Latest Laika Stories

2008-06-16 09:00:43

D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, together with its parent D3, Inc., today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with the Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group for videogames based on Focus Features and LAIKA Entertainment's Coraline, the upcoming high-definition stop-motion animated feature - the first to be originally filmed in 3-D. The newest movie from visionary director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas), Coraline is...

2007-11-05 15:00:48

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHITsm) today announced that Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.® (HMS) is CCHIT Certifiedsm, and meets the Commission's newly launched inpatient electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2007. Inpatient EHRs are designed for use in acute care hospitals. The Commission -- an independent, nonprofit organization -- is the Recognized Certification Body in the United States for certifying health...

2007-11-02 18:00:10

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW - Just a month after the Soviet Union stunned the world by putting the first artificial satellite into orbit, it boasted a new victory - a much bigger satellite carrying a mongrel dog called Laika. The mission, 50 years ago Saturday, ended sadly for Laika but helped pave the way for human flight. Nowadays Russia launches rats, fish and other small species for experiments. But larger animals like dogs and monkeys are no longer sent into space. As with other...

2006-06-06 22:38:46

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Marking her first foray into film since finding success on "Desperate Housewives," Teri Hatcher will play a TV executive in the sports drama "Resurrecting the Champ." The story is based on a Los Angeles Times article written by J.R. Moehringer and follows a reporter who finds a homeless man who he thinks is a famous boxer but turns out to be a lesser-known fighter of the same era. Josh Hartnett plays the reporter suddenly thrust into...

2005-10-21 01:51:27

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dakota Fanning has signed on to voice the title character in Laika Entertainment's animated feature "Coraline." Henry Selick ("Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas," "James and the Giant Peach") is writing and directing the film, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman. The story centers on a young girl (Fanning) who discovers an alternate version of her life after walking through a secret door in her new home. On...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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