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LAIKA, LAIKA/house Highlight Community College Animation Exhibit

MARCH 8-APRIL 22, 2011: Artwork and sets from Coraline to Frito Lay Dips were on display at a Clackamas Community College exhibit called: “Process: The Hidden Art of Animation.” The exhibit ran from March 8-April 22 at the Alexander Gallery in the Niemeyer Center.  Coraline puppets — including Coraline, Real Mother, Real Father and several Scottie Dogs — were on display next to Coraline’s Real World and Other World bedroom sets.  In addition, the show featured LAIKA/house design images from the CG spot And Then There Was Salsa for Frito Lay Dips.  Clackamas Community College’s Oregon City Campus is located at: 19600 Molalla Avenue in Oregon City, Oregon.

LAIKA Sponsors 34th Annual Portland International Film Festival

FEBRUARY 10-26, 2011: LAIKA served as a Champion Sponsor of the 2011 Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), directly supporting PIFF’s Short Cuts series: six programs featuring 42 memorable snapshots—animated, live action, documentary, experimental and narrative works.

LAIKA Helps Bid Adieu to Oregon Governor Kulongoski

DECEMBER 17, 2010: Outgoing Governor Ted Kulongoski was honored at the annual meeting of the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television. A section of Coraline and three clips from HOUSE commercial spots for Frito Lay Dips, M&M’S and Planters were key parts of the video montage, which featured the films and broadcast work that was produced in Oregon since 2003, during his two terms in office.

Moongirl Plays At Benefit In Ohio

JANUARY 29, 2011: The Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio screened Moongirl as part of a monthly family program called Hoot which benefited the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  The Gateway Film Center is central Ohio’s first dedicated film center and features a diverse mix of independent and commercial film.

Coraline Opens 3D Screen Near Seoul

NOVEMBER 6 2010: Coraline became the first 3D film to play at the Komacon Theater in Bucheon, South Korea.  The screening was in conjunction with the 12th Puchon International Student Animation Festival (PISAF).  PISAF’s short film competition had more than 1100 entries from 38 countries.

Chicago Schools Welcome Coraline During Children’s Festival

OCTOBER 29, 2010: In conjunction with the 27th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), LAIKA visited four under-served high schools and presented visuals from Coraline – including behind-the-scenes footage and making-of imagery.  CICFF is the only Academy Award®-qualifying children’s film festival in the world.

LAIKA At Center Stage In Ottawa

OCTOBER 20, 2010: LAIKA was a major participant at the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival.  LAIKA took part in the festival’s Animation Celebration and also sponsored the popular Salon des Refusés, a two-night event that showcases and screens films rejected by the Ottawa festival jury.   At the Animation Celebration, held at the National Gallery of Canada, LAIKA presented an inside look into the world of Coraline and a screening of Moongirl.  More than 800 children attended.

Animation Workshops Highlight Science Festival In St. Louis

OCTOBER 16, 2010: Georgina Hayns and Brad Schiff led two animation workshops and presentations of the creative process for more than 50 kids, ages 10-15, at SciFest ’10 International Science Festival in St. Louis.  The workshop was held on October 16.   Students learned the intricate details of how the Coraline puppets were constructed and also had a chance to animate short sequences.  The entire piece was shown at the conclusion of each workshop.  The event also featured behind-the-scenes content from the making-of Coraline and production puppets from the movie were on display. For more information, click here.

Coraline On Display At Portland International Airport

SETPEMBER 19, 2010: Coraline, The Cat and the 1/4 Scale Garden were on display at the Portland International Airport from September 19 through March 30, 2011.  Titled “3D Film, Then and Now – Innovations in the Pacific Northwest,” the installation was located on the D/E Concourse, past security.  The exhibit also featured vintage stereoscopic viewers, including original View-Masters that were made in Oregon.

Summit Offers Insights Into 3D Technology, Availability

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010: Brian Van’t Hul participated on a panel called: “The Drivers in Creative: 3D Content and Creative Story Telling; The Post Avatar Generation” at the Hilton in Universal City on September 15. Panelists shared the highs and lows they often encounter with their new 3D tools. In addition to Brian, participants included: Steven Poster, President Of International Cinematographers Guild; Brian Rogers, Producer, Godzilla; Buzz Hays, Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer, Sony Technology Center; Frederik Du Chau, Writer/Director; Jeff Maynard, Head of Post Production Technology, The Weinstein Company. Moderator: David Cohen, Associate Editor, Features, Variety.   Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks Animation, delivered the summit’s keynote address.  For more information, click here.

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