For a limited time, “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Laika Experience” will allow Universal Studios Hollywood guests to interact with the stop-motion movie studio’s imaginative artistry ahead of the August 19 release of Laika’s latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings.
“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Laika Experience” will run at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre from August 5-14 and is included in the price of admission to the theme park. This innovative, first-ever interactive event will feature an up-close look at the artistic detail and imagination behind Laika’s ten-year filmmaking history, which also includes the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014).
“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Laika Experience,” will showcase the evolution of Laika’s unique blend of handcrafted stop-motion animation and visual effects magic that will come to life in four imaginatively themed rooms. The extensive display of original sets, puppets and props will immerse guests in their singular, fantastical worlds.
“LAIKA’s films are an imaginative fusion of old-school movie magic and cutting-edge technological innovation,” says Travis Knight, LAIKA’s President & CEO who makes his directorial debut with Kubo and the Two Strings. “For the first time ever, we’re peeling back the curtain and inviting audiences into our worlds, to see where our dreams are born. This experience offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable creative process of the brilliant artists and mad geniuses of LAIKA. I’m thrilled that their cinematic wizardry will be beautifully on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.”
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