During our most recent trip up to Portland we got a chance to check out the LAIKA exhibit, Animating Life, at the Portland Art Museum. LAIKA are the creative geniuses behind the amazing stop-motion animated films Coraline: A Handmade Fairy Tale, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings.
We've been huge fans of their films for many years, so it was an incredible experience to be able to see and learn about some of the process behind their films. The exhibit was filled with many puppets, props, sets, and conception pieces from all four of their films. The sheer size of some of the set pieces was astounding, and the level of detail in everything was great to see in person. The skeleton warrior from Kubo was particularly impressive due to the puppets colossal scale, reaching nearly two-stories.
If you're in Portland, I would definitely recommend taking the time to go check out the exhibit while it is at PAM, it will be on exhibit until May 20, 2018.