An exclusive first-look at the upcoming documentary about animation legend Will Vinton and how he changed stop-motion animation in the United States.
Will Vinton Studios
We heard it through the grapevine…the California Raisins are headed to the bigscreen!
Laika does amazing work as an animation studio, no doubt about it, but the studio’s history is somewhat less admirable. The company was built on top of Will Vinton’s eponymous Portland studio in a shrewd corporate takeover by multi-billionaire Nike co-founder Phil Knight. After Knight took control of the company in 2002, he placed a failed rapper named Chilly Tee with slight experience in animation, who also happened to be his son Travis Knight, in charge of the entire company.