The animation categories of the Academy Awards offer more than a few surprises this year.
Check out all the nominees for the 18th annual VES Awards, which recognize outstanding vfx artistry.
The director and producer of “Missing Link” were visibly stunned as they accepted the award.
When it comes to making icy peaks look real, the landscape team took pains to get it right.
Here are the the Golden Globe nominations for best animated feature.
On its second weekend “Missing Link” increased its screen count from 3,413 to 3,437.
Laika’s latest opened in 9th place, recording one of the most disastrous wide launches ever for an animated feature.
Can Laika’s “Missing Link” break out at the box office?
Animating fur in “Missing Link” required a combination of old-fashioned craftsmanship and tech-savvy vfx.
“What we do at Laika is to take this style of filmmaking, which is…about artists using their hands to bring something to life, and blend that with technologies,” says Laika president Travis Knight.
The first of the studio’s films that doesn’t star a child, “Missing Link” pushes Laika in a more mature direction.
If you thought 2018 was a big year for animated features, just wait until 2019.
Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link in Laika’s upcoming film, set for 2019 release.