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What's Next for Portland's Animation Powerhouse Laika?

The Hillsboro HQ of films like Boxtrolls, Coraline, and ParaNorman is working on its next masterpiece.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/19/2015


Portland Animator Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ Heart

The local filmmaker is back in town for the opening of his latest feature, Cheatin’.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/23/2015


Portland Teens' Movie on Bullying Selected for Seattle Festival

Sticky notes teach a valuable life lesson in 'To Do:', an animated short film about bullying made by two Portland teens that's premiering in Seattle this weekend.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/21/2015


Laika and Focus Features to Partner For Three More Movies

Based on the success of Coraline, ParaNorman, and now The Boxtrolls, the local animation studio has inked a deal for three more movies with the first to likely come out in summer 2016.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/03/2014


Laika's The Boxtrolls Premieres, And So Does A New Nike Boxtroll Shoe

The highly anticipated 3D animated film is finally here, and the Oregon-based studio is celebrating with a new Boxtroll-themed Nike sneaker.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 09/26/2014


Toby, the Baby from Labyrinth, Grows Up to Be a Goblin King—in Portland

“The babe with the power” now works at Laika and is screening a new goblin movie of his own making. He tells us about growing up surrounded by faeries, and what he did the first time he met David Bowie. June 21

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/19/2014


Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–19

Surf music from outer space, the Grateful Dead at PAM, and the son of Stephen King reads a scary story at Powell's.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 05/16/2013


Q&A: Jason Mewes of 'Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie'

The vocal half of Jay & Silent Bob talks about their feature-length cartoon, stuff that's too dirty to edit, and blaming Kevin Smith.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 05/07/2013


Slide Show: Inside Bent Image Labs

A behind-the-scenes look at how the acclaimed Portland animation studio creates characters.

  • Published 01/18/2013


Animating Classic Characters

Bent Animation brings new and classic characters to life.

  • By Kate Moening and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/18/2013

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TBA 2011: Miwa Matreyek’s Silhouette Sorcery

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 09/20/2011

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5 Questions with Good Night Billygoat

Stop-motion impresario David Klein of Billygoat opens a window into the band’s world of miniature magic.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 01/11/2011


Local Videos

Moving pictures, swimming men, and inquisitive dancers.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 11/15/2010


FILMusik: The Little Prince

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 11/11/2010

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Local Music Videos

Eye and ear candy, to placate your Monday stupor.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 08/16/2010
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