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LAIKA IS STAGING AN EPIC STOP-MOTION BATTLE SEQUENCE FOR UPCOMING MOVIE 'WILDWOOD'

LAIKA IS STAGING AN EPIC STOP-MOTION BATTLE SEQUENCE FOR UPCOMING MOVIE 'WILDWOOD'

Empire Magazine sat down with LAIKA CEO and Wildwood director Travis Knight, plus other members of the animation and production team, to get under the hood of just how a stop-motion feature film comes together.

Empire Magazine sat down with LAIKA CEO and Wildwood director Travis Knight, plus other members of the animation and production team, to get under the hood of just how a stop-motion feature film comes together.

MOPOP'S HIDDEN WORLDS: THE FILMS OF LAIKA EXHIBIT IS A STOP-MOTION FAN'S DREAM COME TRUE

MOPOP'S HIDDEN WORLDS: THE FILMS OF LAIKA EXHIBIT IS A STOP-MOTION FAN'S DREAM COME TRUE

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA is now open at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA is now open at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.

CAREY MULLIGAN, MAHERSHALA ALI, AWKWAFINA JOIN VOICE CAST OF LAIKA’S ‘WILDWOOD’

CAREY MULLIGAN, MAHERSHALA ALI, AWKWAFINA JOIN VOICE CAST OF LAIKA’S ‘WILDWOOD’

LAIKA has revealed the voice cast for its next stop-motion animated feature, Wildwood.

LAIKA has revealed the voice cast for its next stop-motion animated feature, Wildwood.

LAIKA AND BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATE STOP-MOTION STUDIO OPENING

LAIKA AND BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATE STOP-MOTION STUDIO OPENING

Learn about the launch of the stop-motion animation studio at Bowie State University, the first on any HBCU campus, created in partnership with LAIKA.

Learn about the launch of the stop-motion animation studio at Bowie State University, the first on any HBCU campus, created in partnership with LAIKA.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Animating Life: The Art, Life, and Science of LAIKA

Oct 14, 2017 - May 20, 2018

Oct 14, 2017 - May 20, 2018

 | 

Portland, OR

Portland, OR

The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center celebrate Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a fascinating look at the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio.

The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center celebrate Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a fascinating look at the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio.

Haunted Happenings

Jul 10 - Oct 23, 2022

Jul 10 - Oct 23, 2022

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Salem, OR

Salem, OR

As part of Salem, Massachusetts’s iconic “Salem Haunted Happening” month-long Halloween festival this October, LAIKA has partnered with the Peabody Essex Museum and the city of Salem to present a series of ParaNorman screenings and live events this fall. The 10th anniversary celebration will honor Salem, MA as the inspiration for the Academy Award®-nominated ParaNorman’s fictional ‘Blithe Hollow’ setting.

As part of Salem, Massachusetts’s iconic “Salem Haunted Happening” month-long Halloween festival this October, LAIKA has partnered with the Peabody Essex Museum and the city of Salem to present a series of ParaNorman screenings and live events this fall. The 10th anniversary celebration will honor Salem, MA as the inspiration for the Academy Award®-nominated ParaNorman’s fictional ‘Blithe Hollow’ setting.

Topaz Farm Corn Maze

Jan 10 - Oct 31, 2022

Jan 10 - Oct 31, 2022

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Sauvie Island, OR

Sauvie Island, OR

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the theatrical release of ParaNorman, LAIKA Studios is partnering with Topaz Farm for a corn maze inspired by the Academy Award®-nominated stop-motion comedy thriller. The maze design will feature a frightfully fun depiction of the film’s hero, “Norman”. This homegrown partnership combines the world-class artistry of LAIKA (who provided the design for the maze) and the groundbreaking regenerative farming practices of the family-owned and operated, Topaz Farm.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the theatrical release of ParaNorman, LAIKA Studios is partnering with Topaz Farm for a corn maze inspired by the Academy Award®-nominated stop-motion comedy thriller. The maze design will feature a frightfully fun depiction of the film’s hero, “Norman”. This homegrown partnership combines the world-class artistry of LAIKA (who provided the design for the maze) and the groundbreaking regenerative farming practices of the family-owned and operated, Topaz Farm.

The Magical Films of LAIKA

Jan 10 - Oct 30, 2022

Jan 10 - Oct 30, 2022

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Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Throughout the month of October, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will celebrate LAIKA's films with a series called The Magical Films of LAIKA, presented as part of their Family Matinees series. This series marks the first studio partnership in which the Academy Museum will screen the studio’s entire filmography. 

