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Year in Review
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...
With historic ties to the medium and an uncommonly dedicated talent pool, the Rose City is a claymation juggernaut.
The content in our queues, from Jerry Orbach to Cowboy Bebop
Portland Monthly Staff
Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation,” now has 22 of his short films on the streaming service.
The stop-motion studio racked up two million views over the holiday weekend with its Fight Challenge entry.
The 18-piece collection features rainwear, graphic tees, hats, and sun-protective shirts and hoodies.
The Hillsboro stop-motion studio netted its first-ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature last night.
Think Julia Child meets Mister Rogers.
Bigfoot on the Big Screen
Set in the Pacific Northwest, Missing Link is due for release in spring 2019. Oh, and Zach Galifianakis voices the beast.
Deborah Cook and her costume crew make miniature masterpieces in Hillsboro.
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.
Portland Monthly Arts Team
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The Hillsboro HQ of films like Boxtrolls, Coraline, and ParaNorman is working on its next masterpiece.
The local filmmaker is back in town for the opening of his latest feature, Cheatin’.
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.
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.
The highly anticipated 3D animated film is finally here, and the Oregon-based studio is celebrating with a new Boxtroll-themed Nike sneaker.
“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.
Surf music from outer space, the Grateful Dead at PAM, and the son of Stephen King reads a scary story at Powell's.
The vocal half of Jay & Silent Bob talks about their feature-length cartoon, stuff that's too dirty to edit, and blaming Kevin Smith.