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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. […]

Travis Knight to Direct Mark Wahlberg in ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’

'Bumblebee' director Travis Knight is set to tackle the Mark Wahlberg-starring 'Six Billion Dollar Man.'

‘Bumblebee’ Director on Biggest Challenges and Dreaming Up a Sequel

'Bumblebee' director Travis Knight already has a lot of ideas for where the series could go, should the studio decide to continue.

‘Bumblebee’ Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena Go to War for New Transformers Film

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for 'Bumblebee,' the latest Transformers installment, which takes the franchise back to the 1980s. The film stars 'True Grit' breakout Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson, a young woman whose recent car purchase — a yellow Beetle — happens to double as a transformer bot named Bumblebee.

Animation Roundtable: Seth Rogen and 6 More on Avoiding Ethnic Stereotypes and How to “Break the Mold” of Princesses

A panel of top toon creators — including Byron Howard ('Zootopia), Garth Jennings ('Sing'), Travis Knight ('Kubo and the Two Strings'), Mike Mitchell ('Trolls'), John Musker ('Moana') and Mark Osborne ('The Little Prince') — reveal their surprising inspirations, when to avoid having certain characters kiss and why you have to "kill yourself" when working in animation.

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

‘The Boxtrolls’: Venice Review

A villainous troll catcher sets out to eradicate the underclass and join the cheese-eating elite in the latest from the animation house behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman'

‘ParaNorman’s’ Travis Knight: The Nike Scion Behind the Oscar-Nominated Film

"This is the kind of story kids need to see," says Knight, whose Portland-based animation house made the stop-motion hit.