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    2020 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Feature

    2020 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: One of the biggest surprises of the 2020 awards campaign has been the shaky Animated Feature Oscar race. With two-billion-dollar hits, in popular franchises, it seemed like Disney would be walking to another Oscar with ease. Suddenly, the race was spun into chaos when “Missing Link” scored a Globe win. The Annies […] More

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    Circuit Consideration: Nelson Lowry for ‘Missing Link’ (Production Design)

    Welcome to the 2019 CIRCUIT CONSIDERATIONS series. Highlighting the very best in film, acting, and technical achievements for the past 12 months that awards voters may need help remembering. Each day a different writer will make their plea for a specific film in a respective category. If you miss one, click the tag “Circuit Considerations […] More

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    LAIKA Entertainment Plans Day-Long Retrospective of Its Award-Winning Features

    LAIKA Entertainment, the award-winning animation studio behind this year’s “Missing Link,” will present a day-long retrospective of its films at The Landmark in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 27th. Admission is free. In addition, an exhibition of LAIKA puppets and dioramas will delight fans in the Landmark lobby. The Landmark is located at 10850 W […] More

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    32 Animated Features In Contention For The 2019 Oscar Race, GKIDS Enters 10 Films

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) announced today that 32 animated features have been submitted for the 2019 Oscar race.  The 32 films will be vying for five spots in the coveted Best Animated Feature category. Box office hits such as Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Laika’s “Missing Link,” and Universal Pictures’ “How […] More

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    WATCH: Four New Clips for Laika Entertainment’s ‘Missing Link’

    Laika Entertainment has released new clips from its upcoming animated film “Missing Link,” starring Hugh Jackman and Zach Galifianakis. Lionsgate is handling the film’s UK distribution, and so the clips have unveiled via their UK YouTube channel. Produced by Laika Entertainment, the studio that brought us the Oscar-nominated “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Missing Link” […] More

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    SET VISIT: LAIKA Studios Showcases the Craftsmanship and Innovation of ‘Missing Link’

    Like most cinephiles, my love for stop-motion animation came from three distinct pop culture touchpoints. When you’re young, you watch Rankin & Bass shorts, many of which introduce the art form through holiday celebrations. “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” showcased subversive storytelling and iconic imagery that defined a subculture. Finally Ray Harryhausen‘s incredible breakthroughs […] More

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    Watch: ‘Missing Link’ Shows Off the Comedy and Hijinks of Galifianakis and Jackman

    Laika Studios took this year off, but everyone knew the stop-motion animated studio was not going to be gone for long. The studio behind “Kubo and the Two Strings,” and “Coraline” has established themselves as a strong animation factory of late. Telling stories with small casts, but large and epic adventures, they’ve really keyed into […] More

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    WATCH: LAIKA Studios Releases The First Trailer for ‘Missing Link’ with Zach Galifianakis and Hugh Jackman

    LAIKA Studios continues to build toward an eventual Oscar win, releasing stop-motion marvels every few years to great success. Their last film, “Kubo and the Two Strings” broke out of the Animated Feature field and grabbed a Best Visual Effects nomination at the Oscars. Their other films, including “ParaNorman” and “Coraline” have been critical and populist successes. […] More