Throughout the month of October, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will celebrate LAIKA's films with a series called The Magical Films of LAIKA, presented as part of their Family Matinees series. This series marks the first studio partnership in which the Academy Museum will screen the studio’s entire filmography. 

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA

March 17, 2023 - Summer 2024

March 17, 2023 - Summer 2024

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Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA is now open at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, spanning more than 7,500 square feet of exhibition space with immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link, and Wildwood. Visitors will be immersed in the “hidden worlds” of LAIKA — both the magical settings the characters inhabit and the behind-the-scenes wonders of producing these modern classics.

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA is now open at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, spanning more than 7,500 square feet of exhibition space with immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link, and Wildwood. Visitors will be immersed in the “hidden worlds” of LAIKA — both the magical settings the characters inhabit and the behind-the-scenes wonders of producing these modern classics.

LAIKA Live

Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2018

Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2018

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San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

LAIKA returns to San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter with a new LAIKA LIVE exhibit coinciding with the city’s Pride celebrations and the Comic-Con mega-event. Building on the success of last year’s initial installation, the studio is setting up at a new location at 350 Fifth Avenue with three times the space available to showcase a mesmerizing array of props, puppets and sets from acclaimed stop-motion films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Missing Link.

LAIKA returns to San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter with a new LAIKA LIVE exhibit coinciding with the city’s Pride celebrations and the Comic-Con mega-event. Building on the success of last year’s initial installation, the studio is setting up at a new location at 350 Fifth Avenue with three times the space available to showcase a mesmerizing array of props, puppets and sets from acclaimed stop-motion films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Missing Link.

ParaNorman 10th Anniversary Watch Party

Oct 15, 2022

Oct 15, 2022

 | 

Online

Online

Join fans around the world for the #ParaNorman10 Watch Party, with special guest, writer/director Chris Butler, and the premiere of LAIKA by Creators live-action scenes!

Join fans around the world for the #ParaNorman10 Watch Party, with special guest, writer/director Chris Butler, and the premiere of LAIKA by Creators live-action scenes!

15 Years of LAIKA

Oct 15 - Nov 28, 2021

Oct 15 - Nov 28, 2021

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Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater!

Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater!

LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion

Sep 01, 2022 - Aug 27, 2023

Sep 01, 2022 - Aug 27, 2023

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Queens, NY

Queens, NY

Come see LAIKA's lovable characters at Behind the Screen, a core exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit immerses visitors in the history and technology of the production, promotion, and exhibition of the moving image from the late 19th-century to the present day. The animation stations in Behind the Screen will offer an engaging hands-on experience for visitors to create their own stop-motion animations with LAIKA’s characters. In addition to these interactive experiences, the exhibit also includes twelve puppets and two dioramas used during production of LAIKA’s five feature films.

Come see LAIKA's lovable characters at Behind the Screen, a core exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit immerses visitors in the history and technology of the production, promotion, and exhibition of the moving image from the late 19th-century to the present day. The animation stations in Behind the Screen will offer an engaging hands-on experience for visitors to create their own stop-motion animations with LAIKA’s characters. In addition to these interactive experiences, the exhibit also includes twelve puppets and two dioramas used during production of LAIKA’s five feature films.

"Kubo and the Two Strings" at Anime Expo

Jul 01, 2023

Jul 01, 2023

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Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

When he accidentally summons an evil spirit, Kubo must recover his fallen samurai father’s mystical weaponry and discover his own magical powers. Watch Kubo and the Two Strings, presented for the first time in North America with a Japanese dub. Presented with English subtitles.

When he accidentally summons an evil spirit, Kubo must recover his fallen samurai father’s mystical weaponry and discover his own magical powers. Watch Kubo and the Two Strings, presented for the first time in North America with a Japanese dub. Presented with English subtitles.

"Coraline" Returns to Theaters

Aug 14 - Aug 15, 2023

Aug 14 - Aug 15, 2023

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U.S. Theaters

U.S. Theaters

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 14-15! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 14-15! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

"Coraline" Returns to Theaters — Encore Dates Added

Aug 28 - Aug 29, 2023

Aug 28 - Aug 29, 2023

 | 

U.S. Theaters

U.S. Theaters

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 28 and 29! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 28 and 29! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

Animating Life: The Art, Life, and Science of LAIKA

Oct 14, 2017 - May 20, 2018

Oct 14, 2017 - May 20, 2018

 | 

Portland, OR

Portland, OR

The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center celebrate Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a fascinating look at the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio.

The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center celebrate Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a fascinating look at the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio.

