MA – An Evening with Anna Kendrick


Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes ANNA KENDRICK, Academy Award–nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, The Accountant, Into the Woods, and Pitch Perfect, for a discussion of her book, Scrappy Little Nobody—her first collection of autobiographical essays at the Back Bay Events Ctr on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at  7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

This event does not include a book signing.

All copies of Scrappy Little Nobody will be pre-signed by the author.

About Scrappy Little Nobody

“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” —Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

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Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

NJ – Scrappy Little Nobody Signing


Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears at Bookends on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign her new book: Scrappy Little Nobody!

*Each person attending MUST purchase a copy of the book*
*Books must be purchased from Bookends Bookstore*

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211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

CA – LAIKA 10th Anniversary Art Show


Press Release:

One of the greatest animation studios celebrates its 10 year anniversary! This October, Gallery Nucleus is honored to present brand new and unique tribute artwork inspired by Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo & the Two Strings. With production puppets and art also on display, this will be a must see event for all fans of the craft of animation and LAIKA studios.

Panel / Signing (3:00 – 5:00pm)
Exhibition (6:00 – 10:00pm)

FREE ADMISSION, Open to the public, No RSVP, All ages welcome

  • First 100 attendees get a FREE door prize
  • Purchase any LAIKA related items from our shop and be entered in our hourly raffle giveaways
  • Travis Knight (LAIKA CEO and Director/Producer of Kubo and the Two Strings) plus other LAIKA creatives will be in attendance for signings
  • Signatures will be limited to the first 200 guests who purchase any LAIKA related items
  • Live Shamisen music by Tsugaru Terry inspired by “Kubo and the Two Strings”


Alan Cook
Andrew Kolb
April Liu
Brendan Merien
David Au
Drake Brodahl
Israel Sanchez
Jackie Huang
Joey Chou
Julia Sarda
Mael Gourmelen
Maxime Mary
Pete Oswald
Seb Mesnard
Stan Manoukian
Uli Meyer
Zaruhi Galstian

…and more to be announced!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

SF – An Evening with The Boxtrolls

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The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of The Boxtrolls with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm in a special event presented by Focus Features. Annable and Stacchi will share art and stories behind the making of The Boxtrolls, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and was released nationwide by Focus Features on September 26, 2014. The exhibition features concept art and puppets from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s third stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D.

About The Boxtrolls:

The Boxtrolls is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

About LAIKA:

Fueled by the vision of its owner, Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and its President & CEO Travis Knight, LAIKA is a feature film animation company located in Portland, Oregon. LAIKA’s first two films, Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012) were nominated for Academy Awards® and BAFTA® Awards.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

NYC – Interview with an Animator

November 6, 2012 by  
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Director/screenwriter Chris Butler appears at the Society of Illustrators on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Press Release:

The advertising slogan for LAIKA’s new stop-motion movie hit ParaNorman could apply to the Oregon-based studio as well. Far away from the high-profile California animation studios, LAIKA burst on the scene with 2009’s Oscar-nominated Coraline and this year unveiled its new comedy thriller to acclaim. Like The Sixth Sense’s Cole Sear, 11-year-old Norman Babcock is able to see and speak with the dead. Summoning up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion – Norman becomes the only person who can save his town from a centuries-old curse.

The movie enhances classic stop-motion animation techniques with cutting-edge digital technology. The LAIKA artisans’ offbeat sensibilities spark a unique visual style and unusual story; ParaNorman offers thrills, laughs, and emotional moments in equal measure, underscored with a message of understanding and acceptance of “different” people – even zombies.

On Tuesday, November 13th, Joe Strike will interview ParaNorman screenwriter Chris Butler, who with Sam Fell directed the movie, as part of his ongoing Interview with an Animator conversation series at the Society of Illustrators. Behind-the-scenes videos will showcase the low- and high-tech secrets of the movie’s creation, and Butler will reflect on the years bringing his labor of love to the screen. Actual props and other elements seen on-screen will be on display – get ready to meet Norman Babcock in person!

$15 Non-members, $10 Non-members, $7 students/seniors

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

SF – An Evening with ParaNorman

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Chris Butler appears at the Cartoon Art Museum on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of ParaNorman with screenwriter and co-director Chris Butler on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm in a special event presented by Focus Features. After amassing an impressive array of feature credits as storyboard artist, character designer, and sequence director over the past decade, Chris Butler marks his first feature as director and screenwriter with ParaNorman. Learn about the special challenges of creating a stop motion animation feature with a look at exclusive footage courtesy of LAIKA animation studio.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum on November 7, but they may also be pre-purchased through Guestlist Ticketing. Seating for this special event is limited, so advance reservations are recommended. Tickets for this event are $7, and Cartoon Art Museum members will receive two-for-one admission.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105