Want to own a piece of stop motion film history? LAIKA, the visionary animation studio behind the Golden Globe and Annie Award-nominated The Boxtrolls and the BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, will open its archives for the first time for a limited auction of over 250 puppets, models, props and art in The Art of LAIKA, to be held by Heritage Auctions on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Beverly Hills.
Some of the items in the auction include, but are not limited to:
Earlier this month the Bancroft Brothers conducted a very entertaining interview with Laika’s Travis Knight. Lots of great info about animation, managing a studio, and Travis addresses the recent of rumors of Laika’s intention to enter the hand drawn realm.
And don’t miss their latest podcast, The Job of Being an Animator.