Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LAIKA

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle.

Kubo, a young boy with bangs draped over his patched eye, is no traditional warrior. He sits down,...

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015

Nike chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.

Knight, 77, was a middle distance runner in college who began...

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

Archibald Snatcher, "The Boxtrolls" villain voiced by Ben Kingsley, did not walk between sets during filming. Instead, he was delicately perched on a pillow and wheeled gingerly through the studio.

This wasn't a Hollywood diva demand that required...

Tuesday, May. 20, 2014

LAIKA, the animation studio based just outside Portland, is spinning off its advertising/commercial division LAIKA/house to concentrate exclusively on the feature film arena. Next up for LAIKA is The Boxtrolls, its third feature film, releasing...