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LAIKA Selects Qube! to Manage Render Pipeline for Animated Films

LAIKA has selected Qube! to manage its facilities' growing render pipeline for feature film and visual effects (March 26, 2009)

DMN Newswire--2009-3-26-- PipelineFX, makers of Qube!(tm) software, the leading render farm management software for film and post production, game development, and digital media education around the world, today announced that Portland, Oregon-based LAIKA has selected Qube! to manage its facilities' growing render pipeline for feature film, visual effects and high-end post-production.
"We evaluated a number of render farm management systems and Qube! was the clear winner in terms of features and scalability," said Jonathan Rozes, Information Technology Director at LAIKA. "Our pipeline development team is thrilled with how easily Qube! has integrated into our environment, while our artists love its elegance and reliability," Rozes said. "Overall, this means they spend less time thinking about technology and more time creating great imagery."

"We are proud to be partnering with LAIKA as they grow their studio and substantially ramp up their production pipeline," said Troy Brooks, CEO of PipelineFX. "LAIKA has truly raised the bar for stereoscopic and stop-motion animation with Coraline, and we look forward to many more successes in the future."


About LAIKA: LAIKA is an animation company specializing in feature films, commercials, music videos, broadcast series, interactive content and short films.  Owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, the company is located in Portland, Oregon.

LAIKA's entertainment division produces feature films.  Its first movie, Coraline, debuted February 6, 2009. LAIKA/house creates commercials and branded content for companies around the globe.

LAIKA has a 30-year animation history presenting the artistry of award-winning filmmakers, designers and animators.  In addition to numerous international honors, the company has won two Academy Awards, 11 Emmy Awards, 11 Clio Awards, three London International Advertising and Design Awards, five Mobius Advertising Awards and two Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival awards.

About Qube! and PipelineFX:  Qube!(tm) is the leading enterprise-class render farm management system for film production, visual effects, game development and digital media education. Qube! is highly customizable, extensively scalable, can be integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Qube! has custom pipelines for creative applications like Autodesk(r) 3ds Max(r), Autodesk Maya(r), NUKE(tm), SOFTIMAGE(r)|XSI(r), DNA Research's 3Delight, Shake(r), Adobe(r) AfterEffects(r), Pixar s RenderMan(r), Eyeon(r) Digital Fusion(tm) and many more. Qube! is IBM ServerProven(r), database driven and operates in Linux(r), Windows(r) and Mac OS(r)X environments. PipelineFX, with headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, and offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, CA and Vancouver, B.C. was founded in 2002. Qube! is used by world-class film and game studios and post houses including Digital Domain, South Park Studios, Electronic Arts, Rainmaker Animation, Laika Studios, Disney Interactive Studios, Starz Entertainment, Reel FX, and Attitude Studio. Qube! is used by schools around the world including the School of Visual Arts in N.Y., Goebelins School in Paris, Carleton School of Architecture, Full Sail, the University of Advancing Technology, Pratt Institute, the University of Hawaii-Academy for Creative Media, and Harvard s Graduate School of Design. For more information, please contact Richard Lewis, VP of Sales of PipelineFX:, Phone: 1-808-685-7823, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 509, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, USA. Also visit

Trademark Notice:  Qube!(tm) and Qube! Remote Control(tm) are trademarks of PipelineFX, LLC.  All other trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.  ©2008 PipelineFX, L.L.C.

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