Are you a fan of Coraline? ParaNorman? The Boxtrolls? Kubo and the Two Strings? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, we have got some great news for you! San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter will play host to LAIKA’s wondrous creations starting July 14th and running all the way through the end of San Diego Comic-Con, July 23rd.
The exhibit, called “The LAIKA Experience,” will display props, puppets (you did know the studio’s movies were stop-motion, right?), and sets as well as offer merchandise for sale, a photo/GIF booth featuring characters from LAIKA films, and daily drawings for a pair of NIKE’s LAIKA-themed shoes. There will even be costumed characters roaming the area!
And if you are going to be at San Diego’s PRIDE Festival on July 16th, be sure to visit the LAIKA photo booth, located just inside the gates of Balboa Park. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose “Mitch Babcock” of ParaNorman, the first gay to be featured in an animated film. Be sure to pick one of the customized LAIKA headbands that will be given out!
If that doesn’t sound cool enough, here are some other reasons to pop in. On Friday, July 21st, LAIKA President and CEO Travis Knight visiting. From 2pm to 3pm, he and author Tony DiTerlizzi will host a Facebook Live tour of the facility. Travis will also be sharing insight LAIKA’s creative process during this time. And from 3pm-to 4:30pm, Travis will be available to autograph merchandise purchased by fans at the exhibit.
The LAIKA exhibit is located at 520 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Hours of operation are as follows:
Friday, July 14: 2 PM to 10PM
Saturday, July 15: 11AM to 10 PM
Sunday, July 16: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday -Tuesday, July 17-18: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 19: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 20: 11:00 AM to 11 PM
Friday, July 21: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, July 22: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 23: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM