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

Theater

Imago Theatre Unveils a Steampunk Fairy Tale Filled with Puppets

Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, La Belle was three years in the making. The result? Elaborate automata, shadow play, and trip-hop tunes.

12/05/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PUPPETRY

A Puppeteer's Monsters Bring a Fantasy Nightmare World to North Mississippi

His day job involves work on the likes of Portlandia, Star Trek, and Robocop, but in his free time, Portlander Matthew Hopkins makes monsters—a whole world of them. And they're coming to North Portland this week...

10/08/2015 By Brandon Staley

FALL ARTS PREVIEW

How Laika is Revolutionizing Stop-Motion Animation with 'The Boxtrolls'

Portland's puppet-powered movie studio is pushing the limits of creativity and technology, melding 3-D printers with old-school craftsmanship.

09/02/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Toby Froud’s New Puppet Film Returns Us to the Magical World of ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘The Dark Crystal’

The baby from ‘Labyrinth’ grew up to make his own film, and if the world premiere is any indication, audiences are ready to return to the enchanting realm of puppet goblins, faeries, and imagination.

06/23/2014 By Aaron Scott