Animation nerds will not want to miss this.
LAIKA, the Oscar and BAFTA-winning animation studio whose five films – Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Missing Link (2019) – have won legions of fans around the world, will present a day-long retrospective of its films at the Picturehouse Central in London on 8 December.
Starting at 10:30am with a screening of ParaNorman followed by a Q&A with its writer-director Chris Butler, LAIKA will show all five of its feature-length animated movies – including 2019’s excellent Missing Link – ending with the delightfully scrungey The Boxtrolls at 8pm.
In addition, an exhibition of LAIKA puppets and dioramas will be on show in the Picturehouse lobby.
Tickets are on sale now here.
Here’s the full schedule for the day:
10:30am - ParaNorman (with Chris Butler Q&A)
1:00pm - Missing Link (with Chris Butler Q&A)
3:30pm - Kubo and the Two Strings
6:00pm - Coraline
8:00pm - The Boxtrolls
The Picturehouse is located at the Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, London, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus tube.
LAIKA is an award-winning Stop-Motion Animated Feature Film studio located in Portland, Oregon. Its first four films, Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo & The Two Strings (2016) were all nominated for Oscars® and PGA Awards as Outstanding Animated Films. LAIKA's fifth film, MISSING LINK was released in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim. LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar® for its innovation in 3D printing in 2016.
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Kubo & The Two Strings, which marked the directorial debut of CEO & Lead Animator, Travis Knight, also received an Oscar® nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects and the BAFTA Award as well as three Annie Awards, the National Board of Review and 19 regional and critics’ group awards. The Boxtrolls earned Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Award nominations and 13 Annie Award nominations, more than any other film that year. ParaNorman garnered BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, and GLAAD Media Award nominations, won two Annie Awards and was cited as the year’s best animated film by 14 critics’ groups. Coraline earned Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice nominations, and was named one of the year’s 10 Best Films by the American Film Institute (AFI).