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2017 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

Travis Knight - winner - Best Animated Film - Kubo and the Two Strings.

Oscars: Rare Animated Feature to Be Nominated in VFX

Kubo and the Two Strings was nominated for best animated feature and received a notable second nomination for visual effects.

Awards

Academy Award® Nominations

Best Animated Feature Film
Best Visual Effects

ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK FILM CRITICS ONLINE
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
PLUS 15 OTHER CRITICS GROUPS

Best Animated Feature

Annie Awards & Nominations

Best Character Animation Award
Best Production Design Award
Best Editing Award
Plus 7 More Nominations

BAFTA Award

Best Animated Feature Film

Golden Globe Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film 

Empire Awards Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

National Board Of Review Award Winner

Best Animated Feature

Reviews

“A Stop-motion masterpiece. A truly unforgettable journey.”

IndieWire

“A powerhouse adventure and a visual wonderland of beauty and genuine big screen magic. Yet another LAIKA masterpiece.”

Forbes

“A crowning achievement.”

Variety

“One of the most creative and visionary films of its kind. A unique movie-going experience.”

NY Observer

“Nothing short of magical. A classic hero’s journey full of action and adventure.”

RogerEbert.com

“4 stars. Breathtakingly beautiful. Both extraordinarily original and extraordinarily complex.”

Washington Post

“A new classic. Enchanting, haunting, engaging and visually stunning.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“4 stars. A beautifully animated tale with undeniable emotion. Stop-motion animation has never been rendered more beautifully. Gorgeous.”

Empire Magazine

“Truly original. Kubo is a marvel.”

Entertainment Weekly

How 'The Boxtrolls' Took Stop-Motion Animation to a New Level

LAIKA, which brought viewers ParaNorman, continues to experiment with a "hybrid" approach to animation.

awards

Academy Award® Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

BAFTA Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

Golden Globe Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

Annie Awards & Nominations

Best Voice Acting Award
Best Production Design Award
Plus 7 More Nominations

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS SOCIETY

Best Animated Feature

BROADCAST CRITICS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE

Best Animated Feature Film

reviews

“Yet another triumph from LAIKA. A work of visual wonder.”

Forbes

“A triumph of design and animation.”

The Boston Globe

“Gloriously inventive, wonderfully funny and gorgeous to look at.”

Rogerebert.com

“A delectable treat.”

USA Today

“Refreshingly original.”

Toronto Star

“Beautifully animated, Boxtrolls will steal your heart.”

Boston Herald

“Another winner from LAIKA. It has heart, humor and beautiful animation. What more could you want?”

Deadline

“Breathtaking. Painstaking attention is paid to every minute detail. Thrilling action and relatable characters. Please never change, LAIKA. You’re doing everything so, so right.”

Paste Magazine

ParaNorman is a Visual Marvel of Squash and Stretch

It is an unexpected but welcome development that feature-length stop-motion animation has yet to be killed off by computers.

Awards

Academy Award® Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

BAFTA Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

Annie Awards & Nominations

Best Character Design Award
Best Character Animation Award
Plus 6 More Nominations

Online Film Critics Society
Chicago Film Critics Association
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Plus 12 other critics groups

Best Animated Feature

BROADCAST CRITICS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE

Best Feature Film

reviews

ParaNorman represents unparalleled innovation in handmade storytelling – a new future for a 100-year-old art form.”

Wired Magazine

“4 stars. A visually breathtaking 3-D stop-motion fantasy.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“There’s magic in ParaNorman.

Rolling Stone

“ParaNorman may be the most fun you’ll have with ghosts and zombies all year.”

Los Angeles Times

“It’s so real you could almost reach out and touch it. Gorgeous.”

NPR

“A handcrafted marvel with singular sensibility and sophisticated wit.”

Variety

“Spectacular. So good it’s scary. The year’s most visually dazzling movie so far.”

New York Post

How the Tiny Studio Behind Coraline Became a Powerhouse

TEN YEARS AGO, LAIKA could have just as easily named itself “Longshot,”writes Angela Watercutter from Wired. So where are they now?

Awards

Academy Award® Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

BAFTA NOMINATION

Best Animated Feature Film

Golden Globe Nomination

Best Animated Feature Film

Annie Awards & Nominations

Best Character Design Award
Best Production Design Award
Best Music Award
Plus 5 More Nominations

SAN FRANCISCO FILM CRITICS CIRCLE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS

Best Animated Feature

BAFTA CHILDREN’S AWARD
WINNER

Best Feature Film

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
WINNER

One of the best feature films of the year

Reviews

“A magical tale. A remarkable feat of imagination."

Los Angeles Times

“Grade: A. A thrilling stop-motion animated adventure.”​

Entertainment Weekly

“Exquisite. A bona fide fairy tale.”

New York Magazine

“This is the animated film as art.”

Time.com

"5 Stars! Beautiful!"

San Francisco Chronicle

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