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Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Awkwafina Join Voice Cast of Laika’s ‘Wildwood’

Laika has revealed the voice cast for its next stop-motion and CG animated feature, Wildwood. It’s led by Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman), Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack), Jacob Tremblay (Room) and Awkwafina (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). The expansive cast also includes Oscar […]

Laika To Produce ‘The Night Gardener,’ Directed by Travis Knight

Laika has revealed plans to produce stop-motion animated The Night Gardener, helmed by CEO Travis Knight — who previously directed Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings and Paramount’s Bumblebee — and made in conjunction with Bill Dubuque, creator of Netflix series Ozark, who wrote the original screenplay. The Night Gardener is described as a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on […]

Travis Knight Directing LAIKA’s Next Movie, ‘Wildwood’

Portland studio LAIKA announced that its next stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature film release will be Wildwood, based on the bestselling novel written by Colin Meloy, which the company optioned in 2011. Travis Knight, the Academy Award-nominated director of Kubo and the Two Strings and LAIKA’s president/CEO, is helming the movie, which is currently in production. […]

Laika Plans First Live-Action Movie as It Options John Brownlow’s ‘Seventeen’

The animation studio behind 'Coraline' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings' is also working on its sixth animated feature.

Laika Reaches Distribution Agreement With Shout! Factory

The U.S. home entertainment deal includes titles such as 'Coraline' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings.'

Golden Globes: ‘Missing Link’ Wins Best Animated Feature

Laika’s 'Missing Link' held off competition from Disney’s 'Frozen 2,' DreamWorks Animation’s 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,' Disney’s 'The Lion King' and Disney/Pixar’s 'Toy Story 4' to win the Golden Globe for best animated feature on Sunday.

Animation Studio Laika Taps David Burke as Chief Marketing Officer

Industry veteran David Burke has been named chief marketing officer at Laika, the Hillsboro, Oregon-based animation studio behind movies such as 'Coraline' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings.'

‘Missing Link’ Director Chris Butler Featured in New Hollywood Reporter ‘Behind the Screen’ Podcast

Chris Butler, the writer-director of Laika's 'Missing Link,' is featured in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Behind the Screen' podcast series.

‘Missing Link’ Team Reflects on Years-Long Process Behind Stop-Motion Film

The 'Missing Link' writer-director, composer and voice cast members Zoe Saldana and Timothy Olyphant talked about the Laika stop-motion animated film's years-long production process at the Hugh Jackman and Zach Galifianakis movie's New York premiere.

SIGGRAPH: How Laika Made an 18-Foot Stop-Motion Puppet For ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

"It was by far the largest puppet we ever created. It seemed insane," says VFX supervisor Steve Emerson.

From ‘The Lego Movie’ to ‘Big Hero 6,’ Directors of This Year’s Top Animated Movies Reveal Their Favorite Scenes

The directors of 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' 'Big Hero 6,' 'The Boxtrolls,' 'Book of Life' and 'Song of the Sea' also share beloved moments