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LAIKA Studios offers fans ‘LAIKA Archives’

It’s time to draw the curtain! LAIKA Studios (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) released the first episode of a six-part series, LAIKA Archives, which explores all the exciting costumes, props and sets from the production house’s iconic films. All materials are created in-house by the studio’s talented artisans, some of whom will be featured throughout the series, including costume designer Deb Cook, lead designer Keith McQueen, and writer-director Chris Butler. Cook’s episode, “Deb Cook Revisits Coraline’s Other Mother’s Costumes”, is now streaming.

In an interview with VarietyButler said, “There’s something truly magical about walking into a room and seeing a table full of wonderful carvings, great works of art created by very talented people.”

David Burke, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations at LAIKA, added, “LAIKA creates movies that matter. It takes a community of talented artists, artisans and technologists to make a Laika film. Because they are designed in the world of stop motion animation, the studio has many physical assets of each film.

LAIKA Studio’s new project, wild forest, is based on the series of novels by Colin Meloy (lead singer of The Decemberists) and illustrator Carson Ellis. The film is currently in production at LAIKA Studios outside of Portland, Oregon and features an impressive, star-studded cast, including Carey Mulligan (Promising young woman); Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight); Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mac); Jacques Tremblay (Bedroom); Awkwafina (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings); Oscar-nominated Angela Bassett (What’s love got to do with it), and much more. The feature does not have a release date at this time.

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