Due to enthusiastic popular demand, LAIKA animation studio has announced an encore holiday presentation of “Form Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at Universal Studios Holiday, from December 21, 2016 to January 15, 2017. The limited time attraction will be housed in the park’s Globe Theatre and included in the price of admission.
“The LAIKA Experience was a phenomenal success for our guests this past summer and we are excited to welcome its return to our theme park,” said Xiomara Wiley, EVP, Marketing & Sales, Universal Studios Hollywood. “Partnering with Focus Features and LAIKA on this exhibit is a perfect example of how we entertain our guests with exclusive behind-the- scenes movie magic.”
The interactive LAIKA Experience gives visitors an up-close look at the meticulous artistry and boundless imagination behind the studio’s 10-year filmmaking history, which includes Oscar-nominated films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014) as well as this year’s widely acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings — named Best Animated Feature of 2016 by the National Board of Reviews, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and Atlanta Film Critics Association, and nominated for 10 Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature).
“From Coraline to Kubo” showcases the evolution of LAIKA’s unique blend of handcrafted stop-motion and VFX through four themed rooms containing an extensive display of original sets, puppets and props.
“We’re thrilled to be able to return to Universal Studios Hollywood after our successful summer debut of the LAIKA Experience,” said Travis Knight, LAIKA President & CEO and director of Kubo and the Two Strings. “There’s nothing like experiencing the LAIKA wonderland up close and personal. We’ve likened it to Santa’s Workshop with a much weirder bunch of elves. Not everyone can come to our studio just outside Portland, so we’re once again taking that experience to our fans so they can become immersed in our creative process and witness how the artists bring the films to life.”