LAIKA Hosts Interactive Experience At Universal Studios Hollywood

JULY 21, 2016:  LAIKA will host a unique look inside its spectacular world within the exhibit “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience,” in the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood August 5-14. The event will showcase a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the artistic detail from the studio’s ten year history, showcasing the unparalleled More >

Variety Names Kevin Parry Among 10 Animators to Watch In 2016

MAY 3, 2016:  Kevin Parry and his animation prowess has been recognized by Variety.  According to the publication: “Parry is not just an animator. He doubles as a lazy young wizard on Vine. Parry creates loops on the snack-video service that showcase his animation skills and visual effects abilities — and his penchant for pizza. More >

Bradley Wald Named LAIKA CFO And SVP Business Operations

FEBRUARY 1, 2016:  LAIKA has appointed Bradley Wald to the post of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. The announcement was made today by LAIKA President and CEO Travis Knight. Mr. Wald will be responsible for leading LAIKA’s business operations as the studio continues to grow its roster of animated feature More >

AMPAS Honors LAIKA RP Department With Scientific And Engineering Award (Academy Plaque)

JANUARY 8, 2016: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that ten scientific and technical achievements represented by 33 individual award recipients will be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on February 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Recipients included LAIKA’s Director of Rapid Prototype Brian McLean and Martin Meunier More >

LAIKA Celebrates 10 Years Of Bold Filmmaking

DECEMBER 15, 2015:  Today LAIKA celebrates its ten year anniversary.  For a company whose name means “little barker” in Russian, LAIKA has made quite a noise in the global film industry over a relatively short time.  With its world-class filmmaking team, LAIKA pushes the boundaries of family entertainment and animated movies, redefining what stories can More >

LAIKA Presents At CTNX In Burbank

NOVEMBER 22, 2015:  Georgina Hayns, Brian McLean and Steve Emerson discussed their unparalleled collaboration at the studio. The panel addressed challenges, learnings and their important interdepartmental relationships on each feature film. Georgina, Brian and Steve also took part in mentor sessions and related events and activities.

Steve Emerson Delivers Visual Effects-Focused Talk At SIGGRAPH

AUGUST 9, 2015:   VFX Supervisor Steve Emerson presented at SIGGRAPH on August 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  In his talk. titled Visual Effects at LAIKA: A Crossroads of Art and Technology, Steve  discussed the history of visual effects at LAIKA — in-camera and digital — and the evolution of the studio’s production More >

The Boxtrolls Captures Telly Award

JUNE 24, 2015:  The Boxtrolls‘ Dressing For Success featurette captured a Telly Award today.  The Telly’s honor the finest in film and video productions and groundbreaking content.  The piece was produced by LEG Productions.

Visual Effects In Spotlight At Annecy International Animated Film Festival

JUNE 5, 2015:  Jeff Stringer and Jon Dobson participated in a collaborative tools and flexible methods presentation on June 16 at the Chambre De Métiers building in Annecy, France.  The talk summary: “The once linear and rigidly segmented production chain for animation is now making wider use of interactive and/or collaborative tools with multiple functions. More >

LAIKA Auction Offered A Rare Opportunity To Purchase Handcrafted Artwork, Props

FEBRUARY 1, 2015:  At The Art of LAIKA, the first-ever auction of select artwork from Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, more than 250 pieces of screen-used material, including 45 puppets and a selection of models, props and art were on offer.  For more information, click here. A portion of the proceeds of the auction were More >

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