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Kubo and the Two Strings (Film Review)

A studio that exclusively produces stop-motion animations, Laika’s previous creations have been magical, complex, enormously fun and utterly gorgeous. To such marvels as ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls… 797 more words


The Art of Stop-Motion Storytelling

Let me say upfront that I adore stop-motion animation. I was raised on Aardman Studios and Robot Chicken, so I’ve always admired the dedication and patience of the makers of stop-motion animation. 575 more words

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Kubo and the Two Strings - A Spoiler-Free Review

Here’s what I didn’t love about Kubo and the Two Strings, Laika’s new film about a young Japanese boy with magical powers and evil enemies… 1,018 more words

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Film Review: Finding Dory

The ugly face of competition has reared its head, it seems, at Disney Pixar’s studios. Consumed by the, albeit somewhat sparse, releases of animation rivals Dreamworks, Laika (the name behind the more eerie animations of… 1,123 more words

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Laika and an Animation Course

ParaNorman (2012), Coraline (2009), Boxtrolls(2014) and the upcoming film Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) all have something in common… Laika. Why is it only now I know of the amazing studio who made all these beautiful creations! 212 more words

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Lessons from Paranorman

There are several lessons, both magickal and mundane, to be learned from the 2012 film ‘Paranorman’. The setting, Blithe Hollows, MA, is clearly based off of Salem, MA, with the witch trials and subsequent unjust executions as a central theme. 625 more words


Kids' Stuff (Pt. 3): Alone in the World

Near the beginning of high school, my friends and I got really into zombies. We created a small club, ZDT: Zombie Defense Taskforce (“task force” made into one word because if an acronym has 4 letters and no vowel, it’s really not worth acronymizing at all) that sought to prepare us and those we loved for the impending rise of the undead. 1,516 more words