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Colson Whitehead And Yaa Gyasi | Oregon Eclipse | Flintstones Revamped | Overlook Horror Fest

OPB | May 6, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.

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Portland Animation Artists Share Their Favorite Films

OPB | May 2, 2017 12:34 p.m. | Trevyn Savage

Some of Oregon's top animators talk about the films that inform their creations.

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News Roundtable | 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

OPB | April 28, 2017 noon

We talk about some of the big stories of the week with our news roundtable, and listen back to a conversation with two of the people behind the incredible animation of "Kubo and the Two Strings."

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Portland Animator Rose Bond Changes Where Animation Lives

OPB | April 21, 2017 1:38 p.m. | Portland

Rose Bond calls herself an animator and media artist and says she includes “a lot of social practice, a lot of public involvement” in every piece she creates.

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Animator Joan Gratz Embraces Technology To Create Her Newest Films

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

Joan Gratz has worked in Portland’s animation scene since its earliest days.

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The Portland DIY Clay Experiment That Changed Animation Forever

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

In a few short months, two Portland animators' film went from being rejected by the Northwest Film Festival to winning the Oscar for best short animated film, kicking off Oregon's animation scene in the process.

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How To Make 48 Million Facial Expressions For An Oscar-Winning Animation

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

At LAIKA Animation Studio, in Hillsboro, Oregon, they’ve pioneered a new way to change facial expressions with 3-D printing.

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Portland Animator Explores A Changing Portland With 2 Local Icons

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

The engine of gentrification fueled by Portland’s recent transplants was starting to hum by the time Jerold Howard returned. That's inspired his latest film.

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Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 midnight

"Kubo and the Two Strings," the second animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best visual effects, tells the story of a one-eyed boy on a quest to unravel a family mystery.

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Watch: What Is Jazz?

OPB | April 12, 2016 1:58 p.m.

So...what is Jazz? Of course John Coltrane is "jazz," but what about Kendrick Lamar? Can they both be jazz? This video explainer describes that jazz is not just a genre, but it's a meta-genre which encompasses a universe of sound.

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Bill Plympton

OPB | July 16, 2010 9 a.m.

Animator and cartoonist Bill Plympton comes home to Oregon and answers your questions.