JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011: In the first 2011 issue of HOW Magazine, LAIKA/house won a special Merit Award for the design of its annual holiday gift packaging. Conceived and designed entirely by HOUSE crew, the packaging was inspired by the lacing on a corset and the “green” mentality of the Pacific Northwest. This is the second award More >
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 More >
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.
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.
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.
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 More >
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 More >
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, More >
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 More >
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010: A Coraline installation appeared at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima September 24 – October 3 as part of the traveling State Fair Pop Culture Exhibit. The Coraline display included early character designs from Shane Prigmore, Tadahiro Uesugi and Dan Krall.