Today’s #TBT photo is the letter @LAIKAhouse#ParaNorman producer, Arianne Sutner wrote back to me. The movie means a lot to me both on a deep personally level and as a creator. It is quite honestly my creating muse (watch it every Tuesday). So honored for the response I was given and even more excited for the soon to be released theboxtrolls!
Kevin Clash was a young black man from the projects of Baltimore who only had one dream: To work in children’s television like his hero Captain Kangaroo. Through hard work, dedication and talent, he f …
Kevin Clash isn’t Elmo, nor is Elmo Kevin Clash. But putting that aside: it’s interesting that his exoneration gets no major press, which his accusation did. Hope he can go back to Sesame Street now.
I used to work at the Walmart Home Office, where the Saturday Morning Meeting is a long-standing cultural tradition, often featuring celebrity guests. Many employees bring their children, and never more than when Kevin Clash appeared a while back along with Elmo. Many celebs would get flown in on a company jet late the night before, and sign a few autographs after the meeting before hitting the door to get the heck out of Arkansas as fast as possible. Not Kevin Clash. His response to the overwhelming number of children who were there to see Elmo was to stay until every last child had an opportunity to greet, and in most cases hug, their favorite resident of Sesame Street. Kevin Clash is an excellent person, and he takes the responsibility he has to children very seriously. I’m not surprised he has been exonerated and I will make sure everyone I know hears about it.
This is important. It’s terrible (though hardly a shock) that exoneration doesn’t get the press that accusation does.
Today, Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the title and concept behind their latest short film. Due to show in front of the upcoming action-packed animated feature film Big Hero Six, “Feast” is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. Directed by first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, Paperman), Feast will make its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014, before heading to theatres everywhere on November 7, 2014.
Hey, look what we found in Cheesebridge record stores on #RecordStoreDay! And to reward fans of #TheBoxtrolls, we hid these miniature props inside real record sleeves at the @JackpotRecords (#vinylisforever) on Burnside in Portland, OR, LAIKA’s hometown. Want one? Better make like a Boxtroll and start crate digging! Check the comments for more clues. (VIA instagram)