Laika Live SDCC 2018 – The Magic of Laika Takes Over Storefront in Gaslamp

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Laika Live SDCC 2018 – Creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and upcoming Missing Link take over storefront in Historic Gaslamp Quarter

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[Hillsboro, OR and San Diego, CA; July 10, 2018]  Oscar®-winning animation studio LAIKA, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, returns to the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter with an all new, bigger-than-ever LAIKA LIVE exhibit from Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 coinciding with the city’s PRIDE and Comic-Con festivities.  With a new location (350 Fifth Avenue) providing three times the space as last year’s fantastically successful LAIKA installation, the free and all new exhibit will feature a huge cache of  props, puppets, and sets from LAIKA’s critically acclaimed and award-winning films.  Highlights include fan art, technology demonstrations, drawings for a pair of coveted Coraline Dunks from Nike, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including brand new items and limited edition Coraline items), multiple giveaways, and more.  LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight will lead a Facebook Live tour of the exhibit and do an autograph signing with a soon-to-be-announced special guest on Saturday, July 21.

Curators will explain the magical process of LAIKA’s filmmaking as guests peek behind the curtain at one of the most imaginative film studios in the world.  LAIKA’s roster of costume characters (appearing both at the exhibit and throughout the Gaslamp Quarter) will pose for photos and for the first time ever will include Coraline and Other Mother, in a nod to the iconic film’s 10th anniversary (release date was February 9, 2009). In addition, fans will meet the costume character Mr. Link and see a set and Mr. Link puppet from LAIKA’s latest film Missing Link (set for release April 19, 2019).

 

WHERE:               LAIKA LIVE

                               San Diego’s Gaslamp District

                               350 Fifth Avenue (between J & K Streets)

                               San Diego, CA 92101

WHEN:                 Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

Hours of Operation:

Friday, 7/13:  2-10pm

Saturday, 7/14: 2-10pm

Sunday, 7/15:  11am-5pm

Monday, 7/16:  12-5pm

Tuesday, 7/17: 12-5pm

Wednesday, 7/18: 12-5pm

Thursday, 7/19:  10am-10pm

Friday, 7/20:  10am-11pm

Saturday, 7/21: LAIKA store opens at 10am; exhibit: 2:00pm-11pm

Sunday, 7/22: 10am-6pm

HIGHLIGHTS:   

Saturday, July 21 (with soon-to-be announced special guest)

11am:  LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight (director of Kubo and the Two Strings) will take Facebook Live guests on a tour of the exhibit.  (Details tba)

12:30 to 2:00pm:   Autograph signing session with Travis Knight.  Autographs of merchandise (available at the store at LAIKA LIVE) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, time permitting.

WHAT TO SEE at LAIKA LIVE:     

  • Sets, puppets, props and technology demonstrations from all four LAIKA films as well as our hero puppet and a set from the studio’s upcomingMissing Link.
  • LAIKA merchandise available for purchase.
  • Daily drawing for one pair of collectibleCoraline Dunks from Nike.
  • Photo ops with LAIKA costume characters, including:

◦ Coraline and Other Mother from Coraline

◦  Norman and Zombie Judge from ParaNorman

◦  Boxtrolls Fish and Sparky from The Boxtrolls

◦  Kubo, Monkey and Beetle from Kubo and the Two Strings

◦  Mister Link from Missing Link

 

ABOUT LAIKA

Fueled by the vision of its President & CEO Travis Knight, the animation studio LAIKA was founded in 2005.  Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar® plaque in 2016 for its innovation in 3D printing. All of LAIKA’s four films: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) were nominated for the Academy Award® for Outstanding Animated Feature.  Kubo and the Two Strings also won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and received an additional Oscar® nomination for Visual Effects.  LAIKA’s next film, Missing Link, will be released April 19, 2019 by Annapurna Pictures with foreign sales being handled by AGC International, the sales arm of AGC Studios.  The film boasts a roster of international stars including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis.  www.laika.com @LAIKAstudios

For more details and updated hours of operation, please visit www.laika.com.

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