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(Source: TheOregonian) Laika, Phil Knight’s Portland movie studio, laid off 63 in its computer animation department this morning after deciding to focus exclusively on an old-fashioned filmmaking technique called stop motion.

The studio originally planned to develop both stop motion and computer-animated films, but said today that it has recently concluded it would rather specialize in stop motion. For the foreseeable future, Laika said, it will only use computer animation on a limited basis, to augment stop motion.

The commercial side of Laika’s business, which makes advertisements and music videos, continues to animate in all styles — including computer animation.

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