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    David Gordon Green Teams With Laika, Interested In Making A Movie About Richard Pryor's Experience On 'Lost Highway'

    As initially chaotic the career choices of David Gordon Green appear, it should also be noted that the director maintains a consistent roster of collaborators. His latest film, “Prince Avalanche” starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, features much of the same crew from Green's “George Washington” day...

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    Laika & Focus Features Announce New Animated Feature 'The Boxtrolls' For 2014 Release

    This has been a crazy week for animation news – Henry Selick's seemingly doomed “The Shadow King” got resurrected; DreamWorks Animation’s financial troubles became very public (leading to schedule shifts and the cancellation of one film); and now here’s another bit of animation world news to get the...

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    Laika Sets Untitled Movie For 2014 Release; 'The Internship' With Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Moves Up

    Another release date shuffle so get out your calendars and make adjustments as you see fit.

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    Laika Passes On Henry Selick's 'Shadow King,' Project Gets Shelved

    Such is the world we live in, where Len Wiseman gets hired to direct a reboot of "The Mummy," yet Henry Selick can't get a movie made at a studio. And while there was a brief ray of light for Selick's "Shadow King" (aka "Shademaker" ) after Disney scrapped it la...

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    Henry Selick's Scrapped Disney/Pixar Project Might Be Headed Back To Laika

    Back in August, Disney shut down production on Henry Selick's eagerly anticipated new stop-motion animated film, which at one point bore the name "Shademaker," for a myriad of reasons - the tone and story for the movie never solidified the way the studio wanted, the production was moving way too slo...

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    Review: Brilliant Animated Movie 'ParaNorman' Is One Of The Summer's Biggest (And Best) Surprises

    This summer has been full of big, glitzy animated movies from most of the major studios that have made tons of money but left audiences cold. None of them were particularly imaginative, entertaining or emotionally involving, instead choosing to coast on a steady stream of solid (if not exactly dazzl...

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    'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Animation Director Mark Gustafson To Helm 'Goblins' For Laika Studios

    The sheer thought of animated production house Laika making a new feature should excite most any cinephile or fan of animation, especially with their track record that includes “Coraline” and the upcoming and equally tantalizing "ParaNorman," the horror-themed story of a young ...

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    Beautiful Trailer, Bland Poster Debut For 3D Stop-Motion Animated ‘ParaNorman’

    2011 hasn’t exactly been an exceptional year for animated films. Besides this spring’s deliciously strange “Rango” and this summer’s gorgeous, supple “Winnie the Pooh,” there hasn’t been a whole lot to fawn over, animation-wise. (When Pixar unloads a colossal letdown like “Cars 2,” you know the medium is having an “off year.”) Thankfully, 2012 is poised to be an embarrassment of riches, with new movies from proven studios like Blue Sky (“Ice Age: Continental Drift”), Illumination ("The Lorax"), Disney ("Wreck-It Ralph" and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie") Aardman (“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”) and the beloved Studio Ghibli (“The Secret World o...

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    Animation Studio Laika Takes On 'Wildwood' From Decemberists' Frontman Colin Meloy

    The heat behind Laika, the Portland, Oregon-based stop motion animation studio (owned by Nike bigwig Phil Knight) that unleashed 2009's outstanding fantasy film "Coraline," has cooled somewhat since that release. The reason, of course, is that "Coraline" director (and Laika creative head) Henry Seli...

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