Mary Sandell has been appointed LAIKA’s Head of Production. Sandell has been with the Portland-based animation studio since 2005. Sandell was a producer on LAIKA’s acclaimed 2009 debut 3D stop motion animated feature Coraline. Previous to joining LAIKA, Sandell was the producer of DreamWorks’ primetime NBC animated series Father of the Pride for two years. Sandell has worked for nearly 20 years on commercials, features and TV series. LAIKA’s second 3D stop-motion animated film ParaNorman comes out August 17, 2012. ParaNorman‘s voice cast includes Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann Jeff Garlin and John Goodman, among others. LAIKA is owned by Nike chair and co-founder Phil Knight.
LAIKA Names Mary Sandell Head of Production
Trending Now on Deadline
Ryan Murphy & His 'Glee' Co-Creators Get Fox Series Order For Comedy-Horror Anthology 'Scream Queens'
Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League: Make A Place For Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, And Film Stock In Digital Future
FINAL: 'Fury' Wins Box Office War With $23.7M; 'Book Of Life' At $17M; 'Gone Girl' $100M+; 'Best Of Me' $10M - B.O. Final
More From Patten
- 'The Walking Dead' Ratings Solid In Week 2 Against Peyton Manning & 'SNF' Rebound
- 'Femme Fatales' Actress Loses Legal Move Against Cinemax Late Night Series Producer
- 'Sunday Night Football' Ratings Rise, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Up Again, ABC's Night Steady
- 'Sunday Night Football' Ratings Soar Behind Peyton Manning's Record-Breaking TD Pass
- 'Amazing Race' Ratings Surge, 'America's Next Top Model' Falls, 'Cristela' Steady In Week 2 As ABC Wins Night In Demo Again
- 'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways' Review: Dominic Patten Laments HBO & Dave Grohl's Bad Note