Top 50 great animation studios in the world (P.36) Laika Studios: Studio technologizes stop-motion animated films


( Laika Animation Studios has become famous for it's mix of CGI and Stop Motion filmmaking through films

Laika, LLC, simply known as Laika (stylized as LAIKA), is an American stop-motion animation studio specializing in feature films, commercial content for all media, music videos, and short films. The studio is best known for its stop-motion feature films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link.

Laika had two divisions: Laika Entertainment for feature films and Laika/house for commercial content. The studio spun off the commercial division in July 2014 to focus exclusively on feature film production. The new independent commercial division is now called HouseSpecial.

In the late 1990s, Will Vinton Studios, known for its stop-motion films and commercials, sought funds for more feature-length films and brought in outside investors, which included Nike, Inc. owner Phil Knight, whose son Travis Knight worked at the studio as an animator. In July 2005, the successor to Will Vinton Studios, Laika, was founded – named after Laika, the dog sent to space by the Soviet Union in 1957.

Laika Animation Studios has become famous for it's mix of CGI and Stop Motion filmmaking through films. Their first projects are the stop-motion film Coraline and the CGI animated film Jack & Ben's Animated Adventure.

Especially, Kubo and the Two Strings won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, and was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects, becoming the second stop-motion animated film ever to be nominated in the latter category following 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the first film to be nominated for both.

Through years, Laika received many nominations for its works. The studio is also an award-winning feature film animation studio.


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