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

EVENTS

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.

05/16/2013 By John Chandler

INTERVIEW

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.

05/07/2013 By John Chandler

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Slide Show: Inside Bent Image Labs

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

01/18/2013

TECH SCENE

Animating Classic Characters

Bent Animation brings new and classic characters to life.

01/18/2013 By Zach Dundas and Kate Moening

phile under: five questions

5 Questions with Good Night Billygoat

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

01/11/2011 By Anne Adams

Article

Local Videos

Moving pictures, swimming men, and inquisitive dancers.

11/15/2010 By Anne Adams

WEEKEND PICK

FILMusik: The Little Prince

11/11/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: quality time-frittering

Local Music Videos

Eye and ear candy, to placate your Monday stupor.

08/16/2010 By Anne Adams