LAIKA's Head of Production, ARIANNE SUTNER, was also producer on Kubo and the Two Strings -- where she was part of the LAIKA team that won 2016’s Visual Effects Society Award -- and ParaNorman. Arianne served as Animation/FX Producer on Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and FX Unit Production Manager on Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds . She was the Dailies and Storyboard Coordinator on The Nightmare Before Christmas; Editorial Coordinator on James and the Giant Peach; and Scheduling Manager for A Bug’s Life. A longtime production manager and line producer with a specialty in stop-motion, her credits span commercials, video games, shorts, PSAs, music videos, television series and feature films. Arianne line-produced Phantom Investigators, a stop-motion series on WB Kids! and the third and fourth seasons of the stop-motion show Life With Loopy, for Nickelodeon’s Kablam! series. Her commercials career included work as production manager on Foot Soldiers, a CLIO Award-winning spot blending live-action with stop-motion. She was Assistant Director on The Big Day Off, a live-action short film that won the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Spire Award.