Haunted Happenings

Jul 10 - Oct 23, 2022

Jul 10 - Oct 23, 2022

 | 

Salem, OR

Salem, OR

As part of Salem, Massachusetts’s iconic “Salem Haunted Happening” month-long Halloween festival this October, LAIKA has partnered with the Peabody Essex Museum and the city of Salem to present a series of ParaNorman screenings and live events this fall. The 10th anniversary celebration will honor Salem, MA as the inspiration for the Academy Award®-nominated ParaNorman’s fictional ‘Blithe Hollow’ setting.

As part of Salem, Massachusetts’s iconic “Salem Haunted Happening” month-long Halloween festival this October, LAIKA has partnered with the Peabody Essex Museum and the city of Salem to present a series of ParaNorman screenings and live events this fall. The 10th anniversary celebration will honor Salem, MA as the inspiration for the Academy Award®-nominated ParaNorman’s fictional ‘Blithe Hollow’ setting.

Topaz Farm Corn Maze

Jan 10 - Oct 31, 2022

Jan 10 - Oct 31, 2022

 | 

Sauvie Island, OR

Sauvie Island, OR

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the theatrical release of ParaNorman, LAIKA Studios is partnering with Topaz Farm for a corn maze inspired by the Academy Award®-nominated stop-motion comedy thriller. The maze design will feature a frightfully fun depiction of the film’s hero, “Norman”. This homegrown partnership combines the world-class artistry of LAIKA (who provided the design for the maze) and the groundbreaking regenerative farming practices of the family-owned and operated, Topaz Farm.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the theatrical release of ParaNorman, LAIKA Studios is partnering with Topaz Farm for a corn maze inspired by the Academy Award®-nominated stop-motion comedy thriller. The maze design will feature a frightfully fun depiction of the film’s hero, “Norman”. This homegrown partnership combines the world-class artistry of LAIKA (who provided the design for the maze) and the groundbreaking regenerative farming practices of the family-owned and operated, Topaz Farm.

The Magical Films of LAIKA

Jan 10 - Oct 30, 2022

Jan 10 - Oct 30, 2022

 | 

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Throughout the month of October, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will celebrate LAIKA's films with a series called The Magical Films of LAIKA, presented as part of their Family Matinees series. This series marks the first studio partnership in which the Academy Museum will screen the studio’s entire filmography. 

Throughout the month of October, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will celebrate LAIKA's films with a series called The Magical Films of LAIKA, presented as part of their Family Matinees series. This series marks the first studio partnership in which the Academy Museum will screen the studio’s entire filmography. 

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA

March 17, 2023 - Summer 2024

March 17, 2023 - Summer 2024

 | 

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA is now open at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, spanning more than 7,500 square feet of exhibition space with immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link, and Wildwood. Visitors will be immersed in the “hidden worlds” of LAIKA — both the magical settings the characters inhabit and the behind-the-scenes wonders of producing these modern classics.

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA is now open at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, spanning more than 7,500 square feet of exhibition space with immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link, and Wildwood. Visitors will be immersed in the “hidden worlds” of LAIKA — both the magical settings the characters inhabit and the behind-the-scenes wonders of producing these modern classics.

LAIKA Live

Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2018

Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2018

 | 

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

LAIKA returns to San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter with a new LAIKA LIVE exhibit coinciding with the city’s Pride celebrations and the Comic-Con mega-event. Building on the success of last year’s initial installation, the studio is setting up at a new location at 350 Fifth Avenue with three times the space available to showcase a mesmerizing array of props, puppets and sets from acclaimed stop-motion films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Missing Link.

LAIKA returns to San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter with a new LAIKA LIVE exhibit coinciding with the city’s Pride celebrations and the Comic-Con mega-event. Building on the success of last year’s initial installation, the studio is setting up at a new location at 350 Fifth Avenue with three times the space available to showcase a mesmerizing array of props, puppets and sets from acclaimed stop-motion films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Missing Link.

ParaNorman 10th Anniversary Watch Party

Oct 15, 2022

Oct 15, 2022

 | 

Online

Online

Join fans around the world for the #ParaNorman10 Watch Party, with special guest, writer/director Chris Butler, and the premiere of LAIKA by Creators live-action scenes!

Join fans around the world for the #ParaNorman10 Watch Party, with special guest, writer/director Chris Butler, and the premiere of LAIKA by Creators live-action scenes!

15 Years of LAIKA

Oct 15 - Nov 28, 2021

Oct 15 - Nov 28, 2021

 | 

Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater!

Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater!

LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion

Sep 01, 2022 - Aug 27, 2023

Sep 01, 2022 - Aug 27, 2023

 | 

Queens, NY

Queens, NY

Come see LAIKA's lovable characters at Behind the Screen, a core exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit immerses visitors in the history and technology of the production, promotion, and exhibition of the moving image from the late 19th-century to the present day. The animation stations in Behind the Screen will offer an engaging hands-on experience for visitors to create their own stop-motion animations with LAIKA’s characters. In addition to these interactive experiences, the exhibit also includes twelve puppets and two dioramas used during production of LAIKA’s five feature films.

Come see LAIKA's lovable characters at Behind the Screen, a core exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit immerses visitors in the history and technology of the production, promotion, and exhibition of the moving image from the late 19th-century to the present day. The animation stations in Behind the Screen will offer an engaging hands-on experience for visitors to create their own stop-motion animations with LAIKA’s characters. In addition to these interactive experiences, the exhibit also includes twelve puppets and two dioramas used during production of LAIKA’s five feature films.

"Kubo and the Two Strings" at Anime Expo

Jul 01, 2023

Jul 01, 2023

 | 

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

When he accidentally summons an evil spirit, Kubo must recover his fallen samurai father’s mystical weaponry and discover his own magical powers. Watch Kubo and the Two Strings, presented for the first time in North America with a Japanese dub. Presented with English subtitles.

When he accidentally summons an evil spirit, Kubo must recover his fallen samurai father’s mystical weaponry and discover his own magical powers. Watch Kubo and the Two Strings, presented for the first time in North America with a Japanese dub. Presented with English subtitles.

"Coraline" Returns to Theaters

Aug 14 - Aug 15, 2023

Aug 14 - Aug 15, 2023

 | 

U.S. Theaters

U.S. Theaters

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 14-15! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 14-15! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

"Coraline" Returns to Theaters — Encore Dates Added

Aug 28 - Aug 29, 2023

Aug 28 - Aug 29, 2023

 | 

U.S. Theaters

U.S. Theaters

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 28 and 29! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

Get tickets for Coraline’s return to U.S. theaters on Aug. 28 and 29! This special event—hosted by Fathom Events—will feature new and never-before-seen footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film: Coraline.

LATEST NEWS

Exclusive: Watch Every LAIKA Character Celebrate Thanksgiving as Only They Can

Collider goes behind the scenes with Brad Schiff, Head of Animation at LAIKA and Animation Supervisor on the studio's last four Oscar-nominated films.

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LAIKA donation pushes Academy Museum past $388m fundraising goal

The newly named LAIKA Gallery will house special collections and debuts with The Path To Cinema: Highlights From The Richard Balzer Collection showcasing cinema artifacts.

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How Portland Became a World Leader in Stop-Motion Animation

With historic ties to the medium and an uncommonly dedicated talent pool, the Rose City is a claymation juggernaut.

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How movie studio Laika and Intel are revolutionizing stop-motion animation with AI

LAIKA is collaborating with Intel to create an AI tool that could be a big leap in stop-motion animation.

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Autodesk Industrial Digital Tools Help LAIKA Make Their Stop-Motion Magic Happen

As LAIKA forges ahead with the ongoing work on its next magical stop-motion cinematic offering, a central part of their efforts will be further leveraging those digital tools that have delivered so well for them on their previous films.

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Film Independent Unveils Filmmakers For Project Involve 2021

The LAIKA Animation Fellowship provides a production grant to produce a stop-motion animated short film in Project Involve. This year’s LAIKA Animation Fellow is Yoo Lee.

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LAIKA: Behind the Scenes of the Studio’s Valentine’s Day Campaign (EXCLUSIVE)

The creative marketing team at the studio partnered with LAIKA’s production departments to develop custom and bespoke social media content celebrating each of their films including “Coraline,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “ParaNorman.”

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LAIKA Reaches Distribution Agreement With Shout! Factory

The U.S. home entertainment deal includes titles such as 'Coraline' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings.'

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LAIKA to Build Stop-Motion Animation Studio at HBCU School Bowie State

Oscar-nominated animation house LAIKA is donating the funds to build a stop-motion animation studio at Bowie State University, marking the first such undertaking at a Historically Black College and University.

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Matt Levin Named LAIKA’s President, Live-Action Film and Series 

We’re excited to announce the hiring of Matthew Levin in the newly created position as President of Live-Action Film and Series. Read about Matt and our expansion into live-action filmmaking at the Hollywood Reporter.

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