated Feature for Annapurna

Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis will star in an untitled new animated movie from stop-motion studio Laika for Annapurna Pictures, the companies announced Wednesday.Chris Butler, who directed the studio’s Oscar-nominated 2012 movie “ParaNorman,” will direct the globe-trotting comedy-adventure.The film will be the Oregon-based studio’s fifth feature, following successes like “Coraline,” “The Boxtrolls” and […]

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Key and Peele Reuniting for Netflix Stop-Motion Movie by ‘Coraline’ Director Henry Selick

It’s been three years since the final episode of Key and Peele aired, but we still feel the hole left by the near-perfect sketch comedy series. We could hope for a reunion special or maybe even a revival, but with its creators/stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele currently killing it in Hollywood, that’s unlikely. […]

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