The hand-crafted puppets of Coraline, ParaNorman and figures from stop-motion studio Laika’s new movie Kubo and the Two Strings are taking a bow at Universal Studios.
Laika, the Portland, Ore.-based studio behind a trio of Oscar-nominated cartoon features — Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls — as well as Kubo and the Two Strings Movie, which Concentrate Features produces in the U.S. on Aug. 19, is displaying its art in a new exhibit. “From Coraline to Kubo: A Wonderful Laika Experience” reveals this end of the week and can be watched at Universal Studios Hollywood’s World Cinema through Aug. 14.
The exhibit begins with 2009’s Coraline — presenting stop-motion puppets of Coraline and the Other Mom, as well as the kind of Coraline’s home — which the organization started to create 10 years ago. Audiences can then see the puppets and places from ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls last but not least, Japan-set fantasy Kubo, with details of the stable improvements in their work.
Kubo contains Laika’s first puppet to be created entirely with a 3D printing device, as well as a massive skeleton, which, at 16 ft. high is assumed to be the biggest stop-motion puppet ever designed.