Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: RoboCop, Nomadland, and More

The content in our queues, from a pulpy ’80s classic to a current Oscar hopeful

03/18/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Television

11 Shows with Portland Connections You Can Stream Right Now

Easy-access TV with roots in the Rose City, from a Nickelodeon classic to a slice of David Fincher neo-noir

03/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Drag Queen Jinkx Monsoon Talks Getting Married in Portland and New Career Moves

"I’m trying to use the word ‘unapologetic’ in my work more often: unapologetically queer, unapologetically feminine, unapologetically anti-racist."

02/05/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Year in Review

PoMo’s Top 10 Arts & Culture Stories of 2020

In a year that sent the arts scrambling, our readers clung to joy: a hometown opera success story, a sterling album from a Portland rap giant, the meaty tale...

12/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Feature

How Portland Became a World Leader in Stop-Motion Animation

With historic ties to the medium and an uncommonly dedicated talent pool, the Rose City is a claymation juggernaut.

10/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: Sept 2

The content in our queues, from Jerry Orbach to Cowboy Bebop

09/03/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Toon Town

Criterion Channel Highlights the Work of a Portland Animator

Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation,” now has 22 of his short films on the streaming service.

09/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Animation

Laika Joins Your Little Cousin by Going Viral on TikTok

The stop-motion studio racked up two million views over the holiday weekend with its Fight Challenge entry.

05/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Fashion

Columbia Sportswear Releases Mickey Mouse–Themed Adventure Wear (For Real)

The 18-piece collection features rainwear, graphic tees, hats, and sun-protective shirts and hoodies.

03/03/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Animation

Laika Just Cleared the Path for Its First Academy Award

The Hillsboro stop-motion studio netted its first-ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature last night.

01/06/2020 By Conner Reed

Animation

This Tiny Chef Makes the Most Adorable Cooking Videos You’ve Ever Seen

Think Julia Child meets Mister Rogers.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Bigfoot on the Big Screen

It's Official: Laika's Next Movie Is about Finding Bigfoot

Set in the Pacific Northwest, Missing Link is due for release in spring 2019. Oh, and Zach Galifianakis voices the beast.

05/08/2018 By Sam Pape

Style

How Laika's Costume Designer Dresses Tiny Puppets for the Big Screen

Deborah Cook and her costume crew make miniature masterpieces in Hillsboro.

02/27/2018 By Eden Dawn

FILM FESTIVAL

Five Shorts You Must See at the Northwest Animation Festival

The annual fest returns with a smorgasbord of international shorts and themed screenings. We’ve picked our five favorites from more than 150 animated goodies.

05/11/2016 By Portland Monthly Arts Team

5 THINGS ABOUT

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.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

ANIMATION

Portland Animator Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ Heart

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

04/23/2015 By Fiona McCann

FILM

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.

04/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

FILM

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.

10/03/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

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.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FILM

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 to David Bowie the first time they met.

06/19/2014 By Aaron Scott