Can You Guess Who Animated the New Mr. Peanut? It Was LAIKA

Movies & Television
Buried deep within this New York Times story about Robert Downey Jr. providing the first-ever voice for Planters mascot Mr. Peanut, here's a local nugget: Portland studio LAIKA animated and helped design the character and his advertisements. To be precise, the puppet animation was done by LAIKA/house, the advertising wing of Phil and Travis Knight's cartoon empire. The company makes about 30 commercial ...   More
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 AARON MESH

Military-Industrial Savior Complex: Iron Man 2 Reviewed

Screened hours after our press deadlines, Iron Man 2 opens Friday, but we're giving you the review hot off the digital presses. Iron Man 2 WW Critic's Score: 67 Maybe it's because of its frank occupation with the research, construction and patenting of shiny new gizmos, but Iron Man 2 feels far more like industry than art. Like its predecessor, Jon Favreau's second box of Marvels gets ...   More
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 AARON MESH


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