The Films of LAIKA @ MoPOP

LAIKA's biggest exhibition ever 📸

Published January 31, 2023

A designer from Portland-based Laika builds models for iconic films like Coraline and Hidden Link.
MAR 17

Opens Friday, March 17th

Seattle Center’s Museum of Pop Culture just announced a new exhibition about LAIKA, the Oregon stop-motion animation studio that’s earned fans worldwide for creating CoralineParaNormanKubo and the Two StringsMissing Link, and other award-winning films. 

“Visitors will be immersed in the ‘hidden worlds’ of LAIKA,” announced MoPOP in a press release this morning, “both the magical settings the characters inhabit and the behind-the-scenes wonders of producing these modern classics.”

Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA will be the largest exhibition LAIKA has created, launching on Friday, March 17th, and expanding across 7,500 square feet in the museum with interactive displays and film artifacts. 


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Here’s what else we know via MoPOP: 

    • “More than 7,500 square feet of exhibition space with recreations of six LAIKA worlds including specialty lighting, original exhibition films, and immersive scenic elements.”
    • Artifacts and sets from LAIKA films imbued with meaning by not only the stories they tell, but through all the artists and craftspeople who have brought them into existence.”
    • “MoPOP signature interactive elements allowing visitors to take a ‘puppets-eye-view’ of a LAIKA set or create their own stop-motion animation using themselves as the puppet.”
    • “A public opening party will be held Friday evening, March 17th, with tickets for the event on-sale mid-February. Saturday, March 18th, is the first full day the exhibition will be open to the public.”

📸: Courtesy of LAIKA x MoPOP

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