MARCH 10, 2011: Three commercial spots animated by LAIKA/house were nominated for competition at the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in the Advertising category. The spots are: Frito Lay Dips And Then There Was Salsa; The Surfrider Foundation Rise Above Plastics; and Planters Holiday Party. Academy Award® winner Joan Gratz‘s new short film, Kubla Khan, also was accepted into competition. The clay-painted piece is an animated interpretation of a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797. Held in Annecy, France, the festival runs June 6-11.